Chief Executive Officer
Jacqueline Kelly is an accomplished leader and strategist leading one of Queensland’s most dynamic and innovative aged and social care providers.
In her role as Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Services, Jacqueline is responsible for an organisation that provides care and services to over 6,000 Queenslanders each year, and touches many more lives beyond.
In addition to her position as CEO of Lutheran Services, Jacqueline is a Trustee and Queensland Advisory Committee Member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and a Trustee Director of Prime Super.
With more than 20 years’ experience working in senior executive roles across the public, corporate, and not-for-profit sectors in a diverse range of industries, Jacqueline appreciates the diversity of approaches necessary to addressing some of the most complex issues Australians face.
Dr Clare Seligmann
Dr Claire Seligmann has served as a member of Lutheran Services Council since 2007, and chaired the body since 2009.
Claire is a highly regarded General Practitioner with 30 years’ experience with expertise in Aged and Palliative care.
She has been a Board member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Queensland and has made major contributions to several health organisation boards and committees in addition to holding a range of governance roles in multiple not-for-profit organisations.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP).
Memberships include AMA; RACGP and ANZSPM (Australia, New Zealand society for palliative medicine).
Stuart has served as a member of the Lutheran Services Council since 2010. He brings to his role expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Business, Project Management, and Financial Services.
Stuart has held executive positions in Congregations and Lutheran Primary School P&F Associations in Adelaide and Brisbane, as well as serving as Treasurer of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Primary School Council for nine years.
He owns and operates a finance business in Brisbane, and has extensive experience in project engineering and management.
He has previously held, and currently holds, a number of treasurer roles in a diversity of community organisations.
Simon has served on the Lutheran Services Council since 2012. He is Director of LaBlack Lawyers which practices exclusively in property, commercial and succession law.
Simon has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
His governance and community involvement experience includes roles with Emmanuel College Student Club Executive Committee (University of Queensland), St John’s Bundaberg, and St Peter’s Indooroopilly / Springfield.
Jennifer has served on the Lutheran Services Council since 2013. She is currently a Lead Process Engineer with Advisian, part of the Worley Parsons Group. In addition to engineering, Jennifer has formal qualifications in training and business.
Jennifer brings to the Council a wealth of experience across numerous sectors and volunteer appointments with a range of organisations and committees, including St Peter’s Lutheran College Council, Scouts Queensland, and the Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Bobby Rolison
Bobby joined the Council in 2016. He has qualifications in medicine, mathematics, biotechnology and medical science, along with independent study in mathematical economics and change management.
He is currently a medical practitioner with Queensland Health. His professional expertise extends to aged care, palliative care, and family medicine.
Bobby has previously held positions in research for a medical school, in medical science for a children’s hospital and in customer service for a Fortune 100 firm, specialising in dispute resolution.
Andrew has served on the Lutheran Services Council since 2015. He has qualifications in commerce and financial planning, and is the Chief Financial Officer in a large family run Transport Operation, JR Stephens & Co in Ipswich.
Prior to this role, Andrew had 18.5 years in commercial banking where he assisted clients in a wide variety of industries across Queensland in the small-to-medium enterprise and corporate sectors, including roles in leadership within business banking and risk management.
Andrew’s community activities include interests associated with his Church and his role as Chair and Finance Sub Committee Chair of the Bethany Lutheran Primary School Council in Raceview.
Dr Leena Vuorinen
Leena has served on the Lutheran Services Council since 2011. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences and a Masters of Social Sciences, both of which focus on social gerontological matters.
Leena’s career in aged care spans over 20 years. She has worked for service design and development; quality and continuous improvement; policy development, information, training and education; case coordination and care management in aged and community care sectors.
She currently works as an Aged Care Manager for Deaf Services Queensland overseeing home care for deaf, deaf blind and hard of hearing seniors across the whole state of Queensland.
Pastor Mark Gierus
Pastor Mark has served on the Council since 2018. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Mackay and has been the Pastor of the Mackay Community Lutheran Church since 2015.
As a primary school teacher for 10 years, he holds Bachelor degrees in Ministry, Theology and Education, a Masters degree in Sports Coaching and qualifications in Training & Assessment. Pastor Mark has also sat on the Board for Disability Services in Adelaide and has coached netball at a state level.
Pastor Mark is passionate about working with older Australians and is actively involved with visiting residents and conducting church services both in aged care and retirement living as well as hospitals. He is inspired to encourage staff and carers in their calling as they care for and serve older people.