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Who We Are

Our People

Board
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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
Angie Dredge, General Manager – Service Delivery and Improvement
Matt Dunshea, General Manager – Business and Finance
Donna Durston-McKenna, General Manager – People and Culture
Jane Baker, People Operations and Office Manager
Jessica Birnbaum, Family Support Manager
Kirsty Blair, Hospice Manager
Sharon Stynes, Fundraising and Events Manager


Patron
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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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Glenn Carmody (Chair)
Cass Becher
Phil Endersbee
David Gibbs
Claudia Haeger
Alex Lavelle

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