The operations team
Chris Dougherty – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chris joins Epilepsy Queensland as Chief Executive in September 2020. He brings with him 15 years commercial and profit-for-purpose experience in senior roles across disability, mental health, aged care, policy / advocacy, technology and retail operations. An award winning senior HR leader and most recently an accomplished operations leader of profit for purpose organisations he will lead the organisation in breathing new life and energy into the services we offer our members and clients and the impact we have in our community.
Natalie Lee- OPERATIONS MANAGER
Natalie joined Epilepsy Queensland in 2008 as Finance Officer and has held the position of Operations Manager since 2017. She has qualifications in accounting and bookkeeping and has over 25 years experience in the finance sector, over a decade of which has been spent with Epilepsy Queensland.
Jenny Ritchie- CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR
Jenny is an experienced counsellor, trainer and consultant who has been working with people with epilepsy and their families and carers for over 13 years in our Client Services team.
Karen Furnivall- COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Karen is a passionate not-for-profit professional with 22 years experience across the fields of communications, marketing, fundraising, project management, volunteer management and events. As a person with family members living with epilepsy, she has a special interest in ensuring families dealing with the challenges of epilepsy and other disabilities have evidence-based information available, community awareness and compassionate support. Karen’s qualifications include a Grad Cert in Business (Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies).
Additional team members
SERVICES DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Leonie Hogarth
CLIENT SERVICES OFFICER – Donna Byrne
CLIENT SERVICES OFFICER – Trish Germain
QUALITY COORDINATOR – Margaret Greig
ADMINISTRATION OFFICER – Tania White
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT – Carolyn Anderson
FUNDRAISING AND EVENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Lisa Locker
FUNDRAISING AND DONOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Matt Butler
HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – Shannon Bullen
PROJECT COORDINATOR – Dianne Rogers