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.
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.
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 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 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).
Melinda Vernon is an ex-deaf athlete who competed at an international level in both deaf and mainstream athletics (distance running including track and cross country) and triathlon. She holds the deaf world record for 5000m and 10000m athletics track running. Melinda retired from competitive sport and enjoys running for health and fitness and going on mountain adventures. She is currently working as an Occupational Therapist is her own business as a sole trader. Melinda is inspired by deaf athletes giving it a go and doing their best in their respective sports.
Cate is a passionate advocate for deaf and hard of hearing Australians is demonstrated through her current and past employment. She is currently working as a Senior Advisor for Policy & Government Relations at Deaf Connect. Her previous roles included Youth Disability Advocacy Officer at Youth Disability Advocacy Service (VIC) and Advocacy and Outreach Officer with Deaf Victoria. Cate is a keen sportsperson and is involved with Deaf Netball Victoria.