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.

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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.

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Rebecca Foley

Rebecca Foley

Assistant Director

0415 161 865
rfoley@@peakcare.org.au

Rebecca joined PeakCare in November 2020 as Assistant Director. Rebecca is an experienced and inspiring leader with over 20 years in the child protection sector as well as 15 years of management experience, backed by formal qualifications with experience in both government and non-government arenas.

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The majority of Rebecca’s experience was with the Department of Communities and Justice (NSW Statutory Body), working across the continuum of statutory child protection. Rebecca also gained experience with non-Government organisations assisting to embed new government policy to their existing frameworks, create training packages and assisting organisations to meet contractual obligations.

Rebecca is passionate about justice and social reform that improves the lives of children and families. Rebecca is a strong advocate of collaborative responses and shared responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people. 

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Mark Jeffery

Mark Jeffery

Media and Communications Manager

0419 732 583
mjeffery@peakcare.org.au

Mark Jeffery has worked in both mainstream media and the not-for-profit sector for over thirty years. As a multi-award winning broadcaster he has worked with ABC and commercial radio as a journalist, presenter, producer and online reporter.

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He most recently worked with regional ABC radio in Adelaide, regional South Australia, the Northern Territory and North Queensland for seven years before returning to Brisbane to work with PeakCare and the non-government sector. Mark’s work with the not-for profit sector has involved over twenty organisations providing media support for comprehensive advocacy and awareness. He has spear-headed major campaigns such as Anti-Poverty Week, Cost of Living Report, State of the Family and Family Matters. He has worked with peak bodies such as QCOSS, SNAICC and church community service organisations. In his spare time Mark treads the boards on the stages of amateur theatre companies. He is also an avid reader who loves travel and usually has sights set on his next journey of discovery.

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Will Kerkhof

Will Kerkhof

Project Coordinator

0404 863 075
wkerkhof@peakcare.org.au

Will Kerkhof is an experienced transformational leader with over 30 years experience in not-for-profit, public and private sector organisations.

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Will works for PeakCare on various projects, such as Joint Agency Protocol – Practice Guidelines, and administration of the Hope and Healing platform. With extensive experience in residential care and as Chief Executive Officer of three not-for-profit organisations in alcohol and drugs, health and housing contexts, Will brings a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to support the important work PeakCare is undertaking.

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Annika Stehn

Annika Stehn

Events and Communications Coordinator

astehn@peakcare.org.au

Annika is an event, marketing and communications specialist with over 10 years experience working in the not-for-profit sector.

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Annika has previously worked as an event coordinator, delivering events from conferences through to workshops, for professionals across the health, community services and early childhood education and care sectors in Queensland. She most recently worked as the marketing lead for a not-for-profit peak body, managing the delivery of the organisation’s marketing projects, campaigns and activities.

Since joining the PeakCare team in 2019, Annika has coordinated the delivery of several key events including the 2019 National Child Protection Conference, the Queensland Kinship Care Forums, and the Inaugural PeakCare Awards.

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Emily Brand

Project Officer

ebrand@peakcare.org.au

Emily joined the PeakCare team in 2020 to support the development of the Hope and Healing framework for foster care.

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Previously Emily has worked across the higher education sector in research, teaching and administration roles, most recently at QUT and the University of Queensland. She has experience in designing online learning materials and is passionate about creating opportunities for curiosity. Her career highlight has been supporting research projects that have had meaningful impact and led to positive outcomes for communities and organisations.

Emily grew up mainly in Brisbane/Meanjin and holds degrees in history and development. 

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Anushri Bellary

Anushri Bellary

Administration Officer

abellary@peakcare.org.au

Anushri joined PeakCare in 2016 as an Administration Officer. Anushri has years of experience in similar roles at organisations in the child and family welfare sector, as well as in corporate and academic environments.

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Anushri publishes PeakCare’s topical and well-received weekly eNews and provides office management support. Anushri values her time contributing to the important work PeakCare does. 

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