Our People

Executive Team

Mary Butterworth

Chief Executive Officer

Email mary.butterworth@ddwa.org.au
Phone (08) 9420 7230

Bronwyn Pike

Manage- Side by Side Program

Email bronwyn.pike@ddwa.org.au
Phone (08) 9420 7203

Sue Birch

Finance Manager

Email sue.birch@ddwa.org.au
Phone (08) 9420 7283

Anne Livingston

Manager - Support Coordination

Email anne.livingston@ddwa.org.au
Phone (08) 9420 7203

Leticia Grant

Manager - Advocacy Services

Email leticia.grant@ddwa.org.au
Phone (08) 9420 7203

Teresa Pracilio

Manager - Administration

Email teresa.pracilio@ddwa.org.au
Phone (08) 9420 7203

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Our Board

Keiron Flynn

Keiron Flynn

Chair

Keiron joined the DDWA Board at the Annual General Meeting held in 2013. He was appointed as Chair in 2020.

Kieron has two young children, one of whom has autism and one has a developmental delay.

He is a director of public relations consultancy Blue Bay Communications, having previously worked as a senior Asia-Pacific correspondent and editor with international news agencies and newspapers in Australia and Hong Kong.

A public relations manager for Australian corporations operating in Hong Kong and China, Kieron has worked as a consultant to multinational companies with bases in Jakarta.

Malcolm Cronstedt

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Deputy Chair

Mal’s public service career spans over thirty-five years across two states and both service delivery and central agencies. As well as his senior executive role in the WA government, Mal is also a member of D-Dads, a fathers’ disability advocay group, and is a non-executive director of Interchange, a well-known disability service provider. Mal and his wife Marcie have three children: a son with Down syndrome, a son with ‘classic’ Autism and a daughter with Autism.

Mal has delved deep into the disability sector and has devoted significant time and effort in understanding, and contributing to advancements, in the sector to improve services, advice and advocacy available to the many parents, partners, friends and families with disability in their midst. He has therefore built a strong passion for improving the capability and capacity of individuals and their families to live a fulfilling and safe life, such as we all deserve.

Mal holds a number of qualifications including a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Alumni of the Australia-New Zealand School of Government Executive Fellowship Program. He was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal in the 2013 Australia Day Honours.

Deane Criddle

Deane Criddle

Treasurer

Deane was appointed to the board in 2019, filling the role of Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Risk sub-committee.

Deane currently holds the position of APAC Finance Leader at General Electric Digital Energy business. Deane brings to the board over 15 years of experience in the resource, construction and energy sectors for Australian and Global companies, having held management positions across General Electric, Boral and Hatch.

He is a qualified Chartered Practising Accountant, Company Secretary and Company Director and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Business Administration. Deane is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held multiple for-purpose non-executive director roles.

Deane has a passion for diversity and inclusion, particularly assisting people living with a disability to reach their full potential through choice and empowerment. Along with his wife, Deane is a proud parent of two boys.

Andrea Moss

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Secretary

Andrea was appointed to the DDWA Board in 2018. Andrea accepted the role of Secretary at the AGM held October 2019.

Andrea has 20 years’ experience working in the corporate sector and has qualifications in administration and public relations.

Currently Andrea works with a plan management provider under the NDIS. Andrea lives with a physical disability and therefore has a strong empathy with all people with disabilities.

She has made a significant personal contribution to the community through volunteer work, particularly at Volunteering WA where she assisted with administration and membership services.

Andrea is passionate about assisting people with disabilities and is determined to have a positive impact on the well-being of those with disabilities.

Trish Sullivan

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Member

Trish has extensive experience and qualifications in health and mental health, working across public and non-government health sectors, in metropolitan and regional areas and with diverse populations. Transitioning from nursing to management, Trish has worked in senior positions for the last 15 years.

Trish is currently the Service Co-Director for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at the Child & Adolescent Health Service, overseeing metropolitan and state-wide mental health services for children and adolescents (0-18 years).

Trish has three adult children, one of whom has autism, an intellectual disability and epilepsy and was a member of DDWA before joining the Board. Over the years, Trish has sat on numerous committees, advisory groups and reference groups including those that support people living with a disability. Trish is passionate about supporting people with a disability to live their best life through inclusion, self-determination and co-design.

