Human Rights Advocacy Manager
Heather works directly with disabled young people as a human rights advocate and manages the YDAS advocacy program.
Heather brings a wealth of skills and experience from two decades of working with young people across various roles in mental health, youth participation and community development. Having worked extensively with disabled, First Nations & LGBTIQA+ young people, she has an enduring commitment to upholding young people’s rights and voices.
Proudly disabled and neurodivergent herself, Heather enjoys reading, writing and hanging out with their kids & pets.
Senior Human Rights Advocate
Kelsey works directly with disabled young people to ensure that their human rights are upheld and they are being treated fairly.
Kelsey is an experienced Social Worker who has also studied Psychology and Human Rights Law. She has worked in the youth sector across different roles in alternative education, legal services and mental health and disability. She is passionate about trauma-informed practice and fighting for the rights of children and young people.
Kelsey brings lived and professional expertise to her work. When she’s not at work, she loves traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her two cats.
Intake & Admin Officer
Natalie manages enquiries and referrals to YDAS, and supports young people through the intake process.
Natalie has worked in multiple roles in the disability sector and is passionate about disabled people’s rights to individual freedom and autonomy.
Natalie brings lived experience to her role as Intake & Admin Officer. Outside of work, she enjoys sewing, swimming and op-shopping.