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BOARD & TEAM


The brains behind brain matters

LIZ DAWES

Executive Director

Connor’s mum. Business woman. World-mover.
liz@rcdfoundation.org

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Prior to starting the RCD Foundation, Liz was Founder & Director of the creative fundraising business Art By Kids, which she sold to focus her energy on building Connor’s legacy. Liz’s experience includes presiding over community committees including American Women’s Association, Firbank Grammar & Brighton Grammar Parents’ Association. Before moving to Australia, Liz held various sales &  marketing management positions at the Brady Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Liz graduated with a BBA in Finance/Marketing from the University of Wisconsin.

In 2015, Liz was recognised as Bayside’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year.

SCOTT DAWES

Director

Connor’s dad. Brave runner. Quiet heart-stirrer.
scott@rcdfoundation.org

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Scott  has spent his career in sales and client services at Oracle.

MAREK WOLSKI

Director, Marketing & Design

Marketer. Ideas guy. Making things.
marek@rcdfoundation.org

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Marek works in advertising & branding and is currently based in Stockholm. Marek was adopted into the Dawes family when he started sitting Connor in 1999.

JANE ABBOTT

Director, Company Secretary

Paperwork genius. Lover of details. Artful administrator.
jane@rcdfoundation.org

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Jane has worked for over 30 years in corporate superannuation as an administrator, consultant and trustee director. She is currently a member of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal. She has participated for many years in volunteer and committee positions including running the Brighton Grammar Parents’ Group with Liz.

JANET LATCHFORD

Director

Industry Veteran. Source of Wisdom.

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Janet’s experience as a director spans across a broad range of organisations and industries including Subsidiaries of a publicly listed Group, Superannuation Funds, Major Healthcare Group, and University sector and not for profit organisations.

MICHAEL GARNER

Director

Legal Eagle. 

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In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Michael was ranked as one of Australia’s best litigation lawyers in the legal profession’s most respected peer review publication (Best Lawyers).  Michael Garner is a commercial barrister specialising in class actions, corporations law, and trade practices (consumer law).

TEAM USA

DEBBIE DAWES CLARK

Director, RCD USA

Industry & Hospital Liasion.
debbie@rcdfoundation.org

JANA PAGEL

Director, RCD USA

Events Coordinator.

janampagel@yahoo.com

DAVID HARRIS

Director, RCD USA

david@rcdfoundation.org

COLLEEN JACOBUS

Connor’s Erg Challenge

colleenjacobus@gmail.com

DEBBIE DAWES CLARK

Director, RCD USA

Industry & Hospital Liasion.
debbie@rcdfoundation.org

JANA PAGEL

Director, RCD USA

Events Coordinator.

janampagel@yahoo.com

DAVID HARRIS

Director, RCD USA

david@rcdfoundation.org

COLLEEN JACOBUS

Connor’s Erg Challenge

colleenjacobus@gmail.com