Allied Health: Supporting Access & Planning
Published: 31 June 2018
Ann is the very model of a modern Major General, a woman who gets stuff done at DSC with serious NDIS commercial smarts and an inimitable straightforward style. She has worked in the disability, mental health, and aged care sectors for over 25 years in a diverse range of management roles for both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. Prior to joining DSC, Ann led the transition of a national organisation to the NDIS, developing Core, Capacity Building & SDA services in trial and rollout sites. Ann has first-hand experience with system and process review, acquisitions, the integration of merged/acquired services and the NDIS registration process across four states,
Ann has established and run a number of social enterprises and her experience includes designing, creating and implementing new services and products across employment, accommodation, community inclusion and training.
After working for over 34 years in the disability sector including 10 years as CEO, Rachel has joined the team at DSC. Working from a values based perspective, she is passionate about healthy communities, authentic organisational change and evolution, driven by the needs of the people whom the disability sector supports. Rachel has presented at workshops and conferences across Australia, New Zealand, The United States and Ireland, teaching and influencing macro change and self-determination.
Rachel has a keen eye for quality, safeguarding, service design and innovation. She has driven new service responses for those with complex needs and through her direct experience in this space, knows the “assumed impossible” can be done. With the added privilege as an unpaid carer, Rachel has experienced first hand that it is people who keep people safe. She is a self-confessed dreamer, dog lover and true crime nerd in her spare time.