Anna-Louise is the founder and CEO of Auslanway.
Born deaf in Ireland, she is fluent in ISL (Irish Sign Language), and attended a deaf school. She moved to Melbourne in October 2007 and instantly became a Melbournian at heart. After working for various Deaf organizations that focus on the Deaf and HOH community for the last 25 years, she specializes in supporting Deaf and HOH people in developing their employment and independent living skills. She has also completed her Diploma of Auslan.
In 2020 she took a leap of faith and started Auslanway. She worked hard to find a diverse team of Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing support workers to help clients who communicate in Auslan.
“Whether in your own home or assisted living, we support you to live as independently as possible. It’s important to us that you get Auslan, and any other accessible support, you need.”
Anna-Louise MacAllister, CEO, Auslanway
Grace joined Auslanway part time, as administrative assistant. She loves what Auslanway is all about and increased her hours to be full time and became second in command. Grace was born hard of hearing and is new to Auslan, learning when she started with us! (Even her children have embraced the language and joined in).
Nadine is the longest serving member of Auslanway. Nadine goes above and beyond for our clients. Nadine has become a grandmother for the fourth time. Nadine was born deaf and Auslan is her first language.
Sara joined Auslanway after migrating from countryside Victoria. She tutors Auslan to our younger clients, mainly focusing on Kinder children in childcare. Sara was born hard of hearing and learnt Auslan at school.