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Dr Lloyd Walker

BE (Hons) Mech; MThSt(Bioethics); PhD (Bioengineering); CPEng (Biomed) FIEAust; GAICD Lloyd is a professional Rehabilitation Engineer and currently the Director of Assistive Technology at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) based in Geelong National Office. Previously he spent five years…

Evelyn O’Loughlin

BA (Education) Evelyn is a respected leader with 27 years’ executive experience across corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors. Since 2008, she has been CEO for one of the State’s largest not-for-profit peak bodies, leading the volunteering sector in South Australia…
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Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), prior to completing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the Griffith University.…
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Liz Garrett

Liz is an international development specialist with over 20 years of experience, predominantly in the governance sector in Timor-Leste, where she lived and worked from 2001 to 2018.  She previously led Australia’s Governance for Development program, and facilitated increased disability…
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Jane Alver

Jane Alver is currently the Director of Effectiveness & Engagement at the Australian Council for International Development. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canberra. Jane has been a gender equality advocate for more than 25…
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Donna Leigh Holden

Donna Leigh Holden is an international development practitioner who has lived and worked for over 30 years in Asia and the Pacific. She has extensive experience in leading design and evaluation teams for the Australian and New Zealand aid programmes,…
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Motivation Australia Ambassador: Kelly Vincent

Motivation Australia is honoured to have politician, actress and playwright Kelly Vincent join our organisation as Ambassador. Kelly is well known to many people in the Australian disability sector as a passionate advocate for the rights and needs of people…

Motivation Australia Ambassador: Nas Campanella

BA (Communications) Nas Campanella joined the Motivation Australia board in 2018. She has completed a Communications degree at the University of Technology Sydney, majoring in journalism. Nas is a journalist and newsreader with the ABC and triple j. She lost…
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Louise Coventry

Louise Coventry is a passionate advocate for social justice and inclusion for all. Louise has worked variously in senior roles in state and local government in Victoria and in the community-based sector where she has accumulated significant expertise in social…
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Ray Mines

It’s over two decades since Ray joined Motivation in the UK and set off to Albania in 1996. Since then Ray has undertaken assignments in over 30 countries in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, South Asia, Southeast Asia, South…
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Lauren Flaherty

Lauren is a New Zealand trained Occupational Therapist with a background in wheelchairs, seating and physical rehabilitation. After roles in New Zealand and Ireland, Lauren moved to South Australia in 2009. After joining the Motivation Australia team the following year as…
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Kate Shortt

With over 20 years’ experience in both administration and team management roles in the UK and Australia, Kate joined Motivation Australia as an administration assistant in 2011. Kate became Office Manager in 2013 and the HR & Office Manager in…
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Alex Phillips

Alex joined Motivation Australia in October 2018. He is a Chartered Accountant and oversees the finance function of the organisation. He has a background working for boutique and large accounting firms primarily in the areas of restructuring, business advisory and…
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Lee Brentnall

Lee has always had a passion for working in international development, disability and health. She worked in Australia, Kiribati and Sri Lanka in clinical mentoring and training roles before joining Motivation Australia in 2012 as Prosthetist/Orthotist Consultant. Lee holds a…
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Ainsley Hadden

Ainsley graduated from the University of South Australia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Communication Design and the desire to have a positive impact on the world. Since joining Motivation Australia, her work has expanded beyond illustration and branding to…
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Daniel Noll

Daniel is a physiotherapist with experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Before joining Motivation Australia Daniel worked in two private practice physiotherapy clinics in Glenelg and Willunga, South Australia. With a keen interest in service system development and improving health…
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Tom Fitzpatrick

Tom first volunteered with Motivation Australia in the Diabetes Clinic and Rehabilitation Department at Vaiola Hospital in Tonga. You can read his interview here. Before joining our team Tom was working as a high risk generalist podiatrist in Port Augusta…
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Tim Cleasby

Tim first worked alongside Motivation Australia when he was volunteering in Tonga as a Physiotherapist Trainer with the Ministry of Health. While in Tonga, Tim worked closely with the team in establishing a new rehabilitation department at Vaiola Hospital. Tim…
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Andrew Congdon

Andrew Congdon is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years’ experience working in the field of wheelchairs, seating and assistive technology. He has worked in a number of different urban, rural and remote settings in Australia and has provided voluntary…
CTRG member Natasha Layton

Dr Natasha Layton

Natasha Layton is an occupational therapist practicing, researching and teaching in the areas of assistive technology, disability, and outcomes. Natasha is currently senior research fellow with the Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre at Monash University, and a researcher…