The team at DSSA are committed to ensuring that people with Down syndrome, their families and carers are given the resources and support to be informed, empowered and connected.

We can be contacted at our office on 08 8245 4600 or via the form on the get in touch page.

Our Board

The Board is comprised of three elected Directors from the membership and six appointed Directors. Directors are appointed for a term of three years, and are eligible for re-appointment for a further two terms of three years. Directors retire on a rotational basis, ensuring there is always continuity of skills and experience.

DSSA welcomes the new Board and we look forward to engaging the community and our members in lifting the profile of the organisation and raising vital funds that will ensure our growth and longevity.

Anne Bailey, Director
Grant Nuske, Director
Heather Ward, Director
Keith Rutherford, Deputy Chair
Marty Hoffensetz, Director
Paul Kerin, Director
Ross McAdam, Director
Serina Pace, Director
Shaun Kennedy, Chair

Our Staff

Anne Squire, Senior Education Consultant
Beccy Phillips, Administration Assistant
Deb Green, Life Education
Gina McCoy, Early Intervention Coordinator
Jade Erlandsen, Events & Dance Down Coordinator
Julz Janzen, Leisure & Recreation
Kerry Carlson, Office Manager
Laura Millbank, Disability Consultant
Leigh-Anne Hodgetts, Life Education/Club Slick Coordinator
Maureen Lawlor, Chief Executive Officer
Michelle Page, Special Education Consultant
Nicole McKenna, Special Education Consultant
Rosemary Antonoff, Life Education
Teressa Reschke, Special Education Consultant
Vickie Jackson, Business Administrator
Wendy Williams, Special Education Consultant

Our Ambassadors

Amelia Mulchay, Weather Presenter and Reporter at Seven Network
Hon Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Our Member Ambassadors

James White
Zoe Kyriazopoulos