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Our people

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Testimonial: "The great thing about having supports like ACD is that they actually have a lot of knowledge." - Parent

Our people

ACD is run by and for families of children with disability.

Our Board and staff bring both personal experience and diverse skills to the work we do supporting families.

At least 60% of ACD’s Board are people with disability or family members of children with disability.

ACD Board

President, Matthew Holland

Matthew works at the Level Crossing Removal Project and is on the Victorian Paralympic Football Team. Matthew has cerebral palsy.

Vice President, Catherine Devine

Catherine is the mother of three young boys, one of whom has complex medical needs and disability. Catherine has a corporate background in marketing, communications and events.

Secretary, Elizabeth Ellis

Liz is a social worker in the disability sector. Liz has lived experience of disability and is active in the advocacy sector.

Treasurer, Nicole Butera

Nicole is a chartered accountant and foster carer to children with disability.

Georgina Frost

Georgina is the mother of a young woman with learning disability. Georgina is a lawyer and board member in the legal, education and disability sectors.

Sarah Mitchell

Sarah is an experienced sales and marketing leader.

Alison Polyik

Alison leads strategic community partnerships in the corporate sector.

Susan Stork-Finlay

Susan is the mother of two children with disability and has a disability herself. Susan is as an occupational therapist and disability advocate.

Dr Ronelle Hutchinson

Ronelle is the parent of children with disability and a corporate director with experience in the health and education sectors.

Eleanore Fritze

Eleanore is the parent of a child with disability and a mental health and disability rights lawyer and advocate.

Leadership team

CEO, Karen Dimmock
Educate Manager, Kylee Brealey
Support Manager, Carlie Lewis
Partnerships and Communications Manager, Heather Wallace