Meet Our Team

The team at DSAQ is committed to ensuring that people with Down syndrome, their families and the people who work with and care for them are informed, empowered and supported.  Please feel welcome to contact us if you would like more information about what we can do to support you. 


Louise Lloyd

Executive Officer

Our Executive Officer, Louise Lloyd, is responsible for providing leadership, the management of the DSAQ team and oversight of all ongoing activities of the association. Advocating at the highest levels on issues effecting DSAQ members, she works to develop improved disability policy and practice across all areas and levels of government. She is often out and about in the community raising awareness of Down syndrome, building partnerships and developing business networks.


Debbie Martin

Education Consultant

Our Education Consultant, Debbie Martin, can assist educators and families with all educational issues. She conducts professional development workshops and conferences throughout the year. Debbie has a strong commitment to research and the development of programs and resources to assist students with Down syndrome. Debbie is available in the office 3 days a fortnight.


Kellie Auranaune

Member Support Officer

Our Member Support Officer, Kellie Auranaune, will be the cheery voice that you hear when you ring the office. Kellie is responsible for ensuring that DSAQ members feel connected and supported regardless of where they live in Queensland. She can source information and services, answer questions and provide ideas and strategies. Kellie is also responsible for overseeing our library loans and resources.

Yuka Yamaoka

Work and Recreation Officer

Our Work and Recreation Officer, Yuka Yamaoka, is available to provide information about work and recreation opportunities that are available to young people transitioning out of school or adults with Down syndrome in their local community.  She can connect families with resources and services and can also assist with sourcing the supports that allow the person to  pursue meaningful work and recreational pathways throughout life.


Charmaine Langan

Administration Officer

Our Administration Officer, Charmaine Langan, is responsible for all of the administration of DSAQ. This includes memberships, processing of online sales, packaging of resources, distribution of flyers, managing RSVP’s for events and conferences, invoices, banking and mail - including of course the packaging and post of the quarterly Digest.

Nikela Carrigan

Administration Assistant Our Administration Assistant, Nikela Carrigan, provides administrative support to all staff members and helps keep the office running smoothly and efficiently. 
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The DSAQ Board

  • Darryl Steff -  Chairman
  • Cath Watson -  Company Secretary
  • Paul Wilson -  DSA Representative
  • David Fuller -  Member
  • Gillian Sullivan -  Treasurer