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Board of Directors

Jye Segboer


Over the past twenty years Jye has served as a chairperson, president, vice president, and as a board member in various organisations and committees within regional NSW, the Riverina, and the Tamworth region. Jye is the owner operator of the Central Hospitality Group which includes the CH Boutique Hotel, Deco Restaurant, Hopscotch Restaurant, The Pig & Tinder Box and The Pavillion Function Centre. Jye is a current board member of the Tamworth Business Chamber & currently sits on several community committees and advisory groups within the Tamworth Regional Council.

David Green


David is the owner and managing director of Belmore Engineering - the largest steel fabrication workshop in the Northwest region. He also operates sister company, Northwest Cranes.

Christine Shewry

CEO / Executive Director

Christine has more than 40 years' experience working in Human Resources, Vocational Training and Workforce Planning & Recruitment. Christine has held executive roles as CEO and Managing Director in Australia, the United States and UK where she worked with IAG, The University of Sydney, Adecco, Morgan & Banks and Corporate Services Group. In 1999 Christine was recipient of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award for New South Wales.

Jim MacDonald

Company Secretary & Executive Director – Finance

With over 35 years' experience across a range of industry sectors, both in Australia and overseas, Jim, who is Brisbane-based, has most recently spent six years as Chief Financial Officer of one of the largest providers of employment and disability services in Australia. Jim is a qualified accountant (CPA) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors and of the Governance Institute. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Joblink Plus, managing finance functions and partnering with operational management to drive outcomes and performance.

Clint Coles

Non-executive Director

Clint is a solicitor director of one of Australia’s largest regional law firms and has a broad legal practice in business, property and commercial litigation. 

Clint holds the internationally recognised qualification of Chartered Tax Advisor. He has been awarded a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Commercial Litigation from the College of Law. He also has undergraduate degrees in Law and Economics. 

Having grown up in country NSW, Clint has a long standing and deeply seated interest in the development of its regional communities.

Elizabeth Diebold

Non-executive Director

Elizabeth has 15 years of experience working in the not-for-profit aged care sector and is currently the General Manager of the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution in Tamworth. She holds a degree in nursing and has served as a volunteer, coach, board member and committee member for a variety of organisations. Elizabeth has 7 children and is dedicated to active community involvement.

Dr. Brodie Paterson

Non-executive Director

Dr. Paterson is an experienced clinician, manager and researcher with degrees in psychology, education and social policy and has published more than a hundred papers, book chapters and research reports. He has held posts in the NHS, Academia and the private sector.

His present research interests include the development and evaluation of trauma informed professional curricula, the significance of compassion fatigue in human services and how we can ensure an understanding of the significance of trauma underpins policy and practice at a national level.

He has acted as an expert advisor to government and the private and not for profit sectors in the UK, Ireland and Australia on the introduction of trauma informed practice and restrictive intervention reduction. He  pioneered the introduction of restrictive physical intervention reduction in the UK following a series of ground-breaking UK research studies that explored why cultures of care were prone to becoming toxic and corrupted and what could be done to prevent this.

He has particular expertise in the support of children and adults whose distress may present as behaviour that challenges including violence and presently Chairs the European Network for Trainers in the Management of Aggression, sits on the steering group of the UK  Restraint Reduction network and is a member of the Scottish Education Department working group reviewing current guidance for the education sector around the use of restrictive interventions and the recently established Scottish Restrictive Intervention Reduction Network.

He used to play rugby with considerable enthusiasm if not necessarily talent and now gardens instead.

Margaret Van Aanholt

Non-executive Director

Margaret has had many years’ experience as a professional auditor and chartered accountant. She has worked in Sydney, London and in the New England North West of NSW during her career.

She has had exposure and experience with a wide variety of clients both as auditor and adviser. In her role as an auditor partner over many years, Margaret has been on and worked with a variety of Boards.

Margaret is keen to work with ethical not-for-profit organisations whose values are aligned and who provide practical assistance in improving the opportunities of people needing additional support.

Joel Ramirez

Non-executive Director

Joel, the Channel Executive at Crayon, APAC – The #1 Technology and Channel Services Provider in the region, and relies on Joel’s 23+ years IT business expertise to drive success.

At the age of 34, Joel was honored with the title of ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the NSW Business Awards.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Joel is also an author of a book titled, ‘Better Together - Why Loneliness is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It’, which sheds light on mental health issues and emphasises the importance of human connection.

Joel also has longstanding board experience (2017-2023) at Regenesys BPO, a social impact organisation dedicated to training and employing survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Additionally, Joel is an active member of the Research and Reference Committee within the Groundswell Foundation, which provides key recommendations to the Prime Ministers of Australia and the UK, aiming to tackle loneliness and promote mental health awareness collaboratively. Joel’s involvement underscores his passion for meaningful change and advocacy.