MDSA Staff

David Duncan

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Qualifications: MBA, Grad.Dip. Urban and Regional Planning, Assoc. Dip. Business Management, FAICD
Career: David has acquired extensive executive management and governance experience over the past thirty years from national and state Chief Executive Officer appointments and non-executive directorships within the public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. His many career accomplishments, passion for the not-for-profit sector and team approach are excellent qualities that have been introduced with the aim of realising Muscular Dystrophy SA’s strategic, organisational and operational objectives.
Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: Acknowledged as possessing particular expertise in change management, strategy, strategic planning, business strategy, policy and business planning, David in conjunction with his team and the board, is desirous of broadening the Muscular Dystrophy SA brand, continuing to provide its clients with exceptional services and experiences and importantly generating substantial funding to support research and ultimately realising the Association’s vision for ‘a world without neuromuscular conditions by 2050’.

Email: dduncan@mdasa.org.au

Tara Peters

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING MANAGER

Qualification: Diploma in Event Management; Certificate IV Leadership Management
Career: I have worked many years within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry travelling the world to expand my knowledge and experience. I concluded six years employment within the Caravan and Camping Industry in Victoria, and relocated back to my home-town Adelaide to pursue a career within the Not-For-Profit sector.
Why MDSA: There are so many challenges with everyday as a surprise, I get to utilise all my skills I have learnt over the year's and above all meet and work with so many people who are dedicated, motivated and passionate about making a difference to those in need.

Email: tpeters@mdasa.org.au

Gemma Leonard

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / OFFICE MANAGER

Qualification: Certificate IV in Front-line Management
Career: My career started within the Legal and Finance sectors, then an opportunity arrived to work within the Not-for-profit sector to help a great cause, I could not pass on this opportunity.
Starting my career with MDSA 7 years ago as a Receptionist/Administration Assistant, I have now been promoted to Office Manager/Executive Assistant to the CEO.
Why MDSA: There isn't a part of MDSA I haven't been involved with. I love my job, the people, the culture and best of all coming to work everyday knowing I'm helping make a difference in people's lives.

Email: GLeonard@mdasa.org.au

Aisling O'Toole

ACTING CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Qualification:Bachelor Behavioural Science (Psychology) with a major in Disability and Developmental Education.
Career: Through my studies at University, it became very clear that I wanted to work in the disability sector. I undertook work experience with Muscular Dystrophy SA during my time studying and was then employed as a Client Services Coordinator in 2014. My passion for the sector and experience working with people diagnosed with a neuromuscular condition, has encouraged me to strive to ensure that all clients and families have access to services and supports that will assist them to lead the best and most active lives possible.
Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: The core values of Muscular Dystrophy SA are passionate, embracing, determined and innovative. These values are in line with what my beliefs are, and are of the upmost importance when supporting clients and their families. I applied for the position at Muscular Dystrophy SA because of the organisation’s dedication to its cause and the passion expressed by staff in ensuring that clients and their families continue to receive services and support that is in line with what they need, above all else.

Email: aotoole@mdasa.org.au

CLIENT SERVICES TEAM

Client Services Support Officer, Kelly Mclean
email:kmclean@mdasa.org.au

Client Services Coordinator, Hoda Teimorzadeh
email:hteimorzadoh@mdasa.org.au

Client Services Coordinator, Marguerite Botha
email: mbotha@mdasa.org.au

ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Lottery and Administration Campaign Coordinator, Christine Mikalainis
email: cmikalainis@mdasa.org.au

Admin Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Mooney
email:jmooney@mdasa.org.au

COLLECTION BOX CO-ORDINATOR

Collection Box Co-ordinator, Janice Phillips
email:jphillips@mdasa.org.au

Lotteries Team

Julie James
Team Leader
email: jjames@mdasa.org.au

Lucy Ciotti
Team Leader
email: lciotti@mdasa.org.au

Call centre team
Donna Jones
Melinda Williams
Sandie Lord
Megan Bollmeyer
Maliwan Body
Jane Czuba