Mary Gimondo writes grant applications and acquittals and liaises with funding and sponsor bodies and has more than 30 years experience in this field. She is a past secretary of the CBCA WA, has a background as a children’s librarian and has worked for the Education Department and in Public Libraries. Mary has also worked in special and law libraries and currently works at the Australian Tax Office as a business analyst. In 2008 Mary was awarded the CBCA WA Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished services to children’s literature. Mary is also involved with committees within the community.
Lefki Kailis is a past CBCA National President, past CBCA President Western Australian Branch and past WA Judge for the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Awards. Lefki has a background as a teacher, librarian and teacher librarian. Lefki recently retired from Applecross Senior High School. As the Education Officer, Lefki promotes the CBCA WA to educational institutions via workshops, discussions, lectures and other appropriate avenues. Lefki has established a network with heads of schools and lecturers. She is also involved with committees within the community and social justice.
Margaret Robinson is an active member of the CBCA WA and has also been a member of the CBCA in New South Wales, where she worked as a children’s specialist library officer. Her current employment is still in public library children’s activities. She has been involved with community projects like the Karawara Community Project – Fun Factory, CASE for Refugees, church and primary school events and organisations, Reconciliation Australia, Sorry Day activities, and TEAR fund support. Margaret is keen on opportunities for combining creativity and community and cross cultural relationships.
Casey Kickett previously produced and broadcasted the Morning Show for Noongar Radio in 2013. She now produces and broadcasts the ‘Deadly Mob’ program on Noongar Radio. Casey attained a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communication Studies and Indigenous Studies from the University of Western Australia in 2014. In 2015 Casey also completed a Graduate Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education from Murdoch University. Casey’s passion lies in working to help the Aboriginal community through cultural regeneration, providing a platform for community to have a voice and by teaching and providing a safe place to discuss Aboriginal culture, history and the issues which face Aboriginal people.