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Our People

Rich in diversity and expertise, the COTA SA Board, staff and volunteers are as diverse as the people we work with and for, to ensure that older communities are heard, represented and included in our advocacy, programs and services.

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Rich in diversity and expertise, the COTA team is spread across South Australia’s metropolitan and regional areas to all ensure that our older communities are heard, represented and included in a vast range of programs and services.

Our Board

COTA SA's Board is comprised of people from diverse backgrounds who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure COTA SA and everything we do is guided strategically into the future.

Our team

Meet the team who work to make COTA SA's vision a reality.

Our leadership team

Our staff

Policy and Engagement
Jodi Slater — Policy and Engagement Officer

Programs
Germaine Rowberry — Community Programs Manager
Desmond Ford — Fleurieu Neighbourhood Network Manager
Jackie Wurm — Project Officer, Rainbow Hub
Julie Lawrie — Specialist Aged Care Systems Navigator
Trudy Gore – Ageing Well Coordinator
John Moran – Ageing Well Coordinator - Country
Rachel Telfer — Project Officer, Seniors on Board
Adam Drazil - COTA Visitors Officer

Strength for Life
Sophie Beers — Manager, Strength for Life
Clara Tait — Cultural Diversity Officer, Strength for Life

Silver Rainbow Training and Consulting Team
Mona Khizam — Silver Rainbow Team Leader
Cris Davis
Syd Farrell
Peter Jones
Pam Price

The Plug-in
Rachael Nielsen — Project Manager
Elyse Lloyd — Project Officer
Allison Kane — Associate
Pablo Gonzales — Associate
Sharmilla Zaluski — Associate

Communications
Hilary Abel — Communications Advisor
Kirsteen Roy — Digital Media & IT Officer

Administration
Ross Atkinson — Executive Assistant
Tanya Kecojevic — Office Administrator
Emily Berry — Customer Service & Administration Coordinator
Paloma Wraith — Volunteer Coordinator

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