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Veteran Community Integration Advisory Committee (VCIAC)



The purpose of the VCIAC is to provide insights and advice to the GM to inform the design, development and implementation of The Oasis Townsville’s current and emerging services. The Committee will help to ensure that The Oasis Townsville’s operations remain suitable and acceptable for the achievement of its Vision, Mission and Goals.


Membership of the VCIAC comprises the leadership of the community of organisations that significantly impact the veteran community in Townsville. Organisations represented include Defence, other government organisations, key NFP and commercial businesses upon which we rely for effective operations. 

Members are:

  • Angie Barsby - GM The Oasis Townsville (Chair)

  • Linda Bone – Asst Director Transition Operations, Transition Coaching and Support, JTA

  • Michelle Higgins – DVA Townsville Office

  • Kylie Hasse - Senior Health Officer HQ 3rd Brigade (3Bde)

  • Melody Fudge - Director Open Arms

    • Karen Green – Senior Social Worker Open Arms (alt)

  • Larissa Ostermann - Defence Families Australia (DFA) NQ Representative

    • Chantelle Williams - DFA NQ Rep (alt)

  • Andrea van Grinsven - CEO Alliance Rehabilitation

    • Renee Wren – Alliance Rehab (alt)

  • Amanda Delacy – TPC CEO

    • Hayley Golledge – TPC Prgm Mgr (alt)

  • John Caligari – Chair The Oasis Townsville

  • ​​​​​​​Andrew Bligh – Service Delivery Manager The Oasis Townsville (Deputy Chair)



Meetings are held quarterly. Meetings typically last up to 2 hours and are held at The Oasis Townsville. 

Members of the VCIAC may bring additional attendees to meetings where specific expertise or knowledge may be required and as deemed appropriate by the Chair.

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