Joan McKenna Kerr

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Joan McKenna Kerr
Chief Executive / Autism Association of Western Australia
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Joan McKenna Kerr is chief executive of the Autism Association of Western Australia and has spent over 25 years working in the disability sector.

She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin from where she gained a Moderatorship in Sociology. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms McKenna Kerr is a member of the NDIS Advisory Council and was a member of the Commonwealth NDIS Advisory Group reporting to the COAG Select Council of Ministers and Treasurers. Ms McKenna Kerr is chair and national president of NDS and chair of its WA division. She is also a director and vice president of the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Her past commitments include chair of the National Register for Autism Spectrum Disorders; member of the Disability Future Directions Working Group; member of the Sector Development and Reform Working Party; president of the former Autism Council of Australia. Ms McKenna Kerr has also served on numerous working parties tasked with advising on disability sector development, sustainability, and reform.

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