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Adrian Pisarski, Executive Officer
Adrian is currently on leave until February 2014.
Adrian has a 30 year history in the community sector including roles with housing and youth peak bodies in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, Queensland and nationally. He has been the Executive Officer of Queensland Shelter since 2002 and the Chairperson of National Shelter since 2004. He is a member of the Affordable Housing Summit Group and was recently elected as a Vice President of ACOSS.
Penny Gillespie, Locum Executive Officer
Kate Cowmeadow, Operations Manager
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Kate Cowmeadow has been Queensland Shelter’s Operations Manager since February 2008. Kate is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Q Shelter’s administration, branches and communications officer to ensure that the policy imperatives of the organisation are reflected in, and supported by, that work. Kate also has a direct role in Queensland Shelter’s policy work and is currently leading our One Social Housing System project. Kate has worked in the community sector in Australia and New Zealand and has previously worked in communication roles for Members of Parliament.
Noelle Hudson, Senior Policy Officer
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Noelle began working as a Policy Officer for Queensland Shelter in April 2008. Her responsibilities include developing the Young People’s Housing Policy; convening the Affordable Housing Network; research into housing trends and innovations; and policy analysis, development and responses as a member of Q Shelter’s team. Noelle has prior experience in the business and finance sector along with social planning skills.
Peter Mengede, Policy Officer
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Peter Mengede commenced working as Queensland Shelter’s Branches Officer in November 2007 and became policy officer in 2009. Peter Mengede has worked as a Tenant Advocate and as SAAP worker within the Drug Court Program and has had considerable experience with homelessness both in Australia and the United States.
Tegan Richardson, Policy Officer
Tegan Richardson commenced work with Queensland Shelter in January 2010 as a Project Officer engaged in a review of NRAS policy. After completing this review she began her current role as a policy officer, Aspects of her role include affordable housing, housing trends and policy analysis. Tegan has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Peace and Conflict Analysis) and a Masters in Business Economics. Prior to her placement with Q Shelter, Tegan worked in Canberra as a Policy Analyst for NAFI.
Cedric McIntyre, Policy Officer
Cedric McIntyre has extensive experience in the public sector at State (Victoria and Queensland) and Federal levels and has also worked in Tertiary Education (Consultant at QUT), private industry and Community Organisations. Immediately prior to joining Queensland Shelter as a Policy Officer in July 2012, Cedric worked as a Policy Advisor in the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works and as an Accreditation Officer in the Residential Services Unit; responsible for administering the legislative framework covering residential services (boarding houses and supported accommodation hostels) throughout Queensland.
Ann Earle, Senior Administration Officer
Ann has recently joined Queensland Shelter after working for several years with the Queensland Government in Disability. She has extensive administration experience including organising a number of large conferences and forums.
Mary Powell, Administration Officer
Mary MacNaught, Finance Officer