Paula Holden
Chair
Paula Holden
Chair

Paula is an experienced Executive in the People and Culture discipline with leadership experience on both sides of the Board table.

Paula brings a relentless energy, drive and passion for values-based leadership. She has demonstrated her expertise across the people and culture, safety, leadership, governance and risk in both ‘for purpose’ and other varied, commercial environments.

Paula’s most recent Board and career appointments have been enhanced by large-scale human service and community-based organisations.

Paula holds business qualifications which include an MBA, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is Fellow Certified Professional with the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Having combined extensive leadership and business management experience, with a focus on driving people and culture to deliver on strategic imperatives, Paula believes that as an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director, our role is one of a ‘noses in, hands off’ approach to organisational operations leaving the Board to focus on the overall strategy and governance, ultimately aligning, defining and executing on the organisations intended purpose and objectives.

Cameron Early
Board Director
Cameron Early
Board Director

Cameron is a Professional Board Director and has been since 2019 having previously served on the Seniors Advisory Board for Australian Unity Limited in 2012-2013.

Additionally, Cameron is a Member of the Strategy & Innovation Sub-Committee for Comlink Australia Limited from 2020-2021 and since 2022 the Board of Uniting Church in Australia (Qld Synod) – Committee for Discipline.

Cameron has participated in various roles on the committees of numerous Not-For-Profit organisations including Paddington Meals on Wheels Inc. (now Communify Qld) and Brookfield Show Society Inc.

Cameron is a Queensland Registered Valuer, a Certified Practicing Valuer and Fellow CPD Compliant Member of the Australian Property Institute as well as being a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cameron has worked in the property industry since 1990. From property management in the early 1990’s, to Project Analyst for a land developer in the mid 1990’s to State Manager – Property for an ASX Listed Accounting Firm in 2000. Cameron has been CEO of Value Associates since 1996 specialising as an Expert Witness in Forensic Valuations for litigation and compensation matters.

In 2012 Cameron established Golden Years Home Transitions and formally brought Senior & Specialty Move Management services to Australia.

Kerri Lanchester
Board Director
Kerri Lanchester
Board Director

Kerri has operated at senior levels in aged and community services for the past 30 years, working across not for profit, faith-based and the private sector. Kerri’s career has spanned strategic and operational leadership within the portfolios of home care, indigenous services, mental health, housing, homelessness and tenancy support, training and development, along with membership experience within the aged care peak body.

Kerri has held Board Director positions within local community care organisations along with national companies.

Kerri holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Educational Studies, along with qualifications in Service Coordination, Mental Health, Workplace Training and Assessment and Home & Community Care.

Julie O'Sullivan
Board Director
Julie O'Sullivan
Board Director

Julie has been a member of the Board of Footprints for 14 years and stepped into the Chair role in 2021. Throughout a professional career spanning over 25 years, Julie has served on a number of interest groups and committees in both health and community-based settings.

Julie is a registered Occupational Therapist who has predominantly worked in the field of adult mental health. She holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Graduate Certificate in Health Management and is a member of the peak representative body OT Australia. She has worked in public and private settings, in clinical, management and project positions and with a range of health, non-government and not for profit organisations.

Julie has authored and co-authored a number of journal articles and co-authored the ‘Sensory Modulation Resource Manual’ which was published in 2018. She delivers workshops, webinars and lectures to health practitioners, tertiary students and members of the community on occupational therapy practice and principles and sensory modulation interventions.

Lisa Pritchard
Board Director
Lisa Pritchard
Board Director

Lisa joined the Footprints Board as a non-executive director in June 2021; she is also a member of the Footprints Quality and Risk Subcommittee. Lisa has previously held Chair, Secretary and Ordinary member roles on body corporate committees.

Lisa is a senior executive with 30 years’ experience in the United Kingdom and Queensland public sectors in the areas of policy and legislation development and implementation, operational service delivery, health and human services consumer protection and professional regulation, and compliance and complaints management.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and is admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland. She is an associate member of the Queensland Law Society.

Stuart Rodney
Board Director
Stuart Rodney
Board Director

A Footprints Board member since 2020, Stuart is a seasoned commercial operator with executive level experience in the fields of Aged Care, Health Care and Supply Chain & Logistics. Currently the CEO of Mayflower, a Melbourne based not-for-profit provider, which offers the full continuum of services for the aged across Home Care, Independent Living and Residential Aged Care.

