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NDP has a small secretariat comprised of an Executive Officer, Belinda Allen and a Membership and Marketing Officer, Cecile Sy. 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 seven experienced and committed people from a range of disciplines 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, National Disability Insurance Agency 

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, Scope

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 Taylor

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.

Jo Kot

Training Coordinator, Greystanes Disability Services

Jo has over 13 years’ experience in the disability sector working in various roles. As a Training Coordinator at Greystanes Disability Services, she oversees the training and the professional development needs of all Greystanes employees. Previously, she worked to provide meaningful and enjoyable educational, recreational and skill-building day time activities to adults with a range of support needs as a Practice Leader and Lifestyle Educator for Greystanes.

Patrick Vasquez

Principal Consultant, SUDACA Consulting

Patrick has more than 16 years’ of sector experience in various front line and middle management roles and has extensive experience in individual and system advocacy, community development and policy work on the NDIS and related programs such as ILC. Patrick is currently the Principal Consultant of SUDACA Consulting, working with current and new NDIS providers to ensure they thrive under the NDIS. 

Regina Sharma

Support Consultant / Case Manager, Uniting

With nine years of experience in the welfare industry, Regina has demonstrated a strong commitment to a variety of roles, and accumulated a range of experiences with a number of different programs (e.g. Mental Health, Aged Care, Disability, etc.).

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