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New GM To Tackle Areas Of Demand For Mental Health

Leading mental wellbeing and suicide prevention not-for-profit charity, selectability, has welcomed a new General Manager, service development to support its continued expansion in regional Queensland.

The new General Manager, Matt Kinnane was appointed to create and develop multiple new services to meet the diverse mental wellbeing and suicide prevention needs of regional Queenslanders.

CEO, Debra Burden said the rapid growth of the company prompted the move, which required a dedicated industry expert.

“We are delighted to welcome Matt to the executive team,” Mrs Burden said.

“Matt’s proven track record in disability across North Queensland leaves him well-placed to drive the expansion of our services.

“The new services will address areas of demand and unmet need across our footprint.

“Services like social housing are particularly important with the current housing crisis leaving many of our consumers homeless or in insecure housing.”

Matt Kinnane said he was delighted to join the selectability team to lead the development of new services.

“selectability has seen substantial growth in the last 12 months, so I am looking forward to working with a strong workforce to improve the wellbeing of our consumers,” Mr Kinnane said.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to apply my skills and experience to deliver new services to the individuals and communities that need them most.

“I have been a part of this sector for a long time, and I am passionate about creating opportunities for those in regional and remote areas, ensuring they have access to high quality support locally.”

Mr Kinnane brings over two decades of strong leadership to the selectability executive team, including extensive experience in finance, social services, and disability.

General Manager for Service Development Matt Kinnane

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