Mark is committed to strengthening and building stronger communities through robust citizenship principles whereby everyone is valued for the contributions they bring to their community. Mark is proud to lead the Community Living Australia team to provide quality, personalised services meeting the needs and aspirations of clients and their families. The purpose of these services is that people with disability can choose how they live, learn, work, love, play and connect with their community as well as discovering new horizons to lead fulfilling lives.
Having held positions across the disability and community service sector and with an extensive background in service delivery excellence, organisational development and community and stakeholder engagement, Mark is passionate about designing services based on the information clients provide about their wants and dreams. This individualised client centric focus facilitates choice and control for clients and builds sustainable accessible communities.
You can contact Mark by emailing his EA Barb Raymond at email@example.com
Director, Business Services
Karin Barry is responsible for the leadership of the Finance, People & Culture, ICT, Administrative and Facilities portfolios of the Business Services area for Community Living Australia. This entails all aspects of financial management, reporting and processes, service tendering, DCSI contract management, managing insurance risk and asset management.
Karin's' vision for Community Living Australia is to develop a first class model of service for people with disabilities living in regional areas and to become a key employer of people who want to work in the communities in which they live.
Personally, Karin lives in Woodside and is married to Ian with 2 children (Tomas and Jenna). Karin is active in the local community, serving on the Lenswood Primary School Governing Council for six years (three as Chair) as well as currently serving as the Treasurer of the Lobethal Tennis Club.
When Karin isn't working you can find her enjoying life in the Adelaide Hills, walking her dog on Carrickalinga beach, playing tennis or watching football/netball with umbrella in hand!
If you need to speak with Karin send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Client and Stakeholder Engagement
Responsible for the Client Services, Marketing, Communication and Business Development activities for Community Living Australia, Soula is proud of the personalised services Community Living Australia provides to support clients live fulfilling lives where they achieve their dreams.
With more than 19 years of senior management and marketing experience within the financial services and not-for-profit industries, Soula is passionate about stakeholder management and ensuring a client-centric culture.
Married to John and the proud mum of Dimity, Emily and Georgia, Soula enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. Soula is also currently desperately trying to get fit enough to run in a marathon!
Soula can be contact by email on email@example.com
Project Manager - NDIS Readiness
Donna is responsible for ensuring NDIS Readiness for the organisation. Being the largest social reform since Medicare, the NDIS will transform the way disabiltiy services are provided and Donna will ensure that Communtiy Living Australia is ready to embrace this and provide the greatest services possible to its clients.
Donna is a CPA qualified accountant who has worked in State Government and the Private Sector in areas such as public transport (regional and metro), vocational education (TAFE), retail, and the travel industry. In these sectors Donna has been responsible for General & Financial Management, Tender Development and Evaluation, and Contract Management.
After participating in a study tour in India she came back determined to work for an organisation that was connected with its community, had a regional focus and enabled people to be the best they could be. Hence, Donna was drawn to and joined Community Living Australia.
Donna grew up and continues to live in the wine region of McLaren Vale where she, her husband Gary and daughter Maddie enjoy the southern beaches. Donna and Gary love to travel and have travelled to Africa, India, the Middle East, Nepal, South America, Thailand and Hawaii where they recently took Maddie on her first overseas trip!
You can contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to offer services for people with disabilities in regional South Australia with a focus on personalisation through Person Centred Active Support and Individualised Planning. Our client services include :
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We are a not for profit organisation that relies on the generosity of supporters to ensure that people with disabilities receive the care and support that they deserve.
For every dollar donated, we can deliver a greater range of services and opportunities to our clients. If you would like to know more about Community Living Australia or find out how you can sponsor a project, please contact Soula Dagas our Director of Client and Stakeholder Engagement.
We are a registered member of the NDS (National Disability Services)
We are proud to be a Gold Skilled Workplace for providing over 40% of our employees with Mental Health First Aid Training.
Community Living Australia endorses the Children's Charter of Rights.
At Community Living Australia we meet the Australian Service Excellence Standards.
We are a registered charity through the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) and have been awarded the Charity Tick.