Our Committee

Rod Cooper


Rod joined the Hub comittee in 2015 after retiring from the Royal Australian Navy with 40years service in the permanent and reserve force. Rod assumed the role of President in 2016. Rod is committed to assisting organisations such as the Hub, who work to assist many individuals and families in the community. Rod says "I see creating a more inclusive community as being at the heart of the work carried out by our dedicated Hub staff and the many volunteers".

Danielle Butterworth

Vice President

Danielle has lived in the Hilltops region for 10 years on a lifestyle block with many pets. Danielle has a background in Mental Health Nursing and recently completed a Cert IV in Community Services through Young Tafe. Volunteering at the Hub allows Danielle to intact with the community and put her qualifications to good use. Danielle enjoys volunteering on the committee as well as assisting with tax help each year and also does the odd day on the admin desk. Danielle believes in the importance of localised access to child, family and community services.

Maria Hanrahan

Public Officer

Maria is a wife, mother and grandmother, recently retired from nursing and midwifery. Maria became part of the committee through attendance at a Hub Art class and becoming open to the activities and mission of the Hub. Maria was extremely happy to support the Hub and believes it makes a huge difference to the families in the hilltops region! When Maria isn’t volunteering or spending time with her family she enjoys playing golf and creating Art & Craft.

Kim Shoard


Kim and her husband Alan moved to Young in 1994 to raise their two boys on a local farm. Kim’s has always enjoyed serving others and prior to family worked as a nurse and paramedic in Canberra ACT. While raising her family, Kim returned to study to grow her skills and gained qualifications in administration, management and training and assessment. Kim currently works at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute and has been teaching first aid to Young and surrounding districts since 1998. Kim has worked in a voluntary capacity whilst living here, including Season’s For Growth, mentoring program, working on committees and volunteering first aid assistance with local sporting groups. Kim was honoured to be asked to join the Hub Committee and looks forward to being a part of the administration to support such an invaluable service to our community.

Susanne Dunshea

Committe Member

After finishing the HSE & working as a registered Nurse in Wollongong Susanne and her family moved to young where she has continued studying and is an active volunteer and mother of 4 children. Susanne become acquainted with the hub while completing work placement and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I appreciated the hard-work and compassion of the staff and volunteer’s says Susanne.