Emma Gwiazda

Emma joined the RDA Team in May 2018. Emma brings experience from starting and continuing to run a small local business in the Riverland with her husband, and is passionate about small businesses and expanding local business owners knowledge to help them grow to achieve their goals. Emma has come with experience working in the…

RDAMR Staff Sandy Iosofellas

Regional Development Manager, Value Added Agriculture and Services

Sandy joined RDAMR in January 2017, bringing experience across private and government-funded sectors in the wine, horticulture, tourism, hospitality, and social service industries.

RDAMR staff Cathy Clemow

Career Development Practitioner

Cathy has a passion for education, having worked in the sector for decades across roles including promotion and marketing, fundraising and development, and Vocational Education and Training (VET). Cathy coordinated Alice Spring’s VET Youth2Work programme, before taking on the Regional Industry Career Advisor role, servicing a huge region from the border up to Katherine. Having…

Employment and Training Project Manager

Commencing in August 2016 in both Project Support and Career Development Practitioner roles, Shaun has now taken the lead of our employment and training projects. Shaun is excited about fostering community development and running initiatives that bring positive results for our community and economy. Shaun started his career as a printing apprentice and worked his…

RDAMR Staff Vanessa Lielbelt

Regional Development Manager, Innovation and Growth

Vanessa joined the RDA team in April 2016, and has since taken on her current role based in the Murray Bridge office. Previously, Vanessa operated a small business with her husband for 10 years, which offered strategic planning and implementation, business development, and skills and training services to private enterprises and Indigenous organisations.

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Sheryl joined the team in July 2016. A dedicated professional, Sheryl enjoys helping people achieve their goals. With extensive experience in administration in private and local government roles, her aim is to build strong relationships with the RDAMR Board, staff and collaborators in the region. With a passion for the environment, biodiversity, and farming and…

Career Development Practitioner

Kerryn has worked with RDA since June 2012, in the Career Development Centre in Berri. With 11 years of experience in the disability employment sector and a qualification in Career Development Practice, Kerryn brings valued knowledge in career planning and customer service. Kerryn works with clients to establish their career pathway. This includes providing the…

Career Development Services, Project Support

Annette is a qualified Career Practitioner with qualifications in Career Development and Project Management. She has worked with the RDA since 2004, and was previously employed by its predecessor, the Riverland Development Corporation. Annette provides project support and administration for the Berri Career Development Centre, making sure the centre runs smoothly. With an understanding of…

Career Development Services, Project Manager

Rachel is a qualified Career Development Practitioner and has qualifications in Career Development Practice, Front Line Management and Training and Assessment. She recognises each client has different needs, strengths and ambitions, and enjoys helping people achieve their career goals. Rachel works with the community to identify training gaps and trends, and advocates for clients to…

RDAMR staff Bruce Mellett

Regional Development Manager, Capability

Bruce started with RDAMR in October 2016, bringing more than 30 years of media and leadership experience as the former Regional Manager of the ABC in the Riverland.