Executive Team

Denise Heath, Chief Executive Officer


Denise commenced at NADO in 2005 with a career background of coordinating and managing divisional areas of disability services. Her experience and tertiary qualifications in Business, Human Resources and Social Sciences bring together the leadership capabilities needed for the growth and evolutionary changes happening within the organisation itself and the sector.

Brooke Wilkie, General Manager - Operations


Brooke commenced at NADO in 2006 with a career background of service coordination and management with Aging Disability and Home Care. Brooke’s passion for creating opportunities that enhance the lives of people with a disability is demonstrated through the numerous and unique projects and programs emerging from NADO, including voluntary initiatives such as NADO’s Touch Football teams.

Narendra Charan, Chief Finance Officer


Narendra commenced at NADO in 2014 to help position NADO towards greater financial stability in light of the income and process changes occurring as the nation changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. His career background in commercial accounting and the implementation of complex financial systems brings financial analysis capability to secure a financially sound future for NADO.

Deborah Ferreira, Marketing Manager


Deborah commenced at NADO in April 2019 and has a broad corporate marketing background with a career experience across the health, financial services and entertainment industries. Deborah brings a multi-faceted approach to the strategic Marketing plan for NADO across the traditional, digital and social media platforms. Her unique and professional skill set will be used to maximize the growth and development of NADO within the not-for-profit sector.

Julia Tierney, Human Resources Manager


Julia commenced with NADO in April 2018 and has demonstrated history within the HR space. She brings to NADO over 14 years of HR expertise in all facets of HR, some of which includes; Talent Management, Operational and Strategic HR Management, Performance Management as well as Workforce / Strategic Planning. Julia's knowledge is further enhanced with experience in managing business consolidations during acquisitions, merging of workforces both strategically and tactically to ensure a seamless transition.


Linda Wilson, Community Engagement & Sponsorship Manager


Linda commenced with NADO in 2013 with a career background as an Executive Assistant including Event Management within the Corporate sector. In addition to the promotion and communication aspects as Community Engagement & Sponsorship Manager,  Linda promotes brand awareness within our local business community and builds on strengthening partnerships through networking and general engagement within the community. Linda is passionate about getting the word out about the wonderful work NADO does and how Together we can transform lives.