Each member of our executive team is a subject matter expert and is incredibly passionate about their field of expertise.
Andrew Anderson, CEO
Andrew’s qualifications include: Company Directors Program, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management, Harvard Business School, Boston; Advanced Diploma of Business Management, University of New England; and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Australian Graduate School of Management.
Dr Tanya Bell, General Manager, Community and Partnerships
With almost two decades in the primary health care sector, Tanya has worked for research and academic institutes, state government departments, as well as non-government agencies including Medical Locals and Primary Health Networks.
Darce Foley, General Manager, Homelessness
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.
Nick Fawcett, General Manager, Clinical Services
Nick is a registered Psychologist who has been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. He has worked in early intervention, education and for government and non-government agencies, including the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network.
Melissa Smidt , Manager, People and Culture
Throughout her tenure within Youturn, Melissa has developed and implemented various projects including the HR Essentials Management Training, Induction Booklets, Training Review and Needs Analysis, the Employee Benefits & Wellbeing program, the Employee Development Program, implementation of new Employee Assistance Program, and provided oversight of the HRIS implementation of enableHR.
Karen Phillips, General Manager, StandBy
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.
Robert Owens, Chief Financial Officer
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.
Rachel, General Manager, Child Safety
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Social Science ( Psychology) and has over 15 years experience in the Community Welfare sector. She has a strong passion for social acceptance, change and evolution. Her work experience includes managing multiple programs and service users with highly complex needs in Social and Community Housing, Homelessness Services and Licensed Care (Child Safety).