Meet the FACT Board
FACT is governed by a Board of Management made up of elected representatives from FACT's membership base. Each elected member of the FACT Board is employed within a Tasmanian based non-government provider or peak organisation focusing on the provision of child, youth and/or family services.
The FACT Board of Management is responsible for guiding and monitoring the strategic direction, policy initiatives, advocacy and financial affairs on behalf of its members.
Noel is the Chairperson of FACT and is the General Manager Housing and Community Services with Anglicare. Noel has been in his current role for the past 12 months and prior to this position he was the State Director of Mission Australia. Noel was the President of TasCOSS for 6 years and remains a proud Life Member. Outside of work Noel is married with 3 adult daughters and is a passionate supporter of the once-mighty Melbourne Football Club and a Life Member of the Glenorchy Football Club.
Jurek is a member of the FACT Board and Tasmanian Regional Leader for Mission Australia. Jurek has spent most of his career in the community sector, working across Family Support, Mental Health, Disability Services, Early Learning and Community Recreation. He’s passionate about strengthening communities and facilitating collaboration to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people. Outside of work Jurek is a motorsport fanatic, routinely racing on two and four wheels at Baskerville or riding motorbikes around all corners of our beautiful state.
Ros Atkinson is a member of the Board for FACT and has been the CEO for Youth, Family and Community Connections for the past 11 years. Ros is a lawyer and also a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. For the past 15 years she has been working in the community sector, and has a passion for the people residing in the beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania. Ros is a mum to a gorgeous 18 year old daughter and a lovable labrador. In her spare time, she loves to travel and trek.
Ruby Frankcombe is the Operations Manager for Children, Youth & Family with Life Without Barriers in Tasmania.
Ruby has extensive experience in the Child, Youth and Family sector including out of home care and early intervention services. She's passionate about collaboration within the community sector to ensure the best interests of children and young people are being met. Outside of work Ruby is a member of the Hobart Powerlifting Club and enjoys travelling within our beautiful state and beyond.
Caroline was appointed to the FACT Board in October 2018. Caroline has extensive experience across the public and not for profit sectors working across child, youth and family services, disability and trauma based services. She is a qualified psychologist and the Director for Key Assets in Tasmania. Caroline is committed to working in a collaborative, ethical & accountable way and believes in giving primacy to the needs of children. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys making things, everything from wine to cosmetics!
Chris Demeyer is a member of the FACT Board and Operations Manager for Baptcare's Family and Community Services Tasmania. Located in Northern Tasmania. Chris is passionate about community based early interventions for families and young people through informal support networks such as clubs & associations, Chris sees the value of family and community connections and how this can prevent the need for tertiary supports. Chris is married with 2 children. He loves sport and is the president of a local cricket club.
Geraldine Joined FACT in 2017 as the Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board in 2019, alongside her role as Child Advocate for CatholicCare TRC. She has spent many years as a senior executive in the corporate sector, and has also enjoyed many years as a foster carer. Her passion is ensuring that children and young people are provided with every opportunity to thrive. Geraldine is married with 1 daughter. She is the Secretary for a horse riding club, and loves spending time with her two legged and four legged family members.