Charity Directors


Dr Coralie Graham 

(Senior Lecturer – University of Southern Queensland)

 Coralie has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years with many years spent working in varying roles in acute care and as a domiciliary nurse for BlueCare and OzCare. In trying to find some answers for her son Joel who suffered a brain injury at the age of 3 years, she started studying and completed 2 psychology degrees. She is registered as a Psychologist and remains dually registered as both a Nurse and Psychologist. She has gone on to complete a PhD and Post-Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning. Coralie has worked in a number of roles including St Andrews Hospital, Centrelink and for the past 8 years at USQ. She is currently the Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Nursing at USQ where she teaches courses related to  promotion of health and wellness,  community nursing and rehabilitation/disability.


Rebecca Darr 

(Associate Academic Program Support Officer – University of Southern Queensland) 

Rebecca has worked as an Academic Program Support Officer in the Research department at USQ for the past 3 years, and prior to that spent many years working as a Disability Support Officer in Queensland. She has a passion for helping people and is currently studying Nutrition, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine in the hopes of one day running her own practice. Rebecca has a strong desire to support successful treatment to Stroke and Brain Injury patients as she has seen firsthand the horrible implications of Stroke and wishes to help as many affected families as possible.


Susan Ryan 

(News Director – Southern Cross Austero)

Susan is a Journalist and News Director in Broadcast Media. She signed on to be part of the SRTF team after hearing of the potential development for the care and treatment could bring to her brother Joel, as well as people who have suffered brain injury, and who will in the future, be it by accident, illness or Stroke. She got into the news business to help bring around change in communities, and she sees her role in the SRTF as an opportunity to do the same.



Robyn Cavanagh

Robyn Cavanagh

Robyn Cavanagh 

( Director – Quality lifestyle Support)

For the past 15 years, Robyn has been Director of Quality lifestyle Support which is an organisation which provides support to people with a disability in Toowoomba and other parts of Queensland. She has worked as a Teacher’s Aide supporting people with a disability, and has Certificate III and IV in Disability and a Diploma in Community Services/Disability.   Robyn is passionate about providing support for people with a disability in the community.


Melissa Taylor 

(Senior Lecturer – University of Southern Queensland)

Melissa Taylor is a registered nurse employed at the University of Southern Queensland as a Senior Lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.  With a diverse background in clinical and health management that extends for greater than 25 years including being Director of Nursing of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba for 5 years. She is now a PhD candidate reflecting her passion about clinical education practices and leadership development of nurses within both the acute and aged care setting.  Melissa is driven by research initiatives that strive to improve the quality of life of the clients she attends, the care and leadership approaches that nurses use in practice, and the education of the profession on current best practice clinical standards. Melissa teaches nursing courses about professional clinical practice, promotion of health and wellness in additional to other areas of healthcare.