Our Team

Secretary: Rochelle Palmer (left)

President: Donna Power (right)

Rochelle works in Communications and Project Management for the Victorian Government. She loves community, family and making a difference in the lives of others. Ro is our dependable Secretary and voice of reason and calm.

Donna has her own business, Experience Wellbeing, providing faith formation resources for families and schools. She founded Project Kindy and enjoys the adventure of empowering Australians to directly impact children in need through the kindergartens in Malawi.

Treasurer: Steph Veitch

Steph is currently a maths and science secondary school teacher at Quilpie State College, and comes to us with a Masters of Finance, 4 years experience as a corporate Financial Analyst and Auditing Accountant, 3.5years as a teacher in Brisbane and an avid volunteer for the poor. Steph joins our volunteer team as our new Treasurer after Geoff stepped down from the role at our 2022 AGM.

General Committee Member (Governance): Karen Hutchinson

Karen is a highly-experienced executive assistant who lives in Queanbeyan and currently supports the CEO of the National Office of St Vincent de Paul in Canberra. Karen has joined our volunteer team as a general member, offering her expertise in governance. Karen has already created for us an Induction Manual, written several policies and is teaching us how to build sustainable processes and policies as we grow.

General Committee Member: Geoff Smith

Geoff is a wellbeing consultant for the Queensland Youth Ballet, a secondary school teacher, an author a coach for yoga, mindfulness and whole-person wellbeing. Geoff lives and breathes education and is a constant source of encouragement and wisdom for the Project Kindy team.

General Committee Member: Kate Prior

Kate Prior has chosen Project Kindy and the RSPCA to be her charities that she pours herself into and we are forever grateful. We are nspired by Kate’s resourcefulness and creativity for fundraising and advocacy.

General Committee Member: Cass Bull

Cass Bull works for St Vincent de Paul’s National Office, based in Brisbane and generously offers her expertise in volunteer management, structure and strategy to Project Kindy. Cass has an amazing network of wonderful colleagues and friends and we are very grateful for her advocacy.