Here you can find a list of the members of our Executive Committee. We are a diverse group with a range of skills, but we all share the same passion for native animals.
If you have an animal emergency, please call 9249 3434.
CEO & Clinic Manager – Kelli El
I have been at NAR since 2000, and took on the role of Clinic Manager in 2006, and in 2017 I was appointed CEO by the board. I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse, and I love caring for all animals, feathered, furred, and definitely scaly. have a range of responsibilities at NAR, including: the Work for the Dole Program, animal assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, liaison for research and community projects, overseeing vet student rotations, and education outreach.
You can contact me if you have any questions about NAR or our animal hospital. I am in the office Monday – Friday.
Secretary & Volunteer Manager – Donna Dagg
I started volunteering with NAR in August 2014 in administration, and have since had a few roles. In November 2015 I undertook the role of Work for the Dole and Clinic Coordinator, and in March 2016 I became the Volunteer manager.
Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering at Native Animal Rescue and I will send you all the relevant information.
Treasurer – Julian Perez
Originally from Colombia, I have been living in Perth since 2012. I joined NAR as a volunteer in November 2015 helping the organisation with its financial matters. I have a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from my home country. In Australia I have an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. I have more than 15 years of working experience in the accounting and finance field. Currently, I’m doing the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) programme to be fully recognized as a professional accountant in Australia. A CPA is an accounting professional who has passed the Uniform CPA examination and has also met additional state certification and experience requirements. I am really pleased to have the opportunity to put my skills at the service of NAR.
Grounds Maintenance Coordinator – John Deal
I joined NAR in June 2014, and in December 2015 I was elected to the Executive Committee as the Building & Grounds Maintenance Coordinator. I was re-elected at the 2016 AGM for 2016-17. Originally from the UK, I have worked in the printing industry since leaving school at 16. My last employer was the Perth Sunday Times, where I stayed for 16 years, then accepted redundancy in 1996. I have since run my own driving school business for the past 19 years. I am now semi-retired and volunteer at NAR in my spare time.
Safety Coordinator – Michael Jones
Ordinary Member – David Manning
I have been involved with NAR for 6 years and joined as an Executive member in December 2015. My wildlife education and training company Animal Ark rents office space and conducts training at NAR. We help fund and support NAR financially as their major partner. Having worked with a massive variety of animals all my life my passion has remained for reptiles. I have written four pet care books, numerous articles, and appeared on television, radio, and DVDs talking about wildlife issues. My background was in zoological supply, film and television consultancy, schools, and training.
I have a Certificate IV in training and assessment and in 2012 was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellowship. I am also a fellow of the Zoological Society of London. I travel when I can, learning from and meeting wildlife conservationists.
Ordinary Member – Louisa Carlson