Our Committee

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President

Patricia Murray

Tricia has been a member of ACTDSA since the birth of her son Nathan in 2016 when she wanted to make connections with other families. She volunteers with the association to keep those connections going and to help support new families. Tricia grew up in Queensland with a younger sister with Down syndrome so is passionate about whole of life issues for people with Down syndrome and their families.

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Vice President

Marie Katselas

Marie joined our committee in 2019. Her son, Evan, was born with Down syndrome and passed away just before his first birthday in 2018. Marie believes having Down syndrome should not be considered an impediment to living a full and happy life as Evan was an absolutely delightful little boy. Marie feels it is important to contribute to the community in his memory.

Secretary

Vacant

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Treasurer

Tracey Crump

Biography coming soon

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General Member and Down Syndrome Advisory Network Representative

Lauren Murray

Lauren has completed a certificate in Business Studies and multiple computer courses. She has been employed by Koomarri since 2006 and has worked in a number of other roles. She lives independently, attends a gym several times per week and is an active member of the Wizards Bowling League. Lauren has a positive outlook on life and is willing to challenge herself with new situations.

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General Member and Confident Speakers Representative

Annie Lee

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General Member

Kathryn Lee

Kathryn is Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the not-for-profit peak industry sector, currently working at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  She and her husband Damian have two daughters, the youngest Annie has Down syndrome.
Kathryn is passionate about an inclusive and valued life for people with Down syndrome. She looks forward to contributing to projects that develop employment opportunities for people with an intellectual disability.

General Member

Natalie Cooper

Natalie is an experienced Communications and Engagement professional having worked in various Federal and ACT Government roles for the past 20 years. She and her husband Chris are the proud parents of two wonderful boys. Their younger son, Jamie, has Down Syndrome along with some significant medical issues. Natalie is committed to improving the experience of people with Down Syndrome, their families and carers, particularly when interacting with health services. 

General Member

Georgeina Whelan

Georgeina Whelan was the Chief Officer of the ACT State Emergency Service and then Commissioner of the ACT Emergency Services Agency from 2017 to 2023. Prior to this she served in the Australian Defence Force for over 30 years.

Georgeina and her husband Gary are the proud parents of 4 adult children, their son Andrew has Down Syndrome.

Georgeina sits on several advisory boards, regularly presents on executive leadership and development programs and remains an active Army Reserve Officer. She is passionate about health and wellness programs for people with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, defence veterans, first responders, and their families.

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General Member

Alicia Flack-Kone

Alicia is the mother of a teenage son with Down syndrome. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis, reading Marvel books and bike riding. Alicia’s career has spanned across 25 years in education and training, and has been an activist and advocate for social change. Alicia is currently employed at Lifeline Canberra in the Learning and Development area.