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    Louise Gray BA, B Ed, Master of Sociology (WA)
  • Louise Gray BA, B Ed, Master of Sociology (WA)

    Executive Director

    Louise is an experienced leader in the Not for Profit sector and is currently the CEO of Extra Edge Community Services in WA. She holds a Master of Sociology degree from Murdoch University awarded for a research project centred on community knowledge and awareness of alcohol in pregnancy and has travelled to Canada to observe approaches to therapeutic prison environments, FASD awareness and education; and employment programs.

  • Anne Heath
  • Anne Heath

    National Educational Director

    Anne and is currently a Quality and Human Resources Manager, and a Seasonal Teacher for the University of Tasmania in the Faculty of Education.  Anne has a background in community services and has directly worked with, or supported staffs who have worked with FASD clients, so continually seeking to raise awareness of FASD within and beyond her wider network.  Anne is former Board member of the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC), and State Council of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).  Anne is also a certified professional member of AHRI, and is in her final stages of a Doctor of Education degree.

  • Christine Brooks B.Ed. (NT)
  • Christine Brooks B.Ed. (NT)

    Board Member

    Christine is a primary school teacher, with a special interest in Early Childhood education and facilitating parent groups. She has worked in a Northern Territory community and now enjoys short term fostering of a little girl from NT.

    With her partner she regularly has students from Worawa Aboriginal College for home stays.  She is keen to increase the awareness of FASD within the school setting through the education of school staff.

  • Dr Janet Woollard PhD, LLB, Med, BAppSc, JP, RN (WA)
  • Dr Janet Woollard PhD, LLB, Med, BAppSc, JP, RN (WA)

    Chair of Board

    Dr Janet Woollard was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in March 2014 and was an elected member of the WA Parliament from 2001 to 2013. She chaired the WA Parliamentary Legislative Assembly "Education and Health Committee" that presented a report to the WA Parliament in 2012 titled “Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: the invisible disability”. Janet is a Justice of the Peace, has a BAppSc (Nursing Education), a Masters in Education and a PhD from University of Western Australia, is a registered nurse and a past president of the Australian Nursing Federation (WA Branch).

  • Robyn Smith (WA)
  • Robyn Smith (WA)

    Community Educator

    Robyn has worked for over 6 years in community based not-for-profit organisations.  Her experience includes aged care programs, parenting advice and support programs, offender reintegration, school students and youth at risk transition strategies. She has worked with many clients and families affected by FASD, especially in the prison system.

  • Ana Clarke
  • Ana Clarke

    Marketing and Management

    Ana graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Business specialising in marketing and management. Although a recent graduate, Ana has a number of years experience working in marketing and social media for companies such as Ray White, The Sarina Russo Group and James Cook University. Now working for itro Ana coordinates marketing campaigns, social media and implementation of marketing strategies. She always brings creativity to the table with some 'out of the box ideas' along with a determination to get the job done effectively. In her spare time Ana volunteers for NOFASD as she recognises the importance to raise awareness among young women so that that future generations are protected.

  • Jessica Hannan - B.Hlth Sci/MOT (NSW)
  • Jessica Hannan - B.Hlth Sci/MOT (NSW)

    National Projects Officer

    Jessica Hannan is the National Projects Officer at NOFASD as well as a paediatric occupational therapist. Jessica is based on the NSW South Coast where she has gained experience working with children living with FASD. Jessica is passionate about helping children living with FASD achieve independence in all aspects of their lives as well as training and educating other allied health professionals on how to be FASD-informed in their service provisions

  • Brogan Peterson
  • Brogan Peterson

    Social Work

    Brogan is currently completing her final placement in a Bachelor of Social Work. She has over 6 year’s experience working in the community sector. Her experience includes; disability support programs, carer support programs, parenting support programs, domestic and family violence programs, offender integration and youth development programs. In addition much of Brogan's childhood was spent sharing her home with children living with FASD. Brogan has worked with many families and children living with FASD, especially Indigenous and CALD clients seeking refuge or within correctional facilities

  • Gabby Rasmussen
  • Gabby Rasmussen

    Business Management and Marketing

    Gabrielle Rasmussen is business management and marketing student with a keen interest in public health, health promotion and FASD. Gabrielle works part-time as a communications and engagement support officer at NOFASD Australia. She hopes to assist those living with FASD to have a better life and promote initiatives which support parents and carers.



  • Cheryl Dedman
  • Cheryl Dedman

    Carer

    Cheryl is a parent and full time carer of a child living with FASD. She has a passion to advocate for all families, carers and people living with FASD and particularly believes that it is essential to highlight the need to nurture the mental health of carers and encourage their self-care. Cheryl believes that education within the community, for professionals and families, is the key to providing the best possible life outcomes for those living with FASD and those caring for them. She sees a strong need to educate the community as a whole regarding the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Cheryl believes that this is a community issue and pregnant women need to be encouraged and supported by those around her during her pregnancy regarding abstaining from alcohol. Prior to being a full-time carer, Cheryl has a background in the fitness industry, education and childcare.

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