Regularly, we will feature a member of the HBNC team, giving you a chance to Meet the Neighbours. The goal is to highlight and celebrate the people at the heart of our organisation, who work tirelessly to make the Wide Bay Burnett community a stronger and more resilient one.

This week, we'd like you to meet Elizabeth Campbell, People and Culture Coordinator.

Tell us a bit about yourself.  

Hi, I am Elizabeth, also known as Liz.

My partner and I recently moved to Hervey Bay, although we have been travelling here on and off for 10 years.

I have two young primary school-aged children and one puppy (Kelpie), who keep me busy most of the time, but when I am free, I love going for walks down the beach.

I have many hobbies, such as swimming, sand volleyball, gymnastics and fishing. I also love being creative and making things, and will give anything a go. I also enjoy painting pictures.

What is a quick summary of your professional background?

I have qualifications in different areas – Advanced Dip. Human Resources & Business Management, Cert IV Youth and Family Interventions, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Certificate Family Support, Cert Grief & Bereavement Support.

I have worked as:

  • Community Coordinator for Disability Organisation (Three years)
  • Manager Community Education a Non for profit Children’s Organisation (Six years)
  • Operations & Systems Coordinator for a Disability Organisation (Two years)
  • Patient Liaison Officer – (Peninsula Health) (Two years)

What drew you to work with HBNC?

I like what HBNC stands for and the wonderful things that they do in the community.

How do you see your role making a difference in the lives of the community’s most vulnerable?

My new role will make a difference in the community engaging and recruiting new volunteers to help vulnerable people and hopefully sprinkle some happiness and joy along the way.

What’s one thing you hope to see happen or change for our community?

I hope to see the community working together to support the vulnerable and homelessness.

I hope the Hervey Bay rental crisis changes to make it more affordable and accessible for families and people who need it.