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.
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, fundraising, ICT 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.
Prior to taking up the position of People, Culture & Resources Manager, Fiona was Gateways’ Corporate Services Manager.
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 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 has been the Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Support Manager since 2013, previously working as the Family & Community Support Manager and Preschool Field Officer with Gateways since 2006.
Her responsibilities include NDIS and DET funded therapy services, autism assessments, the preschool field officer service, the Strengthening Parent Support 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
Anthony joined Gateways in January 2018 and is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and financial systems.
He brings a diverse range of experience to Gateways, having been employed in senior financial roles in the commercial world and as a business owner.
He has a long standing commitment to community involvement and the disability sector through Board Membership and local government elected representation.
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.
Bronwyn has been with Gateways since 2013, as a Respite Coordinator prior to her current position. Bronwyn has a background in teaching and has worked in the not for profit sector in disability in the Geelong region for over 30 years.
Her responsibilities include managing the Individual Support and Recreation team to deliver recreation programs, dementia support programs and individual support services. Bronwyn is also on the Board of the Interchange Network.
Christine joined Gateways Support Services Support Coordination Program Manager in July 2020 after working in a variety of diverse roles across Australia as a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Indigenous Health Educator and Marriage Celebrant.
Christine joined the initial NDIS Barwon Trial site with the roll out of the NDIA and has been working within the NDIS space since 2013. She is passionate about supporting, educating and leading teams to work holistically with people of all abilities to live their lives their way.
Christine’s responsibilities include leading the Gateways Support Coordination Program to provide a high quality service that engages NDIS participants with local service providers, mainstream and community services and other local community opportunities.