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 Lobegeier


Nicole has a background in management, safety, vocational training, and government relations. Nicole works as the Executive Officer to Colin Boyce, the Federal Member for Flynn. She has extensive experience in running not for profit organisations and is currently the Founder of Adopt-a-Grandparent Gladstone and Gladstone PAWS animal rescue where she also serves as President and Dog Coordinator.  Nicole’s passion for volunteerism is evident, as a dynamic leader with a commitment to community welfare and a fervent advocate for the invaluable contributions of small non-profit organisations.

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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.

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Roxanne Hodda


Roxanne is an experienced community engagement professional with international accreditation as a Partnership Broker.  Her 20 years experience in community consultation and stakeholder engagement gives Roxanne excellent skills in community consultation facilitation, training, project management, stakeholder engagement and excellent written communication skills.

Roxanne lives and works in regional Queensland.

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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 a member 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.

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Jennifer McGuire


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.

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 Report Card Assessment.

Jennifer is currently the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (AusIndustry) Regional Manager for Central Queensland, where she travels meeting with community, small and medium size businesses to identify their needs and connect them with programs and funding to assist them to grow.

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.


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Lois Lodding


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. Lois is currently transitioning into the CEO role at NFP House.


Lyndal Hansen

Senior Project Coordinator

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.

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Dana Iwanicki

Office Manager / Project Coordinator

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/Project Coordinator role and oversees the Volunteer Portal.  Dana enjoys volunteering at the Boyne Tannum HookUp and with other local sports clubs her son is involved in.

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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.


Gaetane Chiffoleau

Project Coordinator

Gaetane is a long term Gladstone resident with over 15 years’ experience working in project and community engagement roles for local government, statement government and more recently, two local not for profit organisations. She has experience with grant writing, volunteer management and governance and has worked closely with organisations and volunteers to deliver projects and events. She enjoys seeing the positive outcomes of these collaborative efforts.

Gaetane joined the NFP House team in January 2024 as Project Coordinator and will work across various programs including the workplace volunteer program and Next Generation Volunteering.

Gaetane is a mother of two active boys and volunteers with the school and local sporting organisations her family is involved with.

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Tiaan Herde


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 full-time role with NFP House in November 2021 as an Administrative Assistant and has since completed a Certificate IV in Marketing and Communications. Tiaan provides administrative support, graphic design, 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.

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Doug Hoffmann

Administration Assistant

Doug grew up living in a number of places across Queensland.  He finished high school in Gladstone and moved to Brisbane to complete a Diploma in Music Production at the School of Audio Engineering.  Doug moved back to Gladstone in 2023 and completed a traineeship in Business through Apprentices and Trainees Queensland where he was placed with NFP House.  Upon completion of his traineeship, he was employed full-time by NFP House where he specialises in graphic design, video editing, data analysis, marketing, IT development and administration.  Doug currently serves as Secretary for the Gladstone Region Air Quality Community Group.

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