Our Board

DSWA is governed by a Board, consisting largely of parents, who also have professional skills, including legal, financial and business expertise.
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Down Syndrome WA is governed by a Board, consisting largely of parents, who also have professional skills, including legal, financial and business expertise.

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher – Chair    

Mark is Chair of the Board, lawyer, community leader, governance expert and open employment advocate. Mark has direct experience with current employment of a young adult with Down syndrome at his government agency

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Nick Gray – Immediate Past Chair    

Nick is a small business consulting owner, and our Immediate Past Chair. Nick worked with DSA national group for several years, has extensive experience in IT, financial and operational management, NFP experience and is a father to his daughter with Down syndrome.

Kathryn Salt

Kathryn Salt – Deputy Chair

Kathryn is an experienced educator who has successfully integrated students with disabilities into the mainstream educational setting.  She is a consultant to parent, schools and education systems on best practice in mainstream integration. More recently Kathryn has been involved in working in the not-for-profit sector with the roll out of the NDIS.  She is also a mother of a young adult with Down Syndrome.

Stephen Pollard – Treasurer

Stephen is a business and community leader, with extensive experience in financial management, NFP experience. He is uncle to his niece with Down syndrome. 

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Aimee Clarke – Secretary

Aimee is a new nomination representing young children with Down syndrome. She has strong marketing, communication and social media experience and skills. Aimee is a mother of a son with Down syndrome and a regular participant at the DSWA Playgroup in Leederville.

Julie Jalawadi – Minute Secretary

Julie has extensive tax and financial management experience. She has strong experience with community and Not For Profit (NFP) organisations. Julie is a mother of a daughter with Down syndrome and has been a long standing member of DSWA. 

Frances Moon

Frances is a career and professional educator with long standing experience with people with disabilities. She has been a Board member for several years and is the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome.

Jess Jalawadi

Jess is a current DSWA Ambassador. She has excellent insight into needs of young adults with Down syndrome, and has represented DSA at the Governor-General’s House in 2019. Jess is a tremendous advocate for people with Down syndrome.

Lynne Nixon

Lynne is an Inclusive Education consultant and professional with Association of Independent Schools of WA and community leader. She is passionate about extending education opportunities for adults with Down syndrome, particularly with the new DSWA program “Get Ready for Work”.

Andrew Domahidy

Andrew is a current DSWA Ambassador, with excellent insight into needs of young adults with Down syndrome, and current experience in open employment at HBF. Andrew has strong IT knowledge and insights. He is a tremendous advocate for open employment for people with Down syndrome.

Brooke Canham

Brooke is a current DSWA Ambassador with excellent insight into needs of young adults with Down syndrome, and has represented DSA at the Governor-General’s House in 2019. Brooke is a tremendous advocate for people with Down syndrome.

Sebastien Malinge

Sebastien Malinge

Sebastien is an experienced and Internationally recognised researcher currently employed by Telethon Kids Institute. Sebastien’s research specialises in paediatric leukemia and blood disorders developed by people with Down syndrome.

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