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.
Annette has over 15 years’ experience in the Disability sector. During her time within the sector, her focus and passion has always been on the provision of exceptional services to all clients, their families and stakeholders. Commencing her career at a grass roots role, Annette has a highly developed an in-depth working knowledge of all sections of the organisation. She is very committed to building on the organisations very proud 60+ year history through strategical growth and development.
Prior to her current role at New Haven Farm Home, Annette fulfilled the role of Operations Manager at New Haven Farm Home for a period of 5 years. During this time she provided leadership to management staff, facilitating the organisation in its entirety. Additionally, she assisted in leading the organisation through significant and monumental changes including through the move from large residential to group home accommodation models as well as the roll over onto the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Continuance of Service schemes for client funding.
In addition to a Bachelor Applied Science (Leisure and Health) degree, Annette has completed sector based skill development along Mental Health and Business Management qualifications.
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 extensive support in the day-to-day running of New Haven Farm Home.
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.
Michelle joined the New Haven team in early 2020 taking on the role of our Finance and Accounts Manager. Michelle is a chartered accountant and brings with her 15 years of experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining our team, Michelle worked for PwC amongst other chartered firms.
In her role, Michelle is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s day to day financial and administration operations and assists the Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager in maintaining the company’s financial status.
Michelle is very passionate about the not-for-profit sector and enjoys seeing our client’s smile. This motivates Michelle to continually find the best ways to ensure we can offer our service to more people
Fina joined the New Haven Farm Home in November 2017 in the role of Finance and Administration Officer, 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.
Fina briefly took on the role as New Haven Farm Home’s STA Coordinator, helping us to launch our new Short Term Accommodation service, overseeing the day to day operations and assisting both clients and families to access a short stay or respite at ‘The Farm”.
In October 2020 Fina began her role as the organisation’s Quality and Compliance Manager. In this role, Fina is responsible for ensuring that we continue to grow and improve in line with the NDIS and sector safeguards and processes as well as driving continuous training and learning opportunities for our team, enabling us to provide state-of-the-art person centred support.
Anne is the Site Manager of our Windsor Street Sites in Richmond.
Prior to taking on this role in October 2020, Anne was the House Manager of Villas 1 & 2 at our Reserve Road site at Freemans Reach for 4 years. 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 has a strong commitment to providing person-centred support, encouraging clients to meet their goals and work towards achieving greater independence. Anne is also very dedicated to supporting her team to continuously improve and learn to ensure high-quality services and support provision for all clients.
Sam joined the New Haven Farm Home team in the role of House Manager in September 2019, bringing both strong education and experience to the New Haven Farm Home team. In October 2020, Sam took on the role of Site Manager overseeing the SIL services at our Freemans Reach site
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 Site 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 took on her new role as Site Manager in October 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.