QAS Legacy Scheme Inc
The QAS Legacy Scheme is a registered charity and managed as an Incorporated Association by elected Board Members. It is governed by a Constitution and an annual financial audit is undertaken to ensure compliance.
QAS Legacy Scheme is run by a devoted and keen spirited team of ambulance staff to aid in the good for all ambulance families.
All Ambulance staff are welcome to join the QAS Legacy Scheme. There is a team of dedicated members overseeing the QAS Legacy Scheme to ensure the support and monies raised are going to all the right places.
The QAS Legacy Scheme is governed by a Constitution and an annual financial audit is undertaken to ensure compliance.
Amy Gomes (Craike) – President
Amy is a Critical Care Paramedic currently based in Brisbane but has worked at many locations around Queensland. Amy qualified as a paramedic over ten years ago and commenced her involvement with the QAS Legacy Scheme Inc. in 2012 when she took part in a charity bike ride from Cairns to Townsville to raise money for an injured colleague.
Amy has a strong interest in paramedic education and enjoys organising CPD and conferences for her colleagues in her spare time. Amy has a special interest in Palliative Care, where she also contributes to the working group for High Benefit Care at End of Life.
Amy’s young son Ari and her husband Serg are what truly brings her happiness. She says it’s quite cliched but that Ari is easily her greatest achievement in life.
Jamie Rhodes Bates – Vice President
Jamie is a Critical Care Paramedic currently based in Brisbane, however he has worked in a variety of roles and locations within the service since commencing full time employment in 2011. Jamie’s first experience with QAS Legacy was participating in Pedal for Paramedics on the Sunshine Coast where he had the opportunity to see the great work of QAS Legacy in supporting QAS officers and their families when they need it the most.
Jamie is a keen advocate of the paramedic profession and the broader pre-hospital workforce, and continues to contribute through various committee memberships with the Australasian College of Paramedicine. Jamie spends his time throwing clay in his home studio, gardening, hanging out with his three dogs, menagerie of poultry and his beautiful husband.
Mindy Thomas – Secretary
Officially elected as Secretary in 2017, and actively supported the board and scheme since 2012. I have worked for the service since 2001 in both non-operational and operational roles. I worked in Human Resources and QAS Recruitment until 2008, when I joined operations as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher. I have held various roles within the Operations Centre environment, both urban and regional and currently an Operations Centre Supervisor with the Brisbane Operations Centre.
I strongly believe in the mission of QAS Legacy and how they support the families of officers who have passed. Over the years, I have seen how the support of QAS Legacy has positively impacted the lives of our QAS Legatees and this is why I continue to support and promote the Scheme.