Our Staff

PeakCare Queensland has a dedicated team of professionals working in a range of permanent and project roles.

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Lindsay Wegener

Lindsay Wegener

Executive Director

0437 726 192
lwegener@peakcare.org.au

A Social Worker by profession, Lindsay Wegener has over 35 years of experience working in the fields of child protection and youth justice. Lindsay commenced his career within the (then) Queensland Department of Children’s Services and for the next 20 years continued his employment in the government sector holding senior policy, program development and operational director positions. Lindsay then worked for several years in State Manager and Director roles within non-government organisations providing a range of residential and specialist foster care services for children and young people. Following a four year period delivering consultancy services for both government and non-government agencies, Lindsay became the Executive Director of PeakCare in 2011. Lindsay is highly regarded as an experienced and innovative practitioner, policy-maker, manager, service administrator, educator and advocate.


 

Lesley Leece

Lesley Leece

Assistant Director

0405 885 667
lleece@peakcare.org.au

Lesley took up the role of Assistant Director in July 2018 bringing extensive experience in the human services industry for over 35 years backed by formal qualifications in social work, business communication and management.

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Lesley has worked in many fields of human services including child protection, family support, disability, acute and community health, domestic and family violence, homelessness and older person’s programs. She commenced working in disability services in NSW, being part of the reform of institutional approaches to support. Her strong sense of social justice and self-actualisation informs her approach to leading service delivery and developing policy in all fields of human services.

Lesley has held a number of leadership, management and strategic development positions in the government and non-government sectors. Lesley is strongly committed to supporting children and families in a child protection and advocacy framework, thereby achieving quality outcomes for people and the broader society.

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Stephanie Fielder

Principal Policy Adviser

sfielder@peakcare.org.au

Stephanie joined PeakCare in December 2018 as Principal Policy Adviser. Stephanie has over 26 years of public sector experience in child protection and human services since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (majors in psychology and anthropology). Stephanie brings multi-jurisdictional experience across urban, regional and remote settings in the United Kingdom, Queensland and the Northern Territory and a depth of experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. With over 17 years of operational management and leadership experience, including at a Senior Executive level, Stephanie has complemented her leadership experience with the completion of a Graduate Certificate of Management and a Master of Business Administration. Stephanie is keenly interested in social justice, both broadly and very specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and has a strong record of delivering better outcomes through collaborative partnerships.


 

Lorraine Dupree

Lorraine Dupree

Projects Manager, Policy, Practice & Service Development

0439 790 360
ldupree@peakcare.org.au

Lorraine Dupree joined PeakCare Queensland in October 2008 as our Policy and Research Manager.  In April 2013, Lorraine became Projects Manager – Policy, Practice and Service Development

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Lorraine’s professional background spans the media and social services sector.  Over the past 22 years she’s focused her work on children, young people and families.  Her 2004 Masters Thesis offered an exploration of relational practice and a critique of case management with young people. Prior to joining PeakCare Lorraine managed a non-government organisation focused on the provision of intensive intervention services to young people with complex needs. Whilst there she and her colleagues developed a relational model of service delivery that was trauma informed. They also developed several support and educational programs for young people. She is heartened that such models are becoming commonplace in services working with children, young people and their families. 

Lorraine’s roles in the sector have been focused on the areas of child, youth and family support, domestic and family violence – in particular the interface between domestic violence and child protection,  quality care for children and young people and early intervention and prevention for families. She has significant experience in not for profit management, research and practice improvement.

Lorraine is passionate about addressing violence and abuse in our society. She sees this work as a key consideration required of any individual, organisation, community or system committed to positive change in supporting all to participate and experience holistic wellbeing. 

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Chayan Sarkar

Chayan Sarkar

Projects Manager, Planning & Partnerships

0404 863 075
csarkar@peakcare.org.au

Chayan Sarkar commenced his role as Project Manager, Planning and Partnerships in 2013. Chayan has a Masters in Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and previously held the role of Account Manager at Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) with the responsibility for looking after six hundred Queensland member businesses under his own portfolio.

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Prior to joining PeakCare, he was Business Development Manager of Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (989FM Radio).

As an accomplished film maker and advocate for social justice, Chayan has produced several films and documentaries highlighting Indigenous issues. In 2007, Chayan was awarded a National Multicultural Marketing Award by the New South Wales Government for his contribution to multiculturalism through his own business. Chayan took part in all major National Creative Industry Ministerial delegations to India organised by the Federal Government between 2004 and 2011. A career mentor for QUT creative industry and marketing graduates since 2006, Chayan is highly motivated to empower children and young people to reach their full creative potential. In the past Chayan worked for organisations like Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresas), Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association and Karuna Hospice services, enabling him to develop a sound knowledge of the not-for-profit sector. Chayans role in Peakcare is to build new and meaningful partnerships and strategic alliances and to promote access to enhanced member services and benefits.

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June Darvill

Corporate Support Manager

jdarvill@peakcare.org.au

A qualified Accountant and CPA for over 30 years, June Darvill commenced the position of Corporate Support Manager with PeakCare in October 2018. She specialises in Financial and Management Accounting. June’s earlier career was in the Banking sector where she completed her studies in Accounting and Law before moving on to Public Accounting, specialising in taxation advice and compliance work, the implementation of business systems and small business advice and incorporated associations audits. She became a company partner in a Taxation, Business and Audit Service. In managing her family life and work balance, June commenced her own Financial and Management Accounting consulting business. During this time June worked closely with PeakCare, as the external Accountant and financial advisor. She has held various positions on small not-for-profit committees assisting organisations to develop financial and accounting systems that enable them to grow and remain relevant and financially viable in constantly changing environments.