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Current Committee

Lynette Plenderleith


Lynette is co-founder of Frogs Victoria. She works in community and nature engagement and has previously worked in amphibian research across the world. Lynette completed a Ph.D. in the ecology of native Australian frogs at Monash University.

Maggie Haines

Ordinary Member / Events Co-ordinator

Maggie is evolutionary biologist and studies a variety of amphibians and reptiles. Recently, she assessed frog species impacted by 2019-20 bushfires to determine which ones should be listed as threatened under the EPBC Act. She reckons the Growling Grass Frog is the best looking frog in Victoria.

Danielle Wallace

Ordinary Member / Events Sub-Committee

Dani Wallace is an ecologist and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, where she studies
frogs and the disease, amphibian chytrid fungus. Dani is a frog fanatic and loves being out in the
bush looking for wildlife. Previously, she worked as a field ecologist conducting surveys for
threatened species including frogs, gliders and owls in the forests of East Gippsland.

Colin McHenry


Colin has worked on fossil reptiles, biomechanics, and crocodiles before discovering froglife. He currently spends his time counting Green and Golden Bell frogs, and listening to his local frogs in South Gippsland.

Matt Clancy

Ordinary Member

Matt is an ecologist and wildlife photographer with a passion for herpetology and threatened species conservation; particularly regarding threatened frogs. Matt currently works as a research assistant on a number of different projects, such as Zoos Victoria’s Threatened Forest Frog Program and acoustic monitoring surveys with DELWP. 

Postion Vacant

Social Media Officer

*Assists Events Sub-Committee with advertising for events

*Fields and/or allocates enquiries to appropriate committee members

*Reports social media updates and concerns to committee

*Liaises with President to update social media policy where appropriate

David De Angelis

Treasurer / Events Sub-Committee

David is a naturalist, educator and ecological consultant, with particular interests in the conservation and ecology of frogs and reptiles. Most of his fieldwork is shared between Melbourne, the Murray Mallee and East Gippsland. He also maintains involvement with La Trobe University, Holmesglen Institute and The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria.

Candice Sexton

Ordinary Member / Events Sub-Committee

Candice is a wildlife biologist with an unwavering commitment to herpetology and threatened species conservation. She is currently undertaking a Masters degree at the University of Melbourne with Museums Victoria and has previously worked as a research assistant and environmental educator.  

Position Vacant

Technology Support Officer

*Provides technical support to Frogs Victoria events, including, but not limited to:

Coordinating sound and video equipment for talks

*Uploads videos to YouTube channel

*Not required at all committee meetings

Interested in joining the Frogs Victoria committee? Please contact us.


Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting if there is a vacancy. Please see the document below for more details.

Frogs Vic Committee Roles and Responsibilities

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