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Founders

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DR DAMIEN PRICE

CONSULTANT / FACILITATOR

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MARTIN GIBBONS

GENERAL MANAGER

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JOE DARCY

CONSULTANT

Facilitators and Mentors

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TRACEY JACKSON

CONSULTANT / MENTOR

Knowing the journey of what lies ahead of her, Tracey has   managed to come out the other side with a fierce determination to live life like there’s no tomorrow.

After taking up shooting in 2013, making the Australian Para-shooting team, travelling the world and our beautiful country, winning a bucket load of medals and titles, her message to all is  the idea of  being able to accomplish anything, if you want it bad enough.

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TRIS PETERS

AUSTRALIAN POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL REPRESENTATIVE

Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Tristram has used a powerchair his entire

life. But despite this apparent setback, sport quickly became his greatest

passion. He represented Australia at the 2017 Powerchair Football World Cup

and again at the 2019 Asia Pacific Oceania Cup, helping Australia secure

qualification to the upcoming World Cup. He also sits on the Queensland,

Australian and Asia Pacific Oceania executives for the sport, helping oversee

clinics in multiple countries. His dream is to see powerchair football at the

Paralympics.

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JOHN HANLEY

SINGER SONGWRITER

‘If you’ve got air in your lungs, you should be using it’. That’s the mantra Handles lives by these days, after being diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease at 47.

Song and music are what Handles uses these days to keep himself as strong as possible. His music shows the power of positive attitude, while also raising awareness about MND. With his body slowly weakening, starting a music career at 51 was never part of the big plan. With the help of some great friends, it’s sort of just turned out that way. Handles story was also featured as part of the ABC TV’s ‘The Recording Studio’. The Soundtrack, which includes his version of ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ won an ARIA Award in 2019.

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MICHAEL PINI

ASSISTANT TAX COMMISSIONER ATO

Michael Pini, who has cerebral palsy, has recently retired from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after a successful and rewarding 35-year career. During that time, Michael occupied, and progressed through, a number of positions at the ATO. In March 2012, this progression culminated in Michael being appointed to the Senior Executive Service as he was promoted to a position of Assistant Commissioner – Tax Counsel Network which remained his position until retirement.

In addition, Michael had a 15 year plus board role (including 2 years as Deputy Chair) with CPL – Choice Passion Life, which is a leading organisation that provides disability support services in Queensland and Northern NSW.

Further, having a lived experience of a person with a disability, Michael is well placed to lead conversations about understanding diversity and ensuring equal opportunities for people with disability.

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CHRIS DAVIS

OLYMPIAN AND 2023 WORLD
ARCHREY CHAMPION

Chris was paralysed from the age of 5 years and later diagnosed with a Polio-type virus. It was through this virus that he lost the use of both legs, left arm and torso stability.

In 1997 Chris completed a Bachelor of Social Work (UQ) and for the past 25 years worked for Queensland Health in a variety of capacities including; Social Worker in Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units, Mortuary, Medical and Surgical wards and the acute mental health arena for Qld Health.

Even with his involved job, he has managed to pursue his love of Para-archery, where he became world champion in 2023, and selected for the 2024 Australian Paralympic Team in Paris.

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TONY DOEVENDANS

MUSICIAN

Tony Dee (is a Brisbane-born artist. His influences are Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole and Elvis Presley.

 

 In 2016, Channel 4 in the UK spotted an open mic video of Tony and asked him to front their ad campaign “We are the Superhumans”, singing the song “Yes I Can”. The advert was a smash hit, with 10s of millions of views on online platforms and international TV exposure. It has since won dozens of advertising awards. This has led to Tony pursuing music as a career after many invitations to perform locally and overseas to appreciative audiences. 

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STEPH DOWNER

FILM PRODUCER

An advocate for disability inclusion, Stephanie works as a screen producer, writer, and consultant, passionate for reframing how people with disability are seen across film, television, and mainstream media. In 2021, Stephanie produced and edited short film Sunshine and is currently developing an exciting slate through her production company Dower Productions with notable projects including travel series Carry On, and feature drama Seeing Scout. Stephanie is also a co-host of Attitude Foundation’s ReFramed Podcast, works as an Associate for Dylan Alcott’s consultancy firm Get Skilled Access, and can regularly be found speaking on panels at Screen Forever, Film Festivals, and other industry events.

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MARK WARREN

QUEENSLAND POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL PRESIDENT AND NDIS WORKER

“Living by the mantra ‘Life’s short, grow tall!’—a phrase I may have coined—advocacy has been my driving force.
Raised with limited government support, the NDIS Scheme granted me independence, a dream once thought impossible. Now, I’m dedicated to empowering the lives of people with disabilities, breaking barriers, and fostering positive change.”
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TOM HOLLAND

Archery Australia High Performance Recurve Archer

Training and competing, that’s where you’ll find Tom if he’s not at his desk working fulltime. Having previously played for the Australian U23 Mens Wheelchair Basketball team at a World Championships and graduating university, he turned his aim to archery and after 3 years of training he’s pushing to go the Paris Paralympics in 2024. The drive to compete with and against the best is what has driven Tom across his sporting endeavours but is also what’s driven his attitude in his professional services career including laying a foundation for his career at Big 4 accounting firm EY and bringing the team culture together at his current firm.

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SAM HODGE

QUEENSLAND CHAIR BASKETBALL
REPRESENTATIVE

Samuel was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, grew up in a large family and always embraced his disability. He went through university and has travelled to Thailand and Cambodia to experience disability there. Now he works as a teacher aide in a high school and leads the kids by his example.

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MENTOR

We are always on the lookout for aspiring mentors to join the unOther team. 

If you would like to be involved, please contact us to find out more.