Our Board

Queensland Meals on Wheels Limited operates under the direction of an elected body known as a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors' primary role is to set strategic direction, policies and procedures and is supported by a small number of paid staff whose role it is to implement the same.

The current Board of Directors are:

Roslyn Broom

Roslyn Broom joined the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels 4 years ago and was elected Chairperson in 2019.  

She has invested over 25 years in service to Meals on Wheels Sunnybank/Salisbury, including 16 years as President and 3 years as Secretary.

Roslyn holds a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), with past experiences in New South Wales, South Australian and Victorian education facilities. She was a Music Examination Supervisor with ANZCA for 20 years; fulfilled management roles at a local, regional, and state levels with Girl Guides Australia for 46 years; and has taught English to International students for 18 years. Roslyn is a current Member of Red Cross Australia, Sunnybank Branch.

Penny McClelland

Penny McClelland joined the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels 4 years ago and was elected Vice-Chairperson in 2020.

She has volunteered with Bulimba and District Meals on Wheels since 2004, serving as a Committee Member for 2 years, Vice-President for 2 years and President since 2009.

Penny previously was employment with an International IT Company for 21 years, fulfilling varying roles within the organisation. She held an Electorate Officer position with a State Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2012 and has been a volunteer Councillor for two non-for-profit organisations.

Judith Brown

Judith Brown joined the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels in 2019. With a background in finance, she was soon elected to the position of Chair of the Finance Committee, a position she was re-elected to in 2020. Judith has held the position of Treasurer at Cairns Meals on Wheels since 2018.

Judith holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting, and a Diploma of Financial Planning. She is a Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, a Member of the Tax Practitioners Board, and an Associate Member of CPA Australia.

Judith is currently employed as Practice Principal at AMP and has been a Director and Board Member of All Financial Services, Darwin since 2017.

Dr Karen Abbey

Dr Karen Abbey was invited to join the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels in 2019 as an Appointed Director.

Dr Abbey brings high level expertise in the field of dietetics and nutrition. She has finished her PhD and holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nutrition, a Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Masters in Health Science Management. In addition, she has completed a Cert IV Trainer and Assessor and a Cert III in Commercial Catering.

Leigh Kennedy

Leigh Kennedy was elected as a Director of Queensland Meals on Wheels in 2019.

She has served the Committee of Mt Gravatt Meals on Wheels since 1988, including three years as Secretary, and was awarded Life Membership in 2015.

Leigh has been a Past Chairperson of Eastern Star (Australia) Foundation Ltd and has recently been elected as the Worthy Grand Matron – Grand Chapter of Queensland, Order of the Eastern Star.

Alexi Paasonen

Alexi Paasonen joined the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels in 2018 as a Director and has served on both the Compliance and Finance Committees.

He has been as employed as the Business Manager at St Lucia Meals o Wheels since 2017 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Economics and Finance.

Peter Mann

Peter Mann was elected to the Board of Queensland Meals on Wheels in 2020.

He joined the Management Committee of Bribie Island Meals on Wheels in early 2018 and has served as Chair since 2019.

Prior to Meals on Wheels, Peter spent 10 years as General Manager of Star Community Services, five years as Manager of Anglicare Brisbane eastern suburbs, and 5 years with the Australian Medical Association of Queensland as Business Manager. He is currently serving as Treasurer of Star Community Services and is serving on the Board of Directors at Connections.