Chief Executive Officer
B. Applied Science (Speech Pathology) with distinction, Dip. Ed., Grad. Cert. Management
Rosemary has been the Chief Executive Officer of Gateways since 2003. Previously she was the Gateways General Manager from 1998 to 2003.
Rosemary has previous experience as a Team Leader with Barwon Specialist Children's Services and Disability Services. She also held the role of Chief of Speech Therapy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as well as having experience as a speech pathologist in school support services and community health services.
Respite and Recreation Manager
Dip. Social Science, Cert. Ed. (Intellectually Handicapped), Dip. Teaching, Grad. Dip (Special Education).
Vicki has diverse experience in the disability sector including 10 years teaching in special education and nine years managing accommodation services for people with disabilities in Victoria's Western District. She has been the Gateways Respite and Recreation manager since 2002.
Vicki is responsible for managing respite and recreation staff and volunteers, program management and service development for services to ageing carers of people with disabilities, dementia and/or frailty, and for families of children with disabilities.
Corporate Services Manager
Fiona has been the Corporate Services Manager at Gateways since 2000.
Her responsibilities include managing: the organisation's financial position; financial returns to funding bodies; banking, accounts and the payroll system; general administration; industrial relations; human resource management systems and policies; IT; asset management including the vehicle fleet; and, building maintenance and property lease arrangements.
Community Living Services Manager
Cert. 4 (Disability)
Sean has been the Community Living Services Manager for Gateways since 2007.
His responsibilities include supported accommodation, independent living and individualised support. Sean also provides expert advice to other community organisations regarding people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and complex behaviourial needs.
For more than15 years Sean has provided and managed supported accommodation, case management and service planning for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Victoria's South West.
Manager of Children and Family Services
Dip. Ed (Early Childhood), Cert. IV Management
Bernadette has qualifications in early childhood education and has worked for Gateways since 2006. She has been a Gateways manager since 2010 and currently oversees Gateways Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support Services. (ECIS)
Her responsbilities include managing the ECIS and Autism Assessment teams. parent support; case management; flexible packages; the preschool field officer service and the Kindergarten Inclusion Support Scheme.
Prior to working at Gateways, Bernadette was a kindergarten teacher from 1994 until becoming a preschool field officer at the City of Wyndham in 2001.
South West Client Services Manager
Grad Dip, (Special Education), Cert. IV Training & Assessment
Jon has over 25 years' diverse experience working within the disability sector, including being the Department of Human Services, Barwon SW Region, Disability Legislation Implementation Officer and as a Senior Program and Services Advisor in the Disability Community Building team.
Jon has established a respite service for carers before managing Western District Employment Access (WDEA) Adult Training and Support Service.
Jon is responsible for managing Gateway's South West services including a Respite House, family support and case management.