Appointment of new Auditor

DADAA would like to formally advise that Not for Profit Accounting Specialists (NFPAS) has resigned from 19 February 2024 and Nexia Perth Audit Service Pty Ltd have been appointed.

Our Board

Chair: Tom Monks

Tom is the Director and Solicitor of Tom & Co Legal, a law firm practising family law, migration, not-for-profit and commercial law, with a focus on providing legal services to CaLD communities. He was also the principal consultant at a strategic development and management consultancy based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for over 8 years. Tom is a former Chair of People with Disabilities WA, and current Chair of the St Gerard’s Catholic School Advisory Council, Deputy Chair of Technology for Ageing and Disabilities WA, and a member of the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board.

Vice Chair: Keryth Cattalini

Keryth was a long-term member of DADAA’s Fundraising Committee, playing a central role in connecting DADAA to the WA resources sector and resulted in the establishment of a 13-year partnership with Rio Tinto. She is also a member of the Fremantle Foundation’s Fundraising Committee and a local business owner.

Treasurer: Steve Ryan

Steve has over 20 years of experience in senior finance roles, primarily in the aged care and disability services sectors. He also contributes to several national disability services benchmarking committees through Ability First Australia.

Secretary: Zel Iscel

Zel was born blind and migrated to Australia from Turkey as a child. Zel is the Principal Consultant – Inclusive World through which she focuses on Disability Awareness Training, Consultancy, and special projects. She is also a partner of The Include Program, which conducts policy reviews. Zel has been a Senior Policy Officer with the National Ethnic Disability Alliance, a Women’s Health and Family Services Project Officer, and radio Producer and Presenter for Ethnic Ability (radio program of the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre).

Director: Michelle Broun

A proud Yindjibarndi women living and working on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodja. Michelle has worked at many levels and across many platforms to produce, promote, and present Aboriginal arts and culture. She is a curator, cultural planner, and creative producer. Her work focuses on engaging with community and collaborating with artists to create thought-provoking and moving experiences for audiences. She is currently the Curator, Australian First Nations Art at John Curtin Gallery.

Director: Andrea McCallum

Andrea is a lawyer with a background in human rights. She is currently a sessional legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal. She was previously a senior sessional legal member of the State Administrative Tribunal and a senior legal officer for the WA Government’s Health and Disability Services Complaints Office. Andrea has tertiary qualifications and significant professional experience working with Indigenous people, especially in rural and remote regions. She also has a strong commitment to people with disabilities and understands the complex range of social issues that impact upon their active participation in our community.

Director: Bernadine Tucker

Bernadine is a partner in a consulting firm providing advisory services on complex governance matters.  She has managed a number of oversight inquiries and has extensive experience working with committees, Boards and councils providing advice on corporate compliance.  She has also undertaken a number of Board appointments, including audit and risk sub-committees, and is the current Chair for Technology for Ageing and Disabilities WA.  Bernadine is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, has a Master of Criminal Justice by Research, and is finalising her PhD in governmental accountability.

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DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.