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Extended Families

Meet our team

Extended Families is made up of a team of dedicated staff who share our organisation's vision and values.

Anthony Privitelli

Vice President
Anthony is an experienced senior business leader with broad capability across supply chain and commercial business functions with a focus on change and strategic management and developing business capability.

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Bryce Williams

Committee Member
Bryce has graduated from ACU with a double degree in Business/Law and has completed a Diploma in Practical Legal Training. Bryce also has substantial experience across a number of organisations.

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Graeme West

Committee Member
Graeme is a business leader with extensive experience in the corporate and welfare sectors in business services, relationship building, continuous improvement, project management and strategic change.

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Katherine Shamai

President

Mei Wu

Treasurer

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Micheal Louis

Committee Member
Michael is an accountant specialising in taxation advisory and the virtual CFO area.

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Peter Ernst-Russell

Committee member
Peter has extensive experience with in-house lawyer roles in the energy sector, assisting strategic planning & change management; and previously assisted a community legal centre.

Julie Langdon

CEO
Julie is an experienced social worker with extensive experience as a practitioner, manager, leader and consultant in health, government and community sectors.

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Rosemary Nicholls

Regional Manager - South East
Rosemary is an experienced social worker. She has spent 25 years working with families and children in the areas of permanent care/foster care, volunteer management and disability.

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Tamara Williams

North and West Regional Manager

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Derek Green

E-Learning / Technology Manager
With 25+ years of experience in digital, print, design & imaging, and modern web technologies, Derek is leading our push into e-learning, whilst supporting technical projects.

Diana Abelardo

Business Manager
Diana has a background in finance with experience in process improvement, implementation and change management.

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Margaret Fitzgerald

Administration
Margaret is our friendly part-time reception and administration worker. She brings many years experience in the administration field in private business and volunteer organisations.

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Roz Talib

Plan Management Coordinator
Roz is our NDIS Plan Management coordinator. She is an office all rounder with Finance, admin and IT technical support for Extended Families.

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Nura Ahmad

Plan Management
Experienced finance and accounting generalist in public, retail, shared services and audit sectors. Nura is currently, handling plan management account facilitation.

Cindy Cheng

Data and Admin Support Officer
Cindy joined the Plan Management Team in 2019 after previously working in academia doing research in the healthcare and disability sectors. She loves travelling and exploring nature.

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Julia Klieber

Project Manager
Julia has worked with Extended Families over several years in different roles.  She enjoys working for organisations who are person centered and promote independence, connection and community inclusion.

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Amanda Perry

Volunteer Program Leader
Amanda is a Social Worker with experience in fostercare, child and family welfare and disability; she is our Volunteer Program Leader and also works in our Support Coordination program.

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Kerrie Brown

Peninsula
Kerrie is a social worker experienced in child and family services and disability, and is a local and long term worker in the Frankston / Mornington Peninsula area. We are envious of her daily amazing view of the bay.

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Helen Roberts

Support Coordinator - South East
Helen's background is working in the volunteer sector and teaching, focusing on inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream education. She is part of our Support Coordination team.

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Yoyo Tang

Support Coordinator - South East
Yoyo is a Social Worker with over 10 years’ experience in child, family and disability services with a passion for building the confidence of families from a Chinese background to navigate the NDIS.  Yoyo is bilingual (Cantonese / Mandarin and English).

Shuhan Liu

Support Coordinator - South East
With training in sociology and social work, Shuhan’s motivation is to understand people from an individual and social perspective. She is passionate about empowering people through genuine connections.

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Nga Do

North West Vietnamese Program
With training in special education, counselling and spiritual awareness, Nga’s motivation is to help to empower the Vietnamese families she supports. 

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Rex Hateley

Support Coordinator - North West
Rex has worked in the children's services and family support industry, concentrating mainly on child development and inclusive environments for many years.

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Nicola Marriott

Support Coordinator - North West
Nicola is a social worker and has been with us since graduating in 2017. Nicola works in our support coordination team.

Megan Sapiano

Support Coordinator - North West
Megan is a Support Coordinator with over 12 years of experience in disability in a variety of roles. Megan’s motivation is to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential.

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Bonny Barry

Support Coordinator - North West
Bonny has a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  She was previously a volunteer with our Volunteer Match Program and has a passion to help people find meaning and connection in their lives.

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Nicole Leathem

LinC Team Leader
Nicole developed a passion for disability support work as a student and never left the field, with extensive experience in direct support, managing complex care cases and program management. 

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Ashleigh Hicks

LinC Recruitment Administrator
Ash has 13 years of experience in disability, spanning from complex personal care to allied health assistance. Ash has a passion for recruitment and loves finding staff who can creatively support people.

Karlie Ignatiadis

LinC Rostering Administrator
Karlie was one of LinC's first Inclusion Support Workers, after a 10 year career in pharmacy. With experience managing data, she enjoys the best of both worlds as a LinC Admin team member and providing direct support.

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Chloe Thoo

LinC Rostering Administrator
Chloe started as a LinC Inclusion Support Worker before joining the LinC Admin team. Chloe has experience working with a number of community support organisations within Melbourne and interstate.

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Hayley Farnan

LinC + ExtendABLE Rostering and Admin Assistant
Hayley is an experienced support worker with a focus on young people with complex presentations. Hayley manages ExtendABLE Online whilst pursuing postgrad psychology.

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Living with a disability can be difficult. We support people aged 0-30 and their families in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to build friendships and connect with their community.

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Suite 1, 95 Bell Street
P.O.Box 275
Coburg Victoria 3058