• Mr Kym Wallent


  • Ms Sam Paior
  • Mr John Inglis
  • Mr Ben Raw
  • Ms Lucinda Osborne
  • Mr Peter Miller
  • Kathy Boschen


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.

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.

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.

As Client Services Manager, Paul leads a team that delivers valued outcomes for his clients, supporting their independent living. Having worked nationally in the disability industry for 10 years in senior management roles, Paul 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, Paul is motivated by seeing each client grow and lead a happy fulfilled life and continue to have choices and a voice to ensure they are always heard and are part of the community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.