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The Office Team

The Office Team

The day to day operations at 121 Care office are carried out by paid staff including a General Manager, Case Managers, an Accountant and a Bookkeeper.

KymGeneral Manager

Kym Chomley

E: kchomley@121care.org.au

M: 0418 447 771

Kym joined the 121 Care team in July 2013. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of 121 Care.  This includes financial management, operational management, liaison with funding bodies and Government agencies, and overseeing service delivery to our valued clients.

Prior to working at 121 Care, Kym was a partner in a Sunshine Coast Accounting and Financial Planning firm and worked as a Business Coach and has a Bachelor of Business.  Originally from Brisbane, Kym has lived all over Australia. She now calls the Sunshine Coast home!

 

Accountant

David Stafford

E: dstafford@121care.org.au

David joined our team in April 2014 as Accountant.

David has worked for not-for-profit and government organisations in the disability sector since 1985, in Australia and the UK. He has held various roles including support worker, staff supervisor, local area coordinator, support facilitator and contract manager. David has an Honours Degree in Management and a Masters in Professional Accounting.

 

Jo PriestleyClient Services Manager

Jo Priestley

E: jpriestley@121care.org.au

Jo has 25 years’ experience in the Community Service and Disability sectors. Her formal qualifications include a Certificate IV in Disability and a Diploma of Disability. Jo has worked as a teacher’s aide, therapy assistant, residential support worker, senior support worker, household coordinator and national business development manager.

Jo has spent the last three years working with clients, families and organisations preparing for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

 

Frank

Human Resources and Administration Manager

Frank Deans

E:. fdeans@121care.org.au

Frank joined the 121 Care team in August 2016 and is responsible for Human Resources, staff development and training, policy and WH&S.

Frank comes to us from a state government background, where he worked in the areas of governance and risk management, business continuity and policy development. He has also worked in the private sector, with several years in large venue management and the Commonwealth hospital system.

Frank has a Bachelor in Adult and Vocational Teaching (HR major), Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Cert III in Individual support, Certified in PRINCE 2 project management and is also a certified WH&S officer. In his spare time, Frank likes to cruise the hinterland on his Ninja motorbike and is an avid scuba diver, holding a professional dive rating of Dive Control Specialist.

 

Rob Walters

Business Development Manager

Rob Walter

E: rwalter@121care.org.au

Rob has a diverse background in project management and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration. Rob has been a long time supporter of 121 Care and took up the position of Business Development Manager with the organisation in June 2015.

Through his work with various Not for Profit Disability Support organisations, Rob understands the challenges and needs in delivering support services to those with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues in the Sunshine Coast region.

 

Angie2Communications Coordinator

Angie Kay

E: akay@121care.org.au

Angie comes from a journalism background, having worked in both print and digital media for news publications and international commodities websites. Angie joined the 121 Care team in June 2016 as a volunteer and was appointed Communications Coordinator in July 2017.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Writing) and a Post Graduate Diploma of Education.

Angie’s passion is helping to make the Sunshine Coast an accessible place for all who live and visit here. Originally from Sydney, Angie has called Queensland home for 14 years and considers it the best move she has ever made. Angie is also passionate about advocating for the needs of groups which are not always captured in mainstream media.

 

Bookkeeper

Ashu

E: ashu@121care.org.au

Ashu initially joined the 121 Care office team as an Admin Volunteer in October 2014 and went on to join us as Bookkeeper. Ashu has 8 years of experience working in administration and accounting positions in various government and private sectors in India. In Australia, she worked at Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre doing admin work and at Accountancy Services Pty Ltd as a Trainee Accountant.

Ashu has a Bachelor Degree in Management & Secretarial Practice from Delhi University and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Ashu came to the Sunshine Coast in November 2006 to study, and decided to permanently migrate with her husband to Australia. She now has two young boys and likes spending time with her boys on the beach.

 

Debra Taylor photoTeam Leader

Debra Taylor

E: dtaylor@121care.org.au

Deb joined us in January 2015 to help raise the profile of 121 Care in the community. Deb is a born and bred Queenslander and has 12 years experience as a Disability Support Worker.

In the past she owned a car restoration business and loves running, climbing mountains, weight training and yoga. She also helped train our 121 Care President Bruce Stark to play in the Australian Rugby Wheelchair Team.

 

Team Leader sonya-kosmac2

Sonya Kosmac

E: skosmac@121care.org.au

Sonya has been a Disability Support Worker for 16 years, taking up the profession in 2000 following a car accident in which her brother unfortunately died.  His workmate was left a quadriplegic from the accident, so Sonya became his carer.

After six years working with the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of Queensland, Sonya started working with 121 Care as a support worker and completed her Cert IV in Disability.  With lived experience of disability, we are please to have Sonya on board as a team leader.

Since 2010, Sonya has also been a volunteer at her local cricket club.

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Last updated: 8 June 2017