• Mr Kym Wallent


  • Ms Sam Paior
  • Rev Geoff Burger
  • Mr John Inglis
  • Mr Ben Raw
  • Ms Lucinda Osborne
  • Mr Peter Miller


John is responsible for executing the Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) strategy as defined by the board. John joined LDS in June 2020 after a short contract as Interim CEO to help LDS manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. John provides the leadership and direction to ensure that LDS continues to deliver on its mission of providing outstanding individualised and Christ-centred accommodation services to persons with a disability. John, a chartered accountant, previously worked as CEO of Operation Flinders Foundation Inc, a not-for-profit that provides adventure-based remote outback therapy programs for youth at risk.

Michael is responsible for organisational development, human resources, corporate services, quality and safeguarding, work health safety, and business development. In this role, he is responsible for marketing and communications, building strong partnerships within the disability sector, and strengthening the community of our clients, families and advocates. The role includes ensuring Lutheran Disability Services complies with NDIS quality and safeguarding, and policy development and quality processes. Michael has senior executive experience in marketing, business development, project management and governance at brands such as RAA, Bedford Group and SA Government businesses. With a degree in Theology and a non-executive Director in other not-for-profit segment, Michael feels right at home at LDS.

Carman ensures that Lutheran Disability Services’ (LDS) financial management is maintained at a high-quality standard. She has considerable experience in the community services sector, including managing a number of Early Childhood and Education and Care services and managing key funding projects in the Disability Services Division of the Victorian Department of Human Services. Carman’s role is to manage the finance and back-office functions of LDS to ensure we can continue to deliver sustainable and efficient services to our clients. She is responsible for implementing and managing IT and other infrastructure projects and developing Specialist Disability Accommodation strategies to ensure that LDS provides outstanding accommodation and supported independent living options for our clients.

As 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.

Ben provides operational management and leadership in client services. Ben’s team provides support to clients in the inner northern, eastern and inner southern areas of Adelaide. He has been working within the disability sector for more than 10 years and has lived experiences with a son who has autism. Ben 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.

Jordan is responsible for assisting new clients to find their happy home with LDS and working closely with Support Coordinators and other NDIS practitioners to help match clients to our service.   Jordan is an experience business development manager, holding many roles within media and hospitality.  Jordan is also part way through his OT degree and uses this knowledge in his day to day role to support people to find their next home.   Seeing clients thrive from their new opportunities is a very rewarding part of Jordan’s role.

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.

Graeme manages the finance and payroll services of Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) through effective leadership, advice and hands-on support. He 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.

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.

Carla support our team through leading the HR function at LDS.  From recruiting new support workers, providing advice to our leaders and leading our wellbeing and WHS activity, Carla supports our organisation to provide exceptional client service.  With a background in recruitment, banking and finance, Carla is enjoying the switch to a not-for-profit, client centred organisation.