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Emma O’Neill

Emma O’Neill

General Manager – CIS/LEAP

Emma is a Registered Nurse that specialises in Intellectual Disability, Epilepsy and Behaviour Support. She has been working in the sector for approximately 15 years in both remote and rural settings. Has 8 years of experience managing and developing multiple services for people with disabilities. Holds Higher Diploma in Community Sector Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and Train the Trainer for Maybo Training. She enjoys building relationships with people and likes to help people seeking advice and support.  She is committed to ensuring people have information that they require to make informed choices and assisting them on their path of achieving their life goals. Emma commenced her role at YMCA in March 2019.

Kia Stibbards

Kia Stibbards

Operations Manager

Kia has worked in the disability sector within YMCA for nine years, support worker for seven of those years. Promoted to Workforce Development Coordinator for the last two years whereby she supports and guides new employees and trainees on person centred practices and outcome based approaches. Have a passion and focus on developing innovative programs for both adults and children, enjoys providing guidance and support to fellow support workers. Kia holds a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

Storm Drabsch

Storm Drabsch

Client Engagement Coordinator

Storm holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, has completed post graduate studies in Positive Psychology, and has volunteered with headspace Bundaberg for three years. She volunteers within her local community and has been working with YMCA for the last three years in a number of roles relating to Clients, NDIS and support coordination. Storm is committed to assisting people be as independent as possible in their community and personal lives. Storm has been working in this role since.

Melissa Weldon

Melissa Weldon

Client Engagement Coordinator

Melissa joined the YMCA team in early 2018 after working in the health care sector over the last 18 years in both QLD and NT. Melissa holds a Diploma in Nursing Care, Certificate in Dental Nursing, and experience working across various health care settings including Community and Aged Care, Pathology, Oral Health, and Disability Support. She has a passion for helping others and is focused on delivering quality support to the community and organisation.