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Founders

Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher

Founder

As one of the Directors of roundsquared, I bring over 30 years of experience in the disability sector as well as having two daughters who have NDIS plans.

My experience started after leaving school in the UK, when I worked in a large institution on a locked ward for young men with significant autism.  I was very lucky to work under a Charge Nurse who was visionary and could see opportunities for these young men outside of the locked doors!

 

Since then I’ve worked as a house manager of group homes, supported people to access open employment.  I have also been CEO of what used to be called a Division of General Practice.

In between that with my husband we ran a goat dairy and made a renowned brand of camembert style cheese that sold up & down the coast.  We moved to Moruya around seven years ago in order to access more opportunities for our girls and now love it here.  I am a passionate gardener, a day out at a garden centre is my idea of excitement!  I also love cooking & preserving all our produce & as a family we’d love to be able to ski & travel more, a trip to Morocco a couple of years ago was a big highlight for all of us.

Mark Pattison

Mark Pattison

Founder

While it is impossible for a square to be a circle, it is possible for people with disability to be citizens of their own country and citizens of the world.

Citizenship is not determined by my physical appearance, my intellectual ability, my wealth or my job; for me citizenship is what I hope for and work towards for my two girls: a place in their community of equality and opportunity. What I have done and what I will do is not as important as what I do now.

Hopefully I have learned from the past but by acting now I will be part of a roundsquared community that will create a great future for all.

On a serious note, most people think of a box as a squared (cube) object. For me when I think of a box I think of a hat box, an object which contradicts and challenges our concepts (of both what is square and what is round).

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