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 – updated 2019

The 2021 committee comprises:

Name Role Place of employment
Katharine Annear Chair/ Public Officer A Different Mind
Barb Cook Deputy Chair NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd, Spectrum Women
Lauren Scutcheon Secretary Department for Child Protection / Differently Me
Emilie Ripinskis Membership Secretary / Treasurer Beyond Wellness Counselling Services
Mary Ogle Professional Development Officer Sole Practitioner – Developmental Educator
Lisa Shephard Committee Member I Can Jump Puddles
Caroline Ellison Committee Member University of South Australia
Shaelene Craddock Committee Member The Association for Children with Disability (Tas.) Inc.
Michelle Bellon Committee Member Flinders University
Stephanie Barker Committee Member The Benevolent Society
Andrew Crowden Committee Member AJ Holistic
Zoe Messenger Committee Member disAbility Living
Jacqueline Cossutta Committee Member Mobo Group
Sarah Baillie Committee Member

Strive Disability Support Services

Daisy Hopkins Student Member Flinders University