Currently the Managing Director of IMPACT Community Services, during her 20-year tenure Tanya O’Shea has challenged the status quo, advocated for her region’s most vulnerable and has not been afraid to roll up her sleeves and get the job done when the going got tough (especially when IMPACT went underwater during the 2013 floods; Tanya was the first on the scene and instantly went into survival mode to have the organisation back up and running within a 24 hour period).
Dedicated to improving lives by providing support, training and employment opportunities, under Tanya’s leadership, IMPACT has also developed and grown two social enterprises – established to be mutually beneficial by creating jobs and injecting significant value back into the local economy.
She has also created empowered teams who have innovation in their DNA, designing and deploying a broad spectrum of programs to bolster the region’s health and disability service offerings.
Holding numerous past and present director and committee positions across the Wide Bay/Burnett region – from The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg, through to the Institute of Managers and Leaders Advisory Committee, Surf Life Saving Queensland, Shalom College Board, the Regional Development Australia WBB committee, and the CQU Postgraduate Reference Committee, Tanya demonstrates on a daily basis her ongoing commitment to the social, economic and community sector.
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