Staff Members


David Abela


Manages the whole programme that entails the following tasks:

  • Administer the organisation mission as per aims and objectives of the program
  • Talking with people who have an intellectual disability who may be interested in having an advocate to assist them.
  • Talking with potential advocates about the philosophy of Citizen Advocacy and other relevant issues.
  • The coordinator carefully match the advocates and protégé’s to ensure there is a good between the needs and interest of the protégés and the abilities, resources and commitments of the advocate.

Rebekah Tucker

(Assistant Coordinator)

Work in conjunction with the Program Coordinator with the following tasks:

  • Recruit Protégés and determine their individual needs.
  • Recruit potential Advocates and screen their suitability to be matched with a Protégé.
  • Contribute regularly towards the program’s newsletter.
  • Engage with Stakeholders through Facebook by posting and sharing content.
  • Implement orientation and training programs for Citizen Advocates.
  • Provide follow-up support for existing relationships.


Citizen Advocacy is managed by a committee of management, comprising of up to ten people from the local community who work with the staff to ensure the program’s goals and objectives are met. The committee is comprised of persons with a balance of skills, identities, interests and abilities, all of whom share a commitment to the philosophy and principles of Citizen Advocacy.

The Committee is structured thus:

Angelo Micallef

Greg Brown

Tony Tanti


Carmela Rigby