Our Board of Management

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President: Ranji Goundar

 

Secretary: Susie Carleton

 

Acting Treasurer: Tim Davison

 

Board Member: Peter Collins

 

Board Member: Claire Loynd

Meet Our Team

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Hilary Maloney-Hayward

Manager

I feel very privileged and proud to be the Manager of SWARA.  I have known of the organisation for many years and have always liked the values and philosophies it has at the core of everything it does.  Now that I work within the organisation I can see that the participants, volunteers and staff are true to these values and philosophies.  I have 16 years’ experience in the disability sector, I started in a special education unit in my local high school and then became an employment coordinator and trainer.  During this time  I assisted in the setup of a registered training organisation. I have been Manager and CEO of disability services delivering post school programs, respite, supported accommodation and intensive support both physical and behavioral, giving me experience in all aspects of the sector. I have been involved in transition planning for the NDIS and in 2015 went to the Geelong trial site to see firsthand how the National Disability Insurance Agency worked.  The reason why I have stayed in the sector for so long is the people I work for, the people with disabilities. Whist being some of the most vulnerable people in the community  I can honestly say that they are some of the nicest people I have ever met, their spirit, kindness and honesty is an inspiration to me every day.   I hope as Manager  I can pass that onto whoever is part of SWARA and bring the public in to see just what a great environment this is to be in.  Please come in and say hi and experience it for yourself.

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Buddhi Kudaligama

Administration Officer

I started as a volunteer in 2010 and shortly after I was hired as the administration assistant. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma of Business Administration. I enjoy working at SWARA because I get to witness firsthand the results of our staff’s hard work evolve into rewarding outcomes for our clients. There are so many words that I could use to describe SWARA. What strikes me most is how SWARA and the Pink Twins have reached out and touched so many families and people throughout the years in a caring and helping manner. This brings me a sense of fulfilment as the values align with my own personal goals of wanting to help people where ever I can.

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Debbie Kilvington

Senior Support Worker

I first started working at SWARA in January 2009. Over the years I have been given the privilege of becoming Senior Support Worker, Temporary manager 2 days per week, WPHS Officer and First Aid Officer. I am enjoying the extra responsibilities and learning more of the duties that are associated with managing a facility such as SWARA. Earlier in my career I was an aged care nurse for 19 years, then I left work for Pioneer Road Services for a few years. I realised I needed to get back to working with people again as I have a calling for this type of work, which brings out my calming, peaceful, and loving nature. I love helping people and bringing out the full potential which is in every client to achieve their own goals and pathways.

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Baz Glasson

Support Worker

I began my time with SWARA as a volunteer over 10 years ago. I immediately fell in love with everyone here and felt like a second family to me. I shortly after became an employee. I enjoy being with the clients, showing people around and introducing others. I am proud of SWARA and the beautiful place it has become. It is an absolute privilege to work here and be a part of the SWARA family.

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Richard Manning

Support Worker

I started off at SWARA through Employment Services 3 days a week in 2014. I have learnt many different things from all the clients, staff, and volunteers. I was fortunate enough to gain employment at SWARA. I have been in the aged care sector before which has given me a caring nature. SWARA has helped me grow as a person and I am more confident with help from all the friendly clients. I am looking forward to studying and broadening my knowledge in the disability sector.

Jacinta Foley

Jacinta Foley

Learning Skill Coordinator

I came on board with SWARA in 2016 to drive the Learning Skills Program to ensure that learning was tailored to each individual client and their needs. I completed a Bachelor of Education and have since worked as a teacher for 35 years in both primary and secondary schools. I have done extensive research in regard to reading capabilities and how individuals learn. I love the clients and the rapport I build with them to create a safe learning environment. Their love and passion for our programs influence me to learn more about how people develop their skills.

Reena

Reena Mishra

Accountant

At the beginning of 2016 I met the inspiring SWARA team and was fortunate to embark on a beautiful journey with SWARA. Having a Graduate degree in Commerce followed by Chartered Accountancy qualifications I have in the past worked in various industry segments across nations. At SWARA I assist in company accounts, management reporting and statutory compliances.

With such a nice team around me I feel completely at home. Being a part of the legacy of Pink Twins and strong shared values, motivates me each day. I find so much to share and learn from SWARA.

Matt Bates

Matthew Bates

Family and Support Counsellor

SWARA has been an inspiring and beautiful place to be involved in and I am truly honoured to be a part of the Pink Twins legacy today. I began my SWARA journey through Student Placement at Queensland University of Technology in my Bachelor of Psychology. I continued volunteer work the years following until I was hired to support families and SWARA’s community through NDIS. I also provide personal one-to-one time with clients when required. I am now studying a Masters of Counselling where I will be incorporating my assessments with research on special needs and family. My favourite thing about SWARA comes from the values of Love and Inclusion. Every day I feel love from the SWARA community and everybody is involved in this shared sense of compassion.