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 2018:

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


Board of Management:

Ben Dortimer – Chair

Andrew McTrusty – Treasurer

Judith Pettitt OAM

Sandra Eccles

Richard Rice

Jonathan Isaacs

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz

Lena Hamilton

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

Elizabeth McCrea - Advocacy and Family Support

Natalie Ryan - Youth Support and NSW Coordinator

Karen Lizasoain - NSW Family Support

Tina Anderson - NSW Youth Support

Angelina Keskerides - Family Support Coordinator

Lynne Clarkson - Family Support

Juliette Armstrong - Family Support

Cassie Couper - Family Support

Julia Coulthurst - Children's Programs Coordinator

Susie Kim - Girls Groups and Recreation Programs

Isabella Clarke - Children's Programs

Janine Pezzotti - Mirabel Respite House

Miranda Purchase - Support Programs

Rob Johnston - Recreation Programs

Daniel Clohesy - Boys Groups

Vaughn McCarthy - Youth Programs Coordinator

Julz Grover - Recreation and Youth Support

Troy Rogers - Youth & Children’s Programs

Gemma Considine - Recreation and Youth Support

Blair Struthers - Youth and Children's Programs

Cynthia Monty - Program Support

Kaylene McKay - Education Consultant

Jane Shelton - NSW Development Manager

Lena Hamilton - Accounts Manager

Melissa Mason - Resources and Program Support

Kristine Edwards - Administration and Accounts


Casual Staff:

Sophie Lowrie, Patrick Leask



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

Mirabel Events: James Rowe - Photographer, Laura Milke Garner - Music, Mirth & Mayhem, Chrissie Vincent Publicity

Artwork & Design: Vince Patton, oid Design

Printing: Braemar Graphic Reproductions


NSW Steering Committee:

Simon Jagot, Peter Curry, Peter David, Gary Gerstle, Nic Halley, Hal Herron, Jamie Irving, Nick Love, Sheridan McLaughlin, Jane Shelton, Carly Westwood, John Minto, Tim Lovitt


Advisory Group:

Suzi Carp, Peter Chiodo, Janet Handbury, Ruth Johnstone, John and Bianca White


Sydney Ladies Committee: 
Trudy Devereux, Christina Doherty, Christine Penklis, Carolyn Scott, Jude Wild


Melbourne Ladies Committee:

Sally Crinis, Sarah Gale, Laura McLachlan, Sophie Rice



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