Our Staff

Acting Chief Executive Officer – Karin Waldmann

Ms Karin Waldmann has extensive management experience in the not-for-profit sector, and has been managing PWDA’s Corporate Services team from June 2019, until she stepped into the role of Acting CEO in September 2020.

Systemic Policy & Advocacy

  • Romola Hollywood – Director Policy and Advocacy
  • Samantha French – Senior Policy Officer,  Employment and Accessibility Follow on Twitter
  • Giancarlo de Vera – Senior Policy Officer
  • Francis Quan Farrant – Senior Policy Officer Follow on Twitter
  • Fleur Beaupert – Senior Policy Officer
  • Lisa Ira – Senior Policy Officer

Individual Advocacy & Projects

  • Stephen Kilkeary – Director, Individual and Group Advocacy NSW
  • Tracey Moffatt – Director, Individual Advocacy (QLD and Regional NSW)
  • Jen Ruse – Advocacy Manager and NDIS Appeals, NSW
  • Gareth Elliott – Advocate, NSW
  • Luke Gale – Advocate & Manager, QLD
  • Stephin Hargreave – Advocate, NSW
  • Leonie Hazelton – Advocate, NSW
  • Lizzie Blue – Manager & Specialist Advocate
  • Lee-Anne Pringle – Advocate, QLD
  • Natalie Ross – Advocate, NSW
  • Grace Stevenson – Advocate, QLD
  • Mina Hunt – Advocate, QLD
  • Ilona Wildauer – Advocate, QLD
  • Kien Tang – Advocate, NSW
  • Matthew Langman – Advocate, NSW
  • Polly Seymour – Advocate, NSW
  • Robin Turnham – Advocate, NSW
  • Jessica Bell – Advocate, NSW
  • Ted Jensen – Advocate, QLD
  • Margot McKnight – Advocate, QLD
  • Martin A’Bell – Advocate, QLD
  • Michelle Arapovic – Advocate, QLD
  • Danielle Santos – Advocate, NSW
  • Fran Krix – Information, Intake and Referral Manager
  • Karen Kobier – Manager & Specialist Advocate
  • Linda Wiseham – Project Officer and Advocate
  • Sunil Fernando – Disability Housing Advocacy Manager
  • Annie Piper – Advocate, NSW
  • Charlotte Wilde – Advocate, NSW
  • Tessa Newman – Project Officer – Information and Referral

Corporate Services

  • Carolyn Talbot – Acting Director – People, Quality & Systems
  • Hollee James – Operations & Administration Manager
  • Maja Bulut – Human Resources Manager
  • Andrew Emmerson – Finance & IT Support Officer
  • Pete Darby – Governance & Compliance Officer
  • Sue Strasser – Reception & Administration Officer
  • Jana Dolezalova – Reception & Administration Officer

Communication, Media & Training

  • El Gibbs – Director, Media and Communications
  • Maggie Korenblium – Communications Assistant
  • Adriana Malavisi – Communications Assistant
  • Naomi Chainey – DRC Communications Coordinator
  • Mel Harrison – Training Manager Follow on Twitter
  • Freya Higgins – Project Officer