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Disability and Youth Services

Our Team

Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond, CEO
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Adv), EMBA

Amanda is an executive leader with more than 20 years of experience in health, aged care, disability services and health insurance. She has held executive roles at Peninsula Health, Australian Unity and Medibank Private.

As a values-driven leader, Amanda is motivated by social equality and strives to ensure people with a disability and vulnerable youth can access quality services.

Marnie Tewksbury

Marnie Tewksbury, Co-Founder and Director
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology) and Bachelor of Social Work
Member of AASW and MAICD

Marnie has 20 years’ experience in the human services sector working in long-term unemployment, mental health, disability residential and home service, and community corrections.

Her passion for human rights, social justice and equality are behind the development of CareChoice and its mission to improve the lives of people with a disability.

Brigitte Rahhali

Brigitte Rahhali, Co-founder and Director
Bachelor of Business, Graduate Certificate of Careers Education & Development
Member of MAICD

Brigitte began her career more than 20 years ago working in disability services. She has worked in the areas of direct support, education consultancy, human resources, business development and senior management.

Brigitte firmly believes that people with a disability should choose who supports them and this has laid the foundation for CareChoice. She continues to ensure innovative, individualised services are available for people of all ages and abilities.

Rebecca Cattermole

Rebecca Cattermole, Head of Strategy & Development
Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Master of Health Services Management

Rebecca has more than 14 years of experience in the aged care, youth, health, and disability sectors working for organisations including Yooralla, Nextt and Able Australia. Her roles have included operations management, developing services for Out of Home Care children and youth, disability accommodation and housing, and partnership development.

Rebecca’s focus is ensuring clients receive quality services and she is passionate about supporting people with complex needs to achieve greater independence.

Neil Edgar

Neil Edgar, Chief Operating Officer
MBA

Neil has substantial professional experience in General Management roles working in organisations with strong values and a significant customer focus. He has been responsible for change management, product development and marketing, organisational growth, the management of large call centres and sales teams.

Neil’s career includes working for organisations such as Stellar, Ducere, iSelect, Sensis/Telstra Media and Pacific Access. He is passionate about helping people grow and develop their skills while having fun at the same time.

Silvana Vigilante

Silvana Vigilante, Head of Human Resources
Graduate Certificate of Human Resources Management, Diploma of Business
Administration and Management

Silvana is a senior HR professional with more than 14 years of experience in corporate and retail operations. She has successfully aligned business objectives in a wide range of HR capacities including change management, organisational effectiveness, leadership development, talent and succession planning, learning, development, graduate programs, payroll simplification, and recruitment and selection.

Silvana is passionate about improving HR processes and developing high levels of engagement with CareChoice staff.

Maggy Saaman

Maggy Saaman, Head of Legal & Compliance
Master of Laws, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science
Graduate of the Governance Institute

Maggy is a senior corporate lawyer with more than 13 years of broad experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She specialises in corporate advisory services including corporate governance, and contract and commercial law, and provides advice in relation to governance policies and implementing risk management frameworks.

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell, Head of Information Technology

Mark is a senior technology executive with significant strategic experience aligning technology to business requirements and managing organisational transformations.

Mark has worked globally in a wide range of sectors including aged care, disability, property and construction, media, printing and publishing, distribution, software development and healthcare.

Mark’s extensive experience is focused on improving technology operations and outcomes to enable CareChoice to deliver quality support services for clients and staff.

Michelle Eriksen

Michelle Eriksen, Financial Controller
Bachelor of Business, Postgraduate accounting degree (CPA)

Michelle has worked for more than 20 years in finance for large organisations including Calvary Care, Fairfax, Goodman Fielder and SALMAT, and spent 12 years in Norway working in the shipping, banking and FMCG sectors.

Michelle excels at increasing organisational efficiency through innovation and finance department team building. She is highly motivated by the community sector and making a difference in the lives of others.

Greg Robertson

Greg Robertson, Practice Advisor
Graduate Certificate of Social Work, Graduate Diploma of Social Work
Member of AASW

Greg is a registered social worker with 20 years’ clinical and management experience within the human services sector. Greg has worked in various clinical roles across the criminal justice, forensic disability and child protection sectors with adults and young people who have complex needs, disability and offending behaviours. Greg’s skills and experience include clinical management and supervision of multi-disciplinary teams, clinical consultancy and behaviour support, therapeutic program development, practice development, assessment and rehabilitation, training development and facilitation, and group work. Greg is a dedicated social worker with a passion for human rights, empowering people with change, and capacity building.