Jan is the Executive Director of Imagine More. She has a Bachelor in Community Education and training in Social Role Valorisation (SRV). Jan has been a strong advocate for people to live valued and inclusive lives for many years.
In 2013 Jan co-founded Imagine More in the ACT to strengthen family leadership and advocacy for people with a disability. She wants people with disability to hold valued social roles, develop meaningful relationships and live typical lives in their communities.
Paul Kruger is a founding Director of Imagine More and currently works in the organisation part-time as the Finance and Business Manager.
Over the last 20 years, Paul has had a variety of experiences in the growth of children in a wide variety of contexts and has become a strong advocate for inclusive education and for individuals with a disability to hold valued roles in the community.
Adrienne is a Director at Imagine More. She originally trained as an architect. When her son Carl was diagnosed with autism in 2001, her personal and professional interests shifted. She sought to understand how best to help him.
Adrienne has worked with Imagine More since 2015. Since then she has continued to learn about the art of building good lives for people with a disability.
Erosha is a mother of three children, Sethmi, Jayden and Keisha. She is a Financial Analyst by profession but currently has taken the role of the full-time carer for her children.
Erosha’s priorities in life changed when her eldest was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2.5 years. Erosha has been an active advocate of inclusion and instrumental in getting Sethmi enrolled in a mainstream school.
Erosha is passionate about many community initiatives, including fundraising for charities, creating autism awareness and helping other families achieve better outcomes for their kids.
I joined Imagine More in May 2020, as a Community Inclusion Facilitator. My role connects me with people with disability, and their families and supporters. I love listening to personal stories and encouraging people and their families to have the best life they can.
I trained in biology and previously worked in research and the public sector. Yet, working with families and the community and empowering and advocating for people with disability speaks deepest to me.
We have been blessed with two beautiful children who have shown me the sun shines every day. Our daughter, who lives with a disability, has shown me what it truly means to be with someone, purely and without judgement.
In my free time, I love to run with our dog in the bush trails near home, practise origami, and learn how to be a better tennis player.
I was one of Imagine More’s Founding Directors. Jan and Paul’s vision for a more inclusive Canberra inspired me to join their fledgling organisation. I returned in 2020 as Imagine More’s Website Development and Support Manager. It’s an exciting role that supports the development and sharing of digital resources.
This role is very different from my chosen profession, dentistry. I stopped working as a dentist in 2006. I retained a connection with my dental colleagues through my digital marketing agency. That’s where I acquired the skills for my current role.
I’m the mother of three brilliant young people, one of who has an intellectual disability. Imagine More has helped our family to support our son to lead a typical life. Before I met Jan and Paul, I didn’t know how to do this. It’s been exciting to see my son achieving so much and having such great potential. It’s also exciting to help other families see what’s possible.
In my leisure time I enjoy indoor and outdoor soccer, any form of craft (from knitting to needle felting), visiting craft stores to add to my stash of craft supplies, and napping on the weekends.