- Mr Kym Wallent
- Ms Sam Paior
- Mr John Inglis
- Mr Ben Raw
- Ms Lucinda Osborne
- Mr Peter Miller
Chief Executive Officer MICHAEL KROMWYK
Michael is an experience senior leader with a range of commercial, not-for-profit and Directorship experience in SA over the past 30 years.
Recently promoted to the Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Disability Services, he is passionate about provide safe and secure accommodation for people living with disability and ensuring that the NDIS remains sustainable and provides quality outcomes for participants and the organisations that support them.
Prior to commencing as the Lutheran Disability Services CEO, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer responsible for quality & safeguarding, COVID response, people and culture, marketing and strategy. Michael joined the sector in 2018 with a short stint at Bedford before commencing at LDS. Prior to joining the sector Michael had a very successful commercial career at RAA with roles leading the Marketing, Sales and Business Development teams.
The desire to join the disability sector was to bring commercial outcomes that combine heart and sustainability to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Having found this purpose at Lutheran Disability Services he has been able to combine commercial acumen with not-for-profit heart to help grow the impact of the brand for clients.
Michael’s undergraduate degree is in Theology (Flinders) and he has undertaken further study at UniSA with a Masters of Business Administration and an Emerging Leaders short course at ESADE University in Barcelona.
Senior Client Services Manager - North MATT STEVENS
As Senior Client Services Manager, Matt leads a team that delivers valued outcomes for his clients, supporting their independent living. Having worked nationally and internationally across a broad range of industries in senior management roles, Matt has developed a genuine passion for leading and mentoring staff and engaging them to deliver great results. Ensuring a positive service experience and person-centred approach, Matt is motivated by increasing client independence. His region extends from West Lakes to Woodside and the Barossa Valley.
Senior Client Services Manager - South BEN NATT
Ben has been working within the disability sector for more than 15 years and has lived experiences with a son who has autism. He has more than 25 years’ experience in a variety of different leadership roles within the NFP and for profit sectors.
Ben is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation in the Southern region at Lutheran Disability Services and is well connected within the Lutheran communities across the metro and regional areas in SA. He is passionate about ensuring that Lutheran Disability Services staff are equipped with the right training, mentoring and guidance so that clients receive the best possible support to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life.
Senior Finance Manager - JOYCE YOU
Joyce manages the finance of Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) through effective leadership, advice and hands-on support. She focuses on delivering outcomes that are aligned to the mission, values and financial goals of LDS to ensure that we are providing the optimum service to our clients. Joyce immigrated to Australia in 2006 and is a Certified Practising Accountant. Joyce has served LDS since 2015 and enjoys make a difference in the lives of our clients through her role.
Senior Operations Manager - DONNA GEORG-DENT
Donna is the Senior Operations Manager, overseeing operations for LDS and managing the Ops Team – including HR, Compliance, Marketing, and Client Intake, Onboarding & Development. With a wealth of experience in the NDIS sector, she says “I’m really happy to be part of the LDS family. I have worked in the field of disability and mental health for over 20 years and really love serving the community. My hobbies include coaching basketball, playing basketball and watching my children play their nominated sports. I enjoy travelling and going to the beach. Summer is my favourite season. I look forward to getting to know you all better and to continue to be of service”.
Client Services Manager MARCY JACKSON
Marcy is one of our Client Services Manager South responsible for clients, staff and houses in St Mary’s, Plympton and Glandore. Marcy and her team of Support Workers and Team Leaders are dedicated to delivering a high quality service to our clients and enriching their lives. Marcy has spent over twenty years managing Government funded programs across the Youth, Disability and Employment sectors, and is passionate about making a positive contribution and giving service to others.
Client Services Manager JOANNE WILLIAMS
As Client Service Manager for Lutheran Disability Services, working in the Southern areas of Adelaide, Joanne delights in engaging with and assisting in the development and growth of staff, to provide positive and purposeful outcomes for our clients.
After initially working in the Homelessness services and bringing those skills and experiences to the disability sector, she feels blessed to be a part of a service who’s values amongst others include Faith and Fun. She also feels privileged to be a part of each client’s diverse and individual journeys.
She is passionate about supporting not only the clients but the families and support people ensuring everyone she supports is surrounded by person centred, caring and prayer filled supports.
Client Services Manager PAUL HODGES
As a Client Services Manager for the North, Paul leads a team dedicated to enhancing the lives of clients, and supporting their independence. With a decade of national experience in senior disability management roles, Paul is a great mentor and motivator for staff to achieve great results. He loves seeing each client grow and lead a happy, fulfilled life, and to continue to have choice and control. This includes ensuring they have their voices heard and are actively a part of the community.
Client Services Manager LAURA DUFFIELD
Supporting clients to live their lives to the fullest through the delivery of high quality services is Laura’s passion. As our Client Services Manager for the North Western region, Laura brings a wealth of experience in the mental health and disability sector, through managing teams and mentoring staff to think creatively and act compassionately. At LDS, Laura is responsible in supporting clients maintain independence, develop life skills and achieve personal goals. Working holistically with families, carers and other support networks, Laura likes to lead the team with a can do attitude and client centred vision.
Onboarding and NDIS Manager REBECCA HAMMAT
Rebecca supports the intake and transition of new clients into Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) within southern Adelaide. She works collaboratively with LDS staff, support coordinators and other service providers to ensure that clients have their NDIS funding and their needs met. As a developmental educator and woman of faith, Rebecca is passionate about connecting with those she works with so that they feel valued, supported and empowered. She brings both professional experience, having worked in the disability sector for many years, and lived experience parenting a son with a disability.
ILO Manager - TENNY DER GRIGORIAN
Tenny has worked in the community service sector since 2008 beginning her career with Anglicare where she spent time working in various programs such as Exceptional Needs, Disability and Housing. In 2018, Tenny became a Case Manager at Catherine House helping women experiencing homelessness find safe, long-term housing options . After Catherine House, she moved into Care Coordination for InComPro where she led teams in both SIL, Tenancy and Outreach which continued to grow with her direction. Tenny brings a strong stakeholder connection and knowledge of the industry into her role as ILO Manager which will play a role in servicing the community and helping participants get the most out of their housing options.
Finance Manager - Contracts & Budgets CALEB DALLY
Caleb manages the Service Agreements and Board & Lodging for our clients, and is also responsible for the LDS billing and invoicing system. He has previous experience working for an NDIS Plan Manager, which has equipped him with the relevant knowledge to operate within the legislation and guidelines set out by the National Disability Insurance Agency. With this experience and knowledge about people living with disability, Caleb can help our clients to thrive.
Human Resources Manager CARLA PANTELIS
Carla is an energetic HR Professional who supports our team through leading the HR generalist function at LDS. With a background in recruitment, banking and finance and employee relations, Carla provides advice to our leaders and helps drive organisational objectives, through a collaborative and person centric approach. A true believer in the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, Carla works on encouraging staff and clients to have fun and create an inclusive environment for all.