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Ana Grace - Melbourne

Ana Grace has a background in nursing and mental health services to add to her wealth of experience working with children, young people and adults. An easy-going Support Coordinator, Ana has a genuine interest in helping people get the most out of their NDIS plans and ensuring that their care needs are met. She has extensive experience helping people with complex situations, such as moving into a new home, behavioural concerns, and navigating multiple service providers including hospitals, supported accommodation and aged care facilities.


Raquel Owen (Abby) - Melbourne

Abby’s core values of respecting and supporting others as well as her personal experience with family members has drawn her to this sector and more importantly Lifestyle Solutions. Abby (also known as Raquel) believes Lifestyle Solutions’ values closely align with her own and she strives toward being authentic, transparent and making a positive impact on people’s lives.

Abby has over 15 years’ industry experience and has worked in various frontline roles. This experience has enabled her to create positive relationships with customers, families, carers, staff and external service providers. Abby has worked across various roles within the disability sector such as an Integration Aid, Independent Living Skills Instructor, Accommodation Coordinator, Accommodation Area Manager, Senior Instructor in Day Service, Support Facilitator and Support Coordinator.

Abby’s previous experience and drive to continually learn has given her a wealth of practical knowledge to help her participants achieve their goals and aspirations.

As a Support Coordinator, Abby draws on her exceptional people skills to assist customers to understand, implement and use their plans, always finding ways to empower peoples lives and promote equal opportunity and respect.


Cam Smith - Melbourne

Cam has extensive experience assisting customers to get the most out of their NDIS Plan. His strengths are best used crunching the numbers and negotiating with service providers on our customer's behalf so that they can achieve their goals. Cam thinks outside of the box when sourcing suitable support services that are tailored to fit individual interests and budgets. As a Support Coordinator, Cam is known for his creativity, dependability, and integrity. These values assist Cam to build effective professional working relationships with customers, guardians and members of the community as a valued member of the Lifestyle Solutions Team.


 

Petra Ahrens-Murray - Newcastle

Petra is a highly skilled Support Coordinator with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology. Having worked in the human services sector for 36 years’, Petra has extensive experience assisting people who have disabilities from birth or later onset. Petra has performed within a variation of roles in psychiatric and general nursing, disability support work, drug and alcohol counselling, parenting group facilitation and support coordination. She’s also been highly involved with self-managed funding since the establishment of the NDIS. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, martial arts and spending time with her many beloved animals.


Louise Arnold - Hobart

Located in Hobart, Louise has worked in the disability sector in a variety of roles for the past 12 years. Prior to her role as a Support Coordinator, Louise was responsible for providing disability employment services to help customers to find the right employment, as well as ongoing training and support to help them feel confident. Louise loves working with people and is passionate about finding the right solutions for individual customer’s needs.


Camille Manalo - Sydney

Camille has a background in Nursing and several years’ experience assisting individuals with their NDIS plans, having worked with adults and young children living in Out Of Home Care. Camille is a highly efficient Support Coordinator and strives to ensure that people get the most out of their NDIS plans and that everyone’s individual needs are met. Camille has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with many services within the disability and health sectors – supporting individuals through complex situations such as a change of health status, employment, moving to a new house and behavioural situations.


Bianca Kelly - Sydney

Bianca has a background in the disability sector and kickstarted her career as a Mentor for a Young Entrepreneurs Program, assisting two young ladies in adapting person-centred and strength-based strategies. From there she took on a role as a Support Worker with many different participants from independent to more complex needs. This soon became her journey to help people and she was then promoted to Team Leader/House Manager of several group homes where she furthered her experience in NDIS plans and the supports involved.

Bianca’s passion for helping participants and families as well as her strong communication, planning and organisational skills led her to take on a role as a Support Coordinator.

Bianca has developed great skills and experience working with many services within the disability sector; by empowering the participants and providing encouragement by adapting augmentative communication techniques.


Sandra Ruiz - Sydney

Sandra has a Diploma in Community Welfare, a Certificate in Supervision and many other industry accreditations.

Sandra provides Support Coordination throughout the Sydney area and holds 17 years of experience in the Human Services sector. Her expertise in Family Support/Case Management is supplemented by her passion to assist the vulnerable, women, children and all people living with disability. 

As a member of the Lifestyle Solutions team, Sandra exudes exceptional people skills which allows her to effortlessly interact with all stakeholders. Her aim is for you to get the most from your NDIS Plan. 


Graham Krahe - Sydney

Based in the Sydney area, Graham has a Master of Management and Financial Management. His passion for helping others and experience assisting people in crisis situations has led him to a career in the Community Services sector.

Graham provides individually tailored Support Coordination drawing on his first-hand experience as a Support Worker and Facility Manager for participants with a forensic background and other complex needs. By working closely with a range of NDIS participants, he has gained valuable insights into their support requirements.

As a member of the Lifestyle Solutions team, Graham has exceptional people skills and effortlessly builds professional working relationships with NDIS participants and stakeholders.


Nargis Aktar - Campbelltown NSW 

Nargis holds a master’s degree in social work from Massey University in New Zealand and is committed to ensure social justice for disadvantaged people.

She brings with her a wealth of experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and has worked in the greater Sydney regions in various Support Worker and Disability Case Manager roles.

As a Disability Case Manager, Nargis assisted many individuals to address their needs and achieve their goals.  In her role as a Support Coordinator, Nargis worked creatively and resourcefully with the individuals, assisting them to implement their NDIS plan goals and living the life they want to live.

Nargis has extensive knowledge and experience in supporting individuals through complex situations such as an urgent need for accommodation, equipment, therapies, employment, behaviour intervention strategies, counselling, and advocacy.  

In her spare time, Nargis enjoys cooking, gardening and visiting beautiful scenic places.


Sarah Benton - Far North NSW

An experienced Support Coordinator with a background and training in social work and 12 years in the disability sector. Sarah enjoys working with
children, young people and adults, helping them navigate through struggles and barriers that arise.

Sarah strives to enable the people we support to get the most from their NDIS plans and their day to day lives. She keeps up to date with all developments in the NDIS and feels the role of Support Coordination is highly beneficial to help create positive support outcomes. Sarah has experience navigating through the service world with multiple providers and thinks outside of the box to find solutions to complex situations.

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