Our office is in Spring Hill, Brisbane, and visitors are welcome.

QDN has a small dedicated team that consists of core staff and temporary project staff who work full time and part time. At the moment, our team is:

Paige Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Paige has been Chief Executive Officer of QDN since October 2013.

Paige has a strong commitment to social justice, and the empowerment and inclusion of people with disability as active citizens in their communities.

With over 25 years in the disability sector Paige brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has previously worked with Health Consumers Queensland, the Endeavour Foundation, Queensland Health, Spinal Injuries Association, Centacare, and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Michelle Moss

Strategy and Policy Director

Michelle Moss has worked in the human services sector for over 20 years including disability, health, and domestic violence.

She has worked in both Government and non-Government sector in a variety of roles including direct support work, complex behaviour support, policy, training and education, consumer and community engagement and project management.

She has 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.

The QDN Staff Team

Projects Manager

Shelley Birrell

Operations & Business Development Manager

Will Kerkhof

Project Leads

Elly Desmarchelier

Olivia Spadina

Project Officers

Kate Burton

Jeremy Farley

Louise Pollard

Simone Hockins

Ned Sparksman

Administration Support

Jo Galvin

Amanda Cook

Margaret Micale

Natalia Freitas

Cindy Hannam

Policy,  Engagement and Capacity Building

Louise Abson

Media and Communications

Danielle Atkinson

Sharyn McManus