Chairman and Co-founder of the LPF : Father of four with 2 being on the ASD spectrum, formerly an NRL Rugby League Professional and RLPA board member, currently Director and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) of CPR WEALTH financial planning.
Deputy Chair, Secretary and Co-founder of the LPF : Proud woman with autism, mother of four children, 2 of whom are also on the Autism Spectrum. Holly is a midwifery lecturer and researcher whom completed her PhD in 2015 examining the experiences of women who sustained severe perineal trauma. An active mental health advocate and representative with Beyond Blue and the Australian College of Midwives.
Treasurer : Snr Finance Accountant of Panthers Leagues Club. Francis has owned several businesses in Western Sydney over the past 15 years with a strong focus on operational efficiency and fiscal control. Father of 2 young adults.
Current Board Member : Associate Professor at The University of Sydney who specialises in child development and disability in the areas of speech, language, literacy, and learning. Her interdisciplinary program of basic and applied research spans Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Education, and Speech-Language Pathology.
Current Board Member : An ASD Advocate and Spectrum mum with 3 adult children. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for Over 20 years, 17 as Owner/Director of Adventure Preschool. Kelly has presented for Aspect & APAC and currently presents Beekeeping and Intergenerational Sustainability.
Current Board Member : Professional Recruiter since 1973, working in both the UK and Australia. CEO of local company Complete Recruitments, Vice President of Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce, Business person of the year and Small Business Champion. Linda is passionate about community and ensuring everyone has an opportunity to make the right first impression.
Current Board Member : Mother and Pediatric Speech Pathologist of seven years who has had a special interest and true passion in working with people who are on the Autism Spectrum
Current Board Member : Local mother of two delightful boys and is heavily involved with the Penrith community. In her spare time, Natalie runs her own business, a local law firm called Novus Law Group with her business partner, and is one of Penrith’s most eminent commercial lawyers.
Current Board Member : Director of Pinnacle Taxation Services. Michael is a CPA and has been providing wealth protection/business growth and compliance advice for over 19 years. Michael is the father of four children.
Board Observer : A finance professional with global experience in risk management, governance and strategic planning. Currently Director Finance at Westpac, mentor at Westpac’s ECHO Indigenous Mentoring Program and a member of Westpac’s Brother and Sisters action group.
Board Observer : An Executive Manager at Westpac Banking Corporation with oversight of 3rd party relationships. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Services working in local and global roles. Also a business mentor for a local Indigenous business.
General Manager : Father of 2 and Passionate advocate – from North St Marys, John just completed a two year term as Mayor of Penrith City Council, John is a passionate advocate for disability services.