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.

Janine Botfield

Director of Business Development

Jennie Drever

Director of Community Development

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.

Anne Marie Herschell

Treasurer

Anne Marie Herschell is DBCYP’s Treasurer and has a long history of working on the Board as both President and Treasurer. Anne Marie runs a business with her partner in Burpengary and brings valuable business knowledge to the organisation. She has been a significant ‘constant’ for DBCYP over the past decade with a passion for upholding the values of DBCYP.

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.

Deborah Miles

Committee Member

Deb Miles was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK and now calls Brisbane and Bribie her home. She studied to be a Social Worker and specialised in Community Development. Deb’s professional background is in Local Government where she has worked in social policy roles for various Councils as well as their peak body, LGAQ. She has also worked for the State Government in the Arts sector and the Library sector. In her current role at Moreton Bay Regional Council she leads the delivery of all the programs, events and activities in our 10 libraries.

Cindy Phelan

Committee Member

Cindy Phelan is a Social Worker with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health in Moreton Bay. Cindy undertook a university student placement with DBCYP and has experience as a board member of a variety of Indigenous organisations over the past twenty years. Cindy is returning to DBCYP in 2019/2020 for another year on the committee.

Adrian King

Committee Member

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.

Ashleigh Stevens

Committee Member

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.’