Principal Solicitor & Executive Officer
Deidre joined the team in 1999 and works full-time. As well as her Executive Officer duties, Deidre is our Principal Solicitor and also does some Legal Casework, Community Legal Education and Policy & Law Reform work.
Sue works part-time and provides para-legal support to the casework lawyers. This means that Sue is responsible for a lot of the follow up work with our casework clients. Sue has been a member of the team since 1993.
Viv works part-time and provides administration support for the team. Viv has worked at Villamanta since 1997.
Darrell is our Accounts Administrator. He is also responsible for personnel, special projects, book sales and publications.
Naomi provides legal advice and representation for people who have a disability related justice issue. She also is an active participant in human rights law and policy reform activities.
Kate provides legal advice, casework and subsequent court and tribunal representation to people who have a disability related legal or justice issue. She is admitted in both Victoria and England and Wales and has practiced in both jurisdictions. Kate has a great interest in policy and law reform and human rights law.
Steve joined the team at Villamanta in 2017 and works full-time. Steve is Villamanta’s legal advocate for matters relating to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Steve also provides legal advice, casework and representation for people who have an intellectual disability related legal and justice issue at various courts and tribunals.
Mae provides legal advice, casework and subsequent court and tribunal representation to people who have a disability related legal or justice issue. Mae has experience in the community sector and has a great interest in disability justice issues and human rights law.