Our Board and Team

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DST President & DSA Director (Tasmania)

Rebecca Kelly

Rebecca is an environmental scientist with degrees in mathematics and economics. Following a career as an academic she started her own research and consulting company isNRM Pty Ltd in 2008. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a current Committee member and past President of Down Syndrome Tasmania, and previously a Director of St Giles (a disability service provider). She is currently a Director of Down Syndrome Australia and sits on the Disability COVID Advisory Committee and the National Health Round Table for Intellectual Disability. Rebecca has a son with Down syndrome.

Vice President

Rachel Graham-Hilder

My name is Rachel, and I am married with 2 children. Niamh is 22 and Finn is 19 years old. Finn has Down syndrome.

Niamh attended Launceston Church Grammar School from Year 7 and in Year 12 and she held the role of school Captain. She travelled overseas for 9 months before Covid hit, returning home to work as a teacher assistant and is now a support worker.

Finn attended a mainstream school from Kinder-Grade 4 then moved to Northern Support School graduating in Grade 12 and enjoying the last 3 years of school as Student Leader for Years 10 & 11 then School Captain in Year 12. Finn’s hobbies include dancing, art, performing to an audience and 10 pin bowling.

My main area of work is with children. After returning from travelling overseas, I worked as a nanny, child carer in creches and for the past 7 years I have worked as a teacher assistant in Launceston schools.

I enjoy gardening, home decorating, op shopping and photography.


Anthony Haigh

Tony is married and the father of three including Annalise who is 24 and has Down syndrome.

Tony is a retired academic with qualifications in biology. Tony moved to Hobart’s eastern shore with his wife Helen and Annalise in January 2021. In his spare time, Tony enjoys exploring his new neighborhood and volunteering with local community groups.



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Board Member

Renu Kashyap


Executive Officer and Employment Connections

Stacey Jackson

Stacey and her husband and three boys moved to Tasmania over 10 years ago to settle into life on a farm in the North West.

The youngest of three, Amos, is 10 and has Down syndrome. A few months after moving to Tasmania the family attended their first DST Family Camp and quickly became apart of the DST community. Stacey has been apart of the DST Board for the past 7 years and now has taken a step into the role of EO and Employment Connections.

Stacey’s background is in childcare and disability support. She has a passion for helping to promote and create an inclusive community especially within the employment arena.

Stacey is enthusiastic to see the growth that has been happening within DST over the past years and is excited to be a part of the future growth.

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Administration Coordinator & Events and Community Support Coordinator

Georgina McGowan

Georgina is a mother of four with her only daughter, Aleeta, 6, having Down syndrome. Georgina lives in Southern Tasmania, and has done most of her life.

Georgina has qualifications in business and accounting, having worked for DST since 2018. She maintains payroll and financials, whilst continuing to support families and new parents and coordinating events throughout the year.