Meet our Kurrajong Board Of Directors

Our Board Of Directors are local community members with diverse backgrounds who are committed to helping people with disability live a life of their choice. The role of our Board of Directors is to provide Kurrajong with strategic management and governance.

The Board is made up of nine voluntary members and an Executive Officer. The Executive Officer reports to the Board and leads Kurrajong’s managers and staff who are committed to delivering our vision – to create open, accessible and inclusive communities for all people.

Our Board

Patrick Dawson


Patrick, the Principal Lawyer of Patrick Dawson Law in Narrandera and Leeton, boasts an impressive career with over a decade of legal experience.   His colleagues often commend him for his collaborative approach to resolving disputes and achieving results. Stepping away from traditional practice models, Patrick approaches his work with a modern twist with communication and the human connection at the forefront.

Patrick’s decision to become involved with Kurrajong is rooted in his alignment with the organisation’s core values and he sees it as a great opportunity to support the local community.

Danielle Pokoney

Vice Chairperson

Moving to Wagga in 2012, Danielle has been involved with Kurrajong for over 6 years through her son, who is a Kurrajong client. Danielle is a passionate advocate for the inclusion and well-being of people with disability. Danielle has first-hand experience in navigating the NDIS, particularly the funding application process and has worked directly with both the NDIA and Kurrajong to secure funding. Danielle’s work experience includes working for the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, in the ACT Health Complaints Commission and the Department of Education, Science and Training.

Jen Spain


Jen takes a special interest in all local organisations that support people with disabilities, their carers and their families. Jen’s father was a paraplegic from the very young age of 42, which has given Jen an emotional attachment and passion for helping people with disability. Jen brings her Corporate Governance skills to the board, as well as her vast experience serving on local Boards.

Susan Huntly


Susan has an extensive history of working with people who experience barriers to opportunity in their lives. In both Susan’s employment and personal activities, she has supported groups within our community who have limited access to influence and decision making. Susan offers the board her capacity to look at things differently, her voice for diversity and her enthusiasm for inclusion.

Ben Smith


To Come.

Chris Egan


Chris moved to Wagga in 1997 and shortly after formed Egan Valuers, a property and consultancy firm.

Chris has enjoyed a successful career in an industry which he loves, and in which he has made many professional contacts and enduring friendships.

Chris has both a family member and friend with children affected by disability. He has observed, first hand, the complexities of navigating funding, services, etc.

As a result, Chris has enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to utilise his expertise and personal involvement to serve Kurrajong as a Board Member.

Trudy Standley


To Come

Ray Carroll

Executive Officer / CEO

Ray joined the organisation in 1992 as the Finance & Administration Manager. He held this position until 1996, when he was appointed to the role of Deputy CEO, a position he held until 2019, when he was appointed to the position of CEO.
Having been with Kurrajong for 27 years, Ray has a strong understanding of the issues and challenges that people with disabilities and their families/carers face every day.
He sees his role as CEO as not only ensuring Kurrajong achieves its strategic goals and objectives but that Kurrajong’s vision of enabling people with disabilities to lead a life of their choice is at the forefront of all decision making.

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