Management and staff of New Haven Farm are a diverse team of professionals with a wide variety of skills and expertise in many fields. Their combined knowledge and skills of the Disability Industry is exemplary in quality. The team consists of both male and female staff members who work cohesively to provide the ultimate service to each individual encompassing all aspects of their life. As well as focusing on meeting the needs of individual’s we strive to provide a complete, holistic, structured service for each person.
Since beginning in April 2015 as New Haven Farm Home’s Operations Manager, one of Annette’s main focus areas is to provide management support to House Managers and support staff, facilitating the organisation in its entirety to ensure exceptional services of person centred support is provided to all clients. Annette’s dedication and commitment to clients and their families plays a significant role in the quality of service provided at New Haven Farm Home.
Annette has over 10 years’ experience working within the Disability Sector as well as holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science and additional certificates in sector based studies.
Nicole began her role as New Haven Farm Home’s Relationship and Support Manager in July 2017, bringing over 12 years’ experience from the not-for-profit sector within marketing, fundraising and relationship development. This experience is backed by a Bachelor Degree in Communications as well as sector and leadership based certificates, and continued current studies to obtain her postgraduate qualifications in Psychology.
Nicole is committed to growing New Haven Farm Home’s relationships and presence within the community, celebrating the achievements of clients, developing our systems and structures and supporting staff to provide high quality services to new and existing clients and their families.
Michelle is New Haven Farm Home’s Quality and Safeguarding Manager.
Prior to this role, Michelle was the House Manager at our 378 Windsor Street property for almost 5 years and has been part of our team since March 2012. Michelle holds both her Certificate IV in Disability and Diploma of Disability at Credit level.
Michelle is committed to ensuring we provide quality person centred support to clients, giving individuals the opportunity to participate actively in their community. She is dedicated in supporting our team to always provide targeted support aligned to individual needs; helping clients to develop the living and social skills they need to become proficient in making decisions affecting their lives and to helping family members navigate the NDIS.
Michelle’s committed approach to client wellbeing helps individuals feel valued and lead rich and meaningful lives.
Sherene commenced as New Haven Farm Home’s Human Resources Coordinator in April 2020. She has over 15 years of human resources management across a range of different industries, has a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Her passion is building relationships with people at all levels of an organisation to achieve outcomes that benefit both the organisation and the individual.
Employees are an organisation’s greatest asset, with this in mind, Sherene is focussed on supporting New Haven Farm Home’s employees to achieve their potential, designing and implementing the necessary frameworks to achieve this.
Fina joined the New Haven Farm Home in November 2017, bringing over 20 years of experience, knowledge and skills gained from Accounts, Office Management and Customer Service roles across diverse industries including construction, marketing, home improvements and the health sector.
In her role as New Haven Farm Home’s Finance and Administration Officer, Fina is responsible for overseeing the day to day financial and administration operations and assists the Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager in maintaining the company’s financial status and the implementation of new systems.
Anne is the House Manager of Villas 1 & 2 at our Reserve Road site at Freemans Reach. Anne has over 20 years in the disability sector, gaining her Certificate IV as Enrolled Nurse at Marsden and Rydalmere Hospitals. Since her commencement at New Haven Farm Home in February 2013, Anne has achieved a certificate IV in Disability, as well as a Diploma in Community Service at distinction level.
Anne was appointed as House Manager in November 2016, and has a strong commitment to providing person-centred support, encouraging clients to meet their goals and work towards achieving greater independence.
Sam is the House Manager of our site at 378 Windsor Street in Richmond. Commencing his role in September 2019, Sam brings both strong education and experience to the New Haven Farm Home team.
Prior to joining our team, Sam worked in the disability sector for over three years, working in accommodation, day service, and transition to work settings. Sam has also completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Health, as well as achieving a certificate IV in Disability.
Sam is committed to providing individualised support for all clients. This practice allows clients to work towards their personal goals, as well as living their lives as independently as possible within both their home and in the wider community. Sam collaborates with those around him, and is dedicated to empowering both clients and staff to express their ideas and opinions.
Katrina is the House Manager at New Haven Farm Home’s 40 Bosworth Street property. Katrina commenced her employment with New Haven Farm in February 2017, during her time she has fulfilled roles as Support Worker, Senior Support Worker and Acting House Manager before accepting the House Manager role January 2020.
Katrina is passionate about providing support and assistance to our clients, encouraging each individual to achieve their goals and have the best possible life they can. Katrina has a strong commitment to ensuring inclusion for people living with a disability, with each individual in the centre of the decisions made in their day to day life and believes it is important that everyone’s aspirations are supported and kept alive.
Since beginning her employment at New Haven Farm Home, Katrina as completed her Certificate IV in Disability which supports her prior management experience.
Wayne commenced his employment with New Haven Farm Home in 2014 following experience within a variety of industries, including but not restricted to Disability, Healthcare, Finance and Customer Service Management.
During his time at New Haven Farm, Wayne has worked diligently to develop his knowledge and skills within the Community Services and Disability Sector. Wayne has completed his Diploma of Community Services and is commencing further studies in regards to Leadership and Management.
In his role as House Manager, Wayne is highly motivated and utilises his knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills to provide support and guidance to both the clients and staff in his endeavour to ensure that each individual achieves the best possible results during their time with New Haven Farm.
Rachel joined the New Haven Farm Home team in March 2020 as House Manager for Villa 3 and the Cottages at our Freemans Reach site.
She has over 18 years’ experience in the disability sector, working with people of all ages, cultures and support needs. While Rachel already holds her Certificate IV in Disabilities, she is always looking at ways to improve her studies within the areas of Mental Health, Leadership and Management.
In her role as House Manager, Rachel is committed to creating a stable culture and environment of acceptance, inclusion, and learning and development for both clients and staff. Rachel is also passionate about embracing and empowering our staff and the varied skills they have, guiding and encouraging her team to be the best support workers they can be, in turn, helping our clients to live their lives with as much independence and happiness as possible.
Since joining the New Haven Farm Home team in September 2017, Belinda’s focus has been to provide Executive Assistance to the Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager.
Belinda brings over 20 years of experience to New Haven Farm Home from roles including project coordination, personal assistance and all round office support.
Her comprehensive experience paired with her dedication and attention to detail has allowed her to transfer her skills in providing both Jacques and Annette with extensive support in the day-to-day running of New Haven Farm Home.