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About Synapse

Leadership Team

About Synapse
 
 

Leadership Team

Jennifer Cullen

Jennifer Cullen

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Cullen is an Adjunct Associate Professor and CEO of Synapse in Queensland and NSW. Jennifer has over 26 years' experience in disability and aged care services and was appointed in 2013 to the NDIS Independent Advisory Council as the Queensland Member and was appointed in 2016 to the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council as a Member.

 

She leads a range of research and projects that focus on supporting Indigenous Australians with complex neurocognitive disabilities, including FASD. Jennifer is a descendant of the Wakka Wakka and Bidjara people.

 

Adam Schickerling

Adam Schickerling

National Director - Strategy & Engagement

Adam Schickerling has over 15 years experience within the government and community sectors in a variety of nationally oriented general management and executive management roles, with qualifications in Applied Science, Disability, Management and Training. 

 

With experience in business improvement and organisational development functions, Adam has expertise in leading national expansion and growth strategies focussing on disability and community care.

 

Adam brings extensive experience in innovation, quality improvement, practice and product development. 

 

Adam's experience is strongly grounded in community capacity building and supporting community responses to realise health and social outcomes.

Judith Hunt

Judith Hunt

National Director - Business Systems

Judith's role includes the management of accounting at Synapse as well as the general business support in corporate services. She has over 20 years of financial management across two counties, and including in the not-for-profit environment. Judith also serves in a volunteer role on the Board of Directors for Community Queensland

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

National Communications Manager

Emily has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over fifteen years, providing strategic marketing, financial partnerships and communications advice and services to Growcom, Street Swags, The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Prior to entering the not-for-profit sector, Emily worked for Ergon Energy and Malouf Pharmacies. Emily started her career at Singleton Advertising, where she developed strategies and campaigns for national clients, including QANTAS, MLC and Telstra.

 

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