ATLAS: Access To Leisure And Sport

Meet the CEO

Mr ZANE D'MELLO

 

 Zane D’Mello runs Transition Management, a private management and community projects consultancy. He has provided services to a wide array of NGO, Government and private organisations across WA over many years. Prior to this he managed Geraldton Resource Centre, a non-profit organisation providing services to people experiencing disadvantage in the Mid-West and Gascoyne regions of WA for 12 years.

Zane believes in equal opportunity for all people, and is inspired to lead ATLAS into new and innovative ways of delivering quality inclusion outcomes for all its participants. Zane sees the changes being made in the disability sector as a challenge for ATLAS and is committed to support the needs, aspirations and dreams of people with a disability in ways that increase their capacity to contribute and be part of our community.

Zane has a Doctor of Business Administration (Information Systems). He has also lectured in the Graduate Certificate of Management for the Australian Graduate Management Consortium and a range of other undergraduate courses through the Geraldton Universities Campus for a range of universities.

He has previously been a board member of Western Australian Council of Social Service, Federation of Community Legal Centres, Mid West Community Services Network and the Mid West and Gascoyne Regional Human Services Managers Group.

Zane is keen on cycling, triathlon and kayaking and has lived in Geraldton for the past 20 years.

 

Meet the Operations Manager

Ms CHRIS KERR 

Chris is a strong advocate within her community and challenges people to improve opportunities for people with disability. She has a passion for communities that value diversity and has sought to combine her personal and professional interests to promote community inclusion.

Chris has had long term involvement in the TAFE, labour market and disability sectors. She was the inaugural Manager of Geraldton Personnel Inc. a disability employment service, a former Disability Services Commission Board member and former member of the National Disability Council.

Chris is a Count Me In Ambassador in the Midwest for the Disability Services Commission. She is currently on the Midwest Development Commission Board and she is keen for people to be ‘present’, ‘seen’ and ‘connected’ to their community. She has been recognised for her work through awards such as the Centenary Medal for ’service to the community, particularly the disabled community’. She enjoys outdoor recreation, especially open water swimming, triathlon and travel.

 

Meet the Recreation Inclusion Officer

Ms JAN WETTERS