Rosemary Malone 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.

In 2015, Rosemary was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in recognition of her contribution to disability services.

Arnie Bax Quality, Innovation & Service Development Manager

Master Business Administration and International & Community Development

Arnie has worked for Gateways since February 2014 as our Manager, Quality, Innovation & Service Development.

Arnie’s responsibilities include quality improvement, processes, procedures & standards, service evaluations, communications & marketing, health, safety, inductions and service development.

He has a background in the corporate sector working in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific, and has worked in the not-for-profit sector for Australian Red Cross and Travellers Aid Australia.

Vicki Cameron Respite & Recreation Support 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 & Recreation Support Manager since 2002.

Vicki is responsible for managing respite and recreation staff and volunteers, program management and service development for services to parents and carers of people with disabilities, dementia and frail aged.

Fiona Duthie People, Culture & Resources Manager

B. Com.

Fiona has just moved into the role of People, Culture & Resources Manager. Prior to that she was Corporate Services Manager from 2000.

Her responsibilities include overseeing customer service, recruitment, training and induction, payroll and general administration; industrial relations; human resources; all staff policies; asset management including the vehicle fleet; and, building maintenance and property lease arrangements.

Sean Justin Accommodation & Specialist Support Services Manager

Cert. IV (Disability), Cert. IV Workplace Training & Assessment

Sean has been the Accommodation & Specialist Support Services Manager for Gateways since 2007. His responsibilities include supported accommodation, out of home care, independent living and individualised support. Sean also provides expert advice to other community organisations regarding people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and complex behavioural needs.

For more than 20 years Sean has provided and managed supported accommodation, case management and services planning for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Victoria’s South West.

 

Bernadette Walker Therapy & Inclusion Support Services Manager

Dip. Ed (Early Childhood), Cert. IV Management

Bernadette has been the Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Support Services Manager since 2013, previously working as the Community & Family Support Manager and Preschool Field Officer with Gateways since 2006.

Her responsibilities include early intervention, autism assessments, the preschool field officer service, Early Learning Program and the Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages Program.

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.

Helen Wood Finance Manager

ACA, B. Comm.

Helen started with Gateways in April 2017.

As a fully qualified chartered accountant her responsibilities include leading the finance team and overseeing the organisation’s financial position, budgeting process and monthly reporting.

She has a background in the health sector, working at Barwon Health as a Business Manager for 15 years and prior to this worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers in their Audit and Business Services division .