As a "team of teams" TADWA is led by an experienced, diverse Board and a passionate and capable Executive team. Here you can read about the people behind the projects.
Our Board members invest their time and expertise to provide governance to TADWA and work closely with our CEO and management team to ensure TADWA is heading in the right direction.
Nancy joined the Board of TADWA in December 2016 after hearing about the organisation and its work to provide solutions for independence through Leadership WA.
She is passionate about contributing to the community she lives in and is particularly interested in topics including society and disability, quality of life, ageing, social cohesion, creativity and the impact of arts and culture on society.
Nancy has nearly 20 years of experience in business-to-business, FMGC, e-commerce and arts marketing.
A Director at KPMG, Katie discovered TADWA through her Leadership WA connection with Dominique Mecoy and was immediately drawn to TADWA for the unique way it combined a deep understanding of clients’ requirements and unmet needs with engineering ingenuity and a “can do” attitude.
Katie has degrees in engineering and finance and brings this background, together with her experience in business development and operational improvement to assist TADWA make an even greater impact on the community and its clients’ lives.
Michael joined the TADWA Board in 2014 and is a public sector manager who has worked with the WA Public Sector for 17 years.
Michael has a passion for learning, and for assisting others to use technology to learn, and is the father of a child with Autism.
He holds a Bachelor degree in intelligence analysis from Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Certificate in public sector management from Flinders University and an Executive Masters in Public Administration from the University of Western Australia.
Bob rejoined the TADWA Board in 2017, having been instrumental in its early years of development.
A past Chairperson, Bob brings a sense of TADWA’s proud history to help keep the organisation grounded and “on mission”. As a former Telecom technician Bob is also excited about the emerging opportunities for technology to help people.
A qualified lawyer with over 14 years’ experience working in Australia and overseas, Melissa has worked predominately in the mining and resources and financial services industries. To complement her legal expertise, Melissa holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in accounting).
Some of Melissa’s close friends are living with disabilities so she has seen first-hand the challenges that they (and their carers) face on a daily basis and how organisations such as TADWA are making a genuine difference to the quality and enjoyment of their lives.
Tim is an Electronics / Computer Systems Engineer (Graduating with honours from Curtin University) with 15 years experience across the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. For the last 7 years, Tim has been working specifically within the field of Accessibility and Assistive Technology.
Experiencing a Spinal Cord Injury in 2002 gave Tim personal insight into the need for Assistive Technology from the perspective of users. This has shaped his engineering career towards creating solutions for accessibility and inclusivity.
Tim is a recent Churchill Fellow, investigating Assistive Technology and Services outside of Australia.
As an ex Councillor of the Town of Bassendean, John’s practical advice has been helpful to developing TADWA to the organisation it is today. John first discovered TADWA when the organisation was still developing and relatively small. As he began to hear more about the projects TADWA was doing, he eventually accepted a position on the Board in 2008.
John has a strong commitment to building the community.
A chartered accountant with company secretarial qualifications and experience, Mary brings to the TADWA Board a wealth of knowledge in commercial risk analysis and management.
Mary is currently the Compliance Manager, Australia for Rio Tinto.
She holds a Bachelor of Business (Double Major Accounting and Business Law).
Kashinee has had seven years of diversified experience in Banking including credit risk, operational risk and compliance, governance, analytics and strategy. She currently works as a Customer Outcome Owner at Bankwest. Kashinee holds a Master of Business Administration with distinction from UWA and a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from Curtin University. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate of the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP). To complement her risk and governance experience, Kashinee is currently completing the Rising Leadership Program with Leadership WA.
Kashinee first heard about TADWA when she was completing the ELGP and was fascinated by how much influence TADWA has on the community. She is passionate about building her board experience and is committed to making a difference in the community.
Laetitia started her career at KPMG in France in 2007 as a graduate in the audit department. She currently holds a position as an audit manager with KPMG Perth. She has a master degree in accounting from France and is a chartered certified accountant (ACCA UK) and holds a diploma in International Financial Reporting (IFRS). Laetitia’s background is accounting and has experience with a wide range of industry including not-for-profit entities.
Laetitia is the mother of a little boy diagnosed with mosaic trisomy 15 and Prader Willi syndrome. Having a child with an intellectual and physical disability has naturally drawn Laetitia to the not-for-profit and disability sector. She has a passion to ensure that every person, independently of their ability, is given the same chance in life.
Following his six year role as leader of the WA Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition between 1986 and 1992, Barry stepped into the role as TADWA’s Patron in 1993. He has extensive experience in community service, politics and the corporate and disability sectors.
Barry has been involved with many organisations in the disability sector including the Disability Services Commission, Commonwealth Hearing Services Consultative Committee, Speech and Hearing Centre for Deaf Children, Ananda Young Foundation Mental Health Advisory Council, Hearing Research and Support Foundation and Deafness Council WA.
Our executive team brings to TADWA a diverse range of skills and experience. Most importantly, they bring their passion and their commitment to making a difference in the lives of as many people as possible.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve brings to TADWA over forty years commercial experience, most at senior management / director level.
Prior to joining TADWA as CEO in 2017, Steve was Founder and Managing Director of internet pioneer Pretzel Logic, winner of WAITTA Achiever of the Year 2002, and a State Finalist Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2001.
He is currently Chairman of of Home Modifications Australia and a member of the Home Modification Information Clearing House (HMInfo) Advisory Committee.
Manager, Product Sales
John is a qualified Plumber and has held a variety of roles in his six years at TADWA.
As Manager, Product Sales, John marries his industry experience with a passion for finding new products that can help people do what’s important to them.
John is responsible for introducing the CarePort and Inclusive Living range of products to TADWA customers and his genuine approach has endeared him to customers and suppliers alike.
Manager, South West Operations
Jayson has twenty-six years experience in disability and aged care sectors, including teaching and service coordination.
He served as the DSC local area coordinator for eight years, then gained seven years financial planning experience working with retirees and retirement planning.
Jayson has been with TADWA for three years, during which time the South West office has experienced impressive growth. He holds a BA Ed (Primary), Adv Dip Financial Service (Financial Planning) and is currently completing a Cert IV in Leadership and Management.
Manager, People & Culture
Team culture is paramount at TADWA and Carey has the responsibility for talent identification, recruiting and ensuring that TADWA is a safe and inclusive place to work.
She holds a Masters degree in Employment Relations (M. ER), and a Bachelor of Business (B.Bus) – Human Resources and Hospitality Management.
Carey has worked in HR Coordinator, Operations Management and HR Management roles for over ten years and at TADWA for four.
Business Development Manager
Melissa brings to TADWA over thirty years experience in service model/business development and strategy in aged care, disability and hospital administration in the US and Australia.
She holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, and has undertaken Post Graduate work in Gerontology.
Manager, Therapy Services
Camille has thirty years experience as a registered Occupational Therapist, working in health, disability and aged care sectors, the last four of those at TADWA.
Her experience includes roles as a Specialised clinician for Home modifications and Equipment prescription, holding the position as CAEP Coordinator for three years and CAEP Advisory committee member for two years.
Camille has a Bachelor Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Postgraduate Occupational Therapy, and Post Graduate in Business.