Leadership

Deception Bay Community Youth Programs envisages a strong leadership team with our Board Members, who oversee our Directors and Staff Members continuous efforts to connect with local community and create sustainable partnerships.

Board Members

Mark Cleaver

President

Mark Cleaver took on the role of DBCYP Board President in 2019, after acting as Treasurer for a number of years. Mark is the Manager of the Field Education Unit with the University of QLD School of Social Work and Human services. Mark has been responsible for referring many wonderful students to DBCYP over the years and brings many years of experience in this field to the committee.

Corinne Mulholland

Committee Member

Corinne has over 14 years’ experience working in senior roles across council and state government including with police and emergency services, health and strategic policy areas. She is currently employed as the Director of Research and Engagement at the Office of the Inspector General Emergency Management working closely with Queensland councils and state agencies to enhance local disaster preparedness, improve collaboration and implement best practice approaches to disaster management. Corinne is a proud advocate of her local community. She believes in fighting for access to world-class education, universal health services and high quality skills, training and job opportunities for her community.

Ashleigh Stevens

Vice Chair

Ashleigh Stevens has worked in the community sector over 11 years building communities through community development, strategy, engagement, empowerment and stakeholder management. She is currently working for the Department of Education (Early Years) as a Partnership Facilitator to support the transition from Kindy to Prep. Ash strongly believes the relationships built within the community we work in, is the key to building strong healthy and happy families. ‘If we work together as one team and include the voice of children and families in the work we do- we can provide the best possible start to children’s life and ensure families have the opportunity to be the best parent they wish to be.’

Adrian King

Treasurer

Adrian is an education behaviour specialist with over 20 years’ experience working in diverse and challenging communities in both the UK and Australia. His expertise in the purposeful use of data to change behavioural outcomes is enhanced by his experience in Functional Behaviour assessments and applying them to “real life” scenarios. Adrian focuses on the implementation of behavioural services to positively drive better government policy and strategic outcomes in the Employment Education and Apprenticeship sectors. Adrian lives locally on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and has a strong passion for local community work especially those working within the youth sectors. Where possible he is always looking for opportunities to leverage his professional work with his volunteering efforts.

Kim Milsom

Committee Member

Kim has been working in the field of Social Service for the past 10 years, and prior to this, 15 years in the Child Care sector. Kim’s areas of employment have ranged from Children’s Senior Liaison Officer throughout Australia and New Zealand and Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor within women’s shelters throughout Queensland. Currently Kim is a Case Coordinator at Gateway Housing in Murarrie and assisting families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and living in crisis. Kim’s qualifications are Diploma of Children’s Services, Bachelor of Social Science and by mid 2022 will have completed her Master of Social Work. Kim is currently undertaking work within a Youth Alcohol and Other Drug facility at The Mater.

Rachael Trihey

Committee Member

Co Founder YOUmanity: Executive Search, Recruitment and Talent advisor: Child protection advocate: Connector of people to purpose. An experienced CEO, entrepreneur and energised recruiter, Rachael describes herself as a born connector. She is well known for her tenacity in connecting those who have a need with those who can deliver, applying this passion as equally in the board room as in her child protection and social impact work.