Steve Ripley

Steve Ripley Capacity Builder Steve comes to Jeder with a lived experience of DeafBlindness. A slow deterioration of both vision and hearing has presented opportunities for Steve to show that living with a disability adds a uniqueness to life experiences. Steve’s interests are reading, learning new languages, culture, drums, travelling, and meeting people. With a…

Mary Savidis

Mary Savidis Support Coordination Hi my name is Mary My role is Support Coordination, with over 10 years experience working and managing in the disability sector, my passion is to enhance people’s capacity to live as independently as possible. My favourite part of my role is seeing participants build confidence and achieve their goals providing…

Bethany Evans

Bethany Evans Support Coordination Hi there!! My name is Beth and I am deaf. I am fluent in English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language). I have been involved in community services the past 10 years and continue to love my job supporting others in need. I have studied at TAFE (community work) and then at…

Shane McLachlan Support Coordination Hi I am Shane, I been working in the Community Services Industry for all of my working life. I am an Enrolled Nurse working in Health NSW. And a Training Officer for an Emergency Service until 2 years ago, and now in the Disability Sector as an Support Coordinator working with…

Tess PollardJeder Collective Behaviour Support Practitioner Tess has always been committed to serving others, with the outlook of assisting and supporting one to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing, by utilising person-centred care. This has taken numerous forms over Tess’s working life, ranging from human resource consulting, caring for children in out of home…

Maria Short Support Coordination Hi my name is Maria Short I currently have been employed with Tafe NSW Teaching  Age care/Disabilities 20 years as a part time Nurse at Norwest Private Hospital. My previous employment I worked as a coordinator at Down syndrome NSW creating goals and dreams for young people with Down syndrome. I…

Trudy Healey Support Coordination ‘I am deeply passionate about the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all areas of life through education’ I have over twenty years’ experience across a variety of roles that provide services to advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in education and employment including mentoring, training, and…

Simone Bursey

Simone Bursey Behaviour Support Practitioner Simone has a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and a Master of Social Work with mental health experience spanning 15 years. She is the proud dog-mum/handler of Accredited Therapy Dog, Alfred. Simone’s practice experience includes working in Therapeutic Out of Home Care, with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, and in…