Our Board

Lucian Russ (MAICD) – Chair
Lucian’s business career has spanned 30 years and he has lived all over the world, in London, Cape Town, Adelaide, and Alice Springs. He spent many years as Managing Director of his own wealth management firm, being a qualified CFP, Financial Planner. He is also on the Board of an international clean water Charity. With several close family members dealing with disabilities, Lucian is committed to a strong and sustainable NFP Disability sector.

Jennifer Mostran – Vice Chair
Jennifer has lived in Alice Springs since the mid-seventies and owned and operated successful business across Northern Australia. She has a Bachelor of Business, and many years of governance experience on various boards. Her passion for disability comes from growing up with a sibling with a disability and other family members facing disability challenges.

Kirsty Summersides – Committee Member
Kirsty’s career started in the commercial sector where she held multiple accounting roles as a CPA. A change in direction saw her move into law enforcement as a Forensic Accountant which was followed by a master’s degree and a Bachelor of Laws. Kirsty has a passion for the not-for-profit sector and sits on the Board and Finance and Audit Committee of a State sporting organisation.

Sue Shearer – Committee Member
Sue has lived in the Territory for nearly fifty years – first in Alice and now in Darwin. Sue has had various experience in the private sector as a business owner, has worked in government and in the not-for-profit sector and is currently the CEO of Council on the Ageing, NT. Sue was Chair of Integrated Disability Association (IDA) for over five years plus is also on the Consumer Advisory Group for Power and Water, Commercial Passenger Vehicle Group, Ministerial Advisory Council for Seniors and is a strong advocate for the disability sector.

Mark Coffey – Committee Member
Mark is a long-term Territory resident and has worked across the Australian and Northern Territory Governments in senior executive roles. Mark now runs his own management consulting firm supporting organisations to achieve great things. Mark is on several boards and contributes through his experience in service delivery, local knowledge, and strong governance background. Mark is committed to a strong NGO sector to ensure that regional Australians have access to the same services as those in capital cities and is pleased to be supporting Casa Services in these endeavours in Central Australia.



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