Family Support Network encourages people interested in our organisation and its mission to consider joining our vibrant Management Committee (Board). If you are interested in learning how to join our board please contact our General Manager Brad on 02 66 212 489 and he will be happy to discuss this matter with you.
Please meet our valued board members.
Dale Campbell has been working in the not for profit sector for over fifteen years. He currently holds the positon of Operations Manager in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University.
He has previously fulfilled the roles of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in not for profit organisations. Dale has worked in various segments of the sector including indigenous organisations, mental health and child protection. Between 2008 and 2012 Dale and his wife lived in the Northern Territory. They spent part of this time living and working in remote indigenous communities.
Dale has previously served as the Treasurer of the NT Mental Health Coalition. Dale holds a Bachelor degree in Economics, Social Science and Accounting, and post graduate qualifications in Economics, and Learning and Development. Dale holds a Cert IV in Business (Governance), and another in Workplace Assessment and Training.
Dale is passionate about the work not for profit organisations do within their communities, and the changes they can make to people’s lives.
Lynne Austin: Lynne is a mid wife and is our longest serving board member with over 8 years of service on our board.
Andrea Brooks is a Women’s Health Nurse. Whilst living in the Northern Rivers, Andrea has raised two children with her partner and studied further, whilst also working at two NGO’s. She is passionate about supporting women during pregnancy and mothering, as well as in other aspects of their lives.
Cath has worked as a Social Worker and Educator in the community services & child protection sectors in Australia and internationally for more than 30 years. She is an accredited social worker & has post graduate qualifications in both education and communication.
Early in her career, Cath worked directly with families & children, including school social work with refugees; adolescent mental health work; residential youth work; crisis child protection work; early intervention & management.
For many years following this, Cath taught in the community services department of local TAFE colleges and, through coordination of students’ field placements, developed close relationships with many NGOs in the Northern Rivers. In 2007, Cath began working internationally, mostly in Cambodia and Laos, building the capacity of national social workers.
From 2015, Cath worked for "Save the Children", firstly on Nauru in the asylum seeker detention centre supervising caseworkers, and then as regional child protection technical advisor for the Pacific and SE Asia. Cath now works as an independent consultant and, having settled back into north coast life (most of the time), she has joined FSN’s Board to try and contribute some of her skills to her local community.