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 huma 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)
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.
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 to bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to her role as an advocate.
Data and Intake 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
NDIS Appeals Advocate
Rachael has worked in the disability sector, and as an advocate, for a number of years. Rachael is currently the advocate working alongside NDIS and WANDIS participants to go through an Internal Review or Appeal of a decision made.
Post grad Diploma- Psychology; Ba Science- Major Psychology
Sonya volunteered for People With Disabilities WA for 6 months and then joined the team as the Administration Officer in 2017. Bachelor Degree in History, Diploma in Business, Settlement Language Pathways to Employment / Training Program, Certificate III and IV in English, and a higher education Diploma in Commerce that I am currently doing. Sonya is currently on Maternity Leave.
Acting Administration Officer
Renata worked as a Primary School teacher for many years before making a shift to the community services sector with this role at PWdWA.
Diversity Field Officer
Tania comes from a background in business consultation and has an active interest in ensuring businesses are more inclusive.
Disability Royal Commission Advocate
Individual Advocate Regional Outreach
Peer and Self-Advocacy Engagement Officer
Tahnee has eight experience working with high-risk populations, focusing on homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction. From regional Western Australia, Tahnee has an interest in ensuring those living in regional and remote areas of Western Austalia are included in the conversation.