Garry has a wealth of experience with the multicultural sector in Queensland, having previously worked at Multicultural Affairs Queensland for five years in the role of Executive Director. Prior to joining ECCQ, Garry was Chief Operating Officer at Access Community Services. Garry’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Garry has a strong track record of achievement in the public and private sector, having worked nationally and internationally in the areas of child safety, youth justice, homelessness, domestic and family violence, disability services and in the multicultural sector.
Rea has worked for Berlasco Court for over 30 years in many roles including Support Supervisor, Systems Manager and Audit Coordinator. For over a decade she was in the position of Workplace Coordinator before becoming the Director.
Since the very beginning of Berlasco Court’s history, Rea has been an integral part of the warm, social, culturally inclusive and homelike environment that is unique to Berlasco Court.
Rea’s wealth of aged care experience as well as her long time commitment to Berlasco Court staff, residents and families is extremely valuable to ECCQ’s vision of providing high quality culturally inclusive care and services.
With over 30 years of experience working in the aged, disability and community care sectors, Trish is passionate about working in such a dynamic industry. She has extensive knowledge and experience in providing service delivery for special needs groups, including people from CALD backgrounds. Trish has proven success in accreditation processes including recent Home Care Standards for HCPS and CHSP. Her genuine passion and commitment has seen her attain a variety of leadership roles in both residential and community care. Over her career she has managed a range of multi-disciplinary teams including community care coordinators, nursing, allied health, administration and support staff. Trish has qualifications in allied health, rehabilitation, occupational health and safety, aged care, management and education and training.
Anne Marie has been working in the aged care sector for the last eighteen years in positions such as Residential Manager, Director of Care and Regional Residential Manager. She has worked for a number of major providers and has also been involved in the commissioning of new aged care facilities. Anne-Marie has also been responsible for clinical and managerial reviews of aged care facilities. She also works for a prominent legal firm in Queensland providing advice and consultation around aged care service delivery and compliance matters.
Rose commenced working at ECCQ with the Community Leadership Program in November 2014. She has a nearly 30 years’ experience working in the community sector in housing, tenancy rights, youth work, administration and workplace education and is an experienced trainer. She has qualifications in community development and has enhanced her skills while at ECCQ.
Hong has more than 15 years of experience managing health promotion initiatives both in Australian and international contexts across a range of areas including, child health, immunisation, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and chronic disease. Hong holds a Master’s Degree of Social Sciences (Health Practice), Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Banking), Bachelor of English (Language and Culture) and Professional Translator (English-Vietnamese) accredited by National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters Ltd (NAATI).
Zhihong has worked in the multicultural health sector for over 12 years in Australia. Before moving to Australia, she worked in infectious diseases control and immunisation for over six years in China. Zhihong has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Bachelor Degree in Preventive Medicine.
Carrie has worked in print and television media and has 8 years of experience working in communication roles in the not for profit sector. She has a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Master’s Degree in International Relations.