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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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Amanda Webb

General Manager, Operations, Digital and Marketing

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.

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Susan Marshall

Administration Manager

Susan has worked for Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria since 2006 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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Jenny Dodd

Program Manager

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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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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Riley Thompson

Program Support Coordinator

Joining BSRV in 2019, Riley coordinates BSRV's Blind Tennis Program and organises sport and recreation activities for teens and children. Riley has a background in Tennis Coaching and a Bachelor of Sport Development.

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Marg Shanahan

Assistant Coordinator

Marg plays a key role in participant liaison and project evaluation at BSRV. She was previously a guide at the ‘Dining in the dark’ restaurant and has experience in website accessibility testing and customer service.