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President

Jennifer Willcox

Jennifer is from Western Australia and first became a Director on the Board of ASCCA in November 2011.  She was at that time the only Director outside New South Wales.  Jenny has a wealth of past experience in the business world – having spent twenty years with a national trading company based in Perth.  It was here that Jenny gained valuable knowledge about policies, procedures, computers, systems development, logistics, administration, marketing and sales.

Since Jenny first joined the ASCCA Board she has supported various activities undertaken by ASCCA in order to continue supporting affiliated clubs.  Board members constantly seek funding, establish new and innovative methods of training delivery, and liaise with government and corporate sectors in order to achieve the goals and aims of the organisation.  Jenny has represented ASCCA in the NBN Rollout promotion and Digital Switchover Taskforce; and acted as a conduit between affiliated clubs in WA and ASCCA.
New and exciting initiatives were undertaken with the formation in 2017 of SWADE – Seniors West Australian Digital Expansion project where ASCCA-SWADE was and still is instrumental in the delivery of the Be Connected program on behalf of Good Things Foundation which has been funded by the Australian Federal Government in working towards every Australian being connected online.  SWADE is now in its’ fifth year and still being ably delivered by Lead Digital Mentor and Media Officer, Natika Hawes-Wright.
Since that time Jenny worked hard to continue in her role as Director, contributing to a very interesting phase for ASCCA, given the continuing advancements in digital technology.  In 2019 Jenny was appointed Vice President of ASCCA and in 2020 she assumed the role of President upon the retirement of the now Emeritus President, Nan Bosler, AM.
Over the last two years, Jenny and the ASCCA Board has encountered mammoth tasks resulting from the COVID 19 restrictions and staff changes, making it necessary to make the difficult decision to transition ASCCA into a totally digital space.  ASCCA now boasts a new web site, with all matters being entirely dealt with online, the physical presence of Pitt Street Sydney is no longer.  The ASCCA Team is as strong as ever working in a new sphere, right across the country, to ensure that Clubs and their Senior members continue to be empowered through Technology.

Jenny is an active supporter of the Walpole community, local Councillor with the Shire of Manjimup and at last count was involved in more than 15 projects and committees.

E: ascca@ascca.org.au


Emeritus President

Nan Bosler AM

Nan Bosler is committed to the growth and development of ASCCA as it seeks to empower Seniors Computer Clubs to help older people use modern technology. She was the foundation president of ASCCA.
Nan feels strongly that learning is a lifelong experience. She was over 50 when she first went to University, has six tertiary qualifications covering Adult Education, Community Organisation, Local and Applied History, Family History and a Masters in Local Government Management. She has added Cert. IV Business (Governance) & an adapted Cert. IV Training to her qualifications.

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She has been involved with community organisations for more than 60 years, holding positions ranging from member to National President. She has community awards including Anzac of the Year, the inaugural Apia Adult Learning Ambassador Award and an AM. Nan has represented seniors at conferences and events both in Australia and internationally.
She is a published author. Before retiring she worked in Local Government and was an Adviser and Lecturer in the Faculty of Adult Education at the University of Technology, Sydney. Nan represents ASCCA on many committees. She was a member of the consortium that rolled out the Federal Government funded Broadband for Seniors Kiosks across Australia. She was a Seniors Week Ambassador for the years 2013 – 2016. Nan was a Champion for 2016 Year of Digital Inclusion and was awarded the Australian Not-for-profit Technology Award for 2017.

E: nanbosler@ascca.org.au


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Treasurer and Company Secretary

Dallas Parkes

Dallas has a long history of working in an administration environment, specializing in accounting functions.  In another role while working in Perth Dallas was engaged for some time by a software development company where she tested software functions and trained business clients in using the programs developed.  She also wrote training manuals, often travelling interstate to set up new systems

In 2000 Dallas and her husband chose to relocate to Nornalup, a small hamlet close to Walpole on the South Coast of Western Australia.  It was here that she soon found herself engaged with Walpole Telecentre as it was then, in the capacity of accessibility tutor, and contracted Book Keeper and grants financial management and acquittals, which position she held for 14 years.

In the four years prior to her retirement Dallas held the position of General Manager, Walpole Community Resource Centre.  During her tenure at Walpole CRC, and since it became a member of ASCCA in 2007, Dallas had close involvement with the Walpole Seniors Computer Club and oversaw the finances and insurance and was involved in many hosted celebration events such as Seniors Week, Thank a Volunteer Day and such like.  

During her time, she volunteered for many of local not for profit community groups working mainly in Secretarial or Treasurer roles.  She also voluntarily conducted Audits of the books of many of the community groups in the Walpole area.    

Dallas was honoured with the presentation of Life Membership to the Nornalup Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc and upon retirement, a Life Membership with the Walpole Community Resource Centre Inc.  

Dallas is now retired, and is living in Donnybrook, some 200 kms south of Perth, where she is pursuing her interest of 40 odd years in discovering, identifying and photographing native orchids.

