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MEET THE TEAM

MANAGEMENT COMMITEE

Kristine Hand

Convenor
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Cameron Darling

Treasurer
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Cameron has a background in Education and Workplace Training but has worked in Gus community service and human service sectors for the past 20 years. He currently works for Community Queensland in homelessness intervention. Cameron has volunteered for a number of community organisations in NSW before moving to Queensland in 2017.
Since being in Brisbane he had served on the Board of Queensland AIDS Council, Queensland Shelter and as the Queensland representative on LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. As well as being the Diverse Voices Treasurer Cameron also volunteers with QC and The Fortitude Valley PCYC. He is a staunch advocate for PLHIV (sitting on the QPP Consumer Action Group and Queensland World AIDS Day Alliance) and people from marginalised communities.
Cameron is also a crazy Sydney Swans and South Sydney Rabbitohs fan seen regularly at The Gabba and Suncorp Stadium.

Jason Hurst

Co-Opted  Member
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Jason holds qualification in investigations and business, with experience in a broad range of community and business organisations. He was a Private Investigator for 21 years before changing careers 7 years ago to run a Video Production Company with his life partner of 20 years.
Jason has previously served on the Pride Business Network committee for 2 years from 2013 and was proud to see its membership grow from 35 to over 200 members during this his time on the committee. Jason has recently returned to the Pride Business Network committee in 2020.
Jason originally started as a volunteer peer supporter with Diverse Voices and remains committed to the welfare of the LGBTIQ+ community.

STAFF

Yvonne O’Callaghan

QLife Project Coordinator Queensland
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Originally from Birmingham in the UK, Yvonne emigrated to Australia in 2001. Yvonne has 18yrs experience working within the disability sector with children, young people, and adults. 

Yvonne joined the Diverse Voices team back in 2012 as a volunteer peer supporter and in 2013 with the launching of QLife applied for a paid position. It has been an absolute privilege for Yvonne to witness the service grow to what it has become today.

As Project Coordinator for the QLife service here in QLD, Yvonne’s key role is to recruit, train and mentor volunteers for the helpline. She also works closely with the three other QLife partner sites across Australia and the national team in helping develop and continually improve the service.

Previously, Yvonne has been honoured to have volunteered with Wendybird for 5yrs and has recently become an accredited suicide prevention trainer (ASIST).

One of Yvonne’s biggest passions is music, and you can often hear music pumping from her office while she works.