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Our Team

Andrew Bligh

I am the Leader - Services and Strategic Partnerships and have come on board to provide daily oversight to the range of programs delivered by The Oasis here at Homebase and in the community. The single aim of my team and I is to work alongside Veterans, their families, and the community to provide the best support and information to assist people in engaging in meaningful activities, work and be fully immersed in their everyday life.

Angie Barsby

I am the Executive Leader (GM) and commenced in April 2021

Barbie Keller

I am one of the newest directors on The Oasis Townsville board of directors. It is a new role for me and having recently separated from full time service, it is a perfect role for me to give back to the veteran community.

Colleen Maclean

I am the Leader - Projects and Marketing. I lead the Operation Navigator project which is to prepare and empower our ADF personnel and their families to plan for their futures.

David Kippin

I am one of the directors and I serve to provide a conduit to the business community and to lend my corporate and business experience and expertise in support of the organisation’s aspirations and goals.

Erin Donnelly

I am the Volunteer Manager. I started in Sep 18 and I’m currently undertaking training in a Cert IV Coordinating a Volunteer Program.

John Caligari

I am one of the founding directors and currently Chair of The Oasis Townsville board of directors. It fits well with my role as Chair of Operation COMPASS also and Patron of Legacy and 1RAR Association.

Leith Milton

I am the Leader - Operations, People and Performance and started in October 2020.

Lucia Taylor

I am Lucia Taylor and am a Director of Oasis Townsville commencing my appointment in August 2021. As part of the leadership team, I hope to provide, with my experience as a Lawyer having held similar board positions, expertise in governance which will assist in Oasis achieving its mission and goals within the community.

Matt Lyons

I am one of the directors looking to provide my experience and expertise as a law enforcement first responder within the Townsville Community. The health and well-being of contributors to our community have always been important to me. The mission and vision of The Oasis Townsville will enhance opportunities for current and ex-service personnel to integrate and make an impact in our community.

Nathan Mark

I am The Oasis’ Compliance Officer. Having been with The Oasis since its inception, my role is to provide advice to the Board and Management in relation to legal, regulatory and workplace matters. I also own a boutique law firm and I support the Wellbeing Program by providing guidance to their veteran community clients. Please make contact with a wellbeing navigator to assist in booking appointments.

Tony Jones

I am one of the directors and use my Air Force and life experience to work together with the other Board members to achieve the vision and goals of the Oasis.

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