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NDP has a small secretariat comprised of an Executive Officer, Belinda Allen and a Projects and Membership Officer, Jeffrey Hirono. NDP also has a Divisional Committee elected by our members to provide advice in areas of strategy and policy. The NDP Divisional Committee is made up of eight experienced and committed people who hold influential and visionary positions in the disability sector.

Our dedicated committee operates under the provisions of the NDS By-Laws:

Cheryl Pollard, Chair
Chief Executive, DUO Services Australia Ltd

In a career spanning over 30 years in the federal government, Prime Minister’s Office, corporate and community sector, Cheryl has extensive experience in community development and policy reform. Previously, she oversaw the amalgamation of Tandem Respite Inc and Home Help Service ACT in July 2013, creating one of the leading primary providers of disability and community support services in the ACT. Cheryl is also a current NDS board member.


David Coyne
Regional Manager, NSW Sydney Region, NDIA

David has worked in the Human Services sector for more than 27 years. He has held a range of senior leadership roles in Human Services in both the UK and Australia. Currently, David is the Director of Clinical Innovation and Governance, ADHC, for the Department of Family and Community Services NSW. A trained psychologist, David has an interest and expertise in supporting individuals with complex support needs.

Richard Mlambo
Direct Support Worker

Richard is a support worker at Scope in Victoria. He has vast experience in disability development and support. He holds a Certificate IV in Disability and an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management. He has been a memer of NDP since February 2015. Prior to working at Scope, Richard was a media, PR and marketing professional. He holds a Masters of Communication.


Glenn Stanton
Accommodation Services Manager, CARA

Glenn has over 20 years' experience in the non-government sector supporting people with disability. In his current role as Accommodation Manager, he has been leading a talented team of people through the implementation of a new support model which incorporates Concierge and Assistive Technology with an emphasis around environmental controls.


Elise Stumbles
General Manager, Strategy & Development, Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Elise has over 20 years’ experience in the disability sector, working for organisations including Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland and Maudsley Hospital London. She has a MA in Educational Psychology and Executive MA in Business Administration. She's a member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Elise joined CPA in 2001 holding a number of management positions and was recently appointed GM, Strategy and Development.


Dianne Wallace

Head of Academic Studies - Community Services, Think Education

With more than 25 years’ leadership experience in Vocational Education and Training in community services, Dianne brings extensive knowledge and skills at strategic and operational levels to the development and delivery of education in disability in Australia. She brings her vision, passion and experience to provide leadership and to see the realisation of a professional association for disability practitioners in Australia.


Brendan Walsh
Chief Executive Officer, Nillumbik Health

With over 30 years’ experience, Brendan has demonstrated expertise, insight and innovation in disability support. He spent six years as CEO of Cootharinga North Queensland, the largest provider of disability supports in North Queensland. In addition, Brendan’s work in individualised packages of support has been influential. At the Brotherhood of St Laurence, he was involved in the pilot programs for Linkages and Hostel Options (now called Community Aged Care Packages).

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