Governance & Collaborations – West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children
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Governance & Collaborations


Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AOGovernor of Western Australia


Mr Ric GornikChairperson
Former Executive Director of Human Resources and acting CEO within
a large public authority. Public Sector Management, Public Administration and Personnel Management qualifications.
Mr Greg ChapellP.Dip(acc), B.Bus, ACA – Vice Chairperson & Treasurer
Principal of his own accounting practice for the last 22 years dealing with a large range of clients and industries both in taxation and business advice.
Registered company auditor and registered tax agent.
Mr Chapell also has a hearing loss.
Mr Keith L EastmanAM
Former banking roles NAB. Member of WAFDC 37 years. Mr Eastman’s youngest son was born deaf.
Mr John Richards
Former roles include Teacher of the Deaf, Executive Principal of the WA Institute for Deaf Education, Educational Audiologist, Principal
of several Education Support schools the Perth Coordinator of the RIDBC Renwick Centre Programmes and President of the National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf (NAATD).
Ms Sarah Livingstone
Parent of a profoundly Deaf son. Board member of Deafness Forum, the national peak body for deafness.
Ms Fay Treeby
Child with a profound hearing loss. Member of Parent Committees.
Mr Stephen KubickiCEO of Habidapt Pty Ltd
Former corporate/M&A lawyer Wesfarmers Limited, Allen & Overy in London and Clayton Utz.
Lynne van OldenChief Executive Officer

Our Partners

West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children partners and collaborates evidence based practitioners and services that address an unmet need that will improve life skills and empower deaf children and young people with an inclusive and holistic approach.

Key partners and collaborations are in place with:

  • Rock & Water – Bullying and Resilience program for primary school age children
  • Hear For You – Mentoring program for Deaf teenagers
  • WA Deaf Sector Collaboration Initiative – WAFDC leading state based Collaboration initiative to develop relevant data sources and frameworks available for the sector


Our Supporters

West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children extends our sincere appreciation to all its donors and supporters.


Department of Education WA