Lynelle Long

Founder

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Lynelle is the founder of ICAV, beginning in 1998. She is a Vietnamese Adoptee residing in NSW, was the Adoptee Representative on the National InterCountry Adoption Advisory Group (NICAAG) advising the former Australian Attorney General Department (AGD) who is Australia’s Central Authority for Intercountry Adoption, has built an extensive worldwide network amongst the intercountry adoptee community and provided one of the first platforms worldwide for intercountry adoptee led organisations and individuals to collaborate, share, and encourage one another, regardless of sending country.

She acted as a United Adoptees International (UAI) agent (an adoptee led organisation based out of The Netherlands) for a number of years, was a member of NSW Committee on Adoption & Permanent Care, is on the Advisory Group for International Social Services (ISS) Australia, has built a strong and positive relationships with Australian Federal Government responsible for intercountry adoption (DSS & AGD) and most State Central Authorities in Australia.  She has also built long lasting relationships with the majority of Australian NGO post adoption support organisations who provide intercountry adoption specific services to intercountry adoptees.

Lynelle has presented many education seminars to State and Federal governments and Post Adoption Support organisations and at adoption related conferences in Australia. She has written, edited and collaborated to publish extensively on the experiences of intercountry adoptees.

Lynelle has an IT and business background, having worked at large corporations IBM and PwC. Her various roles have included managing large contracts, delivering large outsourced services, sales and client management, crisis and problem management, managing high functioning IT specialist teams around the world, and bringing people together to deliver a complete IT service.