Our Staff

Madeleine Lawler PhD

Director of Regional Development Australia & CEO

Madeleine comes to RDA MNC with a background in executive and senior management roles within local government, health service management, organisational improvement consulting and academia. Her professional motivation is to work collaboratively to help communities thrive, working with private, not-for-profit and government organisations to generate great outcomes. She completed her PhD in 2019 studying social enterprises working with young people as a model for social service delivery. She has a keen interest in organisational improvement and quality management gained in her consulting career in the UK and Australia.

Contact Madeleine via e-mail or on LinkedIn

Dianne Wall

Chief Operations Officer

Dianne has extensive experience in finance and human resources management.  Her background includes holding both finance and human resource roles in a range of industries including the not-for-profit and community services sector, manufacturing, vehicle industry and accounting.  Dianne holds a Bachelor of Business (HRM) from Southern Cross University.

Whilst Dianne has worked in the corporate world, her passion and interest lies within the not-for-profit sector to deliver outcomes for our local communities and their most vulnerable people. 

Dianne is also a life member of the Macksville Marlins Swimming Club and has received an Award for Services for the Community for her advocacy for the heating of the local pool. 

Contact Dianne via e-mail or on LinkedIn

Samantha Bonanno

Business Support Officer

Samantha is our Business Support Officer, providing finance and migration support to the organisation, and any other support that is needed within other ongoing projects. Sam is a qualified bookkeeper, admin guru and a passionate organiser.

Sam holds a Certificate IV in bookkeeping, Diploma of Accounting and Diploma of Event Management.

Sam grew up in the Bellingen and Nambucca Valley and never wanted to move away from the MNC. Sam is enthusiastic about helping the community and assisting with education, being treasurer for the local school P&C.

Contact Sam via Email