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.
Jayne Donovan was appointed as the Gateways Western Melbourne Manager in May 2018. Prior to that Jayne has worked in disability services with Gateways for 20 years, including as a Gateways manager for ten years.
Jayne has extensive experience working with people with a range of disabilities including complex needs, and is passionate about human rights and great outcomes for individuals and their families.
Jenny heads up Gateways Support Coordination team and is responsible for managing the provision of service in Geelong, Werribee, Western Melbourne and Warrnambool. In addition, Jenny also maintains a case load of Support Coordination clients.
Jenny has 20 years experience in the disability services sector and has worked extensively in all levels of service including with the NDIS. She is passionate about disability services and the power they have to change peoples lives for the better.
Bronwyn has been with Gateways since 2014, 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.