Our people

Meet our staff

Healthy Communities Coordinator: Esther Arzolay-Martinez

Originally from Venezuela, Esther migrated to Australia in 2011 and has a Bachelor of Systems Engineering. With 15 years’ experience as a Councillor, Esther’s passion for community work as a volunteer began when she moved to Gladstone in 2014 and worked in aged care, early childhood education, and administration support. Esther began working for Integreat Queensland in 2020, where she now coordinates Resilient Relationships programs and playgroups as part of our Healthy Communities initiative.

Projects and Pathways Coordinator: Stephanie Smaller Thomson

Originally from Whakatane New Zealand, Stephanie first came to Australia in 2017, where she managed a volunteer program in Victoria. In early 2021, Stephanie moved to Gladstone and volunteered with Integreat Queensland before gaining a permanent role. She enjoys facilitating community education programs and helping people meet their goals. Stephanie is particularly passionate about domestic and family violence and mental health support for the migrant community.

Administration and Communications Support Officer: Rikki Razon

In 2016, Rikki migrated to Australia with his family and has been living in Gladstone ever since. With an avid interest in graphic design, photography,  and video filming/editing,  Rikki originally came to Integreat Queensland as a volunteer to enhance his computer skills and also meet new people and gain confidence speaking English. In 2018, Rikki started employment at Integreat Queensland and in 2021 he gained a Diploma of Digital Media with CQUniversity.

Meet our Board

President: Vosawale Tamani

Vosawale is a highly experienced leader of large-scale programs with extensive expertise in creating, deploying and evaluating multinational strategies. Currently Head of Corporate Sustainable and Financial Inclusion Asia Pacific & Pacific Communications for ANZ Retail Asia Pacific, Vosawale oversees corporate communications and brand development, as well as community development and good corporate citizenship. Initiatives delivered by Vosawale include domestic violence-based financial literacy programs for local communities around the world, and volunteer skills program in 10 countries. Vosawale has also launched and supported a strategic partnership with Australian Volunteers International, and has sat on various Boards including the Fiji Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Board of Trustees, Alabaster Centre, Fiji.

Treasurer: Zahid Answer

Zahid is a Commercial Analyst and Management Accountant with extensive experience in commercial feasibility analysis, forecasting, financial modelling, stakeholder management, and the implementation of strategic corporate strategies. In his current role as Management Accountant for QNP Queensland, Zahid is responsible for setting parameters, delivering and managing budgets, forecasting, and strategic planning. Zahid is a CPA Australia member and the founder of Cloud Intellect – a business that develops and distributes cloud-connected integrated hardware to help business owners make sense of their business, increasing profitability and overall business efficiency.

Jill Armstrong Board Member IntegreatQLD Integreat Queensland Multicultural Australia

Board member: Jill Armstrong

BA Arts(Hons) Dipl. MA/MBA

Jill is currently the Regional Manager of Multicultural Australia where she leads a team of 20 staff in central Queensland, the Darling Downs and Townsville. Jill’s high-level communication and mediation skills have been developed through 12 years’ experience working in a variety of roles within out-of-home care and settlement organisations. She has also worked extensively with Life Without Barriers, a not-for-profit organisation delivering services within foster care, disability support, aged care, and mental health.

Board member: Lyn Chapman

Dipl. MA Dipl. ACC MBA

An accomplished business manager with leadership, accounting, operations, sales and staff management expertise, Lyn has extensive management experience across a diverse range of industries including construction, mining, retail, SME, government, rural, education, and large multinational organisations. With Diplomas in Accounting and Management, a Master of Business Administration and a Certificate in Digital Marketing, Lyn is skilled in budgeting and reporting, auditing and internal control development, contract negotiation, governance, and regulatory compliance.

Board member: Alejandra Nunn

Originally from Colombia and holding an International Community Specialisation degree, Alejandra has a passion for continuous improvement within the companies she manages and is relentless in ensuring its application and implementation. Leveraging on her experience of running a major construction company between 2004 to 2011 and then subsequently co-founding a successful local business in Gladstone, Alelandra is skilled in implementing Business Management systems and leading teams.