Management Committee

KALP has a volunteer Management Committee which meets monthly. We are always happy to meet people who may be interested in getting involved. Our Annual General Meeting is held in August each year.

President - Jane Geltch

Jane GeltchJane is one of our co-founders and inaugural Service Manager. Her son is a KALP participant and she works with National Disability Services (NDS) Queensland. Jane has been instrumental in KALP's development as an innovative and family focused service, and is passionate about and committed to our values.

An inaugural Queensland Leadership program graduate, Jane has a great ability to mobilise people with her passion and great sense of fun. She loves books, ideas and community work.

Vice President - Helen Roberts

Helen RobertsHelen, another of the founders of KALP, has been with the Management Committee
since the beginning. Her daughter attends KALP and her whole family are very active supporters.

Helen helps out with volunteer admin support at KALP and is a quiet achiever willing to do whatever it takes to make and keep KALP a great service.


Acting Treasurer - Don Wade

Don WadeDon is another of the co-founders of KALP and has been a committed and generous supporter and volunteer ever since. Don's experience in government agencies and as a parent of a person with a disability adds real value to our committee. His son attends KALP.

Don is Participant Representative and currently acting in the Treasurer's role.


Volunteer Representative - James Harvey

Trudi HallJames joined the Management Committee in April 2012. He has a strong financial background, having worked in funds management for the past 16 years.

James has been involved with a number non-profit organisations on a voluntary basis including being Convenor of the Brisbane City branch of Amnesty International.


Parent Representative - Jim McLaughlin

Jim McLaughlinJim has a long history of community involvement in regional Queensland, and though
he has retired from paid work, brings his many years of small business experience, his amazing energy and his commitment to community to our committee.

He is a parent of a KALP participant.


Parent Representative - Larraine McLaughlin

Larraine McLaughlinLarraine is also an experienced small business person and a passionate and dedicated community volunteer.

She is tireless and can always be depended on to show up and pitch in, no matter what the occasion. Laraine is a parent of a KALP participant.