‘I really want to make a difference to improving the lives and social determinates for our people’.
Chief Executive Officer
Theresa grew up in Cairns, with proud family connections to Cherbourg (Wakka Wakka) and Mount Isa (Kalkadon).
Raised by her strong and compassionate grandmother Bonnie Simpson as an only child, Theresa was consistently around her mother’s younger siblings and was often mistaken for one of them. This experience as a child immersed her in the positive cultural familiy values of our previous generations and shaped Theresa into the family orientated person she is today, having two children and a large extended family.
Grandmother Bonnie one of the original house mothers that had helped establish Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan alongside founder Rose Richards.
Theresa has worked at Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan for nineteen years, continuing in her family’s footsteps, with a passion for improving Women’s Health. Her extensive experience prior to coming to Mookai extends across both the Government and private sectors where she gained expertise in business management and administration, human resources, finance and leadership.
Theresa is determined to sustain and build on the legacy left by the women who built Mookai Rosie before her. A legacy which encompasses both a professional evidence-based health care and accommodation service combined with strong and respectful cultural governance.
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