ACHPER Queensland Branch is governed by an honorary Board whose purpose is to provide ACHPER Queensland with strategic direction. The Board acts proactively to drive the work of the organisation to meet current and future demands of our members and the broader community.

The Board also has ultimate responsibility for the finances of the organisation and holds legal responsibility for its ventures and actions.



Dan Michael, President

Dan is an experienced educator in the Health and Physical Education (HPE) learning area with more than two decades of experience in the classroom. He has also been a Head of Department in HPE since 2010. Dan has experience as a Deputy Principal and has also worked in schools as a Head of Department in both Senior Schooling and Teaching and Learning.

During the development of the new QCE system, Dan spent 4 years working at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) as the Principal Education Officer for Physical Education. This role included trials in external assessment and the release of version 1 of the Physical Education (PE) General Syllabus (2019). In 2018, Dan conducted over 35 workshops across Queensland, equipping teachers with the knowledge and skills to implement the new PE syllabus.

More recently, Dan has worked on teacher reference groups with both QCAA and ACARA, advising on the development of version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. Dan is passionate about supporting health, wellbeing and physical activity opportunities in schools for every young person.

Caroline Brooks, Board Member

After 40 years as an HPE teacher Caroline has signed off and is looking forward to an active retirement. Caroline has spent time in regional and metropolitan state primary and secondary schools and has worked as a resource and curriculum writer and as a consultant. She will continue to advocate for HPE by working on projects with ACHPER QLD that support primary Physical Education.

Sue Monsen, Board Member

Sue Monsen is an experienced primary and secondary health and physical education teacher who currently lectures in the health and physical education teacher education program in UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Throughout her career, Sue has also worked as a Principal Project Officer in Education Queensland's HPE Curriculum Team and a Learning Designer in various projects.


Carolyn Jones, Board Member

Carolyn Jones is a Principal Education Officer at the QCAA in the Health, Physical Education (HPE)/Technologies learning area. Carolyn led an Expert Writing Team in the development of the QCE 2019 Health General Syllabus, Syllabus Implementation Workshops and resources to support implementation. Carolyn has previously written HPE curriculum in Tasmania K-10 and 11/12. Other roles included Chief Marking and Setting Examiner for the Tasmanian Health Studies external assessment. Carolyn has taught in Queensland since 2004 and wrote the Health Education work program at Helensvale SHS before modifying and implementing it in the United Arab Emirates in a three year stint at the Australian International School.

Remy Melia, Board Member

Currently the Director of Senior Years (10-12) at Fraser Coast Anglican College, Remy teaches secondary Health and Physical Education including Senior PE. He has been a Head of Department and Director of Sport & Activities and has taught every year level from Kindergarten to Year 12. Before moving to Hervey Bay, Remy worked at The Southport School for 10 years in a variety of roles in Sport and HPE. Along with a Bachelor’s Degree and Graduate Diploma of Education, Remy holds a Master of Education (With Distinction), specialising in Educational Leadership and is a Level 2 Rugby Union and Cricket Coach, who has coached and managed representative boys and girls Rugby Union and Rugby 7s teams across both the South Coast and Wide Bay regions.


Hugh Shannon, Board Member

Hugh Shannon is a HPE Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Movement Sciences, Queensland University of Technology. He completed a PhD in Health Education and Health Literacy at QUT and a BScApp(HMS-Ed) undergraduate degree with honours from The University of Queensland. Hugh is a qualified secondary and primary teacher, with experience teaching HPE, Senior Physical Education, Senior Health Education and Science in the Queensland secondary school system. He is a member of the ACHPER National - Active and Health Schools Committee and the Health Education state panel managed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Ben Williams, Board Member and Immediate Past-President

Ben Williams is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education at University of Melbourne and previous to that was based at the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University as well as the immediate past-President of ACHPER Qld. He has an undergraduate degree with honours in Human Movement Studies (Education) and a PhD from The University of Queensland. Before completing his PhD and joining Griffith University, Ben was a secondary school health and physical education at The Gap State High School in Brisbane.

Yasmin Atwani, Board Member

Yasmin Atwani is an early career Health and Physical Education Teacher currently in her second year of teaching and has recently joined John Paul College. Her passion lies in connecting middle school students to Senior Physical Education whilst fostering an interest in delving deeper into the world of movement and sport. Beyond the classroom, Yasmin also coordinates the Sporting Schools Program, Kokoda Challenge, coaches female AFL Q Cup teams, serves on the Met East Cross Country team, as well as coordinating HPE Week festivities. In her own time, she is a passionate soccer player currently playing for Logan Metro Football Club. Her Involvement with ACHPER dates back to 2019 in the capacity of student observer.

Our Staff

Rafe Griffin, Executive Officer

After 20 years in the Commonwealth Public Service where he managed and implemented major projects on behalf of the Federal Government, in 2016 Rafe decided on a career change into the sports industry building on media work he had performed in that field. 
For the previous five years, he worked at Football Brisbane (soccer) firstly as the Operations Manager before being appointed General Manager in 2019.

He brings a strategic perspective to the EO role, combined with a deep knowledge of organisational transformation and a passion for supporting health and wellbeing in young people.


Kerryn Cormick, Professional Learning Officer

A qualified Health and Physical Education teacher (Primary and Secondary) with Post Graduate studies in Business Sport Management, Kerryn also has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne. Her focus is staff psychological safety with a passion for workplace culture. She believes if staff are thriving then students will also flourish. Kerryn has also enjoyed hosting gymnastics events for grass roots athletes with personal international success as an athlete and a coach representing Australia on various occasions. Kerryn has been involved with ACHPER Victoria since 2000 and is excited to join the ACHPER QLD team.