Carol BennettVice Chairperson
Carol Bennett is a Senior IT professional who throughout her career has worked with many national and multi-national organisations and the NSW State Government. Carol, together with her husband Chris, embarked on a river change and since 2013 have owned and operated Penrith’s iconic tourist attraction, the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler. Carol understands the relevance of the Queen of Hearts Foundation and is dedicated to assisting the Foundation in its quest to support the Penrith Community.
Luke is the Principal of Witten Partners, a Penrith based firm of Chartered Accountants. In his professional life, Luke guides his clients through the myriad of financial and tax issues they face. Luke hopes that through his role as Treasurer for the Queen of Hearts Community Foundation he can use this expertise for the benefit of the wider community.
Natalie is a local woman born and raised in Penrith. She is now a Lawyer and an active member of the Penrith community serving on the board of Western Sydney Business Centre, Penrith Chamber of Commerce and the Penrith Giants AFL Club.
Joh DickensMajor Events
Joh grew up in a family-owned and operated business in Penrith for 29 years as owner of Kingswood Florist & Creative Balloons. Her love of flowers and hunger to embark on the same journey as her family gave her the desire to start a business that was truly her own. She is currently the President of the Professional Florists Association of NSW and is also an active member of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce for the last 5 years and a current member of the Board. Joh is passionate to give back to the Community and the Queen of Hearts Community Foundation provides that solid platform
Michele ElleryFounder & Chief Executive Officer
Michele Ellery is the Founder and CEO of Queen of Hearts Community Foundation, an organisation that Protects and supports victims of Child abuse and Domestic Violence on their journey for justice and healing. Awards and Recognition include; • 2016 Impact25 Pro Bono Awards for Recognising Positive Impact • 2016 Finalist WSABE Awards for Excellence in Business Ethics • 2015/16 Winner Altitude Awards for Paying it Forward Category (Public Voted) • 2016 Winner Zest Awards for Outstanding Voluntary Organisation • 2016 Highly Commended Zest Awards for Outstanding leader in a Voluntary Capacity • 2017 Women Economic Forum, New Delhi Award