Samantha Frain, Executive Director
Sam Frain
Executive Director


Sam, our Executive Director, understands how listening to the stories and lived experiences of people with disability can transform gaps and barriers into meaningful opportunities.

With more than 20 years of experience supporting people with disability, Sam has navigated through Occupational Therapy, business development, management and is now leading the NI team. Sam is truly passionate about inclusivity, and knows that the most creative and effective solutions NI can design, are sparked by people with a disability.

Madeleine Donkin
Madeleine Donkin
Business Development Manager

Madeleine steers NI’s flagship platform Nest to national success so that people with disability throughout Australia can find an independent home that meets their needs and wants.

She has over 20 years experience working in business development, fundraising, marketing and communication for numerous not-for-profit organisations and more than 13 years in the disability industry. Madeleine is committed to ensure people with disability have choices, options and inclusion in all aspects of their lives.

Erin O'Toole
Erin O’Toole
Innovation Officer


Erin has a background in social sciences and social work, with a passion for community capacity building. She has played a vital role in bringing a large number of NI’s projects to life. Erin’s commitment to advocacy combined with her interest in disability innovations makes her an essential member of the NI team.