CEO of Keeley’s Cause
I am a mother of 3 children, 2 of those have Autism and my youngest has an Intellectual Disability on top of her Autism diagnosis.
I have a Diploma in Community Welfare and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, with over 14 years experience in the Welfare Sector and over 15 years experience in the Volunteering Sector amongst different Communities.
I am also passionate about Domestic Violence Intervention Programs, having worked with a number of women over the years teaching self esteem and offering Counselling Services to those impacted by Family Violence.
I am also an active Volunteer for both Keeley’s Cause and Lions Australia in which I have been President of Ballan Lions Club for the past 3 years..
I have been with Keeley’s Cause from the date of its creation in June 2017 and have watched the Organisation flourish to a Nationally Registered Charity working behind the scenes with the founder Keeley ensuring her directions for her Cause are met.
I liaise with families and their children, advocating for the rights and inclusion of children with Disabilities.
I am responsible for the processing and selection of iPad applicants and arrange their presentations with Keeley and Sponsors, I’m honoured to be a part of this rapidly growing Charity that is uniquely created by a young girl having experienced challenges and struggles in receiving an Education.
To be able support her to empower and change the lives of others with additional needs is truly inspiring.
Kate O’Mealley (B.Arts, M.Publishing) is the founder of Oh My Word, and is a copywriter, editor and small business mentor. With over 20 years experience in corporate communications and marketing, Kate has worked in financial services, manufacturing, health and publishing in both Australia and the UK, and has been a ghostwriter for executives, CEOs and AFL footballers.
At Oh My Word, Kate helps her clients to communicate better to see their business flourish and grow, and as a small business mentor, supports women to create sustainable businesses. As a Director of Keeley’s Cause, Kate is looking forward to growing the Keeley’s Cause brand and supporting more families across Australia.
Amela Kmetas (B.Bus (Accountancy), MBA) is a Chartered Accountant and Director and Founder of Four Twelve Accountants. With over 10 years of experience in tax and small business advisory services, Amela supports business owners, start-ups and Not For Profits to understand and draw value from their numbers, business growth and profit and cashflow maximising strategies.
Amela moved to Australia as a refugee in 1996 and understands first-hand the impact charities can have within a community. Amela is passionate about supporting charitable organisations like Keeley’s Cause and using her financial knowledge and business skills to give back.
Colin Wilson drives Key Business Advisors with determination, passion, and motivation. Assisting in the growth of many organisations over the last 14 years, Colin’s tenacious approach to helping businesses grow more successful and sustainable is the key to KBA’s continued success.
Colin still finds the time to donate to such worthy not-for-profit organisations as YouthNow for helping young people development their career, Keeley’s Cause as a Director and Chairing an Advisory Board to grow the organisation, and Tee Up for Kids Foundation being a contributing board member helping foster care/ out of home care children have a better life.