Management and staff of New Haven Farm are a diverse team of professionals with a wide variety of skills and expertise in many fields. Their combined knowledge and skills across the disability sector are vast. The team works cohesively to provide the ultimate service to each individual encompassing all aspects of their life. As well as focusing on meeting the needs of an individual, we strive to provide a complete, holistic, structured service for each person.
Annette has more than 15 years of experience in the Disability sector and brings a wealth of knowledge to New Haven Farm Home. Commencing her career in a grassroots role, Annette has developed an in-depth working knowledge of the industry which has led her to her current position as Chief Executive Officer.
Within her role, Annette leads the operations of New Haven Farm Home and implements strategies to ensure the structures and processes in place meet the strategic needs of the organisation. Annette has been instrumental in transitioning NHFH through the introduction of NDIS and CoS and the redevelopment, restructure and accreditation the organisation. Additionally, she brings sector-based expertise and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Leisure and Health) to deliver highly developed leadership skills that ensure continuous improvement for the NHFH team.
During her time in the industry, her focus and passion have always been on the provision of exceptional services to all clients, their families and stakeholders. Additionally, Annette is proud to be a key pillar in the ongoing success of NHFH through her strong commitment to the organisation and its strategic growth and development.
Matthew commenced in the role of Operations Manager at New Haven Farm Home in July 2021. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the Disability Sector, during which time the sector has undergone significant evolutionary changes in not only in the way it is funded, but also in relation to the support models that were provided, giving him a highly developed, practice-based industry knowledge on which to draw. Matthew has a strong focus on ensuring the organisation provides high quality, individual support to all clients within well maintained and appropriately designed environments.
Additionally, Matthew also brings to the role experience within the building and construction industry, personal training and fitness, as well as stock and commodities trading industries.
Erica Regan is a qualified and trained professional within the field of Human Resources Management. She has worked in various industry sectors including but not limited to, the media and entertainment industry and construction. Erica’s main focus for New Haven Farm is to develop strategies that maintain a positive and productive culture throughout the New Haven workforce. Erica is skilled in policies, employment legislation, industrial relations, recruitment, workers compensation and training and development.
Since joining the New Haven Farm team in 2018 as a Disability Support Worker, Karlie has since moved to various roles throughout the organisation such as Acting House Manager, Operations Coordinator and Payroll & Rosters officer. Karlie’s focus is to now provide executive assistance to the Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager.
Karlie has 15 years’ experience in business and event management from many different sectors including the NRL, cruise lines, high-profile retails stores and dance academy’s.
Karlie was fortunate enough to travel to the USA to study the neurological development of a child through movement. Karlie then taught dance to an all abilities class, which sparked her interest into the disability sector.
Amanda joined New Haven Farm Home in April 2017 in the role of Administration Support Officer, bringing experience, knowledge and skills gained from the banking industry, bookkeeping and customer service roles. She has a Cert III in Business Administration, Cert IV in Accounting and Diploma of Accounting.
Her role ensures that as Finance and Administration Officer, all administration records are kept up to date, accounts payable and receivable are processed in a timely manner and all NDIS Client plans and claims are current and processed accurately.
Kylie joined New Haven Farm Home in January 2023 as our Finance Manager. Kylie is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in public practice accounting with a focus on servicing small and medium sized businesses. She has worked in an array of industries, providing guidance and advice on various business finance matters.
Kylie works alongside the leadership team, providing them with analytical data to enable them to optimise the operations of the organisation to ensure we are able to provide exceptional services to our clients.
Kylie embarked on her journey with New Haven Farm Home in June 2018, starting as a dedicated disability support worker. Her remarkable contributions led her to the position of Villa Coordinator. Currently, she plays a pivotal role as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager.
Armed with a Certificate III in Disability Support and a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, Kylie is fully equipped to cater to the diverse needs of individuals living with disabilities. Her commitment extends beyond the professional realm as she strives to foster strong relationships with families and stakeholders, ensuring a holistic approach to care and support.
Bradley joined New Haven Farm Home as a support worker in 2019 before progressing to Site Manager, where he oversees the SIL services at Freemans Reach.
Bradley had 10 years’ experience in animal care and business management before transitioning to the ageing and disability sector, where Bradley has been for the last 5 years. With a keen interest in cognitive health, he is currently working on expanding his education in this field.
Bradley has a keen passion for person-centred care and helping clients fulfil their goals and be as independent as possible.
Sam joined the New Haven Farm Home team as House Manager in September 2019 and is now Site Manager, overseeing the SIL services at Freemans Reach.
With a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Health, Sam is committed to providing individualised support for all clients. This practice allows clients to work towards their personal goals, as well as living their lives as independently as possible within both their home and in the wider community.
Georgia has been with NHFH since October 2019 when she was recruited as a Support Worker. Since starting with the organisation, Georgia has since finished her Diploma of Counselling and Diploma of Case Management and has now gone onto Western Sydney University to complete her Bachelor of Social Work.
As someone who was born with a physical disability, Georgia has always been proactive on raising awareness within the community on Disability rights. Georgia is passionate about inclusivity and diversity and believes that all clients have the right to make informed decisions with the support from NHFH’s staff.
Lou possesses over a decade of invaluable experience in the aged care and disability sector, accompanied by a wealth of knowledge and genuine compassion. Her journey within NHFH has seen her take on a variety of roles, culminating in her current position as Weekend Site Manager.
With certifications in Certificate III and IV in Aged Care and Disability, Lou has fortified her expertise in the field. Her unwavering passion lies in the realm of person-centered care, where she is dedicated to aiding clients in achieving their aspirations and fostering independence.
The disability sector stands out as the most gratifying industry Lou has ever been a part of. Her unwavering commitment centres around delivering top-tier care and individualised support to each and every client.
Finn brings five years of dedicated experience in the disability sector as a support worker and coordinator to his new role as House Manager. Holding a Certificate IV in Disability Support, Finn is well-equipped with the knowledge and skills essential to making a positive impact. He thoroughly enjoys supporting and empowering the residents of NHFH to achieve their goals no matter how big or small and live their lives the way they want to.