Marina is Chief Executive Officer of Identitywa, which provides support and services to people with disability and their families. Marina has worked within the disability sector both in Australia and in the UK for over 30 years, and has held a number of key positions, both within the former Disability Services Commission and non-government agencies in research, policy, service development and operations. Marina is also Deputy Chair of the WA State Committee of National Disability Services.
Katherine (Kat) is the Managing Consultant at Edge Writing Solutions. Kat has 29 years collective experience in Parliament, Government and local government, including at an executive and senior management level. Kat has a sound understanding of Parliamentary and Government processes and protocols, and as a former Social Worker, has considerable experience in Human Services.
Stanley is currently working for a public practice accounting firm in the tax and business services area for small and medium businesses. Stanley obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University and subsequently qualified as a certified practicing accountant (CPA). He has a passion for helping people and giving back to the community.
Dr. Michelle Bunn
Dr Michelle Bunn worked for over twenty years in the Western Australian public sector, specialising in policy and legislative development, Parliamentary liaison, research and analytical roles in the fields of public sector audit, management, employment equity and cultural diversity. Michelle is also familiar with the prevalence and multiplicity of disability presentations in the WA community. In addition to her employment experience with legislation and equity, she has an adult child living with chronic fibromyalgia.
Scott La Vertu
Scott is the Manager Technology and Systems at The ARCS Group. Scott is responsible for all technological aspects of internal and external engagements. Scott’s previous role was with the Public Transport Authority in the Government of Western Australia focusing on ICT networking infrastructure as well as operational and control systems.
Yuemei is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in a variety of settings, including as an Assistive Technology Specialist and Assistive Technology Coordinator at VisAbility Ltd. She specialises in assisting people with disabilities to utilise mainstream and specialised technology to fulfil optimal independence in their lives, and has developed accessible marketing material, websites and smartphone applications for people with a vision impairment. She currently works in an advisory role with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
Stewart is IT Manager for the Public Sector Commission, a central agency of the Government of Western Australia. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science, Communications and IT from ECU and a Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility from UniSA. Other prior work experience includes the ATO and the Office of eGovernment, where he authored the first iteration of the WA Government Web Accessibility Guidelines in 2008.
Jackie is an Occupational Therapist with 36 years experience in a variety of areas. She started working at Curtin University in 2003 as a Disability Advisor and has been in the role of Senior AccessAbility Advisor since 2015, overseeing the AccessAbility Advisors and Curtin’s Specialist Mentoring Team. Jackie’s particular areas of interest are accessibility and Universal Design, mental health and understanding people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Dr Scott Hollier
Scott specialises in the field of digital accessibility, with a PhD in Internet Studies, a Master of Management and senior management experience across the not-for-profit, corporate and Government sectors. Scott also holds academic positions at Edith Cowan University and the University of South Australia and is an Invited Expert for the W3C Accessible Platform Architectures Research Questions Task Force. Scott has a lived experience of disability as a person who is legally blind, and as such has both a professional and personal understanding of the importance of accessibility.