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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
Jill Mitchell — Fleurieu Neighbourhood Network Manager
Jackie Wurm — Project Officer, Rainbow Hub
Julie Lawrie — Specialist Aged Care Systems Navigator
Merna Giundy — Ageing Well Coordinator
John Moran — Ageing Well Coordinator — Country
Jacinta Toy — 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 — Research Manager
Elyse Lloyd — Research Officer
Sharmilla Zaluski — Research Officer
Allison Kane — Associate

Communications
Allison Kane — Communications Advisor
Kirsteen Roy — Digital Media & IT Officer

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

Public Relations

For media enquiries, please contact BPR

Belinda Petersen — belinda@bpublicrelations.com.au or 0402 358 000
Claudia Ielasi — claudia@bpublicrelations.com.au or 0401 855 042

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