Mary Choy

Mary Choy

Member

Mary has extensive qualifications and a background in science, commerce, law and mediation.

Mary currently works in local government as an elected official and she also sits on numerous committees, advisory groups and reference groups including not-for-profit organisations that serve the disability sector in our local W.A. community.

Mary has two children, one of whom with a mild intellectual disability with autistic traits and epilepsy and was a member of DDWA before joining the Board.

In having to navigate and advocate for her own child living with a developmental disability, Mary is passionate about promoting advocacy services, education and support opportunities for other families living with developmental disability.

Darren Ginnelly

Darren Ginnelly
Member, My Place WA Limited

My Place has held a position on the Board since 2010.

Darren has over 25 years’ experience in the disability field in both government and non-government organisations.

After 13 years working in a number of government roles, including as a Social Trainer, Local Area Co-ordinator, Darren was appointed as Manager, Accommodation Services at Nulsen Haven Association Inc.

He joined My Place in 2003 and was appointed the inaugural Manager, Direct Care Services. Darren currently is the Managing Director of My Place a position he has held since 2009. Darren has been Chair of the National Disability Services (NDS) National Committee on Accommodation and Chair of the NDS (WA) Accommodation Sub-committee and is a current member of the NDS (WA) State Committee.

Darren is the current Chair of WA’s Individualised Services Inc. (WAIS).

Michelle Bilson

Michelle Bilson
Member, Activ Foundation

Activ has held a position on the Board since 1985.

Michelle joined Activ in 2014 and is currently the Executive Manager Operations North, where she provides guidance and coaching with a team focus on fostering and maintaining relationships with customers and other key stakeholders.

Michelle has over 25 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, including more than ten years spent in senior leadership roles, across both disability and aged care services.

As the Executive Manager Operations North, Michelle oversees State and Commonwealth funded services delivered by Activ to customers in both traditional and NDIS operated environments.

Her role focuses on areas in Perth within the east metro, north-east metro and north metro areas, in addition to the Wheatbelt and Mid-West regions of Western Australia.

Tarna Bulman

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Member

Tarna has been elected to the board in her capacity as a lawyer and as a representative of Legal Aid Western Australia.

Tarna is passionate about the intersections between health, the law and social justice.  She has been working in the legal sector for approximately 20 years.  The first 10 years were spent in the Community Legal Sector in WA, where she worked as a health advocate and educator providing advocacy, outreach services and health education to marginalised groups; as well as participating on many committees in the community housing sector.

Tarna completed a Bachelor of Laws and Sociology at Murdoch University in 2010 and was admitted to practice law in 2011. For the past 10 years, Tarna has been working for Legal Aid WA in various positions including: the Criminal Appeals Team and the Prison Visiting Service, the Civil Division Social Inclusion Program and Family Division Domestic Violence Legal Unit, providing legal services to people with alcohol and drug dependencies via a health justice partnership between Legal Aid WA and an alcohol and drug service. She regularly assists people living with a disability to resolve their various legal problems.

Tarna is a mother of 3 children, her youngest son has an intellectual disability arising from a rare chromosomal syndrome.

Sandra Fedele

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Member

Sandra is the single parent of a 19-year-old son with Cerebral Palsy (Right Hemiplegia) and Refractory Epilepsy as well as Fraternal twins and 2 additional bonus children.

She was also the sister of a brother who also had complex Cerebral Palsy, intellectual disability, and epilepsy so her entire life (50+ years) has seen disability, family life, medical scenarios, education, and employment in the disability sector from a historical to a current sense.

She has a strong passion for improving the capability, capacity, and opportunity of individuals, and their families, to live a fulfilling and safe life as well as promoting advocacy services, education, and support opportunities for families who have a disabled family member.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (Medical Science), Postgrad Diplomas and has worked in healthcare for over 30 years.  She has also been involved in Education & Training as well as Management of teams, protocols, and Governance. She is currently studying her Master’s in Business Law.

Making the best of situations and allowing her son to lead a fulfilling life to the best of his capabilities is important. She is passionate and hopes to bring diversity and new perspectives to the group.