Peter is a proud Gamiloori man who has had a career in the Navy and Army before working in the security industry. His connection with Beenleigh, Eagleby stems back to the 1980s when his parents moved into the area. Peter has led various security courses for our community and in recent years has become a board member and President of the board. Peter is very passionate about his community.
Shaun is a local Yugambeh man and one of the up and coming members of our community. Shaun is currently studying and working for Yugambeh Language Museum as well as an active director. Shaun grew up in one of our BHDC homes and is a staunch activist for Yugambeh Language and Culture being led by Yugambeh people and ways of doing things. Shaun is an insightful thinker and asset to our community.
Maxine is another of the next generation of BHDC community members. Maxine also grew up in one of our BHDC homes and has been an active member for many years. Maxine works part time as an administration officer with BHDC and is the proud mother of twins. Maxine is a Gungarri woman and looks forward to the development of the hub.
Aunty Maureen Gordon/Hall
Aunty Maureen Gordon/Hall has been in Beenleigh, Eagleby area for almost 30 years. Aunty has been a constant beacon of hope and guidance for many. She has been a member of the board for many years. Aunty Maureen is Euahlayi / Kamiloori.
Aunty Maureen is committed to the development of a hub built upon our cultural strengths and not that of deficits – she is a firm believer in her culture and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success in this western dominated world is only meaningful if ones community succeeds as well.
Aunty Jo Nicol
Aunty Jo Nicol is a long-term member of BHDC. She is a humble and proud Murri/ASSI (Australian South Sea Islander) woman who appreciates her parents raising her in the coastal town of Bowen, North Queensland. Auntie Jo is a member of the Juru clan from the Birrigubba nation.
Dr Tony Watt
(Consultant to the Board)
Dr Tony Watt is a consultant with long standing commitment and connection to BHDC. Dr Watt’s main focus is with governance training and overseeing with the volunteer board. Dr Watt was instrumental in strategic planning work with community regarding the visioning of the hub.