Who we are

Who we are

We are a team of change-makers who believe that every helping hand can raise a child and create a better future for them.
We started extending help to needy children and youth who were eager to study and work for a better life. This moment intensified when we found that there were many such underprivileged children who needed help with food, shelter and education. Our team expanded and we spread out in different regions to make sure we cover all possible areas and help as many children as possible.
We now run shelter homes, schools and a reasonable mess that helps such needy young people. We also have our helpline offices spread throughout the country so one can approach us anytime they need help.

Our board:

The NDRO has a mission, and we need your help to deliver it. That mission sees the NDRO ready to assist, from the beginning of a disaster to the end and beyond.

Duke Myrteza
LLM (Hons)

Duke Myrteza is a solicitor with over 30 years of experience with a demonstrated history of success in the legal services industry. He sits on the board of a number of companies and is dedicated to helping the most disadvantaged in our community both in his professional life and through charity.

He specialises in dispute resolution in the areas of contract, consumer, corporate and commercial law disputes as well as defamation, insolvency and intellectual property.

Tim Stevens
BComm, MBA

Tim Stevens is a highly trained and experienced sales and marketing professional. His specific skills encompass all aspects of the sales experience from both a business development and account management perspective.

Tim is a highly trained & experienced sales, marketing & business professional. He has significant senior management experience in the leadership of teams across a variety of industries including renewable energy, telecommunications, marketing & FMCG. His people management skills, across various business disciplines, including Sales, Finance, Administration, IT, Human Resources and Operations, ensure he can effectively communicate the vision and strategic direction internally and externally.

Additionally, Tim has broad experience in the formulation, development, presentation and execution of strategic business plans at both a local and national level.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in Marketing and Law and postgraduate qualifications in Strategic Management.


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Wayne Smith
Grad Cert (Disaster Risk Management)
CEO and Board Member

Wayne Smith is the Chief Executive Officer for the NDRO and the Licensee for The Deductible Alternative.

Wayne has more than 30 years of experience in real estate and business and is passionate about facilitating the rollout of NDRO programs across Australia.

Andrew Pine
Legal Counsel

Andrew Pine from Pine Lawyers is the Legal Counsel for the NDRO. He brings many years of experience having handled a wide variety of clients – from first home buyers, to investors, developers and commercial clients.

NDRO counsellors
Dr Jo Stephens

Dr Jo Stephens is an Australian registered counsellor and registered paramedic.  She has 30 years experience as a health professional in a myriad of clinical, managerial, educational, and academic roles.  She has been a paramedic and nurse, practicing in remote, rural, regional towns and metropolitan areas of Queensland.

Jo is now an Adjunct Senior Lecturer with Queensland University of Technology, and practices as a registered counsellor in her own private counselling practice in Brisbane and in the not-for-profit sector, supporting regional and rural communities. 

She has a particular interest in working with people on the autism spectrum, people with disability and their families.  She also supports paramedics, police, nursing and allied health professionals seeking counselling and reflective practice support.

More information on Dr Stephens can be found at her website – https://www.drjostephenscounselling.com/

Tina Myrteza

Tina Myrteza is a 30 year veteran of the Queensland Catholic primary school education system.

In this teaching capacity Tina was increasingly called upon to personally counsel many students experiencing difficulties in their lives. She has since made the decision to retire from teaching and devote her energies to full-time counselling.

She trained as a counsellor and formed her own business and she is now an in-demand counsellor doing what she loves, helping young people find their way through the sometimes foggy path of life.

Tina holds membership with the Australian Counselling Association and the Queensland Guidance Counselling Association.

More information on Tina can be found at her website – https://cardiacounselling.com.au/

Liz Tully

Liz Tully is a Workplace Mental Health expert who specialises in delivering Mental Health First Aid certifications within group settings.

With an extensive background in human resource management working for large corporate organisations, Liz has first-hand experience of the daily dynamics of vibrant workspaces.

Her expertise and experiences have imbued her with the passion to share her insights with groups of employees and employers.

Mental health awareness is at the heart of her training and her primary goal is to teach people what to look for and how to interact with colleagues.

In the disaster relief space, Liz works with businesses, community groups and councils.

More information on Liz can be found at her website – https://mentalwealthatwork.com.au/

NDRO business coaches
Tony Meredith

Tony Meredith is an award winning and highly sought after business coach who brings his expertise and knowledge to assist businesses with the painful task of re-establishing their business processes and systems after natural disaster events.

Tony has spent over 25 years working in senior roles for some of the world’s largest organisations. He has extensive sales, marketing, and leadership experience, and works with clients in multiple channels, including FMCG, pharmacy, retail, food service, services, franchising, and manufacturing.

Tony has qualifications in commerce, marketing, human resources management, leadership, mindset, and neuro linguistic programming, and is able to couple this with real world business coaching experience to ensure outstanding results for clients.

More information on Tony can be found at his website – https://tonymeredithcoaching.com.au/