Our Board of Directors

Kristie Leopardi

President
B. Arts, B. Commerce
Kristie is a Senior Manager Human Resources Strategy with Westpac Group. Kristie has an interest in social equity and in providing opportunities for community participation and employment for people with a disability. Kristie is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.B. Arts, B. Commerce
Kristie is a Human Resources Consultant with Westpac. Kristie has an interest in social equity and in providing opportunities for community participation and employment for people with a disability.

Bill Kuchta

Vice President
C.A. (Fellow)
Bill is a former partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers with experience in emerging businesses and the global mobility of Human Resources. Since retirement in 2007, Bill has served as a board member in the not for profit sector, specifically in the medical research of brain diseases.

Daniel Kuchta

Treasurer
B. Commerce (Accounting), C.A.
A Director since May 2009. Audit Partner of Kelly + Partners. Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Director of Mater Dei Camden. Daniel provides financial audit and assurance services to a diverse range of businesses from large companies to the not-for-profit sector.

Justin Thornton

Diploma Law
Accredited Specialist in Business Law
Justin is a qualified solicitor and is a partner of Marsdens Law Group with extensive experience in business and company law. Justin has an interest in providing opportunities, support and training for people with a disability.

Vanco Djoneski

B. Engineering (Electronics), Postgraduate in Digital Telecommunications, Dip. Community Services Work, Business and Management
Vanco was a teacher/lecturer, engineer and the manager of a research laboratory for 18 years. He also was a community member of the Guardianship Tribunal / Guardianship Division of NCAT for 6 years. Vanco currently works as a Team Leader and an Advocate with a multicultural disability advocacy organisation that provides advocacy to people from diverse backgrounds with all types of disability and their families/carers.

Krystle Wolthers

Diploma Law
Krystle is a Senior Associate with Marsdens Law Group practising in Estate Planning. Currently completing her Masters in Law, she is a volunteer solicitor with the NSW Cancer Council, the Macarthur Legal Centre and St Vincent De Paul. Krystle has an interest in human rights, social justice, assisting people with disabilities and volunteer work.

Geraldine Dean

BA Social Science, Dip. Community Services Coordination, Dip. Management
Geraldine is the CEO of a youth health not-for-profit charity working in the health promotion and drug and alcohol prevention space.
Appointed to the MDS Board in 2018, Geraldine has a keen interest in service access, consumer rights and community participation.

Daniel Murphy

B.App. Sci (Sports Ex Sc), M.Physiotherapy
Daniel is a Physiotherapist and Exercise Scientist, currently working as the Senior Physiotherapist at Bounce Back Physiotherapy in Narellan. Through his work and socially, Daniel has developed an interest in the correct care and social integration of people with a disability.

Daniel Soire

B. Commerce (Accounting), CA, RITP.
Daniel is a Registered Liquidator and Director of Jones Partners Insolvency & Business Recovery. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association. Daniel has an interest in providing opportunities for people with a disability.