Chairperson - Linda

Linda Dewey - Firstchance Chairperson

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Vice Chairperson - Karina

Vice Chairperson. Having a younger sister with special needs I have seen first-hand the importance of early intervention and the integrative role it plays in a young person with additional needs life.

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Board member- Stephen

Stephen brings to to board his personal experience being a parent of a child with a different ability and whom receives early childhood interventions supports from Firstchance. Stephen has a deeply personal need to help make things better for others.

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Secretary - Jennifer

Secretary Over 30 years’ experience in early childhood services, including roles as Service Director and special needs work. The experience of parenting a child with disabilities, at times stumbling through the maze of programs, treatment, surgery and radiotherapy, providing many challenges and practical wisdom, significantly a great sense of pride as a mum.

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Board member - Kate

I bring to Firstchance 20 years’ experience in senior management and consultancy in the private sector.

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Board member - Kynan

My affiliation with Firstchance began in 2013 when I undertook a field placement at the agency as part of my social work degree. I am thrilled to have an ongoing role in supporting Firstchance to achieve its aims.

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