Head of Partnerships | VIC
"Never be afraid to ask for help, because there’s no shortage of people and organisations out there willing to give it!"
What is your role with Plan Partners?
I’m the Head of Partnerships, so I work with our teams throughout the country to help grow Plan Partners to support even more people. It’s a role I thoroughly enjoy because it gives me the incredible opportunity to help make the NDIS work for participants, families, carers and service providers all across Australia.
What did you do before Plan Partners?
I previously lived in New South Wales, where I helped large NGOs transition to the NDIS. This involved working closely with the NDIA, so I got a real insight into how the NDIS works from both sides. Prior to that, I was a Regional Manager for a number of Supported Independent Living services across NSW & ACT.
What has been your favourite Plan Partners moment?
Reaching a major customer milestone was pretty fantastic, because it meant we were really making a difference in the community – and it was a testament to what we can accomplish as a motivated team!
What drives you?
I am driven and passionate about social justice, in particular people living with disabilities. I have spent many years supporting people to achieve their goals and creating awareness in the community to ensure people with disability have the same opportunities as anyone else.
What advice would you give someone starting their NDIS journey?
Prepare! Prepare! Prepare! Write down your goals, where you need support in your life, and use local resources to assist you in preparing. Never be afraid to ask for help, because there’s no shortage of people and organisations out there willing to give it!