Meet our Board

THE PEOPLE BEHIND FITZROY COMMUNITY HOSPICE

We are a group of 11 residents of Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast, who from our shared professional and personal experiences, are committed to establishing a hospice service in our community.

Fitzroy Community Hospice Board
Vicki Richmond, Joanne Bell, Mark Thompson, Steve Richards, Debra Richards, John Martyn, Paula Ryan. Absent: Wade Mann.

Joanne Bell

BOARD MEMBER

Joanne is a Psychologist working in private practice in Rockhampton, with a special interest in cancer, grief, pain and palliative care.

Wade Mann

BOARD MEMBER

Wade is an active member of the Rockhampton community and a Darumbal elder, who is passionate about cultural awareness.

John Martyn

BOARD MEMBER

John is a retired health service manager with experience throughout Australia as CEO, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of large Radiation Oncology services.

Debbie Richards

BOARD MEMBER

Debbie is a retired partner of a prominent Rockhampton Accounting practice, who is willing to work towards making a difference in her community and brings her business acumen to the Board.

Steve Richards

BOARD MEMBER

Steve is a retired management accountant who now shares his time between a range of commercial and community interests.

Dr Vicki Richmond

BOARD MEMBER

Vicki is a GP in Gracemere with a special interest in chronic disease management, chronic pain and palliative care and has postgraduate training and experience in health management.

Paula Ryan

BOARD MEMBER

Paula has worked in the health care system for over 35 years as a Registered Nurse and trained counsellor, with her major focus being cancer & palliative care. 

Mark Thompson

BOARD MEMBER

Mark is a Property and Technology Support Officer for the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, based in Rockhampton.

 

Sr Marie Riddel

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

Marie is a Sister of Mercy and a retired Registered Nurse who oversaw the construction and establishment of the Gladstone Mater Hospital and now enjoys caring for the needs of the elderly Mercy Sisters in the Rockhampton area.

Dr Karen Quinn

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

Karen is a GP with a passion for palliative care and has provided support for many families wishing to palliate at home.

Cr Neil Fisher

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

Neil is a longstanding Rockhampton Regional Councillor and is the current Deputy Mayor.

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