Hi! Great to finally meet you.
Aviva Beecher Kelk, Co-Director and Co-Founder
Aviva here. I’m a social worker and PhD student with a background in research, mental health, community development, and project management. I like cooking and dancing, and sometimes I cook and dance at the same time. True story.
Jenna Moffat, Co-Director and Co-Founder
My name’s Jenna. I’m also a social worker in Melbourne’s disability sector. Having worked as a team leader, I’ve been very involved in both clinical and organisational change management within my workplace. While my hair isn’t as colourful as some, I do love to use all the colours of the texta and post-it note rainbows.
Kirrily Hayward, Ghostbuster
I’m Kirrily, a self confessed geekette. I tend to all things BookFace and what-not. I also adore all things Human Rights, Disability, Social Justice, Advocacy and Politics. Ranting and waving around signs with fellow activists is my idea of fun. An occasional gym tragic and sporty type!
Tristram Peters, Blog Curator
Hi, everyone! I’m Tristram, a sports-obsessed wheelchair-user with a Master of Arts (it sounds fancier than it is). I have worked and volunteered in the disability field for most of my adult life, both as a public speaker and wheelchair sports organiser. I even used to write for ‘Ramp Up’. But because honesty rocks, I’ll confess that my life goal is to finish a long-gestating Marx Brothers play.
Mark Brown, Data Guru
Hi, I’m Mark, I’m a researcher, consultant, and wheelchair-based humanoid with interests in disability, health, and decision making. In 2013 I was awarded my PhD from Deakin University. I live in inner-city Melbourne with my fiancée and her dog, and the odd pigeon.
Yonah Festinger, The Fixer
I’m Yonah and I’ll be your friendly voice on the other end of the phone when any of our subscribers have a question, query or qualm. When I’m off duty you’ll find me busy with my postgraduate studies in business, focusing on social enterprise management. I’m passionate about the ways in which technology and innovative business ideas can combine to create new solutions for old problems.
Sandie O’Neill, Engagement Evangelist
Hi, I’m Sandie. With a background in project management and adult education, I am a hunter-gatherer of information, and a digital inclusion evangelist. I have an interest in using technology to form new ways of being community. A creative creature, I love making things and often unknown fact, I am a textile artist.
Frankey Chung, Communications Cassanova
I’m a lover. I love people. I love dogs. I love reading. I love writing. I love social change. I’ll never stop learning. Occasionally I’ll paint. Oh, and I love having fun and changing the world. I’m currently teaching myself to code so I can build the ultimate altruistic app. One day, I’ll also publish the ultimate Australian novel. Just let me finish the first draft.
Luke Nelson, Choice Wizard
I’m Luke and I am a 27 year old with a disability. However, I don’t let disability ruin my life. Disability to me is possibility — just because you’ve got a disability, doesn’t mean you have to live a disability lifestyle. And I’m a Collingwood supporter.
Would you like to join our team? As a social enterprise, we are always keen to hear from people who might like to volunteer with us. For more info about how to get involved, email us at [email protected]. Be sure to tell us a bit about how you’d like to help.
Special thanks to Paul Allen, who created our video and Louella Walsh, graphic designer, who created our beautiful logo and banner (how good are they!?). Big love to Jeffrey Anderson for all his input and support.
A big thank you also goes to Emily Dash who set up the Clickablog Emily did an amazing job founding this section of Clickability, working collaboratively with a group of writers to have their stories and opinions shared.
Thanks also to consultants, friends, mentors and sponsors:
Thanks from us and 7 million other Australians xx
NDIS New World pitch competition winners:
Australia Post Boost award
Chivas Regal: The Venture
2015 Australian Finalist
Jane Tewson – “Excellent idea. Long overdue but perfectly timed to the roll-out of Australia’s NationalDisability Scheme.”
Richard Branson – “A great idea to help people that are disabled or their families and be able to speak with others who can possibly assist with their needs. Well done, Ladies!”
User – “Just left a review and god, that felt good!”