Who We Are

Our People

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Chief Executive Officer
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Michael Wasley, BSc PGDipRehab MBA

Management Committee

Michael Wasley, Chief Executive Officer
Marcia Christmas, General Manager – Fundraising and Marketing
Matt Dunshea, General Manager – Business and Finance
Donna Durston-McKenna, General Manager – People and Culture
Julia McAlpine, General Manager – Clinical Services
Jane Baker, People Operations and Office Manager
Jessica Birnbaum, Family Support Manager
Kirsty Blair, Hospice Manager
Rebecca Howl, Acting Events Manager

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Sister Margaret Noone, AM IBVM

Foundation Committee

The Foundation Committee is a network of supporters who raise the profile of Very Special Kids and identify influential contacts and potential supporters.
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Andrew Macmillan
Andrew Perry

Rebecca Rizzo
Hamish Rotstein
David Szeleczky
Justin Whitford

Life Governors

Life governorship has been conferred on the following members without whose efforts Very Special Kids would not exist in its present form:

Mr Rod Bennett
Prof. Glenn Bowes
Ms Jane Fenton, AM
Mrs Paula Fox, AO
Mr David Jones, AO, OBE, KSJ

Ms Connie Kimberley
Mr Roger Nicholson OAM, (deceased)
Sr. Margaret Noone, AM IBVM
Mr Andrew Penn

Life Members

Life membership has been conferred on the following members who have given a substantial special contribution over a period of years and whose efforts have significantly affected the work of Very Special Kids:

David Agnew
Gary Anderson
Dr Doug Bryan
Dr Elizabeth Carew-Reid, OAM
The Hon Peter Costello, AC
Robert Davey
Chris Gillman
Professor Sharon Goldfeld
Janet Hawkins, OAM
John Hope
David King

Bill Le Lievre (deceased)
Keera Le Lievre (deceased)
Andrew Miller
Jean Miller
Dr Annie Moulden, OAM
John Nairn
Maureen O’Keefe-Anders
Dr John Rogers, AM
Wendy Swift
Wendy Thorpe
Jim Wilson