Board Members

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…
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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…
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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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