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 2022:

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
Andrew McTrusty

Sandra Eccles

Richard Rice

Laura McLachlan

Raj Tapper

Katie Sweatman

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, Services & Partnerships

Deb Ambrose - Assistant to CEO

Tina Anderson - Programs Coordinator

Angelina Keskerides - Family Support Coordinator

Vaughn McCarthy - Youth Programs Coordinator

Iman Mansour - Children's Programs Coordinator

Jules Grover - Events & Community Engagement

Juliette Armstrong - Family Support

Cassie Couper - Family Support

Janine Pezzotti - Family Support

Belinda Pearson - Family Support

Miranda Purchase - Family & NDIS Support

Daniel Clohesy - Partnerships & Staff Development 

Isabella Clarke - Youth & Children's Programs

Blair Struthers - Youth & Children's Programs

Amy Nickholds - Youth & Children's Programs

Alan Jackson - Youth & Children's Programs

Amy Palmer - Youth & Children's Programs

Nick Maclaren - Youth & Children's Programs

Kaylene McKay - Education Program

Jane Shelton - NSW Partnerships & Fundraising

Lucy Myers - Hunter Region Coordinator

Sharna Milgate - NSW Family Support

Jackson Fitzpatrick - Alumni & NSW Youth Support

Chloe Rooker - NSW Youth Support

Debbie Dunn - NSW Family Support

Marli Andrew - Data & Program Support

Lena Hamilton - Finance Manager

Ian Kaufmann - Administration & Accounts

Kathy Garoufalis - Resources & Program Support

Amy Nuttall - Reception


Casual Staff:

Troy Rogers

Abby Collison

Jasmine Copeland

Patrick Leask

Kathryn Clarke

Matt Howard

Patrick Wilson



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, Printing Intelligence


NSW Steering Committee:

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


Advisory Group:

Suzi Carp, Peter Chiodo, Dan Creasey, John and Bianca White


Sydney Ladies Committee: 
Ann Arkins, Trudy Devereux, Stephanie Halliday, Carolyn Scott


Melbourne Ladies Committee:

Sally Crinis, Sarah Gale, Laura McLachlan, Sophie Rice


Grassroots Sports Club:

Darren Baxter, Daniel Clohesy, Shane Cracknell, Stuart Devlin, Ben Kidney, Rohan Peters, Robert Thorp, Aubrey Roga  



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