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OLIVIA NASSARIS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Olivia has an extensive background in both communications and advocacy in aged care, higher education and nursing. She has been a pivotal team member in successful state and federal campaigns. Her role at Parkinson's SA focuses on business development and key strategic partnerships, philanthropic grants and communications for the organisation. She is currently studying for her Masters of Business Administration. She is passionate about community health and improving the lives for people living with Parkinson’s and their families through her work at Parkinson’s South Australia. 

SIMONE RIDGE-COOKE

FUNDRAISING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

The majority of Simone’s working career has been spent working with Not-For-Profits and she has a strong commitment to the sector. After completing a Traineeship in Business Administration at Flinders Medical Centre, she started her Not-For-Profit journey in Mental Health at Noarlunga Health Service, leading into working in Administration in Disability Organisations - Orana Inc and Minda Inc. More recently she worked in the Administrative and Reception areas of the Julia Farr Association from 2014 - 2016. 

DANI CRAWLEY

GROUP PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Dani’s experience includes a strong focus on Community Services and Training and Development which she has gained from a variety of educational, community-based and government organisations.  She has always been very passionate about supporting the local community and delivering innovative programs to meet client’s needs.  For the last six years she has worked at UniSA where she has delivered the Staff Wellness Program, providing a range of events, workshops and activities on wellness to inspire staff to better health.  Another aspect of her role has been the involvement in the Partner Engagement Team that are responsible for effectively promoting the University’s broad capabilities to business, industry and government partners.  

PAULA-JEAN HAYES

CLIENT SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER

Paula-Jean Hayes was an experienced English teacher before studying Social Work, motivated to continue making positive changes in people’s lives in another field. Throughout her years at Parkinson’s SA in the Client Support team, she offers advice, advocacy, education and counselling to individuals and groups affected by the chronic condition, from the newly diagnosed or those navigating disease progression. She also delivers seminars on symptoms and treatments to health professionals.

ALICE LANGSFORD

CLIENT SUPPORT AND TRAINING TEAM MEMBER

Alice joined the Client Support team in July 2018 and has hit the ground running, being extremely qualified for the position and has her Master of Occupational Therapy, Certificate IV in Dance at Gravity Dance Studios and Bachelor of Nursing – with stroke/neurology experience. Alice has also done the PD Warrior Instructor Course and the Dance for Parkinson’ teacher training workshop.

JUDY WHITE

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

Judy has many years of administration experience behind her, including practical expertise in financial recording and reporting, database management, spreadsheets and word processing, along with excellent communication skills.

Most importantly though, she has a passion and dedication to enable the smooth running of the organisation and a willingness to use this expertise to support clients and staff in any way possible.

KATE SCHKABARYN

RECEPTIONIST

Kate joined Parkinson's SA in 2017 as a Volunteer two days a week after deciding on a career change from working in retail and patisserie. Kate quickly felt at home at Parkinson's SA and her infectious laugh is enjoyed by all, as she greets the community at Reception. In 2018 Kate successfully became a member of the team and is now working 3 days a week in Reception. 

SANDIE CLARKE | VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER (GENERAL ADMIN)

BARB HAND | VOLUNTEER

DEX REPORTING

TRACY LEANEY | VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONIST

MONIKA KRUGER | VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER (IN-MEMORIAM DONATIONS)

JOSEPHINE KIRBY | VOLUNTEER

GENERAL ADMIN

PAT MUELLER | VOLUNTEER

COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT

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