Michael Corcoran – Chairman
Michael joined the Board of SpecialCare Central Inc. in May 2015, and was appointed Chair in August that year.
After 25 years in the superannuation industry, Michael decided in 2014 to follow his interest in the community sector, and is currently studying a Certificate in Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) through QUT. He also volunteers for Blue Care and the Wesley Hospital, and has a special passion for the aged care and disability sectors.
Michael’s other qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Arts (Government and Economics) a Master of Business Administration, and a Graduate Diploma in Communications, all through the University of Queensland. He also has a Diploma of Superannuation Management through Macquarie University. Michael is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jay has over 25 years’ experience in financial management in both public practice and the corporate sector. He presently manages his own finance broking business helping his clients with their finance needs.
He has a passion for service and helping others. Jay’s involvement with Special Care Central supports his belief in giving back to the community.
Jay has a Bachelor of Accountancy and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
Maree Griffiths was an Associate to a District Court Judge for three years, during which time she worked primarily in the criminal jurisdiction in Brisbane, Southport, Townsville and Cairns. She then worked as an in-house solicitor for two and a half years, practising in professional regulation, ethics and legal policy. She brings her strong work ethic and legal background to support Special Care Central Inc. She is passionate about supporting, and advocating for, older people and people with special needs, so that they can reach their full potential.
Maree has a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Economics, and a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology, and a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland.
Jocelyn MacKenzie-Ross – Board Member
Jocelyn is a Business Development and Marketing professional with experience in developing and implementing strategies in a number of industries. She’s experienced at getting results and has the ability to communicate at all levels to form strong networks and influence stakeholders helps to ensure successful outcomes.
Jocelyn has a Bachelor of Business Management degree from QUT and a passion for online marketing and social media.
Lorelle Silveira – Board member
Lorelle has nearly 20 years experience working in the communications industry, including as a journalist on the six o’clock news, an Advertising Account Director as well as Marketing Manager both in Australia and abroad. After moving back to Brisbane to be close to family, Lorelle decided to use her experience exclusively in the not for profit sector, where her overarching business knowledge can contribute to the strategic development of fundraising programs, as well as identify gaps in processes and create solutions.
Lorelle seeks to find new concepts to make charitable organisations profitable and self sustainable, whether that be coming up with new concepts or refining historical ones. She looks to apply her analytical and critical thinking in order to explore and develop innovative programs that will have the most impact, for the most vulnerable and needy in the community. This includes setting up sustainable long term programs, with a view that these generate enough income to make them self sufficient.
Lorelle has a Bachelor of Arts – Journalism, majoring in Public Relations, as well as certificates in Strategic Planning and Digital Strategy and Digital Marketing Essentials from the Australia Federation of Advertising.
Roger Taufel – Board Member
Roger brings wide ranging experience to his role due to his extensive involvement in both the community and corporate sectors. He is the founder of The Jonathan Foundation and The Good Life Village. Other experience includes:
- Chair – Eagleby Support and Education Centre
- Chair – Aishling Respite Centre
- President – Beenleigh Special School P&C
- Vice President – Gold Coast Employment Support Service
- Secretary – Greater Brisbane Area Consultative Committee Inc.
- Treasurer – Regional Development Australia and Logan and Redlands
Roger also brings a wealth of experience from previous executive and lead roles in the corporate sector. He has over 25 years in key roles in the Media industry, including marketing, sponsorships, fundraising, relationship building, event management and public relations.
Stewart has a wealth of knowledge in Complex Systems Integration and Telecommunications Solutions, Television Production, Broadcast and Online Streaming Solutions and Technical Production for live television broadcast. Stewart’s many years in Management and Business Development roles, has developed his ability to understand and appreciation, the high level issue implications for the customer and the business.
Yvonne Campbell Founder / CEO
Yvonne has traveled extensively from UK, throughout Europe, working in the Treasury at United Nations in Vienna, moving on to work with Solicitors in South Africa for many years, before returning to Australia in 1988. During this time Yvonne has experienced first hand the way Seniors and People with Disability are treated by their governments and community, and she always felt there should be more awareness given to their needs, with more advice and assistance available to them.
In 2006 after a personal experience, Yvonne became the business owner of Special Care Clothing Solutions, providing adaptive clothing for people with limited mobility. Yvonne’s vision, is to bring awareness to the community, about the value that people with special needs have to offer. SpecialCare Central Inc links Service, Care and Support, through multi media avenues, uniting services to provide greater opportunities, and a voice to main stream service providers to considers other opportunities for social inclusion.