The DEAI Committee

The DEAI committee meets monthly. DEAI members can request the meeting minutes by contacting

For information on the roles of committee members, please see: DEAI Committee Members’ Roles and Responsibilities

The 2018-2019 committee comprises:

Name Role Place of employment
Jose Koppelman-Guthrie Chair / Public Officer Flinders University / Self Employed Supervisor
Emilie Ripinskis Membership Secretary / Treasurer Beyond Wellness Counselling Services
Sharlene Dell Deputy Chair Cara
Susan Benjamin Committee Member Dept of Human Services
Rob Peake Committee Member Dept for Child Protection
Maria Aydin Committee Member Kudos Services for Children & Young People
Lisa Shephard Committee Member Assured Home Care
Deb Green Student Representative Flinders University / Down Syndrome Association
Tahlia Gradara Committee Member AHC Group
Shaelene Craddock Committee Member The Association for Children with Disability (Tas.) Inc.
Sam Offer Committee Member Baptist Care
Mary Ogle Committee Member (Newsletter Editor / Professional Development Officer) Sole Practitioner – Developmental Educator
Sally Phillips Committee Member NDIA
Fran Whiteley Committee Member Minda Inc