Board of Directors
Nancy first joined Noah's Ark with her daughter in the 1970s and has served on the Board over many years. She works in theatre, film and television as a writer, director and teacher. She was a founding member of West Residential Association for the Intellectually Disabled (RAID).
Carolyn has been teaching in public and private schools for over thirty years and has an ongoing commitment to inclusive education. Currently she is Assistant Principal and a classroom teacher at a large state school in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She has three older children.
Prior to Noah's Ark, John spent the previous 25 years working to reduce enduring disadvantage, focusing on poverty issues. He is a fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program and has completed the Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management at Harvard Business School.
Gayle manages Noah's Ark's Finance department and has more than 15 years' experience in financial management. Gayle has worked within her role at Noah's Ark for more than six years and has previously worked in the corporate sector in a financial management role.
Roxanne is the Director of Services at Noah's Ark. Roxanne has extensive experience in Management across Government, Not For Profit, and commercial sectors in addition to being a practicing psychologist for many years. Roxanne is passionate about social justice and participation for all children and families.
Lou is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years' experience working with children with disabilities. She has worked alongside researchers and other professionals in the field to create the Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) course and coordinates the Key Worker Online Course™. Lou regularly presents at sector conferences in Australia and is passionate about pursuing the best outcomes for families of all children including those with a disability.
Donna has worked for Noah's Ark for more than 12 years, first as a Team Leader and a Key Worker in Werribee for seven years, then a regional manager in 2010. Donna has worked in the ECI field for 18 years, as a preschool and primary school teacher, Special Education teacher and a Preschool Field Officer.
Michele began her career as an early childhood educator with the aim of working in the disability sector. She has a Graduate Diploma in Special Education and extensive experience in ECEC and ECI both as an educator and a manager. Michele has worked for Noah's Ark since 2006.