Senior Leadership Team


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Mark Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Fitzpatrick is the Chief Executive Officer of Telethon Speech & Hearing, a position he has held since February 2017.

Mark possesses over 15 years’ experience in a range of general management and human resources roles in a range of not-for-profit, education, and government organisations. Mark also holds a robust history of success in leadership and advocacy for the not-for-profit sector, with his most recent role being CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society in WA since 2012. Prior to this, Mark led a catholic aged and community services organisation, Southern Cross Care, for five years.

Mark has a passion for ensuring all Western Australian children have the opportunity to reach their potential in life. Based on his personal experience Mark is a strong advocate for effective hearing, speech and language services for all.


Jodee Coleman

Head of Program Support

Jodee Coleman joined Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2013 with a background in management and business. Prior to this role, Jodee was the Manager of Australian Hearing clinics in the Perth metropolitan and country areas. She has extensive experience in banking and financial services and has been involved in family business endeavours, giving her a vast array of knowledge in all facets of business development.


Jay Krishnaswamy

Head of Hearing Services

Joining Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2014 after a 21 year career at Princess Margaret Hospital, Jay Krishnaswamy brings with him 40 years’ experience in all aspects of audiology. Jay has been involved in pioneering the Newborn Hearing Screening Program in Western Australia as well as the Cochlear Implant Program at Princess Margaret Hospital.


Janene Hall

Principal Schools Program

Janene Hall joined Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2001 and has worked across all three children’s support programs; the Hearing Impaired Program, School Support Program, and Speech & Language Program (Talkabout). Janene boasts over 30 years’ teaching experience, working in both special education and mainstream education sectors. Taking on a variety of educational leadership roles, both in Australia and Internationally, Janene has now moved into the Principal position for TSH’s Schools Programs.


Nicole Jones

Head of Corporate Services

Nicole Jones joined Telethon Speech & Hearing in 2015 with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Public Practice. She has 15 years’ experience in finance and business management roles, most recently in a very similar role in a school environment.


Belinda Leksas

Head of Marketing, Stakeholder Relations & Venue Hire