Board Members.

Migary Care board member Jessica Popple

Jessica Popple | Chair

Jessica joined the Board in 2021. She is a Solicitor with Pippa Colman & Associates in Maroochydore and practices in family law, domestic violence, wills and estates matter. Jess is also the Vice President of the Sunshine Coast Law Association and is the Company Secretary for Sunshine Coast Sports, whilst sitting on numerous other committees. Jess is hopeful that her experience in the area of wills and estates can assist the Board in providing those types of services for those who need it in their later stages of care.

Sue Mason-Baker | Managing Director/Treasurer

Sue has been Treasurer since 2010 and became the Managing Director in March 2017. With a degree in Business (Accounting) and having worked at executive levels in acute hospital, primary health and community service settings, Sue brings a broad range of skills and experience to the table. She is a CPA and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Bev Barton | Director

Bev obtained qualifications as a registered nurse and held senior positions within the hospital system in New Zealand where she and her husband also built and operated an aged care centre and retirement village. Bev has been involved with the charity since 2006 and has always been passionate about end-of-life care. She is an active and successful fundraiser for the charity.

Phil Dance | Director

Phil joined the board in 2020. He trained as a town planner at the University of Queensland and practiced in that field for all of his professional life. He worked at both state and local government levels before establishing his own consultancy, based for many years in Townsville. Phil is no longer active professionally but hopes his experience can be of value to Mingary Care.

Margaret Evans | Director

Margaret has recently retired after working for 15 years in the community care sector as an in-home carer. She has been involved with our charity since 2008, firstly as the Volunteer Coordinator, and later providing volunteer support during the years we operated our residential hospice. With a nursing background and having worked as a medical receptionist for thirty years, Margaret has a broad knowledge of medical pathways to the end-of-life journey. Having completed further certificates in the subject, Palliative Care is her passion.

Mingary Care board member Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin | Director

Michael retired in October 2022 after 22 years as Director of a Financial Planning firm “Ethica Private Wealth Specialists Pty Ltd”. Throughout his career, he has used his knowledge and experience to enhance the life of those seeking financial advice but also assisting his clients with referrals to other professionals, tradespeople, and anyone else that could assist them to improve their lifestyle. Michael has been involved with Sunnykids and other charities. In his retirement he hopes his professional experience can help Mingary Care support people who are facing palliative care issues.

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