Joan Cooney

Board Member


Joan brings to ADEC experience in the disability sector, having worked in organisations both in Australia and overseas. She also has extensive governance experience having served on several Boards

Joan has been a long term advocate for adults and children, having worked in special education settings. Spanning over 40 years she has worked in Australia and Africa.

Between 2004 and 2008 Joan worked at ADEC as the Manager Access, Equity and Education. She is currently working at Annecto, a community based organisation in a strategic partnership management position, liaising with universities, schools, businesses, community and allied health.

Joan is passionate about people's rights and is a strong advocate for the civil liberties of refugees and asylum seekers.