DSA BOARD

Kathryn Armfield

Kathryn Armfield

President

A Principal of Armfield O’Brien Law, Kate's legal background provides a unique platform in delivering legal advice in Auslan for the Deaf Community. Kate is a Board Director of Deaf Services Limited and supports local clubs and enjoys general fitness.

Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Vice President

Board member of Accessible Arts and an actor with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf. Was involved in Beach Volleyball at 2007 Australian Deaf Games and the 2005 Deaflympics Games Cultural Festival. Regularly attends gym and pool. Served as ambassador for Don’t DIS my ABILITY for four consecutive years and as an Australia Day ambassador for six years. He is a proud father of two beautiful children.

Darren Howell

Darren Howell

Treasurer

With a Bachelor of Business, Darren is a Finance Manager at Loreto College Coorparoo, QLD. He holds 25+ years of finance experience in education sector. Darren was an Athletics team manager 2015 Asian Pacific Deaf Games and past Queensland State Schools and State Championships Para-athletics covenor / delegate. He is a proud parent of a young deaf adult.

Ricky Bryan

Ricky Bryan

Board Director

Ricky is currently an Assistant Director at the Department of Health and he works in cancer screening programs and corporate communications. He has worked in Arts and is now President of DeafACT. Ricky is keen on general fitness and represented the ACT in Touch Football and Futsal at the last Australian Deaf Games. He has Bachelor of Arts; Communications Management.

Tracey Corbin-Matchett

Tracey Corbin-Matchett

Board Director

Tracey is a CEO of Bus Stop Films. Her work uses filmmaking and the film industry to raise the profile of marginalised groups, in particular people with living with disability, through education, content creation and advocacy. Tracey is Hard of Hearing and a mum of 3, with her eldest child being hard of hearing. She is active in the deaf arts community and loves sports and supports the Cronulla Sharks. Tracey has Bachelor of Community Welfare and Diploma of Business with further background experiences in Policy & communications with a focus on social justice issues.

Katie Kelly OAM

Katie Kelly OAM

Board Director

Katie Kelly OAM is a Paralympian and High performance Para-triathlete. Founder and Director of Sport Access Foundation. She established Sport Access Foundation which is a registered listed charity which aims to improve access for Australian children with a disability to play sport. Katie is a categorised athlete with Triathlon Australia, preparing for Tokyo 2021 Paralympics and was an Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist at Rio 2016 Paralympics. She held roles in the Australian Blind Cricket team, Australian Deaflympic team and was an ambassador for Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and Usher Kids Australia. Katie has BA, MBus and corporate marketing in sporting industry.

Greg Troedson

Greg Troedson

Board Director

With a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and having partly completed a Graduate Diploma in Sports Law, Greg is a Solicitor and currently a Director of BlackHill Legal specialising in litigation and dispute resolution. Greg has a keen interest in sports law and administration. He regularly acts for sporting organisations and has advised an international deaf sports federation. He was a director of Wynnum Golf Club Inc from 2008 to 2012. He can be found on the golf course on most weekends.

STAFF

Phil Harper

Phil Harper

General Manager
  • Melbourne
Garry West-Bail

Garry West-Bail

Project Manager
  • Brisbane
Julie Lyons

Julie Lyons

Sport Development Officer
  • Brisbane
James Hale

James Hale

Sport Development Officer
  • Melbourne
Lauren Townsend

Lauren Townsend

Community & Media Liaison, Sport Development Officer
  • Sydney