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Board

Pathfinders is governed by a Board of Directors


Tony
Tony Gargan – Chairperson

Tony has a background in senior executive and leadership positions in the public and private sectors, with specific roles in corporate performance and management, policy development and service delivery/implementation management. His most recent experience has been in consulting work with assignments at the Department of Social Services, NDIS Commission and Department of Veterans’ Affairs. He has recently worked as a consultant with Deloitte and Price Waterhouse (PWC).

He has also worked on major cross Government initiatives, including: as an Advisory Committee member on the 16th Review of the ABS Consumer Price Index; a Steering Committee Member on the Australian Government Management Advisory Committee Review into Public Sector Innovation; and as a Program Manager and Steering Committee Member of the Joint Centrelink CSIRO Human Services Delivery Research Alliance.  Tony currently works as a technology advisory consultant with procurespot.com


Rosemary
Rosemary Curtis – Director

Rosemary is an Aboriginal Elder currently living in Glen Innes where she volunteers with a number of Pathfinders’ programs including the National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program and the Pathfinders Royal.

Raised in Tingha and Mungindi NSW, Rosemary has experienced a unique, colourful and gifted life to date. During the early stages of her long and accomplished career Rosemary helped to form the Tingha Aboriginal Corporation, providing local Indigenous families with housing. As well as this Rosemary volunteered with the Health Commission to eradicate tuberculosis amongst Indigenous people living in Tingha and surrounding regions. Rosemary has served with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and on the Aboriginal Development Commission (previously known as ATSIC) as well as serving on numerous other boards and committees. She has accumulated numerous accolades and awards for her work in the community.


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Monique Beange

Monique has worked in Children’s Educational services for nearly 40 years, specialising in Early Childhood Education and Disability services. Her focus has been in delivering quality services for all families and children and making early childhood education accessible for all children. Monique has particularly focused on integration of children with additional needs and diverse backgrounds into mainstream services and values cultural and individual influences that enrich the early learning environment. Monique seeks to provide quality leadership, knowledge and an ethical approach to her work with a lens on equity, sustainability and inclusion of contemporary practices.

Monique has worked both in Australia and overseas, in teaching and senior leadership positions, predominantly in the Not for Profit sector. She holds an Early Childhood Teaching Degree and a Master of Special Education.


Craig
Craig Hunt – Director

Craig has more than 35 years’ community welfare experience. He has worked as a caseworker in child protection and out of home care, as a Casework Manager for Department of Communities and Justice, a casework specialist and as the Regional Coordinator for the Northern/New England Joint Investigation Teams.

Craig has recently established East Coast Management Solutions, a company that supports small business and not for profit organisations in the areas of work, health and safety, policy development and compliance. He has actively participated a number of Pathfinders’ activities over the past 10 years. Craig joined the Pathfinders Board in 2019 and is a member of the Risk Committee.


Korrina
Korrina Schultz – Director

Korrina has had a long career with the Department of Family and Community Services and is now employed by an non-government organisation. Korrina has a wealth of knowledge in the provision of community services and has held positions of manager, case worker and NDIS representative for her workplace. Korrina has extensive experience supporting management, clients and families in NDIS applications and package management.

She is currently Health and Safety Representative, Union Delegate, and the Woman’s Officer for her workplace. Korrina has Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management) and Disability Work. She is currently studying a Diploma of Community Services.