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The Team

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Maurice Gleeson OAM

President

Maurice is the CEO and President of Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, where he leads a team of five staff and oversees Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria's entirely Voluntary Executive Committee. A keen and long-term advocate for people with vision loss

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Miriam Bilander

Program Manager

Miriam coordinates the Walking with Willpower program in Melbourne's Northern and Western suburbs, while also planning and implementing sport and recreation activities for adults and children with vision loss. She is also involved in training delivery.

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Rachel DeSumma

Program Manager

Rachel is responsible for planning, developing and implementing BSRV's walking programs, while also developing and expanding BSRV's programs at leisure facilities. Rachel also assists with BSRV's Mentor and Ambassador programs.

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Jenny Dodd

Project Coordinator

After commencing with BSRV as a Volunteer in 2014, Jenny now coordinates our Volunteer program, while assisting with program support and adminstration. Jenny has a background in Marketing management and teaches Qigong, yoga and meditation.

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Allie Douglas

Project Coordinator, Teen Programs

Allie commenced with Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria in September 2018, working with young people who are blind or vision impaired and their families and support workers, to develop sport and recreation activities for those people and their friends.

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Susan Marshall

Administration Manager

Susan has worked for Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria for the past 12 years in an administration capacity, bringing skills and experience she acquired whilst working for Vision Australia (formerly Association for the Blind) for 17 years. 

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Amanda Webb

Operations Manager

Amanda joined Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria in 2008 coordinating the Walking with Willpower program. Her role now involves securing funding for incremental programs, operational management, as well as marketing and communications.