SAFE,
SECURE,
LOCAL.

Supporting the Mackay community since 1973.

MADEC, Proudly local, since 1973.

MADEC is a proudly local, not for profit community organisation, that has been operating in the Greater Mackay community since 1973. 

As of 2014, MADEC was recognised as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). A PBI is a charity whose main purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness, suffering or disability. It is the highest level of charitable goodness.

Our Vision is to create an inclusive community that empowers, supports and respects all individuals.

Our Mission is to empower and support people to do their best!

Our Values are:

Person-Centred - The needs and rights of people is at the centre of everything we do.

Trust - We build trust through honesty, respect and by following through on our commitments.

Empowerment - We are here to empower people to develop life skills, have a voice and be heard.

Community - We believe that the best results occur when we work together to support all individuals.

Excellence - We strive for continuous improvement and are committed to going above and beyond in our services.

MADEC consists of two core service areas – Disability Supports and Youth Supports.

These services support young people and persons with a disability to access necessary services, build capacity with daily living skills, receive support to live independently, access accommodation services and engage with and contribute to the local community.

Our key services include:

  • YESS – Youth Empowerment & Support Service
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL)
  • Accommodation Services- Respite, Short-Term & Medium-Term Accommodation
  • Support Coordination
  • Plan Management

Meet the senior leadership team.

Jasmine Lowry

CEO

Meet Jaz! Jaz has been part of the MADEC team since 2016.

As the CEO, Jaz manages the day to day operations of the organisation, plans for future growth and focuses on achieving the organisations strategic objectives.

With 10 years experience in finance and business management, as well as lived experience with disability, Jaz is well placed to lead the organisation towards future success.

Tania Atkins

Youth Services Manager

Meet Tania! Tania has been part of the MADEC team since 2012.

As the Youth Services Manager, Tania leads the highly motivated and passionate Youth Support Team to deliver the YESS program in Mackay, Sarina, Bowen and the Whitsundays.

Tania has over 20 years’ experience in the sector and is passionate about developing and delivering support programs to assist vulnerable members of our community.

Karen Bonham

Community Development Coordinator

Meet Karen! Karen joined the MADEC team in 2020...

As the Community Development Coordinator, Karen ensures that MADEC remains connected with the local community. Karen identifies opportunities to collaborate with other organisations and services. She also attends and organises community events so that as a community organisation, MADEC can give back and make valuable contributions to our local community.

Karen has been a Mackay local decades and is well connected in the community. She would love you to reach out to her if you have ideas, feedback or information that can benefit the community and MADEC.

Danielle Hinschen

Disability / Support Coordination Manager

Meet Dani! Dani has been part of the MADEC team since 2018.

As the Disability / Support Coordination Manager, Danielle oversees MADEC's NDIS Services. Danielle is responsible for ensuring that our quality supports continue to improve, grow and strengthen.

Dani is passionate about community and disability services due to lived, professional and academic experiences. She is proud to make a difference in peoples lives and loves to see them thrive and achieve their goals with a strong support network.

Margie Alexander

Human Resource Manager

Meet Margie! Margie has been part of the MADEC team since 2019.

As the HR Manager, Margie manages the organisations human resources. WHS, compliance, recruitment and training. Her focus is on supporting the MADEC team and encouraging a positive and supportive culture.

Margie is passionate about encouraging people to achieve their best. Achievement can be small and personal to extensive and outstanding.  Achieving a goal is satisfying not only to the person but also to the people around them.

During her time at MADEC, Margie has witnessed our participants and staff grow and maximise their potential.

Roz Kelly

NDIS Service Coordinator

Meet Roz! Roz joined the MADEC team in 2020.

As the NDIS Service Coordinator, Roz oversees the direct operations of MADEC's NDIS Supports. Roz is responsible to coordinate Disability Services including; accommodation services, supported independent living, community participation and self-care activities.

Roz has 18yrs experience in the human services industry and is passionate about community and disability services due to lived, professional and academic experiences. She is committed to promoting person-centred practices and working within a goal orientated framework. Roz strives to break down stigma’s for societies most vulnerable, to enable them to live an enriched and inclusive lifestyle.

Meet the Board.

Heidi Jarmaine

Chair

T'aire Olsen

Deputy Chair

Stephen Fernando

Treasurer

Lauran Sgroi

Secretary

Mark Young

Director

Vacancy

Director

Vacancy

Director

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