Linda Hurley

Our Patron:

Mrs Linda Hurley

“I am honoured to be Patron of SPELD NSW, which has advocated for children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties for over 46 years.

As a former Primary School Teacher, I believe that children with Specific Learning Difficulties deserve our wholehearted efforts to enable them to achieve to their fullest potential in the educational system.

SPELD NSW assists teachers working with students with Specific Learning Difficulties by providing the latest professional development workshops and seminars. It also supports parents with advice, information and resources.

I am delighted to support SPELD NSW in continuing its valuable work.”




CHAIR                              Ken Washburn

VICE-CHAIR                    Rhonda Filmer  BA GradDipEd, COGE M. EdAdmin (UNSW)

TREASURER                   David Rowlinson B.Arch (Hons), MMktg, MBA.

SECRETARY                   Karina McLachlain



Dr. Rose Cantali B.A. Dip. Teach. M.Ed. MAPS
Georgea Delis B.Ed, Orton-Gillingham Certified Tutor/Teacher
Louise Gardner Ba (Hons), MBA, CPPM
Don Gillies Dip Teach (Tech), MEdAdmin, Ph.D
Robyn Millward B of Education, Primary, Masters of Education (in progress)
Vernon Winley B Sc, B Com



Carolyn Washburn – Executive Officer
Vanessa Maher – Referral Officer / Tutor
Melinda Matthews – Referral Officer
Rachel McIndoe – Bookkeeper / Admin
Nick de Jongh – IT Services