Board of Management

"A COMMUNITY STRENGTHENED BY THE INCLUSION OF ALL"
Belonging Matters Board of Management

Adam D'arcy

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President

Adam has worked alongside people with a disability for many years. He was the Manager of Mobile Attendant Care in Queensland and is now employed by Nightlife Disability Services in the southern region of Melbourne. Adam currently sits on two boards of management and brings much experience in assisting people to direct their own supports, policy development and values based leadership.

Mark Glascodine

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Tresurer

After acquiring a disability, Mark Glascodine left his corporate career and retrained as a careers counsellor focusing on  people with a disability. In 2011, Mark was the recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship researching best practice career advisory services for university students with a disability in the UK.Since then Mark has been working in the disability employment area  with Bravo Consulting, working with secondary, tertiary and in the post education sector as well as involved with NDCO and DEA  with general training or advise for people working with people with a disability or direct  advise to people with a disability.

Delia Fisher

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General Member

In 2001 Delia joined Deb Rouget in establishing Belonging Matters. She has previously served on the board as a General Member and President. Joining Belonging Matters brought a sense of purpose to her life. Until that point Delia had spent the previous 30 years isolated and confined to her home and her wheelchair. Working with the Committee at Belonging Matters gave her a newfound sense of engagement and community. It inspired her to dedicate herself to improving her life and the lives of others with a disability. In 2018 Delia re-joined the board as she passionately believes in the values of the organisation. Delia was also a co-founder of Eclipse (formerly Nightlife) Disability Services. Eclipse is a consumer driven, flexible mobile service that provides assistance to people with disabilities. It helps prevent the admission to congregate care and enables those with a disability to live in their own homes.

Toni Reeves

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General Member

Toni has worked in the community services and health industry for over 20 year and has held a number of roles as a community development practitioner, manager, lecturer, researcher, organisational learning and development consultant and a company director. She has a B.A Social Science, Graduate Diploma in Social Work, Graduate Diploma in Education, and Masters in Education. Toni has worked with and managed a range of non-government services and has a background in local government, community health, family and children’s services, disability and aged care, family facilitation, education and training organisations in a range of not for profit and for profit organisations. She is currently the Director of ConneXions and is a passionate advocate for the benefits of real and meaningful inclusion – which has also been lived throughout her journey as a parent of a son with a disability.

Carmine Laghi

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General Member

Carmine has worked in the disability sector since 1993, in roles including individual support, education and management. He has focused most of his efforts in designing and implementing more progressive services that focus on addressing the fundamental needs of people that seek to be of genuine value I their lives. Carmine holds a B.A, Grad Dip Education (2ndry), Grad Dip Special Education. His interests include (unsuccessfully) gardening and fishing.

Nada O’Dwyer

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General Member

Nada is passionate in seeing people with a disability have valued and fulfilling lives. She has 2 young adult sons and knows her first hand experience in supporting her youngest son will bring valuable ideas and fresh outlook to the position. Having completed several workshops in Social Role Valorisation, including PASSING, she has insight into the benefits of social inclusion paired with attaining valued roles. Nada holds a Bachelor of Nursing with a Post Graduate Diploma in advanced Clinical Nursing and was a board member with Special Olympics Victoria (Melb.Southern) for the last 7 years

Jane Raymond

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General Member

Jane has two adult children. She has advocated strongly for her daughter, who has a disability, to have the same opportunities as her son and enjoy a good life in the community. Jane is now retried but was a kindergarten teacher for more that 30 years. She now gets to enjoy patchwork, china painting classes and travel when time permits. Jane has been associated with Belonging Matters for nearly 20 years. She has assisted with conferences, presenting and mentoring other families and has participated on various working groups. Jane is looking forward to being part of the Belonging Matters’ board to strengthen and deepen her skills and continue advocating for social inclusion.