With a solid and consistent background in book-keeping, Dallas is looking forward to bringing her experience and skills to ASCCA within the role of Treasurer.  

E: dallasparkes@ascca.org.au


Director – Accessibility

Dr Scott Hollier

CEO – Centre For Accessibility Australia

Dr Scott Hollier specialises in the field of digital accessibility and is the author of the book ‘Outrunning the Night: a life journey of disability, determination and joy’. With a Ph.D. in Internet Studies and senior management experience across the not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors, Scott is an internationally-recognised researcher and speaker.

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Scott’s roles include CEO and co-founder for the Centre For Accessibility Australia, holds academic positions at Edith Cowan University and the University of South Australia, and is an Invited Expert for the W3C Accessible Platform Architectures Research Questions Task Force. In addition, Scott is legally blind and as such has both a professional and personal understanding of the importance of accessibility.

E: scotthollier@ascca.org.au


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Director – Marketing

Brett Levy

Brett is someone who specialises in all things digital. He has consulted, designed, planned, built and executed application design and development for companies all over the world.
As Co- Chair of Mobile Monday (A global not-for-profit Mobile community) South Africa he was exposed to all the latest and greatest developments in the mobile space.
He is now the Managing Director of a Digital Solutions Consultancy based in Sydney called Beyond Intent. Specialising in digital marketing and helping companies answer their digital questions and solve their challenges whether it be transformation or simply checking if their media or digital properties are working.

He has held the Managing Director role of a few full service digital agencies where they built websites, planned digital campaigns and built both Augmented and Virtual Reality executions. 
The agencies managed Social media teams for companies including Volvo, Hard Rock, Flight Centre and Chrysler to name a few. This required the strategic planning, creating of the content as well as execution thereof. All media and SEO/SEM as well as analytics and reports. They also handled ORM (Online Reputation Management) for their clients where required and consulted and trained companies in the correct use/procedures of social.
In South Africa Brett had his own radio show on CliffCentral.com called #Futurology where he discussed all digital and innovative trends and what has, what will and what could be coming in the digital global landscape. He was the official mouthpiece for Gartner at the Cape Town leg of their global symposium and did the live broadcast from there. Now in Sydney he is the host of a podcast, #TechKnowledgy, hosted on the Eagle Waves Radio Platform ( http://eaglewavesradio.com.au/show/view/techknowledgy).
Brett has very strong experience in eCommerce and mCommerce and has worked with all the major banks in South Africa on various commerce projects. Under Brett’s leadership his last agency built, managed (including warehouse and distribution solutions), the online shop and website for SodaStream and other brands too.
Brett holds a BComm in Marketing and is a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMi).

E: brettlevy@ascca.org.au


Director

Joseph Vijay

Joseph joined ASCCA in Nov 2022 to further its incredible core purpose to help Australian seniors to actively participate in the digital world, safely, competently and confidently. “While the evolution in technology is intended to make our lives more convenient, the speed of evolution can be difficult to keep up with and thus can make it overwhelming to leverage meaningfully. Our seniors are particularly exposed to this paradigm and with the digitization and digitalization of most aspects of society and commerce, ASCCA’s cause is vital to ensure that people continue to enjoy a quality of life irrespective of their age”. 

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Joseph’s passion for reimagining solutions to problems through creativity and collaboration has seen him transform businesses in retail, technology, telecommunications and infrastructure into more valuable assets and their teams into more conscientious higher performers. After nearly a decade of heading up businesses for global multi-national firms, Joseph has opted to return to the world of startup as the CEO of Intelli-Systems, an Australian critical environment specialist and lead them to achieve scale. 

As a board member of ASCCA, Joseph hopes to actively expand ASCCA’s initiatives and contribute new ways of reaching and enabling our senior citizens to thrive in our digital era. 

E: josephvijay@ascca.org.au


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Director

Janice Tong

Janice is passionate about technology, but more so, she’s passionate about humanity. Having seen the rapid acceleration and evolutionary advances of technology in the past two decades, she is acutely aware of its impact on the lifestyles and habits of individuals. Being tech savvy is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but is an ‘essential need’ for all Australians; and this is especially the case for our senior citizens. Just like building a good healthy lifestyle, good tech hygiene can also be easily learnt. To do so would mean to be able to reap its many benefits: getting more connected with your loved ones, the ease of shopping online, and the immediacy of finding facts and information in the comfort of your own home. All this and more can be achieved at your fingertips.

Janice has been working in the B2B IT media industry for more than 25 years. Currently, she is the Managing Director of APAC for TechnologyAdvice, a global tech marketing and media publishing agency with over 30 websites serving digital, content, lead gen and events across US, EMEA and APAC regions. Janice is also an avid film-goer, has a degree in Philosophy and Film Studies; she has published in peer reviewed journals and lectured at a number of universities on this subject. She is a regular contributing writer and presenter to various film festivals and screenings around Sydney, and has her own film blog.

E: janicetong@ascca.org.au