Karen Howe – FunStar Director/Chairperson

HR Specialist, Career & Transformational Coach Inspirational Author/Writer and disAbility advocate.

Hi, I’m Karen Howe local Redlands Coast gal, and a parent with a son with special needs requiring 24/7 care.  

We have some amazing Directors onboard you will see here with much knowledge to impart to make this a dream come true.

The Fun Farm’s Vision is to create a space for the disAbility community to fulfil their hopes and dreams through delivering activities and experiences that build individual capacity, and connections for people with disability, their families and carers – fun guaranteed.


Karen Vercoe – FunStar Director/Communications

Managing Director of The HR People

I have been fortunate to have a couple of special people in my life. Sons of friends, who have taught me that life wasn’t always fair. 

One of them once said to me, whilst we were at the beach and his wheel chair wouldn’t go any further “I would just like to do what everyone else does”. He doesn’t want to be a millionaire. 

He doesn’t want to take over the world. He just wants to do what everyone else does. 

Karen Howe suggested Fun Farm and I thought, you know what? It meets the brief of what the boys need. Just a little fun in their life, every now and then. Not too much to ask is it? I thought not. 

Lisa Nardone- FunStar Director/Governance

Professional Grant Writer

Lisa Nardone is an accomplished professional with extensive experience and an impressive portfolio of achievement providing grant consulting services to private and public sector clients. 

With a background across business, education and health she is adept in the development, implementation and management of community initiatives and in facilitating strong community outcomes. 

Lisa has a natural talent for collaboration and a focus on creating connections and partnerships that work. In her spare time, she likes to go bushwalking and camping; as well as collect art supplies whilst dreaming about actually using them one day!

Lisa sits as a Director on the Fun Farm Board with the aim of helping to create something wonderful for the Redlands community.

Savannah Falzon – FunStar Director/Communications

Retirement Living Specialist

I’m Savannah, mum of 3, sister, partner, friend and business owner of Retirement Care Solutions. My business was founded 5 years ago to assist retirees, seniors and families find the right solutions when transitioning into Retirement Living and Aged Care.

I’m passionate about retirees enjoying their retirement years and our elderly living their last years in an enjoyable and safe environment. 

My experience as a Business Owner, in customer service, as well as a service provider and a great networker are some of the skills I’m able to impart and share with the Fun Farm.

My WHY Simply I want to make a difference for both young people with disabilities and their families. I’m excited to be working alongside such talented and passionate community leaders in their respected fields and to embark on a journey to create a fun community that meets the needs and wants of young people.

Lynne Sturgess – FunStar Director/Treasurer

Ros Kelly  – Funstar Director – Secretary

Janelle Bartlett 

Chartered Accountant, Accountants 2 Business in based Brisbane & Redlands