Ohana College Staff

CEO

Aaron Devine

Aaron Devine is a leading education executive, with over 20 years as a senior leader of some of Australia’s largest and most innovative educational providers.

Aaron is committed to supporting students achieving their goals and in seeking to ensure all students have access to quality education irrespective of social, emotional or financial barriers.

Aaron is a respected Educational consultant working in tertiary and school education. Until October 2016, Aaron led TAFE Queensland Brisbane in the role of General Manager. Aaron was also the Chief Executive Officer for the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, and Pro Vice Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. He worked as a Solicitor in Victoria where he practiced in Commercial Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Law. Aaron served as a Senior Adviser to the former Premier of Tasmania, the Hon Jim Bacon AC and Senior Policy Adviser to the Paul Wriedt MHA when he was the Tasmanian Minister for Vocational Education and Training.

Principal

Tenneille Lynham

Tenneille is a devoted and dedicated individual who began her education career at Ohana College in 2018. During this time Tenneille has taken on a number of leadership roles which include Senior Teacher, Head of Learning Enrichment, Head of Teaching and Learning, Deputy Principal and currently Principal.

Tenneille is a devoted and dedicated individual who began her education career at Ohana College in 2018. During this time Tenneille has taken on a number of leadership roles which include Senior Teacher, Head of Learning Enrichment, Head of Teaching and Learning, Deputy Principal and currently Principal.

Tenneille has 14 years experience in the education field having studied a Bachelor of Secondary Education and a Diploma in Counselling. Tenneille has provided leadership, support and has developed strategies to positively manage students and colleagues through a number of diverse and challenging situations.

One of Tenneille’s biggest strengths is offering a valued perspective and insight into varied situations and providing voice to discussions. Tenneille’s person centred approach to education ensures students achieve success in a supportive, positive and inclusive environment.

Deputy Principal - Senior School

Zach Friend

Deputy Principal - Junior School

Sandra Gazzard

Sandra has had many varied positions in the education space across her career which have included Classroom Teacher, Executive Teacher, Head Teacher, Regional Consultant with the Department of Education, Head of Learning and Support and most recently Deputy Principal at Ohana College.

Sandra is a dedicated educator in roles which included facilitating teacher capacity building and delivering quality evidence based professional learning. Sandra has had many varied positions in the education space across her career which have included Classroom Teacher, Executive Teacher, Head Teacher, Regional Consultant with the Department of Education, Head of Learning and Support and most recently Deputy Principal at Ohana College. Sandra has a motivational and encouraging attitude which supports students' and staff self-empowerment. Sandra is driven to provide academic and emotional guidance for students with disabilities, their carers and teachers.
Welfare Coordinator

Deb Black

Registered Psychologist

Amy Easton