Our Team

Our team’s professional expertise, combined with their passion for equality enables us to provide a strategic and holistic approach to the services we offer, in order to build the capacity and wellbeing of individuals, families, carers and communities through advocacy and support services.

Meet our Executive Team

LEAH KATEIVA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

From community development, management and chairman roles within the not-for-profit sector, to advocating for people with disabilities on a voluntary basis, Leah is just as likely to be seen in a support group as she is in State Government.   Her exceptionally comprehensive career to date, combined with her passion for a unified community enables her to strategically and effectively guide RIAC, of which she has been doing since 2015 (this includes previous times serving on the Board).

Bronwyn Huggard
(Self-Advocacy, Grants & Media Manager)

Bridey Mildren
(Access & Support and Advocacy Program Manager)

Christine Slattery
(SPSP & Scaffold Manager)

Daryl Sloan
(Indigenous Advocacy Program Manager)

Kerrie Reardon
(Quality & Reporting Manager)

Nicole James
(NDIS Appeals & Advocacy Program Manager)

Sandra Boyd
(Office Manager)

Our Board

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KARRYN GOODE

CHAIRPERSON

With a comprehensive background in the employment services industry, Karryn is currently managing the Victorian Client Service Centre at Goulburn Ovens TAFE. Fuelled by passion for social justice and individual empowerment, Karryn has been a member of our Board since 2012, serving as our Chairperson since October 2015.

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ADRIANO PATI

VICE CHAIRPERSON

Adriano’s community services background combined with his strong passion for equality has seen him serve on our Board since 2012, playing an integral role in our growth and successes to date.

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THOMAS KILMARTIN

SECRETARY

Boasting a comprehensive legal career spanning across commercial, property and not-for-profit sectors, with a strong passion for community and learning new languages, Thomas has been on our Board since 2015.  Thomas is currently an Associate at CIE Legal in Melbourne.

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MICHAEL CURTIS

DIRECTOR

Combining an extensive accounting career within the public sector with his own personal experiences, Michael has been on our Board since 2015.  His passion for a connected community sees him play a key role in a large number of community groups.

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EDMUND WONG

TREASURER

A comprehensive corporate career, both locally and overseas, combined with personal experiences led Edmund to joining our Board in 2016. Currently serving as Vice President of Tax & Accounting at Thomson Reuters, he is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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TREVOR BARKER

MEMBER

Aside from his creativity in making timber furniture, Trevor has extensive community service experience, on both a paid and voluntary basis.  This combined with his passion for equality led him to join our Board in 2017.

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SOPHIE RATNATUNGA

MEMBER

In addition to her extensive Human Resources career, Sophie has many years of voluntary community service experience.  This in addition to her strong passion for equality led Sophie to join our Board in March 2017.

PETER CARKEEK

MEMBER

An extensive career inside the education sector combined with a passion for equality led Peter to join our Board in July 2017.