Our Team

Parkinson’s Queensland Staff Members

Chief Executive Officer

Miguel A. Diaz MBA

Miguel joined PQI as CEO in February 2020 after a career spanning the Arts, Corporate and Not for Profit sectors. Miguel has held senior roles with organisations including PwC, EY, Minter Ellison, TAFE Queensland and Camp Quality. He has also served on a number of not for profit boards and as Chair of a Queensland Government board.

Miguel’s passion is to make a difference to the individuals, communities and organisations he engages with. When he is not at work you will find him enjoying time with family and friends, exercising, playing football (round ball) or playing music.  

Once upon a time Miguel was a professional singer with stints performing in the Phantom of the Opera and with Opera Australia so he can sing for his supper.

Business Services Manager

Rachel Jeffrey

Rachel started with Parkinson’s Queensland in 2015 and has held roles within administration, member and business services. Having also worked within a university setting, Rachel’s varied experience complements the Parkinson’s Queensland team with operational activities including finances and CRM management.

Rachel is a graduate of Griffith University with majors in Business Management and Human Resources and has a keen interest in data analysis and reporting.

As the glue that holds the Parkinson’s Queensland team together, Rachel loves knowing that the work she does assists in making a difference to people with Parkinson’s Queensland.

Fundraising & Marketing Manager

Cally Zammit

Self-proclaimed ‘Fundraising Nerd’ Cally, has raised money for some of Australia’s largest charities.

Having spent almost two decades in the not-for-profit space – Cally loves the thrill of events, connecting with the community and helping corporates make a difference. With a wealth of experience across all Fundraising Streams, Cally is a marketing whiz who enjoys watching small ideas grow into large results!

Re-joining the team at Parkinson’s Queensland Inc. for a second time, Cally loves knowing that her work in the Fundraising and Marketing space is contributing to making a real difference to the Parkinson’s Community in Qld.

Administration Support Officer

Fiona Webb

Fiona began her service with Parkinson’s Queensland as a volunteer and it quickly became apparent that she was a much needed part of the team.

Now the ‘right hand’ to our Member Services Manager – Fiona’s interaction with our members and those within support groups has made her a popular and knowledgeable team member, you might even see her occasionally at a Members Event or Zoom Support Group Meeting!

Fiona is our fitness fan and we count on Fiona to lead “Team Parkinson’s” to victory during our sporting events and competitions. Fiona also leads “Team Parkinson’s” in the office each day by aiming to support each and every person living with or impacted by Parkinson’s in whatever way she can!

Communications and Marketing Assistant

Phaedra McGhie

Phaedra is a University student completing her last year in a Bachelor of Business (Marketing)/Psychology. She is just beginning her career in the Marketing field as assistant to the Fundraising and Marketing manager, Cally.

Her role at Parkinson’s Queensland consists of managing the digital communications of the brand and assisting with the coordination of fundraising events and campaigns.

Phaedra’s interest in marketing stems from her love of all things creative. In her free time, she loves to paint, write or anything artsy.

Community Engagement Officer

Sue Hughes

Sue joins the Parkinsons Queensland family after returning to live in Brisbane after a 20 year absence living in Northern NSW.

Sue has Graduate qualifications in Human Resource and Business Management. She has held Business Mentoring & Development and Community Engagement roles with St Vincent de Paul (with the homeless), Our Healthy Clarence (Suicide Prevention & Mental Health & Wellbeing) and Enterprise & Training Company (ETC).  Sue was an Elected Member of Clarence Valley Council for 8 years, President of the Yamba Chamber of Commerce and the foundation member of Light Up the Darkness (an advocacy group for Mental Health).

Sue is passionate about working in an environment that genuinely makes a difference in the community in which she lives. When not working Sue enjoys going to the AFL, Art Galleries, Live Theatre and travelling the world.

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