Our Team - Not-For-Profit House | Gladstone, QLD

Our Team

NFP House is made up of a team of highly professional and skilled people in the Not For Profit Sector.  Our staff, contractors and Board of Directors are all Gladstone locals.

Board of Directors

NFP House Nicole Allison

Nicole Allison


Nicole has a background in management, safety and vocational education and training with extensive experience in running not-for-profit organisations. Nicole works as an Executive Assistant for the Office of Colin Boyce MP, Federal Member for Flynn, is President of Gladstone Paws, Founder of the Adopt-a-Grandparent and a Carer for the Gladstone & District Wildlife Carers Association Inc. She is highly involved in her community and has a passion to ensure that the community is well catered for.

NFPHouse-March23-029_Colin BW.jpg

Colin Burke


Colin has been living in Gladstone since the 90’s and up until recently, he and his wife Mary were owners of Elders Real Estate Gladstone. Colin is a Community Champion with numerous volunteer roles in not-for-profits and charitable organisations, including roles as a Board member and later Chairperson of GAPDL and the local branch of REIQ. He is still an active member and past President of Rotary Club of Gladstone Port Curtis and Gladstone Gropers Master’s Swimming Club. He is a Founding Member of Wild Goose Theatre Company, committee member of the RADF, a long-time supporter and volunteer with the Salvation Army and a member of Anglicare’s housing subcommittee in Rockhampton.

NFP House Sue Ellen Howie

Sue-Ellen Howie


Sue-Ellen has extensive HR experience across a variety of industries with strengths in leading teams, projects and change. With a pragmatic and honest style, she is committed to optimising the employee and leader experience within the workplace. Sue-Ellen is the current President of the Boyne-Tannum Rotary Club. Having lived in small communities for most of her life, she is constantly looking for ways to connect and collaborate – seeking to achieve more through working together.

James Harris_Director B&W

James Harris


James leads an organisation that provides full service and integrated consulting to small and medium businesses, and other organisations.   His team works with clients to solve problems and create improvements across most business functions. Additionally, they also take over businesses to facilitate transformation and turnaround where required.  James has advised over 200 organisations across Australia, North America, and Europe.

His current focus with the clients he works with directly is split between takeover and acquisition analysis, new start-ups, and implementing data and evidenced based decision making to drive continuous improvement.  His interests are in data collection, organisation, storage and transformation, statistical analysis, brand development, integration of AI technology into business functions and community organisations and projects.

Photo coming son

Roxanne Hodda


Bio coming soon


NFPHouse-March23-012_Lyndal BW

Lyndal Hansen


Lyndal, has over her career, worked for the Australian Sports Commission, State Government, owned and directed her own consultancy company for 20+ years and co-founded and served as CEO of NFP House for the past 3+ years.

Lyndal’s focus is to assist not for profit organisations by providing the knowledge and experience she has gained over the last 30 years. Her aim is to ensure the investments going into the Not For Profit Sector are used wisely and have solid outcomes that enrich the not for profit sector.

Lyndal started NFP House to enable the 500 plus not for profit organisations based in the Gladstone Region a place to go to seek support, information, advise or services. Since NFP House started operating three years ago, it has serviced over 250 organisations and delivered a range of services. NFP House conducts valuable research into the health of the Not For Profit Sector.

NFPHouse-March23-025_Bernadette BW

Bernadette Ariens

Project Coordinator

Bernadette is a mother of 7 children under 16 years of age and has lived in Queensland since 2016. Over a span of 25 years, she has taught in Melbourne universities in social work, youth work and teaching and developed and implemented projects with secondary schools across Victoria.
Her real love lies in building community in all aspects of her life with a special focus in developing people in skills of facilitation and program development. In her spare time, Bernadette loves working with ministry in the local church and swimming in the ocean.

As Project Coordinator at NFP House, Bernadette particularly enjoys collaborating with the community to become creators of true and lasting change!  You can find Bernadette at NFP House on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am-3pm.

Coming soon question mark_team page1

We are Hiring!

Project Coordinator

Check back soon as we are currently seeking a new Project Coordinator.

NFPHouse-March23-008_Dana BW

Dana Iwanicki

Office Manager

Dana moved to Australia from the United States in 2009 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management. She has 10+ years of experience in Administration and Project Coordination roles within the Not For Profit Sector, including sporting organisations and community groups. She has assisted with consultation and preparation of planning and governance workshops and documentation for several regional sport and recreation clubs across Queensland. She also spent 3.5 years working in industry recruitment for the Curtis Island LNG projects.

Dana joined NFP House in 2019 as a Project Coordinator working across various projects and programs, including co-leading the Grant Writing Program. She currently holds an Office Manager role and serves as an appointed Secretary for the Boyne Tannum HookUp Association.

NFPHouse-March23-017_Tiaan BW

Tiaan Herde

Administration Assistant

Tiaan has spent most of her life in Gladstone and throughout high school worked in various customer services roles while completing a Diploma in Business. Tiaan was employed into her first fulltime role with NFP House in November 2021 as an Administrative Assistant and is currently undertaking a traineeship to complete a Certificate IV in Marketing and Communications. Tiaan provides administrative support, graphic designing, social media management, and project coordination, along with taking on Secretariat duties for the Boyne Tannum HookUp Association and the Gladstone Region Air Quality Community Group. Since joining the NFP House team she has gained various skill sets and experiences which she is excited to use in the community.


NFPHouse-March23-011_Jen BW

Jennifer McGuire

Project Manager

Jennifer has 28 years of experience working in management roles within the largest industries in the Gladstone Region, including GPC, QAL and BSL. She has expertise in the areas of project delivery, commercial projects, supply & warehousing and business support.

Through her contract work at Bonum Vitae, she has undertaken consultancy projects to assist local not for profit organisations in the Gladstone Region and been instrumental in the delivery of a Corporate Workplace Volunteer Program to local Gladstone industry, design and implementation of the NFP House Volunteer Portal, and assistance with other NFP House projects like the Repot Card Assessment.

She served as President of the Boyne Tannum HookUp for 7 years, delivering successful events to the local community year after year and strongly advocated for fishing tourism. Jennifer is heavily involved in the local community through a number of volunteer positions and boards.

NFPHouse-March23-005_Lois BW

Lois Lodding

Management Consultant

Lois is dedicated to bringing private sector effectiveness to the Not For Profit Sector. She has an honours degree in Business Management and 15 years management experience with multinational, national and local private companies as well as senior management roles in the Not For Profit Sector. She has expertise in new service establishment, operational excellence, project delivery and audit and compliance.

Lois’s volunteer roles have included Gladstone Engineering Alliance Management Committee, Rotaract, Breaking the Cycle (PCYC) and most recently with IHEART delivering resilience and wellbeing training in schools. She led the development of the NFP House Report Card Assessment and assists with other NFP House projects, including the Workplace Volunteering Project.

Scroll to Top