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.

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.

Tim Fitzmaurice

Tim Fitzmaurice

Board Director

Tim is a Board member of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and chairs the Donor Tissue Bank Committee of Victoria. Tim previously held senior financial and risk management executive roles at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). He holds a Bachelor of Business, is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). His partner is deaf, and both are involved in the deaf community. He enjoys all sports and is an avid AFL Melbourne Demons supporter.

Hannah Britton

Hannah Britton

Board Director

Hannah is a highly passionate Deaf professional working at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as a Senior Planner for the Complex Support Needs Branch. She has a strong involvement in Deaf sports, which includes having represented Australia in swimming twice and she is also a Deaflympian. Hannah was the Australian Deaf Swimming Team’s Team Manager at the 5th World Deaf Swimming Championships in Brazil (2019) and she is also the contact person for Deaf Aquatics Australia. Hannah is currently a Board Member of Deaf Victoria. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, her dog and watching sports. Hannah has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

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
Jesse Cattach

Jesse Cattach

Sport Development Officer
  • Melbourne
Lauren Townsend

Lauren Townsend

Community & Media Liaison, Sport Development Officer
  • Sydney
Rosalie Kassulke

Rosalie Kassulke

Finance Officer