PeakCare is administered by a Board of Management, elected by our members. They represent all members and come from a range of member organisations throughout rural, remote, regional and metropolitan Queensland. The Board meets a minimum of 9 times per year. Our elections are held annually at the Annual General Meeting.
Sally Kelynack is UnitingCare Queensland’s General Manager, Brisbane and South West Queensland, Child and Family Services.
Sally has been employed with UCQ for 7 years, initially as General Manager Far North Queensland where she held responsibility for all Crisis Intervention and Child & Family services, ranging from mainstream entry point Neighbourhood Centre through to Family Support, Family Intervention Service Intensive Support and Domestic and Family Violence Services.
Leith is employed as Director of Operations, Child and Family Services with The Benevolent Society, with responsibility for all TBS early years and family support services, mental health services across Queensland and post adoption services in Queensland and New South Wales. Leith is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience working with children and families in Queensland and Victoria, in both the disability and child protection sectors. In addition to qualifications in occupational therapy, Leith has an Advanced Diploma of Management, with a strong focus on strategic planning and innovation. In the past 10 years, Leith has held senior management and executive roles within both the Queensland Government and the non-government sector, including 2 years as the Child Safety Director for state schooling in the then Department of Education and Training.
Kathryn Woods is General Manager, Childrens Services at C&K, with responsibility for more than 360 early childhood services across Queensland and supporting more than 20,000 children and their families.
She brings to PeakCare much knowledge and practical experience in Queenslands child protection system and strategies.
Cara is an experienced People and Culture executive with a career spanning more than 20 years in both Human Resources and commerical Management positions across a variety of industries throughout Australia and Asia Pacific. A Certified Professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, Cara holds an undergraduate degree in social science and a post-graduate certificate in management.
Previous experience fostering adolescent boys upon their release from juvenile detention centres in Melbourne has provided Cara with first-hand knowledge of the challenges young people face and has driven a commitment to ensuring the safety and provision of opportunities for young people, particularly those who are at a disadvantage in our society.