Meet the Staff

Management Team

Julie Theakston


“One of my favourite parts of this job is working in collaboration with other people and other organisations towards a common end goal – ‘together we can’.”

Ashlee Wilkinson

Operations Coordinator

“The favourite part about my job is having the opportunity to work with and see families and individuals succeed”

Renee Duxbury

Family programs coordinator

“I understand how difficult change can be and I also know how important change can be. I feel a sense of pride when I see small steps towards change, especially knowing the struggles people go through, and they manage do it with a smile. I am consistently impressed by the resilience of the families I work with and I feel inspired to walk with them on their journey of change.”

Miriam Fejo

Community Programs coordinator / Cultural Practice Adisor

“I love working with staff that share the same passion .. supporting families to become strong, and happy.”

Siale Jenkins

IPS Coordinator

“I like being able to assist families to learn skills and help them develop their own abilities to advocate successfully for themselves”

Neighbourhood Centre Team

Sandra Chapman

Community Support Worker

“The best part of working here is helping clients buy necessary items without putting them in further financial hardship”


Trevor Chapman

Volunteer Community Support Worker

“That moment that you know you’ve made a difference, however small it is, that’s what I like most about my job.”

Boadicea Medway

Community Support Worker

“Providing the space for our community to create change and grow resilience, is what I love most about my job”

Intensive Family Support Team

Daniel Dwyer

Intensive Family Support (IFS) Case Worker

“I enjoy helping others and watching them succeed. There is nothing better then seeing someone you’ve assisted grow and develop, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to change the course of their life and lives within their family. This role and the organisation allows this, and is supportive of staff to get better outcomes professionally regarding job satisfaction – this is what is most important to me. A successful team has one thing…….good leadership”

Skye Bliss


I love my job because everyone shares the same vision and dedication. This truely creates a family enviroment where everbody is there for eachother”

Jessica Gallaher


” I love getting to know families and walking beside them through life. My favourite part is seeing families achieve thing they didnt see as possible. I really enjoy working collaboratively with other and learning from everyone experiences.”

Secondary Family Support Team

Marija Crockford

Family Support Worker

“I really enjoy my role at Mareeba Community Centre, providing emotional and practical assistance and guidance to families and children in need.”

Family and child connect Team

Lee Xhafer

engagement & referral practitioner

“The best part about my job is finding ways to support people during tough times. I find this very fulfilling. I also like collaborating with other members of our MCC team as there is such a variety of skills and experience among us.”

Youth Connections Team

Falen Stewart

Youth Support Worker

“I love being able to make a difference in young people’s lives in our community”

Skilling Queenslanders for work Team

Sheree Tichborne

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Supervisor

“I like being able to help young people see their true potential and helping them see themselves from a different lense”