Our team

Executive Officer

Sue O'Riley

Manager Operations

Janice Chan

Support Team

Lucinda Bain | Training & Information Manager
Sonia Bonadio | Family Support Coordinator / Training & Information Manager / My Time Coordinator

Lucinda Bain | Training & Information Manager
Sonia Bonadio | Family Support Coordinator / Training & Information Manager / My Time Coordinator
Yvonne Harrison | Adult Support Coordinator
Helen More | Club 21 / Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth McGarry | NDIS & Me Project Coordinator

Yvonne Harrison | Adult Support Coordinator
Helen More | Club 21 / Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth McGarry | NDIS & Me Project Coordinator


Education Support Service

Sheree O'Connor | Manager Education

Jan Alexander
| Education Consultant

Tina Diciccio
| Education Consultant

Tania Hume
| Education Consultant
Judi Greenslade
| Education Consultant


Operations and Communications

Ellie Flutey | Finance and Operations
Stephanie Papaleo | "My Voice" National Editor / Reception / Administration
Anna Cook | Reception / Administration
Leonie White | Grants  

About our team

Learn a bit more about some of our staff here.

Janice Chan | Manager Operations
Janice has a long history in the disability sector having spent the past fifteen years at the Association for Children with a Disability where she managed the education and training department. Janice’s oldest son, Lincoln, is a young man with Down syndrome, so she has experienced a similar journey to many of our members.
Yvonne Harrison | Adult Support Coordinator
Yvonne is passionate about helping people with a disability to enjoy full and inclusive lifestyles. Yvonne has personal, family experience of physical and intellectual disability. With a background in Disability Employment workplace support and a wealth of training experience.
Sheree O'Connor | Manager Education
Sheree is an experienced primary school teacher who has worked in mainstream classroom environments and in the coordination and delivery of learning support programs. She has also provided advocacy and support for children and families to assist in meeting the educational and social needs of students. Sheree’s previous role was as Education Coordinator with the Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP), providing professional support and information to students with special needs or a serious illness, their schools and families. Sheree joined the Education Support Team at Down Syndrome Victoria in January 2016.
Jan Alexander | Education Consultant
Jan has extensive teaching experience in primary schools both in metropolitan and regional areas. For the past eight years Jan has lectured in Teacher Education at La Trobe University. Her study and work in schools has been very focused on inclusive learning strategies. Jan has worked closely with teachers and support staff in developing classroom programs which enable all students to reach their potential. Jan joined the Education Support Team as a regional educational consultant in January 2016 and is looking forward to sharing her experience working with teachers, students and parents in regional schools across Victoria.
Tina Diciccio | Education Consultant
Tina is experienced in working with children and students with additional needs, along with their families, both in Melbourne and schools overseas.In addition to Down Syndrome Victoria, Tina also works at Melbourne City Mission - Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) where she provides support for children and families to assist in meeting their learning and development needs within the context of the kindergarten and also with transition to Primary School. Tina’s previous roles include work within the ADHD Clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital and also lecturing and supervising teachers enrolled in their Masters of Early Intervention. Tina joined the education team at at Down Syndrome Victoria in March 2018.
Tania Hume | Education Consultant
Tania is an experienced teacher who has worked in both primary and secondary schools. She has worked as a Learning Development teacher for students who faced specific learning difficulties in a secondary school setting. Tania’s previous role was as Education Coordinator with the Ronald McDonald Learning Program providing professional support and information to students with special needs or a serious illness, their schools and families. Tania has post graduate qualifications in Special Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) and a Graduate Diploma in psychology. She is committed to supporting all students in reaching their potential. Tania joined the education team at Down Syndrome Victoria in May 2018.
Judi Greenslade | Education Consultant
Judi has taught in primary schools for thirty-six years in both regional and metropolitan areas. She then spent eight years lecturing and tutoring in education at La Trobe University. She has a particular interest and passion in the areas of literacy, numeracy and social skills development and has worked with staff and students to enhance work done in these areas and to help ensure students reach their full potential. Judi joined the Education Support Team as a regional education consultant in May 2018 and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with students, teachers and parents in regional schools across Victoria.