Inspiring people with Disabilities though Awareness, Resources, Empowerment and Unity
SUE DYMOND - Executive Chair
Sue is the mother of 2 wonderful daughters. Chloe is the youngest and has Down syndrome. Sue has always been an active advocate for Chloe and wrote a book about their journey: Removing the Fear of raising a child with Down syndrome – ‘WAISING MISS CHLOE’
She has been involved in volunteer work for over 30 years. She is a very experienced Board member, serving on the AGSO Board as the Aust Chairperson for Alateen, the Committee of Management of the Down Syndrome Victoria, as well as various other subcommittees. Sue is passionate about justice and fairness for all and believes everyone has the ability to make a difference - no matter how seemingly small. She is also a qualified counsellor.
She is the founder of iDareU and her dream is for iDareU to help as many people as possible ‘become the best they can be’. Sue also has a disability from having a severe stroke in 2003.
She is heavily involved in Toastmasters and is the 2018/19 President of Ringwood Toastmasters, and has recently been appointed to the Knox Disability Advisory Committee. She really does walk her talk!’.
CHRISSY PATERSON - SECRETARY
Chrissy has been in the Marketing and Corporate Communications sector for over 10 years. Primarily she has worked for not for profits and emergency service providers but has now moved into the private sector. Chrissy is passionate about creating a more equitable society and has a history of being involved in the disability sector. She studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Intellectual Disability) and worked in the industry before changing careers to Marketing. Since moving to the private sector she is keen to give back to her community and joined the Board in 2017 to champion what she sees as a very worthy cause.