Our team

Helen Whelan

BA (Drama), RN

Founding CEO / Director

Associate Professor
Michael Whelan

(1962 – 2022)

Founder

Nick Cilento

BA, BSc (Hons)

Manager – Program Delivery

Lisa Aitken

BAM, JP (Qual)

Manager – Operations

Trish Stewart

BFA (Visual Arts)

Manager – Enrolments / Chill Families

Anthony O’Donohue

Manager – Creative Programs

Roslyn O’Connor

Manager – Administration

Melanie Sanchez

BPsych (Hons)

Manager – Digital Media

Connor Whelan

Administration Assistant

Brian Cavanagh

Facilitator

Aniway Aquilizan

BA (Art History) / BSocSc (Community Development)

Facilitator

Harrison Paroz

Facilitator

Georgia Fullerton

BA (Music & Psych) / BEd (Sec)

Facilitator

Mikey Bowdler

Facilitator

Lachlan Whelan

BFA (Film, Screen & New Media)

Facilitator

Daniel Simpson

BA (Creative Arts)

Facilitator

Grace Eadie

BPsych / BJus

Facilitator

Caleb Stoddart

Facilitator

Ilda Fetahagic

BBus

Facilitator

Jordon Riley

BCreatArts (Theatre)

Facilitator

Andrew Schaffer

Facilitator

Hamish McDonald

Peer Mentor

Jerry McGiffin

Peer Mentor

Lucy McDougall-Sagner

Peer Mentor

Sophie Fell

Peer Mentor

Eve Carroll

BFA (Dance)

Peer Mentor

Emma Ford

BBehavSc(Psych) (Hons)

Peer Mentor

Max Pavey

Peer Mentor

Yasmine Thacker

Peer Mentor

Tom Meggitt

BPsychSc (Hons)

Peer Mentor

Elijah Hooper

Peer Mentor

Tess Cilento

Peer Mentor

Amity Valentine

Peer Mentor

Providing opportunities for young adults on the spectrum to have better access, participation and genuine inclusion in mainstream community and employment.