Julie Irwin MBA, MMgt (HRM), DipMgt, DipGovt, DipProjectMgt, Cert IV Disabilities, Cert IV T&A
ECCQ: Strategic Focus – Collaboration & Synergy – Partnerships – Collective Action – Collective Impact affecting Social Change.
Julie is excited to be working with the dynamic and visionary Every Child CQ team, working together with government agencies and community representatives to fulfill the vision of offering every child and young person in Central Queensland, every chance for a promising future.
Julie has extensive experience in the Not-for-Profit Sector including 20 years within the Disability Industry in management, project management and coordination roles as well as 5 years’ experience in the Aged Care Industry. Julie has 10+ years’ experience in State Government including the Legislative Assembly and Ministerial offices in Brisbane.
Julie’s former role with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program was pivotal in the development of the first free Disability Awareness Training package, further enhanced and now available online together with the recent Disability Awareness training package for Secondary Educators.
Julie has been building community capacity and influencing change in Central Queensland through the FASD CQ Alliance. As Chair, Julie leads this collaborative group working together to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and raise awareness of the preventable life-long condition, while advocating for intervention and positive change for those who have the condition.
Personally, Julie treasures family time, enjoys reading and gardening and the abundance of all that the Rockhampton and Central Queensland region have to offer.
Friederike McCartney is a highly skilled professional, having worked as Registered Nurse and/or Intensive Care Nurse in Ireland, England, Germany, and across Australia.
Friederike developed a unique model of care for disenfranchised /disadvantaged and at-risk Youth across Central Qld, created, developed, and leads the award-winning program, CQ Youth Connect.
The establishment of a CQ Youth Health Reference Committee, CQ Youth Connect Service Directory/Wall Charts (now digitalised) has also been a task of Friederike, together with Youth Opportunity Days.
Since 2014, Friederike has created, hosted, implemented, and evaluated annual CQ Youth Inter-agency Health Forums, and plays a significant role in supporting, educating, and addressing Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) across Central Qld.
Friederike has, for the past 17 years, focussed her energy on improving the health and wellbeing of youth and children, especially the underprivileged, identifying gaps and advocating and/or leading improvements at various levels.
Friederike embraces every opportunity to make a difference for society using a collective, collaborative, strength, and place-based approach, ensuring the younger generation of CQ are/or stay connected, stay informed, stay healthy and stay safe, building strong, healthy communities of today and tomorrow.
Bryce Davey Bachelor Financial Planning/Bachelor of Accounting, JP (Qual).
Bryce was originally from a rural property near Rockhampton before moving to town at high school age and then joining a bank. He spent considerable time in Brisbane & South-East Queensland and left after 26 years before then completing studies at CQ University for a Bachelor of Financial Planning / Bachelor of Accounting. He has now worked for 10 years as a financial planner based in Rockhampton.
Bryce is currently involved in the local community through Queensland Justices Association and Rotary International.
Bryce is the Treasurer of the Rockhampton branch of the QJA and volunteers at the JP signing centre in Stocklands, Rockhampton. He also is the Assistant Treasurer at the Rotary Club of Rockhampton North.
Research and Partnerships Representative
Dr Corey Bloomfield PhD, MEdSt, BA, Bed, DipMn, CertIVT&A
Corey is currently the Head of Course for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at CQUniversity. He specialises in teaching diversity and inclusion in education across both undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education courses. This focus on inclusive education practices flows into his research work in student engagement, transitions, and equity in education, along with his engagement projects with the community including a term as chair of the Rockhampton Youth Interagency Network (RYIN).
Prior to his full-time appointment to CQUniversity in 2018, Corey worked in Central Queensland schools for 15 years as both a teacher and Guidance Officer, providing support and expertise to schools and families in the areas of child development, mental health, behaviour support, career guidance, and inclusive practices. Corey holds a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of alternative learning and currently researches engagement, transitions, and equity in education.