Executive Team

Each member of our executive team is a subject matter expert and is incredibly passionate about their field of expertise.

Dr Tanya Bell, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Tanya Bell, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Youturn Limited, Tanya is a passionate and engaged leader dedicated to ensuring that the strategic vision and culture of Youturn, as one of the longest standing community and health services on the Sunshine Coast, continues to meet the emerging needs of vulnerable people in our community. She leads a multi-disciplinary specialist team developing and delivering a range of Child Safety, Housing and Homelessness, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention services, to ensure we are working effectively with our partners and local stakeholders, to achieve better outcomes for those we support.

With over two decades of expertise in leadership in the primary health care and social services sectors, Tanya has worked for research and academic institutes, state government departments, as well as non-government agencies including Medical Locals and Primary Health Networks. As an authentic communicator inspired by opportunities to connect and collaborate, she is committed to positively impacting and engaging with communities to drive innovation and sustainable transformation.

Rob Owens, Chief Financial Officer

Rob Owens, Chief Financial Officer

Rob leads the management of our financial resources and budgets adding value to the strategy and operations of Youturn.  The team he manages is integral to assessing, planning and coordinating our efforts to better support the future needs of our organisation in the most cost-effective ways.

Rob joined in 2020 making the move up to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney where he lived all his life.  He brings a wealth of experience holding a number of senior finance and executive positions in both the public and private sectors, covering Banking & Finance, Taxation, Insurance, Tertiary Education, Advising and Local Government.  In addition Rob has held (and currently still holds) various directorships, both locally and overseas, including a not for profit.

Rob’s qualifications include a BComm from UNSW, he’s a CPA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Darce Foley, General Manager, Community Services

Darce Foley, General Manager, Community Services

Darce joined Youturn in 2018 and leads the Homelessness and Child Safety teams to support vulnerable children, young people and their families across the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba regions.

Having worked extensively in government and non-government areas of homelessness and housing, for more than 15 years, Darce has an in-depth understanding of the deliverables required to tackle the complexities and intricacies of breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Darce is compelled by the belief that each person has the right to secure and stable accommodation and is driven by this belief to empower young people to meet the challenges of their lives within a supportive and safe home environment.

Amanda Glenwright, General Manager, Development & Impact

Amanda Glenwright, General Manager, Development & Impact

Amanda joined Youturn in November 2021, and has brought with her extensive experience in health and social care. Passionate about improving health and social systems and promoting equality in our communities, Amanda also has experience in health policy,  program design and leadership experience in complex and changing environments.

With a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters in Health Service Management specialising in Health Economics, Amanda understands community-based service delivery models and has collaborated on multiple publications and research projects. One of these projects has now gone on to be implemented in hospitals throughout Queensland and overseas.

Laura Fox, General Manager, People & Culture

Laura Fox, General Manager, People & Culture

Laura joined Youturn in February 2021, and her role will oversee and manage the alignment of our workforce with our strategic plan.  The employee experience is critical to our organisation and we are focused on being a great place to work whilst achieving our goals.

Laura is originally from Dublin and moved to Australia in 1987.  She has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast since 2003.  She is an experienced senior human resources leader, and has worked for both national and international companies, and has also spent five years in the community care/not-for-profit sector.  She was also Chair of the Sunshine Coast HR Network for five years.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Human Resources Management) from RMIT University in Melbourne, and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Karen Phillips, General Manager, StandBy

Karen Phillips, General Manager, StandBy

Karen joined Youturn in January 2009 and is the General Manager of StandBy Support After Suicide, Australia’s largest suicide postvention program.

Karen has held prior roles of General Manager, supporting the operations of StandBy and Youturn’s five headspace centres and accompanying programs, as well as Program Manager of Education, Employment and Training.

Karen’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education and AICD Foundations of Directorship. Karen is a Director on the Board of Suicide prevention Australia.

Youturn would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive

Youturn is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Youturn welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Youturn supports the Government’s National Redress Scheme and its approach to redress those impacted through institutional assault.

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Our organisation is a company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), classified a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

StandBy Support After Suicide is a program of Youturn Limited

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