Chief Executive Officer
Brendan is married to Jane and has two children. He has held a number of senior management positions in his 23 years’ experience in working in and with the not-for-profit sector across WA in roles with the State government and community member-based organisations.
Brendan has volunteered in the disability sector since 2012 and has been actively engaged in a range of social inclusion projects.
Individual Advocacy Service Manager
Lisa has worked in the disability sector in both London and in Perth and has wide-ranging experience as a support worker, therapy assistant and an advocate. Lisa is passionate about social justice and human rights issues.
Bachelor of Arts Major Sociology and Anthropology
Systemic Advocacy Projects Manager
Brianna has experience in the fields of human rights, legal studies, policy and science. She has worked in the area of systemic and individual advocacy for the last 10 years and advocated for the rights of older people, people experiencing elder abuse, survivors of human trafficking and people with disabilities.
Bachelor of Forensic Science; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons); Cert IV Telephone Counselling; Cert IV Dementia Practice.
Senior Individual Advocate
Michele is passionate about advocating for the rights of people who are socially disadvantaged, preventing homelessness, advancing human rights, promoting equity, enablling social inclusion, and assisting vunerable people to take control of their lives.
Bachelor of Criminology (Murdoch Uni); Diploma of Community Services (Tafe)
Community Disability Advocate
Before joining PWdWA, Chris worked in community services supporting families experiencing separation and has worked with young people in out-of-home care. Chris has recently graduated after completing his Bachelor of Social Work and is passionate about human right issues and supporting people to navigate systemic disadvantage to achieve social justice.
Claire has been working with people with disability as an advocate for over two years, and has an eclectic work history including child-care, vegetable packing and retail/sales. Claire is passionate about social equality and strongly believes in supporting vulnerable members of our community to overcome systemic disadvantage and social injustice.
Claire is currently studying Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology; Bachelor of Communications (Media, Culture & Mass Communications, and International & Political Relations); Certificate III Community Services
State Administrative Tribunal Project Individual Advocate
Elisha has extensive experience in the disability sector. She started out her career as a social trainer and has since worked in a number of roles across the sector, including NDIS service coordination, which sees her bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to her role as an advocate.
Economic Participation Project Officer
Felix has experience in project creation and management through relationship development and this is his first role in the disability sector. He is passionate about helping people, and is particularly interested in diversity of experiences that working with people with disabilities entails. Felix has recently graduated from the University of Melbourne.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
NDIS Appeals Advocate
Glenda is passionate about helping to reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with disability, especially those who experience mental illness as a part of that – a passion which was recognised in 2012 when she was awarded equal first prize for Human Rights Law. She has had a long and diverse career over the last forty years thereby bringing many different perspectives to her work.
Bachelor of Arts, B Laws, MBA.
Kerry has experience in the disability and not-for-profit sectors as a qualified project manager who moved from community development projects into advocacy. Kerry is passionate about community justice and empowering people to help themselves.
Diploma Project Management; Certificate IV Mental Health
Leia has broad experience in the human service domain, working across different sectors such as family and domestic violence, grief and trauma, and telephone crisis support work. She is currently a third year Social Work student and believes strongly in the tenets of human rights and social justice.
Individual Advocate Regional Outreach
Disability Royal Commission Advocate
State Disability Strategy Project Officer