Lynette Plenderleith – President

Lynette is co-founder of Frogs Victoria, a science communicator and media freelancer. She has worked with amphibians across the world and completed a Ph.D. in the ecology of native Australian frogs at Monash University.

Nick Clemann – Vice President

Nick (pictured on the left) leads the Threatened Fauna Program at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, and is an honorary Research Associate at Museums Victoria. His long-term research focuses on threatened species in alpine and mallee ecosystems. Nick is a member of several National Recovery Teams for threatened frogs in south-eastern Australia.

Colin McHenry – Secretary

Colin has worked on fossil reptiles, biomechanics, and crocodiles before discovering froglife. He currently splits his time between counting green and golden bell frogs and teaching anatomy to med students. Colin wants to be a frog ecologist when he grows up.

David De Angelis – Treasurer

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.

Matt Clancy – Ordinary Member

Matt is a zoologist and wildlife photographer with an interest in herpetology (especially frogs) and threatened species conservation. Matt currently works as a research assistant at the University of Melbourne, studying threatened frogs and bio-acoustic analysis. You can see some of his work on Instagram @clancy_wildlife.

Steph Versteegan – Ordinary Member

Steph is a Biologist who spent 7 years working on captive breeding programs of some of the most endangered frogs in Australia at the Amphibian Research Centre. She is now a keeper at Melbourne Museum where she still pursues anything frog related and is slowly educating her partner on all things green! 

Teisha Sloane-Lay – Events Coordinator

Teisha is an ecologist and Forest and Wildlife Officer for DELWP, with a passion for threatened species conservation and community education. She has undertaken a plethora of frog surveys, through work and her upbringing on her family’s farming property, as well as management plans on threatened frog species. Bonus fun fact: Sloane’s Froglet (Crinia sloanei), discovered by Frogs Victoria Patron Murray Littlejohn in 1958, was named after Teisha’s Grandfather, Ian Sloane.

Interested in joining the Frogs Victoria committee? Please contact us. Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting if there is a vacancy. Please see the document below for more details.

Frogs Vic Committee Roles and responsibilities