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Meet our team

Extended Families is made up of a team of dedicated staff who share our organisation's vision and values.

Anthony Privitelli

Vice President
Anthony is an experienced senior business leader with broad capability across supply chain and commercial business functions with a focus on change and strategic management and developing business capability.

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Bryce Williams

Committee Member
Bryce has graduated from ACU with a double degree in Business/Law and has completed a Diploma in Practical Legal Training. Bryce also has substantial experience across a number of organisations.

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Katherine Shamai

President

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Mei Wu

Treasurer

Micheal Louis

Committee Member
Michael is an accountant specialising in taxation advisory and the virtual CFO area.

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Peter Ernst-Russell

Committee member
Peter has extensive experience with in-house lawyer roles in the energy sector, assisting strategic planning & change management; and previously assisted a community legal centre.

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Julie Langdon

CEO
Julie is an experienced social worker with extensive experience as a practitioner, manager, leader and consultant in health, government and community sectors.

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Rosemary Nicholls

Regional Manager - South East
Rosemary is an experienced social worker. She has spent 25 years working with families and children in the areas of permanent care/foster care, volunteer management and disability.

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Diana Abelardo

Business Manager
Diana has a background in finance with experience in process improvement, implementation and change management.

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Nicole Leathem

LinC and Quality Manager
Nicole developed a passion for disability support work as a student and never left the field, with extensive experience in direct support, managing complex care cases and program management. 

Julia Klieber

Project Manager
Julia has worked with Extended Families over several years in different roles.  She enjoys working for organisations who are person centered and promote independence, connection and community inclusion.

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Roz Talib

Plan Manager
Roz is our NDIS Plan Manager. A Team Leader for our Plan Management Team with experience in Finance and a go to person for our office IT help.

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Nura Ahmad

Plan Management
Experienced finance and accounting generalist in public, retail, shared services and audit sectors. Nura is currently, handling plan management account facilitation.

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Ngoc Long Bui

Plan Management

Ngoc Long has worked with Extended Families since graduating in 2020 with my background in accounting and finance as a team member of Plan Management. He values the close relationship and support he brings to our Vietnamese clients.

Ahysa Ahmad

Plan Management

Ahysa is new to the disability sector, but is passionate about rendering help to those who need it most. She has over 25 years of experience in Customer Service specialising in Service Delivery and Recovery. 

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Cindy Cheng

HR and Data Officer
Cindy joined the Plan Management Team in 2019. Her role has later expanded to include HR and other administrative functions. Her academic background was in Behavioral Science and HRM.

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Margaret Fitzgerald

Administration
Margaret is our friendly part-time reception and administration worker. She brings many years experience in the administration field in private business and volunteer organisations.

Amanda Perry

Volunteer Program Leader
Amanda is a Social Worker with experience in fostercare, child and family welfare and disability; she is our Volunteer Program Leader and also works in our Support Coordination program.

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Ashleigh Gibson

Support Coordinator - South East

Ashleigh is a community services student with experience in complex support work. She has a passion for inclusivity, advocacy and social justice.

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Ashleigh Hicks

LinC Recruitment Administrator
Ash has 13 years of experience in disability, spanning from complex personal care to allied health assistance. Ash has a passion for recruitment and loves finding staff who can creatively support people.

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Chloe Anderson

LinC Services Facilitator
Chloe is a psychology graduate and has been a support worker with Extended Families for over a year. She has extensive experience working with children with Autism, ADHD and Intellectual Disability, and enjoy providing support to families.

Georgie Moore

Support Coordinator - North West
Georgie has a background in psychology and experience working in a direct support role. She is passionate about supporting participants and their families to work towards their goals.  

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Helen Roberts

Support Coordinator - South East
Helen's background is working in the volunteer sector and teaching, focusing on inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream education. She is part of our Support Coordination team.

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Hung Nguyen

Support Coordinator - North West
Hung is passionate about working with those living with a disability and their families.  He has a background in Disability Employment, and drug and alcohol support for clients from a range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds.


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Karlie Ignatiadis

LinC Services Facilitator
Karlie was one of LinC's first Inclusion Support Workers, after a 10 year career in pharmacy. With experience managing data, she enjoys the best of both worlds as a LinC Admin team member and providing direct support.

Megan Sapiano

Support Coordinator - North West
Megan is a Support Coordinator with over 12 years of experience in disability in a variety of roles. Megan’s motivation is to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential.

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Nga Do

North West Vietnamese Program
With training in special education, counselling and spiritual awareness, Nga’s motivation is to help to empower the Vietnamese families she supports. 

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Nghi Trinh

Vuon Len Program Coordinator
With a background in teaching, disability and social development, Nghi believes everyone has the power to create change.  Her passion is working alongside youth with special needs and their families to support them to positively transform their life. 

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Nicola Marriott

Support Coordinator - North West
Nicola is a social worker and has been with us since graduating in 2017. Nicola works in our support coordination team.

Quyen Ly

Support Coordinator - South East
Quyen is a social worker with experience in mental health (dual diagnosis) and disabilities. She is passionate about helping the vulnerable people of the Vietnamese and CALD communities to be more socially included and independent.

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Rachel Collins

Support Coordinator - North West
Rachel is a dedicated and passionate Intersectional Feminist Social Worker practicing on Wurundjeri Land with a special interest in Family Violence and AOD services.  Her previous work in the welfare sector has provided a strong foundation of experience.


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Shuhan Liu

Support Coordinator - South East
With training in sociology and social work, Shuhan’s motivation is to understand people from an individual and social perspective. She is passionate about empowering people through genuine connections.

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To-Chau Truong

Support Coordinator - South East
To-Chau's Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability Studies) launched a career embracing roles within the disability and aged care sectors.  She relishes working across all ages and understands the pressures faced by every stakeholder.

Yoyo Tang

Support Coordinator - South East
Yoyo is a Social Worker with over 10 years’ experience in child, family and disability services with a passion for building the confidence of families from a Chinese background to navigate the NDIS.  Yoyo is bilingual (Cantonese / Mandarin and English).

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Suite 1, 95 Bell Street
P.O.Box 275
Coburg Victoria 3058