About Us

Learn about Down Syndrome NSW, who we are and what we do.

Our Team

The staff at Down Syndrome NSW bring diverse skills, as well as a range of professional and lived experiences of Down syndrome and disability. We are deeply passionate and committed to supporting all people with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential.

  • Accredited NGO with the United Nations Conference of State Parties to the CRPD
  • Leadership Award National Disability Leadership Organisation Gala 2023
  • Finalist, AFR Most Innovative Companies 2023
  • Finalist, Excellence in Innovation, National Disability Awards 2023
  • Finalist, Outstanding Leader of the Year, National Disability Awards
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Emily Caska

Christine Turner

Jessica Hislop
Partnerships Manager

Julie Louden
Business Support Manager

Miriam Philomena
Inclusion & Education Manager

Melissa Cotterill
Prenatal & New Baby Manager

Ellen Hester 
Administration Specialist

Sabrina David
Relationships Officer

Alison Maunder
Education Specialist

Maryanne Lynch 
Finance & Information Officer

Krystal Swamy
Social Programs Coordinator

Nicola Hayhurst
Employment Connections

Ignite positive change, experience unique and cherished moments, embrace work-life balance and grow together within our vibrant Down syndrome community.

  • IGNITE POSITIVE CHANGE: Create heartfelt impact for the families, carers and professionals in our Down syndrome community. 
  • EXPERIENCE FUN AND UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS: Take part in unique opportunities to participate in events alongside our Down Syndrome NSW families, partners, and ambassadors, fostering enjoyable and cherished experiences. 
  • EMBRACE BALANCE, EMBRACE LIFE: Embrace a life where work harmonises with your passions. Prioritise flexibility and cherish work-life balance, allowing you to switch off at the end of each day, immersing yourself in the moments that truly matter. 
  • GROW AND SHINE TOGETHER: Embark on a journey of personal and professional development alongside passionate and talented individuals, where every day is an opportunity to learn, evolve and shine brightly together. 

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