The Disability Services Commission is governed by a nine-member board and, as specified under the Disability Service Act 1993, at least five of them either have a disability, have a relative with disability, or have recent experience as a carer or an advocate for people with disability.
Bruce Langoulant (Chairperson) is a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal (AM) for services to the community, health and meningitis awareness and prevention. Bruce has more than 40 years’ experience in small business as a proprietor in the advertising and financial services sectors in WA. He has an adult daughter with disability. In addition, Bruce is the Chairperson of the Meningitis Centre Australia and the Asia Pacific Region Leader of the International Confederation of Meningitis Organisations.
Priya Cooper (Deputy Chairperson) has over 15 years' experience working in the disability sector. Priya was appointed to the National Disability and Carers Council initiated in 2008. She consults with many disability organisation and is the Western Australian Disabled Sports Association President and an Ability Centre Board member. Priya runs her own business as a motivational speaker. Priya has lived experience with a disability and supports her son with disability. She has a Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion.
Kerry Allan-Zinner has had a long and rewarding career in disability advocacy and supporting human rights. Kerry is the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability Chairperson, and a former Cerebral Palsy Association of WA (now the Ability Centre Australasia) Board member. Until 2013, Kerry managed her own business, Another Angle Consulting and Training. The business focused on ensuring quality disability and public sector services, access and inclusion for all, and disability awareness within the community. She continues to have a passion for ensuring quality and equality for people with disability, families and carers, particularly in the areas of lifestyle choice, housing and accommodation options, education and employment. Kerry brings lived experience to each role, having been born with cerebral palsy. She cites her life's greatest joy as being a mother of three and is now enjoying her journey as a grandparent.
Jaimen Hudson has won two Western Australia Young Achiever Awards and was a 2019 Young Australian of the Year Award finalist. Jaimen operates a tourism business in Esperance, offering marine activities and accommodation. Jaimen also manages a successful aerial media company and videos he created has amassed more than 250 million views. Jaimen is a quadriplegic due to a motorbike accident in 2008. He strongly feels there is no better country than Australia to live in for people with disability. He joined the Board to represent people with disability living in smaller communities.
Melissa Northcott was a Count Me In Ambassador (2011-2018) and is active with many organisations and committees. She was a finalist in the 2017 Western Australian of the Year Awards for recognitiion of her work in the disability sector, community and not-for-profit organisations. Melissa also sits as a Board director with Ability Centre Australasia. Melissa has personal experience with disability.
Michelle Antonio is a legal practitioner and employed as the Legal and Risk Manager for a Singapore Exchange Limited listed company, and she oversees the legal, insurance and risk function, and provides general counsel and risk advice. Michelle was admitted to practice law in 2004 and completed her Masters of Laws at the University of Melbourne. She has attended the Resolution Institute mediation training and undertaken finance studies with the Australian Graduate School of Management at the UNSW in Sydney. She was appojnted a Disability Services Commission Board member in December 2018 and is an Australasian Corporate Integrity Business Council member.
Gabrielle Trenbath works in mental health and is completing a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. She chairs the Disability Services Commission Board Audit and Risk Management Committee and sits on on the Boards of Avivo Live Life and Pat Giles Centre, and participates in the AICD Director Pipeline Program.
Su-Hsien Lee had a brief career as a lawyer, and with post-graduate qualifications in Human Rights Practice, Su has extensive experience with systemic policy and advocacy in the disability sector. Su has worked in several advocacy and peak bodies including Developmental Disability WA, People with Disability WA and NDS WA, with a service provider and has had two short-term secondments to the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Treasury. Su has a comprehensive understanding of the disability support system, how it has evolved in WA and what it takes to facilitate people's natural authority in their lives. This has been consolidated through Su's capacity as co-Chief Executive at WA Individualised Services.
Terina Grace has more than 30 years' experience working in the disability and healthcare sectors. She has been the CEO and Managing Director of Black Swan Health and its predecessor company Osborne GP Network, since 2003. She was also the Client Services Director for Senses Foundation. She holds Bachelor degrees in physiotherapy and sports science and has a Master's degree in public health. She also has lived experience as a carer for a family member with disability. She has extensive Board director experience in the the disability, healthcare, business and government sectors, and is also a Justice of the Peace.