Our team

Executive Officer

Sue O'Riley

Manager Operations

Janice Chan

Support Team

Lucinda Bain | Training & Information Manager
Sonia Bonadio | Family Support Coordinator / Training & Information Manager / My Time Coordinator

Debby Fraumano | Adult Support Manager
Helen More | Club 21 / Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth McGarry | NDIS & Me Project Coordinator

Education Support Service

Jan Alexander | Education Consultant

Judi Greenslade
| Education Consultant
Paula Kilgallon | Education Consultant

Ro O’Dwyer | Education Consultant

Operations and Communications

Mara Wookey | Finance
Stephanie Papaleo | Voice In Brief National Editor / Reception / Administration
Anna Cook | Reception / Administration
Leonie White | Grants

About our team

Learn a bit more about some of our staff here.

Janice Chan | Manager Operations
Janice has a long history in the disability sector having spent the past fifteen years at the Association for Children with a Disability where she managed the education and training department. Janice’s oldest son, Lincoln, is a young man with Down syndrome, so she has experienced a similar journey to many of our members.
Lucinda Bain | Training & Information Manager
Lucy has worked in the disability and community development sectors for over fifteen years. Growing up with a sister who has Down syndrome developed her strong belief systems and passion to work towards a society that values true inclusion, equity and opportunities for all individuals. She previously worked at DSV as Adult Support Coordinator in 2006 and 2007. After continuing on to work at organisations such as YMCA Victoria, the Epilepsy Foundation, EACH, and Deakin University, she has once again found her niche at Down Syndrome Victoria. 
Sonia Bonadio | Family Support Coordinator / Training & Information Manager
Sonia is a social worker and a parent of a child with Down syndrome and has worked with services in the disability sector, mental health, maternity services, protective services and early intervention services.  In 2016 Sonia worked as a MyTime group facilitator for DSV and thoroughly enjoyed her time facilitating the group, providing her with a great opportunity to gain understanding and knowledge in many areas relating to families who have or who are caring for children who have Down syndrome.
Debby Fraumano | Adult Support Manager
Debby is a social worker with a long history in the disability field. She started out in direct services, and then worked with the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD) for a few years after her second child was born with a disability. Following that with a stint in case management she then returned to ACD as the Coordinator of ACD Educate with a focus on assisting parents in preparing for the NDIS. Debby firmly believes in never being afraid to try new things and make some mistakes on the way. It’s all part of life and learning.
Helen More | Club 21 / Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth McGarry | NDIS & Me Project Coordinator
Jan Alexander | Education Consultant
Jan has extensive teaching experience in primary schools both in metropolitan and regional areas. For the past eight years Jan has lectured in Teacher Education at La Trobe University. Her study and work in schools has been very focused on inclusive learning strategies. Jan has worked closely with teachers and support staff in developing classroom programs which enable all students to reach their potential. Jan joined the Education Support Team as a regional educational consultant in January 2016 and is looking forward to sharing her experience working with teachers, students and parents in regional schools across Victoria.
Judi Greenslade | Education Consultant
Judi has taught in primary schools for thirty-six years in both regional and metropolitan areas. She then spent eight years lecturing and tutoring in education at La Trobe University. She has a particular interest and passion in the areas of literacy, numeracy and social skills development and has worked with staff and students to enhance work done in these areas and to help ensure students reach their full potential. Judi joined the Education Support Team as a regional education consultant in May 2018 and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with students, teachers and parents in regional schools across Victoria.
Paula Kilgallon | Education Consultant
Paula is an experienced teacher who has worked in primary schools in both Australia and overseas. She also has experience teaching socially disadvantaged children with Berry Street. Paula has post graduate qualifications in Psychology, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology with Monash University. Paula joined the Education Support Team in January 2019, and is committed to helping students achieve their goals.
Ro O’Dwyer | Education Consultant
Ro is an experienced primary teacher who has worked in a variety of mainstream schools across all levels. She has also worked as a Reading Recovery teacher and in the co-ordination and delivery of other literacy support programs. Ro joined the Education Support team this year and is looking forward to assisting and supporting students and teachers in the metropolitan area.