QDN has a small, dedicated team that consists of staff who work full time and part time.

Senior Management Team

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Michelle Moss, Chief Executive Officer

I have worked in the human services sector for almost 30 years including disability, health, and domestic violence. I have worked in both Government and non-Government sectors in a variety of roles including direct support work, complex behaviour support, policy, training and education, consumer and community engagement and project management. My work is founded on a strong commitment to ensuring the voice of people is part of the public policy and the design, planning and evaluation of services and systems.

Gabrielle Portelli, Programs & Strategic Engagement, Director  

After many years in the corporate sector, I sought a change in career to better align with my core values.  With 17 years’ experience across human services, predominantly in the not-for-profit sectors including disability, mental health, domestic violence, and the justice system working with both youth and adults. I am driven by a desire to make a difference for our most vulnerable and marginalised community members, I have also volunteered for Lifeline as a telephone crisis support person, I am currently on the ‘Resident Experience and Community Engagement Committee for Bupa Aged Care. Skilled across areas of leadership, stakeholder industry engagement, change management, and policy. I have a Bachelor of Social Science and I am currently completing my MBA.

Steve Coulter, Media, Communications & Marketing Manager 

I have 23 years’ experience of working in communication, media and marketing, mostly within the not-for-profit sector. Having a personal connection to people living with disability,  it drives my commitment to social justice, inclusion, and equality. I have worked for Spinal Life, PresCare, Centacare, Brisbane Airport Corporation, QPCU and The Co-Operative Society (UK).

Brendan Geaney, Finance and Corporate Services Manager 

I am accounting professional with over 30 years’ experience that include 15+ years in the not-for-profit sector, working for Surf Lifesaving Queensland and PCYC. My passion is working within this sector. I have also gained 12 years’ experience of working across manufacturing and service industries in North Queensland and Brisbane.

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Troy Wolski, Engagement Manager

I bring extensive human services and project experience, both in Australia and the UK, to the QDeNgage portfolio of work at QDN, with demonstrated experience of developing key stakeholder relationships within Government, NGO, and the Private Sectors to achieve strategic outcomes.

I approach work from a strong human rights framework and believe everybody has a story to share, based on their lived experiences. This experience is unique and valuable to Government, NGOs and Private Organisations when designing accessible and inclusive societies in which we live. I want to ensure these stories, of people with lived experience of disability, are not just heard but influence the public debate and contribute to meaningful change.

The QDN Team

Amy Anderson, Project Officer

Caio Medeiros, Media and Communications Officer

Carla Mendoza, Project Officer - QDeNgage

Christine White, Project Officer - Power of Peers

Danielle Flanagan, Project Officer – Power of Peers

Fiona Malcolm, Senior Project Officer

Helen Styles, Team Lead – Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR)

Hugh Rose-Miller, Project Lead, QDeNgage

Isobel Gordon, Communications Officer

Nenita Webb, Administrative Assistant

Ruby Riguet, Policy Officer

Sarah Marris, Project Officer

Suzanne Mincher, Executive and Member Support Officer

Syani Linarto, Finance Officer

Talulah Malcolm, Project Officer - Digital Inclusion

Tammy Drake, Administration Officer

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