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Rosslyn Monro

Rosslyn Monro

Director

Rosslyn has worked in the community legal sector for over 15 years in both solicitor and management positions.

Rosslyn is committed to the support and development of the community legal sector in Queensland and Australia.

She has been on the management committee of Community Legal Centres Queensland and was previously on the board of the National Association of Community Legal Centres. In 2015 Rosslyn was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to undertake study in the United States about how community legal services can proactively diversify funding sources in order to maintain the sustainability of services. In 2015 Rosslyn was also awarded the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland’s Woman Lawyer of the Year.


Penny Sullivan

Penny Sullivan

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Penny is the Regional Accreditation Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating Community Legal Centre Australia's Accreditation Scheme for community legal centres in Qld.

Penny worked in the Northern Territory Government for many years, focusing on public housing and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Penny is the chairperson of INCH Housing and has project-managed the development and implementation of policy/procedure renewals and quality assurance compliance.


Angela Hale

Angela Hale

Operations Coordinator

Angela Hale is the Operations Coordinator at Community Legal Centres Queensland, where her role is to ensure Community Legal Centres Queensland is running efficiently. Ange has worked in operations and administration for over ten years, within which she has worked in multiple capacities across the legal, financial, federal/state government and not-for-profit sectors. She brings with her much-varied experience to her role.


Carly Hanson

Carly Hanson

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Carly Hanson started working with Community Legal Centres Queensland in 2017. As part of the Sector Sustainability Team, Carly supports community legal centres across Queensland to provide effective, high-quality services to their communities by facilitating training and professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers. She also undertakes projects and initiatives to promote innovation and collaboration and provides support to our members with accreditation and legal practice risk management frameworks. Carly has over 15 years’ experience in the private and community legal sectors, and in the tertiary education sector, and is passionate about providing holistic support to people experiencing disadvantage. 


Cathy Baker

Cathy Baker

Communications Manager

Cathy works as Community Legal Centres Queensland Communication Manager. Her primary responsibility is to increase the profile and understanding of the work of Community Legal Centres Queensland and Queensland's community legal centres.

Cathy has worked in the communications field for close to twenty years, primarily with Not for Profit organisations specialising in child protection, health promotion and the arts.


Janelle Rees

Janelle Rees

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Janelle is the Sector Sustainability Coordinator at Community Legal Centres Queensland. As part of the Sector Sustainability Team, Janelle supports community legal centres in Queensland through a variety of project work, accreditation support and through the facilitation of training and professional development activities for our members.

Janelle brings with her almost 20 years’ experience in the public, private and non-government sectors, including policy and legislative development roles in the Queensland State Government, as well as advocacy and capacity building roles in other peak bodies. Janelle also works as a legal educator in the University sector.


Kerriann Dear

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Kerriann started working with Community Legal Centres Queensland in early 2020. Kerriann is a social worker with more than 20 years experience in the not for profit sector.

Previously, Kerriann was the Director of Working Women Queensland (WWQ), and Co-Director of Basic Rights Queensland during its merger with WWQ in 2018/19.  She is a passionate advocate for social justice in the area of employment and workplace safety,

Kerriann was awarded the Emma Miller Award in 2019 recognising her long standing commitment to improving the status of women at work. Kerriann is also a mental health practitioner and currently sits on the Board of WorkCover Queensland.


Samantha Cooper

Sector Sustainability Coordinator

Samantha is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman from the mid-north coast of NSW and is employed as Community Legal Centres Queensland Sector Sustainability Coordinator.  Samantha came to Community Legal Centres Queensland from Legal Aid Queensland where she worked as the Aboriginal Policy Project Officer implementing the First Nations Strategic Plan for reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice systems.

Samantha was recently a Semi-Finalist for the 2019 Young Achiever Awards based on her work creating WISE Australia, an organisation empowering Practitioners, individuals and organisations working in domestic and family violence or front line trauma.

Sam was the Indigenous Domestic Violence specialist in Moreton Bay and ran the pilot project for the high-risk team who implemented the integrated service response.

Sam was shortlisted as Indigenous Law Student of the Year in 2018 working full time and studying a bachelor of laws. She has used her education and knowledge of the law to empower other young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people as a mentor and participant in programs such as the Indigenous Youth Parliament and the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program and worked with Oxfam Australia creating domestic family violence projects.