Gateways Management Team

Stephanie Gunn Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie took up the role as Gateways CEO in July 2019.

As a founding member of the NDIA, Stephanie has played a critical role in the establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), from policy development of the scheme taskforce to designing the first participant pathways, and negotiating the arrangements for the standing up of all original trial sites.

Stephanie moved to Geelong from Canberra in 2014 and managed the Barwon trial site for 15 months, continuing to implement and drive improvements in how to deliver the NDIS.  Over the past seven years, Stephanie has held numerous significant leadership roles in the NDIA including, Acting Deputy CEO.

Scott Walker Executive Manager - People and Performance

Scott is a business focused Executive with extensive experience in Government and the not-for-profit sector across a range of organisations, particularly those with complex funding models.  Scott has managed key corporate service areas such as People and Culture, ICT and Finance.

Having worked at CEO and senior Executive level, Scott enjoys developing organisational strategy and associated policies as well as managing organisational change. Scott’s passion is building and developing high performing teams of motivated and empowered staff. Working across the organisation to create a continuous improvement culture, aligned to the values of the organisation and ensuring an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Sean Justin Accommodation & Specialist Support Services Manager

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.


Clare Barrett MA Experiential Counselling Therapies, Dip. Counselling Psychology, Grad Dip - Adolescent Health, Grad Dip - Education Western Melbourne Regional Manager

Clare was appointed as the Gateways Western Melbourne Regional Manager in October 2020.

She brings a diverse range of experience to Gateways, having worked as a General Manager with the Youth Support and Advocacy Service as well as the Manager of CatholicCare Family & Relationship Counselling Services, Barwon.

She brings a wealth of Western Melbourne knowledge, having worked widely across the region for many years. She has a passion and commitment to supporting families and children to achieve positive outcomes leading to improved lives.

Geoff Barber Bachelor Disability and Developmental Education, Dip. Management and Leadership Executive Manager Client Services Barwon

Geoff oversees Gateways service delivery operations across Greater Geelong, ensuring quality services are delivered safely, resulting in tangible positive outcomes for participants. Geoff has experience leading diverse teams in local government as well as in community organisations, ensuring successful supports are delivered from early childhood, to in-home aged care and everything in between.

With over 20 years’ leadership experience across disability, mental health and aged care sectors, Geoff brings an inclusive, life span approach to service delivery. He enjoys strategic thinking and mentoring teams to successfully tackle challenges so to realise organisational growth and development.

Tricia Bulic RN, Dip Bus, Stanford University Executive Program- Leadership Studies Executive Manager - Client Services and Business Development

Tricia commenced with Gateways Support Services in 2021 bringing over 35 years’ experience working from direct clinical care through to executive management and CEO roles in acute health, mental health, alcohol & drugs, primary care and policy development in Victoria and NSW. Tricia also brings experience in local government executive and vocational training to Gateways Support Services.

With a continuing interest in leadership development and improving health and services system coordination, Tricia is committed to guiding and supporting high quality practice for participants and their families.

Geelong (Head Office)
03 5221 2984
12-14 Thompson Rd
North Geelong,
Western Melbourne
03 9396 1111
77 Droop St
03 9749 7388
3 Princes Highway
03 5562 8271
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