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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The SOLAS Board of Directors include:

Tom Ryan
  • Position: Chair.
  • Qualifications: RN, DipApp Sci, Grad Di Ed, MMH (Psychotherapy) FACMHN.
  • Experience: Townsville Hospital and Health Service as the Primary Care Liaison Officer, He has been a Director since 2000.
Marianne Bonassi
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: MMH (Psychotherapy) B. Occ. Thy. GCE (TT).
  • Experience: JCU - Discipline of Occupational Therapy since 2006 - Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Coordinator and Lecturer. Clincal experience with Queensland Health - Townsville Mental Health Service Group. She has been a Director since 2008.
Tiffany Cover
  • Position: Director
  • Qualifications: MBBS
  • Experience: Active volunteer in mental health education since 2010. Currently a Junior Doctor at the Townsville Hospital and a Rural Generalist trainee.
Sandra Hubert
Therese Smith
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: Master of International Sport Management, Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), Bachelor of Science. 
  • Experience: Manager - Rosh Tech (Townsville) Pty Ltd since 1993, Managing Director - Gleeson Group since 2014. Inaugural Chairperson of the Townsville Fire Women's National Basketball League 2000 - 2006. JCU Council Member 2006 - 2014, Member of the JCU Audit and Compliance Committee 2006 - 2012. She has been a Director since February 2014.
Matthew Watts
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: NVQ - Estate Agency, City & Guilds Television and Video Production. 
  • Experience: 10+ years experience in high value residential and commercial sales, finance and executive recruitment. Matthew is currently working with Townsville City Council. He has been a Director since January 2014. 
Karyn Weller
Martin Smith
  • Position: Director.
  • Qualifications: Solicitor
  • Experience: Significant experience working for not-for-profit organisations. He has been a Director since September 2015.

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