Founder & CEO
2022 – City of Joondalup Australia Day Awards – Community Citizen of the Year
2021 – City of Joondalup Australia Day Awards – Active Citizenship Award – Cycling Without Age Sorrento
2020 – Exemplary Service Award – Lions International
I am an advocate for stronger, more vibrant communities. I believe in values based choices that deliver the highest good for our supported people, coastal community and its visitors.
My strong support network has nurtured my values of inclusivity, human connections and the importance of looking after the volunteer.
A big picture thinker, I strive to bring these values to life via verbal storytelling and organisational leadership.
My positive outlook on life has been strengthened by her desire for wanderlust; believing every new destination is an opportunity to learn from new experiences.
Together we are stronger.
Derek is the principal architect, founding partner and managing director of two multi-award-winning architectural practices: nash+ghersinich architects and interior designers and Maze Architects. He is a registered architect, member of the Australian Institute of Architects and has had more than 40 years’ experience in the architectural profession.
He brings a wealth of professional experience, but also a lifetime of being passionately involved in various community endeavours including scouting, sporting clubs, volunteer organizations and school boards. He was born in Perth, but has travelled widely, enjoying immersing himself in the culture and languages of other lands and more recently, closer to home, learning about the Noongar language and culture of the Southwest of WA.
He is a former councillor of the City of Subiaco and JDAP member (2017-2021), is currently a director and leader of Rites Together, an organization that delivers contemporary rites of passage experiences for young people and a council member of Trinity Residential College. He is a firm believer in giving back to his own community and contributing to where he can best be of service.
Marcus Humphreys is currently global Labour Relations Counsellor for Chevron.
He has a Bachelor or Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and recently had his skills and experience assessed at Doctoral level by Curtin University.
Marcus’ principal area of practice is in the energy and resource sector and has over 25 years’ experience. This includes the legal practice areas of employment and industrial law, native title, workplace health and safety, contract and ESG.
Marcus is committed to community advancement and was previously a member of Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia School Personnel Committee from 2013-2016.
Marcus believes in challenging the status quo, to break barriers, allowing for a more inclusive, socially conscious community.
Sandy Duxbury is an experienced health promotion practitioner dedicated to improving health equity, building capacity and creating healthy environments.
Leading teams to realize optimum health and well-being is her passion.
Sandy’s career in health includes being owner of an outdoor fitness company, a nutrition consultant, public speaker, health promotion practitioner and active local community member.
Sandy was a Finalist in the Act Belong Commit awards and part of the inaugural Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food team WA.
Better physical and mental health, good food, and sustainability drive her towards connecting individuals in the places where we live, work and play.
Noeleen is an administrative force within the charity, helping us deliver our impactful year to date.
Noeleen currently works as a finance officer and currently volunteers at GFS Australia, a national organisation.
Roles have included seven years as Treasurer, three years as Secretary and now Vice-President.
A Sorrento local, Noeleen understands the true value of community involvement, knowing it provides a sense of belonging and social connectedness to the community in which she lives and works.