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Emily Butterworth

Operations Manager

Emily has extensive experience coordinating justice programs in both community and government sectors. Emily is passionate about working with people to foster self-determination and a sense of agency. Emily believes strongly in the efficacy of early intervention to prevent further entrenchment within systems that perpetuate disadvantage and has witnessed firsthand the way in which creative, community led approaches to service delivery have the capacity to change the lives of people for the better.

Professional Qualifications and Community Involvement:

  • Bachelor of Arts- Honours (Criminal Justice)
  • Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Science
  • Coordinator – Community Residential Facility post-release
  • Senior Practitioner – ReConnect- Corrections Victoria Reintegration Pathway program
  • Reintegration Coordinator- Ravenhall Correctional Centre
  • Youth mentor – Ladder youth homelessness program
  • Remote Community Volunteer – National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
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Joseph Heri

Lead Youth Worker

Hello! My name is Joseph and I am passionate about helping and supporting young people who have been impacted by trauma and things outside of their control. I believe that when a community comes together we are able to have the biggest impact especially in changing young people’s future for the better. It brings me so much joy to see young people find happiness when striving in their own unique culture.

Professional Qualifications and Community Involvement:

  • Bachelor of Human Services
  • Intensive Therapeutic Youth Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Youth Support Volunteer
  • Red Frog Volunteer
  • Mater Little Miracle’s Volunteer

Richard Roberts

President & Board Member

Richard is a passionate believer in the capacity of not-for-profit organisations to deliver innovative and carefully tailored services to local communities that particularly fill gaps in community service delivery. He is also an advocate for people from the commercial sphere to become involved in not-for-profit organisations to assist in delivering to them management, governance and organisational growth skills

Professional Qualifications and Community Involvement:

Richard graduated in Commerce and Law at University of Queensland. He has gained extensive commercial experience over 35 years in his professional career, including through senior positions in Queensland Treasury, Hong Kong Bank, Thiess Contractors, REST Industry Super and in a private investment business. These positions have involved fulfilling roles on numerous Boards.

The above roles allowed Richard to gain extensive experience in governance, management, finance and banking, capital raisings, project management and development, infrastructure investment, funds management and facilities management.

Throughout his professional life, Richard has always found time to serve community not-for-profit organisations, including with:

  • Suicide Prevention Pathways Inc (SPP)
  • Housing First Ltd
  • CaSPA Aged Care
  • Fingal Head Coastcare (FHC)
  • Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation

Glenys Woolcock

Secretary & Board Member

Having worked and volunteered in the not-for-profit sector for over 35 years, Glenys has developed skills in organisational governance, business & financial management and coaching. The sum of this experience has led Glenys to the strong belief that it takes a village to raise and interact positively with a child in order for them to grow into strong and healthy members of that community.

Professional Qualifications and Community Involvement:

  • Master of Business Administration (HR Major)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major)
  • Associate Management Accountant
  • President Horse Whispering Youth Program
  • Secretary RiverTracks
Malcolm Cameron

Board Director


Owner / managing director of Tweed Landscaping and Gardens, a Landscaping and gardening company based in Murwillumbah and operating in the Tweed Shire.

Professional Qualifications and Community Involvement:

  • Board member of National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 4 years
  • Councillor City of Melbourne (approx 10 years)
  • Chairman of Parks and Gardens committee
  • Member of Finance Committee
  • Chairman of the Royal Park design competition committee and subsequent implementation
  • Director of City of Melbourne Employment Institute. A company set up by City of Melbourne to offer employment to local residents in dismantling the Flemington sale yards. CMEI provided carpentry and business training to employees who re-purposed timber from the yards, made and sold furniture from the timber. CMEI also created a local business hub in the saleyard offices and provided start-up training and support for local small businesses
  • Director of Moomba Festival Pty Ltd. Annual carnival / festival in Melbourne
  • Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors and am a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
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Kerry Pritchard

Board Director

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Kerry has a degree in Social Sciences and qualifications in Complex Trauma. She has worked in various community development and community service roles both internationally and domestically. Alongside this, Kerry has held several voluntary advocacy positions, on the boards of VoiceUp, the Alliance for Forgotten Australians and the Wattle Place Forgotten Australians consultative forum. 

Most recently, Kerry has been involved with helping to coordinate the Community Donations and Volunteer Hubs in Murwillumbah in response to the floods. Kerry brings to RiverTracks a personal understanding through her own lived experience, and healing journey out of intergenerational and developmental trauma.  

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Chelle Wallace

Board Director

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Chelle has worked at Murwillumbah TAFE part time as a student Counsellor and career/education advisor for the past 11 years. Prior to this Chelle was a Counsellor at Murwillumbah High and also did periods of teaching. She is a fine art photographer based at M|Arts, an Arts Collective in central Murwillumbah. Chelle has been very involved in the flood response in Tweed (2017/2022) as both a community member and as part of the It Takes a Town team over five years.