The Board provides purpose, leadership, direction and overall strategy for No Strings Attached. Board members ensure that finances are sound, that the operations are legal, that procedures work, that assets are safeguarded and that all tasks are carried out in the public interest.


Autumn Slavin - Treasurer

Qualifications: B.Commerce; Grad Dip Chartered Accounting; ICA Member; Tax Institute Chartered Tax Adviser
Experience: 13+ years as an accountant, specialising in accounting, tax compliance and advisory services to Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) and privately owned businesses across a range of industries. Works closely with businesses to identify opportunities for improvement, plan for future growth and assist achieve financial and other goals .

 

Greg Cashel - Secretary

Skills: advocacy disability education & support
Experience: Greg is a teacher with over 3 decades, as a Primary School Teacher, Special Class Teacher, TAFE Lecturer and Disability Coordinator. He has He has worked with parents /carers of children with special needs, and has provided learning support for young people with disabilities to succeed at school and to gain appropriate employment. Greg is currently the Special Needs Coordinator / ATSI Teacher at Urrbrae Agricultural High School. He also has a keen interest in Film and Drama.

 

John High - Public Officer – 1st term (2017-2018)

 

Skills: extensive committee experience in Public Service, Community and The Arts.
Experience: John has held senior positions in the SA Public Service. After retirement, for 6 years he was a Trustee of Country Arts and the Chair of its Western Board.
He has been involved with NSA through his daughter’s long history as a performer with the Company.

 

Nick Schumi

Skills: Disability Advocacy and Board experience
Experience: Nick is a passionate and active disability advocate. As a certified Youth Worker, he specialises in youth and disability engagement with a strong emphasis on empowerment. He is the founder of the Julia Farr Youth Committee within JFA Purple Orange, chairing this committee 2015. Nick has also served on various boards, including: JFA Purple Orange Board of Directors and Housing Board, Ministerial Advisory Committee: Students with Disabilities (SA). Nick has a personal lived experience of disability.

 

Jill Wishart

Skills: advocacy, government, disability sector, state and national boards
Experience: Jill holds a Degree in Disability Studies and a Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and lectured in Disabiity Studies at Flinders University for 10 years, and worked for Inclusion SA for 20 years. She was a Director of the National Council Intellectual Disability (NCID), the Intellectual Disability Services SA (IDSC) and founded Community Living Project (CLP). Jill is an avid advocate for the rights & inclusion of all people living with disability and is a parent of a man who has been an NSA performer for many years.

 

Alirio Zavarce - Artistic Director

Qualifications: Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
Experience: Alirio is skilled in all areas of theatre production, project development & management. He is a Flinders University Drama Lecturer and long-term lead tutor with NSA. He continues to develop Training & Development programs for new tutors, inducting them in his unique collaborative methodology of theatre making. He holds extensive theatre awards (national and international).

 

Kari Seeley - General Manager

Skills: administration, business management, not-for-profit sector, broadcast media
Experience: Kari has over 30 years of experience in administration, management, business development, fundraising, event management, training and partnership development, as well as 20+ years in the media (print, radio, tv, online), private enterprise, the not-for-profit sector and in Government.