Mirabel's People


Many people have been touched by the vision and passion of Mirabel and have helped to make Mirabel the unique and innovative foundation that it is today.


Founding Members:

Jane Rowe, Peter Bucci, Donald Mack, Spencer P. Jones, Suzy Walker, Rebecca Barnard, Simon Northeast, Chris Thompson, Melinda Walker, Jay Jordens, Paul Stewart, Michael Pavlich



Deborah Conway, Shane Jacobson, Jeff McMullen


Ambassadors 2020:

Dr Patch Adams, Rebecca Barnard, Jimmy Barnes, Raimond Gaita, Colin Hay, Rob Hirst, Ella Hooper, Chris Judd, Allison Langdon, Lawrence Mooney, Jane Norris, Lauren Phillips, Mikey Robins, Rhys Wakefield


Board of Management:

Ben Dortimer - Chair

Ed Prendergast - Treasurer
Judith Pettitt OAM

Andrew McTrusty

Sandra Eccles

Richard Rice

Jonathan Isaacs

Laura McLachlan

Lena Hamilton - Secretary

Jane Rowe OAM


Staff Team:

Mirabel chooses to maintain a small, highly-skilled team of professionals with a diverse range of experience and education. Each team member is self-motivated, takes initiative and is passionate about the rights of children.


Jane Rowe OAM - Founder/CEO

Nicole Patton - Manager Policy and Services

Deb Ambrose - Assistant to CEO

Angelina Keskerides - Family Support Coordinator

Vaughn McCarthy - Youth Programs Coordinator

Julia Coulthurst - Children's Programs Coordinator

Julz Grover - Recreation Program Coordinator

Elizabeth McCrea - Advocacy & Family Support

Juliette Armstrong - Family Support

Cassie Couper - Family Support

Janine Pezzotti - Family Support

Miranda Purchase - Family & NDIS Support

Daniel Clohesy - Program & Staff Development 

Isabella Clarke - Youth & Children's Programs

Blair Struthers - Youth & Children's Programs

Troy Rogers - Youth & Children's Programs

Isabelle Sleinis -Youth & Children's Programs

Sophie Lowrie - Youth & Children's Programs 

Kaylene McKay - Education Program

Rachel Dougherty - Volunteer Program

Jane Shelton - NSW Development Manager

Tina Anderson - Hunter Region Coordinator

Sharna Milgate - NSW Family Support

Lucy Myers - NSW Youth Support

Jackson Fitzpatrick - NSW Youth Support

Louis Razuki - Impact Measurement and Evaluation

Lena Hamilton - Finance Manager

Kristine Edwards - Administration & Accounts

Kathy Garoufalis - Resources & Program Support

Julia Castricum - Reception


Casual Staff:

Gemma Considine
Alan Jackson

Patrick Leask

Steph Riederich



Mirabel is forever grateful to its many volunteers and their commitment and dedication to Mirabel children... 

Mirabel Events: James Rowe - Photographer, STELLA & CO

Artwork & Design: Vince Patton, Mity Digital


NSW Steering Committee:

Simon Jagot, Gary Gerstle, Nic Halley, Hal Herron, Jamie Irving, Nick Love, Tim Lovitt, Sheridan McLaughlin, Daren McKennay, John Minto, Jane Shelton, Carly Westwood, Kevin O'Hara


Advisory Group:

Diane Bergeron, Suzi Carp, Peter Chiodo, Ruth Johnstone, John and Bianca White, Dan Creasey


Sydney Ladies Committee: 
Carolyn Scott, Trudy Devereux, Ann Arkins, Stephanie Halliday, Tory Archibold, Emma Suttie


Melbourne Ladies Committee:

Sally Crinis, Sarah Gale, Laura McLachlan, Sophie Rice


Grassroots Sports Club:

Darren Baxter, Daniel Clohesy, Shane Cracknell, Stuart Devlin, Rohan Peters, Robert Thorp  



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