Prior to Mayflower, he held senior positions at Bolton Clarke, The American Hospital Dubai and Queensland Health.

Stuart was educated in South Africa with a business degree, as well as having a healthcare leadership qualification from Cornell University.

Meet our Executive Leadership Team

Cherylee Treloar
Chief Executive Officer
Cherylee Treloar
Chief Executive Officer

Cherylee is an experienced leader within the NFP non-government sector and has held positions on representative industry boards and government interest groups. Cherylee has a strong interest in ethical leadership and the value of community responses in addressing social concerns. Cherylee has been CEO for Footprints Community for the past decade and has guided the organisation in its expansion while maintaining strong alignment with Vision, Mission and Values.

Jade Cronan-Thompson
Chief Service Delivery Officer
Jade Cronan-Thompson
Chief Service Delivery Officer

Jade Cronan-Thompson is a distinguished leader in the Human Services sector with a robust 25-year career dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable populations across various sectors, including Disability, Mental Health, Aged Care, and Homelessness. Her leadership has been instrumental in strategically delivering pivotal contracts such as the Assistance with Care and Housing (ACH), Care Finders, Housing Older Women’s Support Service (HOWSS), and Head to Health. Under her guidance, Footprints Community has significantly expanded its reach, extending service delivery from South-East Queensland to encompass regions from Northern New South Wales to Far North Queensland, marking a substantial growth and impact in service provision.

Jade’s academic background, featuring Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Counselling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, provides her with a comprehensive understanding of the complex needs of the communities she serves. Her educational achievements reflect a deep commitment to understanding human behaviour, mental health, and the social determinants of health, equipping her with the knowledge to develop and implement effective service delivery models that address the multifaceted needs of vulnerable individuals.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Jade has led her teams through significant transformations, ensuring that the services provided are not only responsive and innovative but also grounded in professional and timely care principles. Her leadership style, which emphasises collaboration, empathy, and strategic vision, fosters a culture of continuous improvement and high-quality service delivery. Jade’s expertise in navigating the challenges of the Human Services sector, combined with her dedication to making a tangible difference in the lives of those she serves, positions her as a key asset to Footprints Community and the broader community.

Ralda Ruberry
Chief Financial Officer
Ralda Ruberry
Chief Financial Officer

With over 25 years of expertise as a CPA in the not-for-profit sector, Ralda Ruberry has been pivotal to FCL’s financial strategy as CFO for over a decade. Her journey through significant revenue growth and managing diverse funding sources underscores her proficiency. Her resume includes reputable organizations such as Red Cross and Blue Care, enriching her financial acumen. Ralda’s academic credentials from QUT’s School of Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies complement professional accounting qualifications and extensive practical experience.

At FCL, Ralda has led financial operations through rigorous planning and discipline, which is evident in FCL’s $18.7 million income in FY2023 and its adherence to stringent budgeting policies. Her leadership in budgeting encompasses operational, capital, and program forecasts, which are closely monitored with detailed monthly reports to ensure fiscal stability. Under her guidance, FCL focuses resources on direct service delivery, with meticulous expense forecasting and budget management practices ensuring efficiency and accountability.

Ralda’s unwavering commitment to financial integrity has consistently secured clean audits with KPMG, a testament to her meticulous approach and unwavering dedication. This demonstrates her vital role in FCL’s success and its mission to deliver community services effectively, instilling confidence in her ability to manage financial operations.

Ed Zarnow
Chief Operating Officer
Ed Zarnow
Chief Operating Officer

Ed is Footprints Community’s Chief Operating Officer. He brings a wealth of experience in senior roles in the not-for-profit sector, including pivotal roles in aged care, drug and alcohol, and mental health services. Ed holds qualifications in health administration, facilities management, and governance, underpinning his broad expertise in strategic planning, corporate governance, and program delivery.

Ed is results-oriented management professional with a strong passion for roles that allow me to contribute to society and bring definite assistance to those who need it most. He brings over 30 years of management experience, utilising expertise in Customer Service, Facilities Management, Strategic Planning, Corporate Governance, Contract Management and Program Delivery to provide direction and guidance to organisations and helping them deliver on their promises to assist those in need. Renowned throughout his career for strong and effective leadership, he prioritises the development and implementation of projects and initiatives focused on delivering quality customer service.

 

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