Management Committee

Dr Trevor Jordan

President

Trevor Jordan Phd, President of Jigsaw Queensland, is an internationally recognised expert on ethics and adoption. He was a peer reviewer and regular contributor to the Australian Journal of Adoption. On behalf of Jigsaw, he has provided written and oral submissions to the Senate Inquiry into past forced adoption, responses to the AFIS study in past service responses to adoption, and the AIFS scoping study into future post-adoption service provision, submissions to the review of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages legislation in Queensland, and the recent review of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, particularly with respect to accessing information on behalf of individuals searching for their family of origin, and a written submission to the Prime Minister's Interdepartmental Committee on Intercountry Adoption.

 

Trevor has also regularly presented keynotes and workshops at the Australian Adoption Conferences and the National Service Provider's annual meetings. He was a community member of the National Intercountry Adoption Advisory Group, attending meetings of the Australian Central Authorities Harmonisation Working Group and Post-Adoption Services Working Group.

 

As an adoptee, Trevor knows from experience the long-term effects of adoption. He is now semi-retired from his role as an academic and consultant in professional and public ethics.

Collette Glazebrook

Secretary

Robert White

Treasurer

 

Heather

Heather is a mother who lost a child to adoption and has volunteered for Jigsaw for two decades as peer support and in office administration. Her firsthand knowledge of the impacts of adoption and understanding of Jigsaw Qld's values has been invaluable on the Management Committee.  

Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow

BA Journ, M Pub Rel, DCA

Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow has worked in public relations for more than two decades and holds a BA Journalism and a Master of Public Relations. She has also researched in the areas of adoption and using memoir to construct identity after adoption for the degree of Doctor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing). She first contacted Jigsaw Queensland as a nineteen year old adoptee in 1991, to navigate the changes in Queensland adoption legislation that would allow her to search for her mother. Since then, she has attended Jigsaw's Adopted Person and Open Support Groups and has met both of her biological parents and a sibling. Jo helps Jigsaw Queensland spread the word that help is available now, producing news, marketing and media content, hosting and producing the Adopt Perspective podcast and built and maintains the organisation's website. 

Rachel Bell

Rachel Bell worked at Jigsaw Qld's Forced Adoption Support Service as a Post Adoption Practitioner until February 2020 where she was a valued member of the team and received a lot of positive feedback from clients that she worked with. Thankfully, Jigsaw is not losing her knowledge and experience as she has joined the Jigsaw Qld Management Committee. 

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