Jeder Institute is a ground-breaking, dynamic organisation who brings people together to realise their full potential and build on their existing networks and community strengths! We believe that everyone has abilities and everyone has something to contribute to their communities because there is no one we don’t need!

Jeder Institute’s Directors are Dee Brooks  and Michaela Kennedy who, with associates, possess a unique set of skills and who seek to collaborate with a range of partners and associates to provide quality training and deliver dynamic events.


Anne Davis


My name is Anne and I live in the thriving metropolis of Tamworth, Country Music Capital, NSW. I have some personal experience navigating the Disability sector with children as well as working in and around the sector for many years. … Continue reading →

Bron Dyason


This young addition to the Jeder family is a passionate and enthusiastic breath of fresh air. Bron has facilitated and supported community change from the ground up, and with training in the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter, … Continue reading →

Deb Murell


Deb Murrell is passionate about sharing knowledge and skills with a love of working within communities. She has a wealth of experience supporting people to live full and active lifestyles

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Dee Brooks


Community Enthusiast and Chief Hugger
Dee Brooks Director of Jeder Institute, Pathways to Leadership, is a passionate and highly energetic community engagement and development consultant

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Emily Messieh


Emily Messieh is the Local Woman of the Year 2016 for the Illawarra. She has previously coordinated a community hub in Northern Illawarra, where she transitioned a Neighbourhood Centre from a needs based program place to an ABCD model. She … Continue reading →

Geoff Evans


I have many years of experience in strengths based approaches to community development in diverse communities and many different issues in Australia and internationally, and in advocacy and campaigning at the interface of ecological sustainability, economic prosperity and social wellbeing and equity.

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Jason Emmins


For the past 10 years, he has enjoyed working in the disability sector, particularly with people from rural and remote locations, individuals with complex support needs and building productive teams.

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Megan Carberry


I truly believe that we can make our people’s lives better and that we are on the wave of change that is going to see inclusion for our person a reality and acceptance in Community that they will enjoy for their whole lives.

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Michaela Kennedy


Executive Director Michaela’s extensive experience in the disability sector and passion for all people to be valued citizens makes her a committed and highly regarded director of the Jeder team.  She is dedicated to sharing her experiences (professionally and personally), … Continue reading →

Michelle Dunscombe


Michelle Dunscombe from MAD Consulting is an enthusiastic community development practitioner, facilitator and trainer. She is passionate about strengthening regional and rural communities, developing community leadership capacity, building community resilience and supporting community members to take action.  Michelle is a Fairley … Continue reading →

Michelle Sutton


Michelle is a co-convenor of Autistic Family Collective, a community of families advocating together for acceptance, support and inclusion for Autistic children in Australia. This work has taken her overseas to meet with the United Nations to advocate for the human rights, safety and inclusion of Autistic students in Australian schools.

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Om Dhungel


Om Dhungel has a unique range of Board, management, community development, volunteering experience  and  is supported by a diverse educational and training background as a tele-communication engineer complemented by an MBA degree and a Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace … Continue reading →

Peregrin Chiara


Peregrin (Pere) has worked with people with disability, their families and support networks for over 10 years and is passionate about change that gives people control of their own lives.

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Rachel Dickson


Rachel is a Jeder Collective member with a view to providing organisations and individuals with the opportunity to become empowered to manage change, by creating their own solutions. Rachel is a registered psychologist with 12 years experience within the human services … Continue reading →