North Queensland

Committee Information

The following members of the APS Branch Committee have been elected by APS members in a particular geographical area. Please feel free to contact the  Branch Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for all APS members in this area.


Ms Carolyn Clark
I'm a North Qld local having completed both my undergrad and postgrad training at JCU. My professional life started as a manager within the Public Service, gaining valuable HR and L&D experience. From there I pursued my Clinical Masters and have worked across a range of roles including public health, NGOs, private practice and Defence. I have additionally lectured/tutored within the undergrad Psychology program at JCU and am a PSYBA registered supervisor.

I have experience with a broad range of mental health presentations, but have a passion for working with our Defence community.

I first joined the committee in 2011 and up until mid-2016 performed the roles firstly of Treasurer and then Secretary. I took a break from the committee, before re-joining at the 2016 AGM.

I’m very proud to take on the role of Chair of our committee, it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with such a hardworking and enthusiastic team who are so committed to our local community.


Mrs Jutta Dempsey
I am practising mostly within a Child and Family Mental Health area in Private practice (Directions), and have done so since 1996, having previously worked within schools both in Australia and Overseas as well as in Child and Youth Mental Health.
Private Practise brings a different perspective to the types of events (times, topics and networking) that would be of interest and value and I hope that members will share their preferences with me so that the North Queensland APS branch can be relevant to even more members.
As a supervisor, I also have an interest in the 4 plus 2 pathway and the need to make this more accommodating for graduates so that the psychological profession can gain highly trained and valuable members. Our branch networking is able to make this more possible.


Mrs Gayle Roe

Committee Member

Ms Susan Dormer

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Dr Sarah Lutkin

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Ms Marlene Anderson

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Ms Lisa Phelan

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Mrs Dannielle Charge

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Ms Susan Oaklands

Student Rep

Mrs Catherine McLellan