Real Estate /Stock & Station /Business Agent. Diploma in Community Services
Experience: Valerie has a rural background from a sugar cane farming community at Home Hill in Northern Queensland. As a former Licensee of a Real Estate Firm in N.S.W. she became aware of the housing shortages for the marginalised. For over thirty years she has been actively involved in the community to address this issue.
Further study in Community Services encouraged her to outreach and initiate programs for the marginalised. She is actively involved in obtaining safe housing for women and men parolees recently released from Corrective Services.
Valerie is a co-founder of the Angelus Association that originated in 1996 and is an active and motivated participant to achieve the aims and objectives of this organisation.
Katherine Whitehouse – Director
M.A. M.MIN. BTH.
Katherine is from Townsville and has spent most of her life in Western or North Queensland. She has been involved with the Organization since 1997 having met the founders on an outreach to Cairns in 1994. Katherine was involved in Government funded programs and was instrumental in developing and driving a new model of housing for homeless people that successfully addressed tenancy issues that had kept people locked into the homeless cycle.
Beryl Schneider – Director
Business Woman – M.A. B.Soc.Sc. B.B.A.
Beryl hails from Julia Creek where her father was the Shire Clerk for more than 42 years in local government and community. Beryl has an impressive service record starting with Care and Concern in 1978 in her local parish. She then developed the Centacare Service in the Caboolture and Stanley River Parishes from 1995 to 2009. Starting with a volunteer group and no funding she retired from the service having implemented 12 streams of funding and services to over twelve thousand clients with an annual budget and assets of $4 million. She comes from an Applied Science, Business and Project Management background.
For more than 25 years Beryl has been involved with Homelessness for families, individuals and youth with government grants and funding.
Beryl has been involved with the Angelus Association since 2006 and has served on the Management Board applying her skills to the organization and development of the constitution, organizational and directional aspects of the Association.
Paricia Bazzar – Board Member
Artist, Business Woman and Treasurer
Trish lives and works in Ballina with Husband David and their extended family. She is one of the original founding members of the Angelus.
As the office administrator for their expanding business she brings her administration skills to the community. Trish has looked after the finances for the Association and now continues with the same diligence with the Company.
Trish was also a founding member of BACCI – Ballina Arts & Craft Centre Inc. working toward a local community gallery. I had great pleasure in being part of setting up the exhibition and successfully exhibiting at the inaugural exhibition of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in 2007 and two subsequent exhibitions.
Over the years she continues to be inspired through the Holy Spirit and Contemplative Prayer in the making of prayer shawls and various artworks.
Paul Murphy – Director
Diploma of Agriculture from Hawkesbury College and Valuation of Real Estate Certificate
Pauls working life cantered on rural property valuations for mortgage purposes for private and public clients. As an active member of Lismore Apex Club and later Goonellabah Rotary Club Paul started to volunteer at the Lismore Soup Kitchen which includes housing accommodation for homeless men at the Winsome Hotel.
When he retired from his valuation career he assumed a volunteer role as Winsome Centre Manager and is still in that role. He has been Secretary of the Angelus for more than 12 years.
Peter Sultana – Director
Qualifications B. Ec., MBA, Assoc. Dip Bus (Valuation), Grad Dip Company Secretarial Practice.
I currently work as a Business Manager for Brisbane Catholic Education at St John Fisher College, Bracken Ridge. On graduating from University in 1986, I worked for the ANZ Bank as a specialist lender, focussing on medium/corporate sized businesses. I first started working in the Not-For-Profit sector in 2000. Since then I have worked for three schools and ran my own consultancy offering leadership support to not-for-profit businesses. I was Chairman of the Board for Evangelisation Resources Down Under (ERDU) from 2009 – 2017. ERDU supplied scripture based literature such as the “Word Among Us” and “Little Books” to parishes across Australia and throughout the Pacific region. I currently sit on the Board of St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill, and am the Company Secretary for Uganda Kids Ltd, a company limited by guarantee.
I am married to Neva and we have two children, Virginia & Jacob. My passions are my family, knowing Jesus in my life, travelling, and the Parramatta NRL team. I am honoured to have been appointed as a Director of our company. God has blessed me with many gifts, I look forward to using my business skills and experience to help our charity be the “feet and hands of Jesus” for those in need.
Anthony Whitten – Director
I am from Sydney and I have spent most of my life within south east Queensland.
I have been with the Angelus organisation for over 10 years. I currently run a small Web development firm and assist the Angelus with their IT needs and web based applications. I enjoy assisting those in need especially the homeless and marginalised. I have also assisted those within the Winsome Lismore Soup Kitchen many times over the years and I continue to assist members when needed.