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’.”

Kim Johnson

Administrative Coordinator

“I really enjoy working at MCC and being part of a wonderful, fun loving and cohesive team.”

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.”

Ashlee Ellis

Community Programs coordinator

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

Miriam Fejo

Cultural Practice Advisor

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

Neighbourhood Centre Team

Skye Bliss

Trainee Family and Community Worker

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

Sandra Chapman

Volunteer Community Support Worker
No Interest Loan Scheme Support Worker
Tax help volunteer

“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.”

Intensive Family Support Team

Lee Xhafer

Intensive Family Support (IFS) Case Worker

“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.”

Miranda Price

Intensive Family Support (IFS) Case Worker

“‘The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.’- Bessel Van der Kolk. I love working in the IFS program because I believe it’s fundamental for a community to look after the wellbeing of its most vulnerable members, children.  “

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

Daniel Dwyer

engagement & referral practioner

“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”

Emma Hicks

family & child Connect worker

“This position gives me the opportunity to work in a variety of settings supporting clients to work towards multidimensional collaborative change.  By educating, empowering, advocating, motivating,  supporting and encouraging resilience, clients are able to overcome challenges. I am highly motivated to advocate for others that cannot advocate for themselves.”