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Meet our staff

Helen Jentz

Chief Executive Officer

Helen is a dedicated association and not-for-profit specialist who has worked in a broad cross-section of industries over the past 20 years. Helen has a proven track record in leading state and national representative associations and is highly experienced in the policy and advocacy arena. She has worked for a range of organisations including the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, the Australian Medical Students' Association and Diabetes Australia.

She also has advised Aids Council Queensland and Queensland Health through her private consulting business. Recognised for her innovative approach to organisational change and development, Helen has a history of transforming organisations into leading representative and commercially successful businesses. Helen holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics) from Queensland University of Technology and is currently completing her Master in Business Administration.


Jennifer Salem

Manager, Member Services and Events

Jennifer joined the College as our Member Services and Events manager in June 2016. Jennifer has worked for over 13 years in the events and marketing industry and having worked for a similar membership association, Jennifer brings extensive experience that will be an asset to the College. Jennifer has completed a Bachelor of Business (Marketing/Retail Management) at Monash University.


Jessie McFarlane

Executive Officer

Jessie is our Executive Officer who joined the College in December 2012. Jessie has more than five years' experience working in administration and office management in a variety of sectors. Jessie is responsible for managing ACE's administrative systems, providing support for membership and event services and publications and working closely with the CEO and National Board. Prior to joining the College, Jessie worked in television production, hospitality and retail.


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