The Parenthood has a small but very dedicated team that works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
Maddy Butler - Campaign Director
Maddy leads The Parenthood's campaigns as Campaign Director. Maddy has a background in communications, volunteer management and digital campaigning. Her work spans from writing on kids’ television show The InBESTigators to working with parents- and community-based advocacy groups. With two small kids of her own, Maddy’s main passion is fighting for a better future for our children! Contact Maddy: [email protected]
Michael Katerla - Communications Manager
Michael is responsible for our website, social media channels, newsletters and everything tech. Michael has three children and has navigated his kids through the early childhood systems in Australia and his native Germany while witnessing first hand the big differences in quality and affordability. While Germany's parental policies are far from perfect, Michael would like to see Australia approaching and eventually adapting some successful parental policies from Europe so that Aussie children and parents can thrive. Contact Michael: [email protected]