While completing his University studies, Raoul was a long-time serving member of the Australian Army receiving several postings throughout Australia and overseas.
After a serving in the Army and briefly working in the corporate world, Raoul has made a career transition to the human service sector. As a Senior Manager of several NGOs, Raoul has applied his risk management skill set to several community development programs. Raoul is experienced in overseeing corporate governance, stake holder engagement and workplace development for smooth service delivery.
Assistant Manager, Advocate
Angelika has worked extensively in the Disability and Mental Health sector since 1998 and held a range of diverse roles in her career. She is experienced in mental health and supporting Carers; worked for many years within Disability Employment and Job Services as an Employment Advisor, Job Coach and trainer and as an Intake Advisor with Dept Communities Disability Services in addition to being a Legal Assistant. She is boldly passionate and assertive when it comes to addressing the injustices and discriminatory practices and processes enacted on people with disability
Advocate, NDIS Appeals Officer, Justice of the Peace (Qual)
Dianne has worked in Papua New Guinea and Far North Queensland Australia in diverse roles including primary school teacher, community housing manager and advocate for people living with disabilities. She is passionate about promoting and protecting the human rights of vulnerable people living with disabilities in the community. Dianne joined the Rights In Action team in 2014 and has experience in individual and systemic advocacy, NDIS Access and Appeals, QCAT and AAT tribunal hearings, Disability Royal Commission submissions, Centrelink payments, addressing financial abuse and helping young people living in residential aged care to relocate to more age appropriate housing.
My role is to provide administrative functions to the RIA Manager and to the team members as well to the clients that require our service. Having come from a retail background, I am also more client/ customer focused and willing to assist were possible whilst keeping within RIA policy and procedures.
Kate is extremely passionate about disability advocacy, as she is a person with a vision impairment herself. With a near complete dual Bachelor’s in law and Psychology, Kate has worked as Patient Advocate with QLD Health in development of the Youth Ward in Cairns Base Hospital. She has also worked with a social worker to deliver training programs to service providers with a focus of staff wellbeing and emotional refuelling, she also owned and operated a Counselling business.
Advocate Engagement Officer NDIS
Doreen has been a full-time carer to her daughter for more than 10 years and has extensive knowledge and lived experience relating to all things NDIS. She has been advocating for improved access for people with physical disabilities for many years and passionately involves herself in local issues. Doreen has joined RIA on a part-time base to continue her role as a carer.