Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting is an important event for Parent to Parent. At this meeting, the President will present his report to members and the Treasurer will present her report as well as the Audited Financial Statements. We will also elect office bearers for the next year.

Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting for 2021 of Parent to Parent Assoc Qld Inc.

Date: Friday 10th December
Time: 3pm AEST
Location: Online via Zoom

Documentation

You can see the AGM agenda here.

If you are unable to join at that time you may nominate someone to vote in your place. This is called a proxy.

You can download a Proxy Form here.

Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting are available here.


2021 Nominations

The following nominations for 2021 have been received for the Board of Management of Parent to Parent Association Qld Inc (P2P). I hope you enjoy reading their profiles below, and learning about who they are and what they bring to P2P.

President: Eric Greentree
Proposed by: Karen Rollason
Seconded by: Lisa Wells
Treasurer: Jan Bell
Proposed by: Ann Hardcastle
Seconded by: Dianne Heitbaum
Vice President: Sue Campbell
Proposed by: Robbie Murray
Seconded by: Jillian Leach
Board Member: Loretta Kreet
Proposed by: Louise Jessop
Seconded by: Jodi Wolthers
Secretary: Catherine Seton
Proposed by: Lisa Wells
Seconded by: Karen Rollason
Board Member: Mike Peers
Proposed by: Karen Rollason
Seconded by: Lisa Wells

Eric Greentree

A long-term resident of the Sunshine Coast, I live in Buderim with my wife Narelle. We are both kept busy with our 8 grandchildren, community activities and interests, and our vintage cars.

In 2017 I was invited to become a member of the P2P Board, having retired early in 2014 from a career in Education. Upon the death of then President, Lesley Turner, I was asked to take on the role in 2018.

During my career in education and in my time as Principal, my goal was to develop, foster and maintain a supportive school environment in which all staff on site were focused on the students in their care. It was during my time as Principal that my involvement and interest in the support of children with disabilities, their parents and families, began. I believed in providing students with a balanced, holistic and inclusive educational program whilst developing strong partnerships with their parents and their community. 

I look forward to my continued involvement with Parent to Parent Queensland in 2022.

Sue Campbell

I have been involved with P2P since it started. I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some inspirational and talented people.

My son, who has a disability, has lived independently  since 2003, and I know the things I learnt and the experiences I have had with P2P helped to support him to do that.

I have served on the board since 2007 and as Vice President for many years. 

P2P, and those supported by P2P, have faced many challenges over the years and will continue to face many more in the future. 

I look forward to facing those challenges with the other board members and wonderful staff of P2P, to continue to assist people with disabilities and their families.

Jan Bell

For more than 20 years, I have been the sole carer and advocate for my two daughters, who both have complex but very different special needs. Through them, I have lived experience of a wide range of services in the disability, medical, and mental health sectors.

Prior to this, I worked for 30 years in IT, for both the government and private sectors. This experience has enabled me to bring knowledge and an appreciation for the useful application of data and statistics to P2P, including how to identify and manage best practice for the valuable services that P2P provides to the disability sector.

I started working with P2P as a volunteer in 2000, have been on the Board since 2005 and have been Treasurer since 2006.

I feel privileged to serve on the Board of such a highly regarded organisation. I look forward to being able to collaborate with the other Board members to ensure the original values and culture of P2P are maintained, while the organisation navigates widespread changes in the disability sector and embraces the challenge of new opportunities.

Catherine Seton

As a management consultant and executive advisor, I bring more than 10 years of experience in executive and board optimisation, leadership development, organisational performance, and team optimisation, along with 15 years of experience in university management to the board of P2P.

I have worked across a range of organisations in the public, private, and NFP sectors and I am passionate about helping leaders achieve strategic objectives through creating workplaces that are rewarding, sustainable and satisfying for their staff. 

I joined the Board in 2018, and became Secretary in 2019.

I believe that my expertise can assist “to enable the continued growth and success of an amazing organisation that is providing much-needed services to people with disabilities across Queensland”. 

P2P has a team of dedicated people committed to helping people with disabilities, their families and support network, many with personal experience in navigating the complexities of disability services themselves.

Loretta Kreet

Loretta Kreet graduated with law and economic degrees from the University of Sydney. She has practiced for over 25 years as a consumer advocate and has broad and extensive experience in the areas of consumer credit and financial services. As an employee of Community Legal Centres and subsequently Legal Aid Queensland she has represented vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Ms Kreet is a Senior Consumer Lawyer within Legal Aid Queensland’s Civil Justice Services Unit. At LAQ Loretta provides legal advice and legal representation for clients, has extensive experience in policy submission writing and regularly provides Community Legal Education. Loretta has provided representation to clients with credit and debt problems. Most recently she has also undertaken farm debt mediation work, and  represented participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme who have commenced appeals to the AAT.

Her daughter Chantelle is a participant in the NDIS.

Loretta is:

  • a member of the Consumers Federation of Australia,a member of the Australian Communications Consumer Network,a past board member of the Credit and Investment Ombudsman (complaint body),a past consumer representative on the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Council, and a long term board member of Parent2Parent, a state-wide organisation providing support to parents who care for child with a disability.
  • Recently she has dabbled in podcasting and her latest podcast is called “lunching with lawyers”.  You can check it out at www.lorettakreet.com. She is always looking for new interviewees so if you know of anyone who might be interested drop her a line.

    Mike Peers

    After more than 15 years working in the Human Services sector I retired from the workforce in 2016 due to significant health issues. 

    I access NDIS Plan Management and Support Coordination through P2P, and it is because of this that I am aware of the invaluable services P2P provides. It was this awareness, along with wanting to remain connected to the area that had provided me such worthwhile professional challenges in the past, that influenced my decision to join the Board of P2P in 2019.

    I have kept in touch with others from the fields in which I worked and have maintained my interest in, and understanding of, issues that are currently affecting people with disabilities. I have subsequently been able to use this knowledge and my own experience to assist with various P2P projects when called upon, and look forward to continuing to provide such assistance in the future.

    It will be a privilege to call upon my ‘lived experience’ with the NDIS, my perspectives of both receiving and delivering support, and my formal training and understanding of the needs and rights of those with disabilities to continue to be a positive contributor to the Board.

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