Susan Howard - TASPresident
Christine McCall - VICVice President
Catherine Dunn - WATreasurer
Cath has worked up until recently as the Manager, Policy Planning & Participation, Western Australian Department of Training & Workforce Development
Cath is committed to making education more accessible for adult learners, particularly those experiencing barriers to learning. Cath strongly supports community based learning and its key role in connecting people of all ages to others and their ideas, to their community, to skills and employment.
Ros Bauer - NTSecretary
Dr Robbie Lloyd - NSWBoard Member
Sally Brennan - VICBoard Member
Dr Donna Rooney - NSWCo-opted Board Member
Dianne Borella - NTBoard Member
Assoc Prof Annette Foley - VICCo-opted Board Member
Annette is an Associate Professor of Adult and Vocational Education at Federation University Australia. She has worked for over 30 years as an adult educator in TAFE, higher education, adult community education, and the private training sector.
Before Annette commenced her academic role at FedUni she had first-hand experience as a TAFE manager and CEO in a VET/ACE and youth services organisation, where she worked in a regional community and liaised with industry, community and local government agencies to develop education and training programs for youth and older learners.
Jenny MacafferChief Executive Officer
Jenny has an extensive background in community development, social justice and social policy and planning. She has previously worked in local and state government and the not for profit sector. Jenny has been recognised for her commitment to health & wellbeing, human rights, and community place making through national and local awards such as the inaugural LGPRO award for community development. She holds qualifications in community cultural development, social sciences and the arts. Jenny believes that the creative arts and lifelong learning have a key role to play in engaging communities of all persuasions in self-determination and social change, and that a positive connection to nature is critical to our individual and collective wellbeing.
Catherine DevlinOperations Manager
Catherine has a background in educational publishing and online learning. She previously worked in information management and online course development. She has also worked as an editor and client services manager at a tertiary institution.
She has postgraduate qualifications in education and communication; including M.A. (Communication) and an M.Ed. (Literacy/Information Technology).
Gina PerryCommunications Co-ordinator
Gina Perry is an award winning writer who has worked in a range of communications roles in the not for profit and training sectors. Her feature articles, columns, and essays have been published in The Age and The Australian, and her short fiction has been published in a number of literary magazines, including Meanjin, Westerly, and Island.
Her co-production of the ABC Radio National documentary about the obedience experiments, ‘Beyond the Shock Machine’, won the Silver World Medal for a history documentary in the 2009 New York Festivals radio awards.