Lynne Kendal – Chairperson

Chairperson of Community Connection, Lynne Kendall started her journey with the organisation nearly 30 years ago. Lynne is a registered nurse and worked as a midwife and registered nurse in the acute and community health sector. Later she worked in childcare and in the Commonwealth Department of Health (Aged Care) and the NDIA. Lynne aims to inspire those around her to demonstrate the values of Community Connection.

Lynne has a daughter living with disability who she shares a love of travel with. In her spare time, she enjoys researching the family history for family and friends.

Sharon Inman – Secretary

Sharon first joined Community Connection as a Lifestyle Assistant in 2015. During her time as an LA she gained a valuable insight into the role. With help and mentoring from the Coordinators and Manager her knowledge and understanding of a truly person centred, relationship-based service grew.

Sharon joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and has held the role of Secretary since 2018.

Prior to joining Community Connection Sharon spent many years working in special educational needs where she was providing 1-1 support to children on the autism spectrum.

In her spare time Sharon enjoys socialising with her husband Ray and their friends. She has 2 adult children that she likes to visit as often as she can and a naughty, but cute dog who keeps her on her toes!

Rachel Lilley – Board Member

Rachel is a psychologist and behavioural practitioner who has worked in the Townsville Community since 2018. Originally from Aotearoa, New Zealand, she and her family relocated overseas after she graduated from the University of Waikato in 2004. She works within the NDIS, Medicare and private systems, providing psychological assessment and intervention, and developing Positive Behaviour Support Plans. Rachel is also a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor, and enjoys supporting provisional psychologists through their internships. Rachel endeavours to be a dedicated advocate for disability and human rights, and joined the board to be a part of our strong values-based organisation, where she can support decision making and advocacy for individuals with disability and their families. Rachel has two cherished children, and a wonderful partner. She and her family love getting outdoors into nature and out on the water, as well being partial to a good movie and pizza night at home.

Community Connection Founders

Ann Greer

Daisy Kellie

Sharon Yoxall