Our Team

Health Education Team



Julie Firth - Midwife

Julie is a Womens’ Health Educator with dual qualifications of a degree in both Nursing and Midwifery. She has almost 30 years experience in New Zealand where she trained and worked as an independent midwife and educator with the Dunedin Public Hospital. Prior to moving to Brisbane in 2018 Julie worked as a midwife at St John of God Hospital in Perth WA. Julie is committed to helping and supporting women through their journey to optimal health.

When not working, Julie loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Operational Services Team


Teresa Dugic - Operations Manager

Teresa Dugic is an experienced operations manager with over 18 years’ experience within the Disability Employment Service and Job Network industry. An energetic self-starter with strong communication skills, Teresa is skilled in developing and maintaining a broad vision, cultivating excellent relationships, and communicating effectively across organizations to build focus and productive teams. 

With her energy, enthusiasm, and humor she has been motivating whq team members for over a year to achieve potential and meet objectives.  Possessing a strong problem-solving ability, Teresa has been a successful manager for 15 years, managing multiple offices and over 26 staff.

Marketing Team


Valentina Libretto - Communications Officer

Valentina is a Community Engagement and Communications Officer at whq. Her skill set comprises of market research, data and analytics analysing, target audience engagement, up-to-date technology use, and experience with contemporary digital tools, platforms, and channels.

Valentina is currently studying Masters in Public Relations and Communications at university in Brisbane.   



Photos: Little Footsteps - Photography by Anna

Last updated: March 2018