Board

On this page you will find information on current DBWA board members, those supporting the board, and governance documents.

DBWA Logo. Map of WA as dots with DBWA as Braille dots and the words Deafblind West Australians under the Braille as white words and images on a Navy background
DBWA Logo. Map of WA as dots with DBWA as Braille dots and the words Deafblind West Australians under the Braille as white words and images on a Navy background.

Deafblind West Australians became incorporated as an incorporated association in October 2017 in Western Australia. We are a peer led and peer run membership based organisation for and by people who are deafblind.

Board Members

  • Rita Kleinfield-Fowell – Chair
  • Eddie Szczepanik – Deputy Chair
  • Peter Cliff – Secretary
  • Melissa Evans – Treasurer
  • Kirsty Lim – Committee Member/Events
  • Rhiannon Green – Committee Member/Membership Officer
  • Allan Cox – Committee Member
  • Jennifer Weir – Committee Member
  • George Szczepanik – Committee Member
  • Carol Brown – Committee Member
  • Karen Wickham – Committee Member
  • Linni Oliver – Committee Member/Family Members or Support Person
  • Linda de Rozario – Committee Member/Family Members or Support Person

Non Board Members

  • Karen Wickham – Project Coordinator Stronger Together Mental Health Project
  • Karen Wickham – Project Coordinator DBWA Connect Drop In Center as part of the Seen and Heard Project
  • Erika Webb – Project Manager See us, Hear us, Know us Join Us Capacity Building Project
  • Erika Webb – Project Officer DBWA Connect Drop In Center as part of the Seen and Heard Project
  • Erika Webb – Supporting the Secretary
  • Greg Madson – Policy & Governance, Website Maintenance (supporting the Board)

Governance Documents

Annual Reports

A boardroom table and chairs