formerly Chatter Matters

Connecting through language, literacy and love.

About Us

Connect42 is a purpose driven not-for-profit organisation that works with people to build their communication skills so they can live whole lives in connection with others.

We do this by working one-on-one and in groups, in prisons, and in community with families, children, with people experiencing homelessness and other disadvantage, and people with disability, as well as the broader community.

We do this to create connection through language, literacy and love.

Connect42 is a registered charity and has DGR status. Support this work of connection 

Our Patron

Her Excellency
Professor the
Kate Warner AC,
Governor of Tasmania

Our Founder

Rosalie Martin

Our Founder | CEO

Rosalie Martin Speech Pathologist, Criminologist, 2017 Tasmanian of the Year Speech pathologist Rosalie Martin is the founder of Connect42 and was...

Our Board

Rikki Mawad


Rikki is a vivacious, energetic, incisively thinking lawyer and advisor who juggles complexity with grace, while warmly progressing it toward...

Polly McGee

Deputy Chair

Dr Polly McGee is an author, digital strategist, leadership facilitator and distruptor-for-good. With over a decade working in innovation and...

Emma Sells


Moving to Tasmania in 2010, Emma joined Connect42 as Treasurer in November 2017 and will be assisted by fellow Board Member and graduate accountant,...

Isabelle Bartkowiak – Theron

Board Member

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron specialises in socio-legal studies, with a particular interest in police interaction with vulnerable people. She is...

Richard Brymore Martin

Board Member

RIch Martin has a background in business, training and mentoring. He is an accredited facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal and has...

Tracy Zhou

Board Member

After working for 10 years in human resources and project management in Shanghai, Tracy yearned for change. Not surprisingly, she fell in love with...

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