Roz White – Co-owner/founder White’s Grocers– Mooloolah, Bli Bli, Mt Coolum & Peregian Beach. Over the past 23 years the supermarket business has evolved and grown from a small convenience store to 4 multi-award winning IGA supermarkets. White’s IGA focus on supporting other local business providers, suppliers and growers which means they stock 100’s of local products. Roz is a passionate small business advocate having held leadership positions including board chair and is a professional member of various industry groups. Roz is a regular speaker at trade and industry events including providing insights through the University of the Sunshine Coast and Innovation Centre. She is the current vice-president of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network and an active community volunteer having founded and organised many community events and fundraisers for over a decade. White’s IGA have generated $100 000 back to the community through charity events, fundraisers, donations and sponsorships just in the past 12 months. Roz is a volunteer director with Montrose Therapy & Respite Services and a volunteer advisory member of the Queensland Community Foundation (Sunshine Coast).
VICE PRESIDENT / MARKETING CHAIR | LIZZIE HENEBERY
Lizzie is a qualified, experienced and awarded marketing and communications professional who has a way with words and a penchant for planning.
She works in both traditional and digital media, and is particularly skilled in social media and online promotions.
Through living, studying and working on the Sunshine Coast for most of her life, Lizzie is passionate about supporting this region.
She has partnered with business across various industries and has a positive track record of creating strategies that deliver on objectives.
Lizzie also works with a number of charities supporting fundraising events that deliver much needed services back to the Sunshine Coast community.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR | DR BRENDA JAMNIK
Brenda’s experience encompasses working with leading national and international companies as well as government organisations to identify and achieve their future business needs.
She achieves this by facilitating, developing and implementing strategies to build and strengthen their human, systems and relationship capabilities and financial and intellectual capital through cultural and organisational change and relationship development.
The diversity of Brenda’s assignments range from providing advice and recommendations on community initiatives as member of advisory councils to the Ministers for Business and Women; assessing the reason for global fragmentation and providing recommendations to the United Nations and being invited to speak nationally and internationally (Asia, Europe, America, South America) on Leadership and Leadership development.
SECRETARY | MICHELLE HAMER
Founder and CEO of Smart Advice is Michelle Hamer. Michelle’s career currently spans 4 businesses –Smart Advice, PC Smart, Smart Learning and University of the Sunshine Coast.
On returning to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney in 1994, Michelle developed PC Smart into a full-time business and has worked with a variety of local, interstate and international clients.
Services provided to these clients include training on a variety of PC desktop applications, consultancy services in relation to the set up of their computer environments and PC strategy, and consultation on workflow and document management.
In the corporate e-learning arena, Michelle has successfully completed projects for IBM in James Cook University (Medical Faculty) Townsville, Suncorp Metway, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
INDEPENDENT MEMBER | KAITLYN AKERS
Kaitlyn, through PCOC, is delivering a number of small projects with including strategy planning, cultural assessment audits, McQuaig job fit assessments for performance, process development, governance document audit, alongside a medium term project with an Allied Health group, bringing operational alignment to strategy and preparation for future growth & commercialization of innovation program.
Kaitlyn is a proud Alumni of USC Executive MBA program, Stanford Graduate Business School and Harvard Business School, Professional Business Woman of the Year 2007, Suncorp Supervisor of the Year and National Deposit and Payment Specialist , to her name.
She is active in community leadership as Director of Surf Lifesaving Queensland and Executive to SCBWN and IML business networks, youth economic forums and Industry advisory panels.
TREASURER | ANITA OWENS
EVENTS CHAIR | MIN SWAN
INDEPENDENT MEMBER | DR. JACKIE HOLT
Dr Jackie Holt is a professional educator with over 30 years’ experience in the health and education field. Her Ph.D. focused on identifying effective strategies to reduce psychological distress amongst doctors. Jackie’s practical non-tree hugging strategies resulted in her program being the first fully accredited program in Australia for doctors that looked at both doctors’ personal health and the health of their business.
Since then, Jackie has developed a range of individual, community focused and organizational health programs. Examples of these include a national multi-strategic program addressing burnout and psychological health within the medical profession and a state-wide program with educational institutions addressing work-life balance, leadership behaviors and opinion leader programs.
Other research conducted by Jackie has resulted in multi-cultural and collaborative population health program ranging from women’s health to programs addressing specific health issues. She is currently researching cost effective interventions that can enhance wellbeing amongst female home-based business owners.
Jackie is a volunteer with Surfing for the Disabled and despite all she knows about doctors’ health is happily married to an anaesthetist.