Meet the Management Team

Meet the Management Team

President – Wayne Turner
I have been a U3A Inner North member for the past year enjoying U3A programs such as ‘Table Tennis’, ‘Trove’ and ‘On the Tip of My Tongue’. 
I grew up in Blair Athol and attended Gepps Cross Primary School and then Enfield High School before University.  I continued living in the northern suburbs after marriage and for the past 24 years have lived in Collinswood.  I have three daughters who all went to a local school, and each now live with their respective families in the western suburbs.  I currently have 7 grandchildren.

Treasurer – Lyn McRostie
I am Treasurer for U3A Inner North. I bring “once learned never forgotten” accountancy skills to my role.
I am a relative newcomer to U3A though not to the Inner North. I grew up in Adelaide (Broadview; Nailsworth Primary; Enfield High).
I then spent 40 years working interstate and overseas in varied careers moving from public service to international business and then into Anglican ministry.
I returned to Australia and Adelaide in 2011 working as an Anglican priest in the northern suburbs.
My last appointment before retirement was Parish Priest at Prospect and Kilburn.
I enjoy Mah-jong and the Murder Mystery Book Club. I even like being the Treasurer!
Attached is the picture taken when I was celebrating my 60th birthday in Paris (France not Texas).

Vice President and Program Co-ordinator – Angy Henn
I have interests in many things, these include music ranging from classical and opera to heavy rock (but not country), playing bridge, fine wines, running a Lamb’s Fry Appreciation Club, entertaining, gardening (growing vegetables) and reading books (including running The Murder Mystery Book Group).  However, the hobby that uses up a lot of my time is genealogy which I find both frustrating and fascinating.   Currently I have my direct line ancestors going back 10 generations on my father’s side and 11 generations on my mother’s side (roughly late 1500’s).  My current genealogy work is focussing on identifying the siblings of my Grandparents, Great Grandparents and Great Grandparents.

I stand by my word that “Retirement” is a full time job!

Membership Officer – Janet Bradshaw
I grew up in the Lower South East before moving to Adelaide to take up a career in Nursing, working in General and Psychiatric hospitals for 17 years. Wanting a career change I completed a degree as a mature age student and worked as a Librarian at UniSA until my retirement in 2018.
I joined U3A Inner North in 2019 and want to contribute where I can to this fantastic organisation that provides so many opportunities to try new things, learn new things, meet new people and make new friends. I’m currently enjoying Strolling on Mondays, Mah-Jong, Murder Mystery Book Club, Friday Quiz and Japanese.

Policies – Kristina Barnett
I enjoy connecting with people and am a passionate advocate for community involvement and volunteering.
My professional background has included community development manager for a state organisation, teacher (primary & special education), cultural diversity trainer, lecturer, local government neighbourhood development officer and aged services team leader.
I have several tertiary qualifications including Masters of Education, Bachelor of Social Science, Diploma of Volunteer Management and Human Resources and Business Management.
Before retiring from paid work in 2016, I worked for COTA SA as State Coordinator Volunteers and Over-50s Clubs Project Officer. Currently I am a Prospect Council elected member (27 plus years) a volunteer for local community groups and for U3A Prospect as a Committee Member (policy) and Canasta tutor.

Office Manager and Venue Co-ordinator – Jude Henning

I have enjoyed listening to classical music since childhood. I enjoy all aspects of classical music, particularly opera.
“A big void in my life was filled when I discovered U3A Prospect at the beginning of 2019 after my forty six years in education came to an end in 2017.”
I was a student counsellor for twenty years during my work life so I have awareness of our need for strong mental health, especially as we age.
U3A offers us the opportunity to be continuing learners and tutors within our community and in doing so to maintain healthy bodies and brains.
Art classes are helping me to find skills within, thanks to a great tutor!”

Trish Benson – Database Manager
The first Australian born in the family shortly after my parents stepped off the boat as a migrants from UK, Adelaide has always been home to me. 
Retiring in 2014 after a career in IT in the banking industry, I’m enjoying the time and flexibility to pursue many hobbies, travel extensively, and to volunteer, which now includes U3A – it feels good to give back to an organisation that gives us all so much pleasure, create new friendships and continue to learn. 

Admin Secretary and Website Manager – Louise Kennedy
I joined the U3A Management Team in 2020 as Database Manager/Membership Officer.  I have stepped back in 2023 to be Admin Secretary and Website Manager. I have been interested in IT for many years and was employed part-time working on a medical database for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. I also enjoy creating mosaics with our U3A group.

Out and About Coordinator – Helen Johnston
When teaching at Enfield High in the early 70’s I came across teenagers who couldn’t read or write. Since then I have studied and worked in the literacy field: firstly in schools, then TAFE and then universities.
I’m now retired after a long working life, with much of it spent in and around Prospect. For years I’ve watched what U3A offers and looked forward to having the time to broaden my interests, meet new people, get reacquainted with others, and together explore new interests. U3A does just that for me. 

Guest Speaker Coordinator – Sue McMillan

I’m an inquisitive, energetic and positive person with a strong sense social justice. I love the outdoors, gardening, IT, fun, the Arts & History (and my grandkids) – I really can’t sit still for long! I grew up in Magill SA and have had extensive experience as an educator in metro & country SA schools (K-12) and overseas in Hong Kong as well as state and national education programs/bodies. I retired in 2006 but got bored and returned to work for 11 years in the Department of Transport (Road Safety Directorate). My U3A role as Coordinator of Guest Speakers provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with our amazing members and hopefully provide a series of interesting and thought-provoking Tuesday afternoons. Let me know if you have something to talk about – or know someone who has. 

This is an image of Sue McMillan

General Committee Member and Newsletter Editor – Cathy Birchmore

Ex officio

David Kilner (Public Officer)
Mary Abbott and Cathy Birchmore (Newsletter)
Arno Attema (IT support)