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 2019 – (Jan) 2021 committee comprises:

Name Role Place of employment
Maria Aydin Chair (2019 – Dec 2020) Kudos Services for Children & Young People
Emilie Ripinskis Membership Secretary / Treasurer Beyond Wellness Counselling Services
Tahlia Gradara Deputy Chair (Dec 2020: Acting Chair) Bedford Group
Lauren Bush Secretary The Benevolent Society
Mary Ogle Professional Development Officer Sole Practitioner – Developmental Educator
Susan Benjamin Committee Member Dept of Human Services
Lisa Shephard Committee Member I Can Jump Puddles
Jose Koppelman-Guthrie Committee Member / Public Officer Flinders University / Self Employed Supervisor
Shaelene Craddock Committee Member The Association for Children with Disability (Tas.) Inc.  Committee Member
Fran Whiteley Committee Member Windamere Park
Sam Offer Committee Member Baptist Care
Sally Phillips Committee Member Dept of Human Services
Zoe Messenger Committee Member disAbility Living
Sarah Baillie Committee Member

Strive Disability Support Services

Jacqueline Cossutta Committee Member Mobo Group
Sasha Arnoux Student Member Flinders University