Jill-Andrews

Jill Andrews – Chairperson

After a 30 year career in local government, Jill is now a business owner and entrepreneur and the Founder of Lillie’s Books. She learnt the joy of reading sitting in her Grandma Lillie’s lap.

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Greg Andrews – Treasurer

Greg is a musician who works in tertiary admissions and is a trained teacher. He loves to read regularly, understands the impact a good book can have in a young person’s life and has worked closely with Jill Andrews in establishing Lillie’s Books as an official charity.

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Tori D’Cruz – Board Member

Until recently, Tori D’Cruz was a children’s and young adult bookseller at Dymocks Adelaide. She is the co-host of the Shelf Talkers book podcast, runs multiple book clubs and is a member of the #LoveOzYA Committee, an organisation that connects teachers, readers and writers to the world of Australian young adult books.

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Eilan Donnelly – Board Member

Eilan Donnelly is an experienced Project Manager and Business Analyst from the tertiary education sector, with a Masters in Business Information Management. Having been an avid reader from a young age, Eilan hopes to help inspire a new generation of book lovers through his work with Lillie’s Books.

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Jane Powell – Board Member

Jane Powell is a barrister specialising in criminal law. Through her work with young people in need, she is well aware of the impact and importance on young people of positive activities such as reading.

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Halle Powell – Board Member

As a year 12 International Baccalaureate student at Pembroke School, Halle relates to the reading interests of children and young people.

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Helen Maclaren – Board Member

Helen Maclaren is a teacher currently working in learning support. She was lucky to have a mother who was a school librarian and gave her a life-long love of books. She is a passionate believer in the power of books to develop empathy, improve literacy and bring pleasure to people’s lives.

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Denise Martin – Board Member

Denise has been an educator in the State Education system for over 40 years and is passionate about the importance of good literature being available to all young people. She has a strong belief about the ability of books to build relationships through interactions while at the same time developing a sense of wonder.

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Amanda Reinschmidt – Board Member

Amanda Reinschmidt manages early intervention services for vulnerable families, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and a Master’s in Business Administration. With Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree as her favourite book as a child, the attraction of traveling to exotic lands and finding out about the lives of other people is still her motivation for reading. She would love Lillie’s Books to offer this magical experience to young readers today.