Muscular Dystrophy SA – Executive Staff

Chief Executive Officer, David Duncan

Qualifications: MBA, Grad.Dip. Urban and Regional Planning, Assoc. Dip. Business Management, FAICD

Career: David has acquired extensive executive management and governance experience over the past thirty years from national and state Chief Executive Officer appointments and non-executive directorships within the public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. His many career accomplishments, passion for the not-for-profit sector and team approach are excellent qualities that have been introduced with the aim of realising Muscular Dystrophy SA’s strategic, organisational and operational objectives. 

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: Acknowledged as possessing particular expertise in change management, strategy, strategic planning, business strategy, policy and business planning, David in conjunction with his team and the board, is desirous of broadening the Muscular Dystrophy SA brand, continuing to provide its clients with exceptional services and experiences and importantly generating substantial funding to support research and ultimately realising the Association’s vision for ‘a world without neuromuscular conditions by 2050’.


Financial Accountant, Nadelle Manners CPA

Qualifications: B.Bus – Accounting & Computing, CPA

Career: Nadelle’s accounting career began in 1997 for the Seventh-day Adventist Church where over the next 18 years she worked in both full time and part time roles,  these included Assistant Accountant and Assistant CFO. Upon moving to Adelaide in early 2015, Nadelle joined Muscular Dystrophy SA team as Finance Manager.  She brings accounting, system and managements skills which will assist each of the departments to ensure that the best services are provided to our clients.

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: Nadelle enjoys working for the benefit of a cause and as such working in the Not For Profit sector is best fit for her. “Being involve in a service organisation where the lives of clients and their families are positively impacted by the support and equipment we provide is extremely heart-warming”, she says.

Over the years Nadelle has had a number of friends whose live have been impacted greatly by neuromuscular conditions and loves the ability of now being able to work toward the mission of improving lives of those effected by neuromuscular disorders.


Client Services Manager, Amber Pyle

Qualifications: Cert 3 & 4 Community Services, Bachelor Social Science (Human Services) BSS

Career: Amber has continuously worked in a client focused role both in South Australia and internationally over the past 12 years. After completing the Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) Amber has been working with individuals diagnosed with a neuromuscular condition, their families and carers to provide services and supports to meet their needs.

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA: Amber enjoys working within the not for profit sector and her passion to improve the lives of individuals living with a disability led her to commence a Client Services Coordinator position with Muscular Dystrophy SA in 2010. Her genuine compassion and drive to provide high quality, essential services and support within the disability sector fits well with her role as Client Services Manager for Muscular Dystrophy SA.


Sales Manager, Doreen Hopper

Career:  After 15 years in the health care sector, specialising in aged care, Doreen moved to the corporate world. Working in telecommunications, IT, advertising and education, Doreen has over 10 years’ experience in business development, sales and account management. Extensive call centre experience has enabled her to introduce new sales strategies to increase lottery revenue.

Why Muscular Dystrophy SA:  I have always believed that social services are the glue that hold our society together.  It is a dream for me to be able to use my sales and marketing skills in a not-for-profit setting.


Fundraising Team

Collection Box Co-ordinator, Janice Phillips


Client Services Team

Client Services Coordinator, Aisling O’Toole


Client Services Support Officer, Kelly Mclean


Client Services Coordinator, Hoda Teimorzadeh


Administration Team

Financial Officer, Sunette Cronje


Admin Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator, Gemma Leonard


Lottery and Administration Campaign Coordinator, Christine Mikalainis


Admin Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Mooney


Cell Centre Team

Lucy Ciotti

Julie James

Mersini Freak

Donna Jones

Sandra Lord

Megan Bollmeyer

Melinda Williams

Angela Zamani

Mali Body

Santina Capurso