Our team

Our team of passionate professionals are motivated, experienced and dedicated to Epilepsy Queensland's mission to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and optimise the lives of people touched by epilepsy.

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

 

To contact a member of our team, please phone 07 3435 5000 or 1300 852 853 (Regional Qld)