This page highlights just some of the individuals within the Bayley House community who make incredible contributions.

Bayley Voice Group

The Bayley Voice Group serve as a platform to the wider Bayley House community, ensuring that all information is accessible and readily available.

The Bayley Voice Group works together on special projects including:

  • Increasing client voice
  • Feedback
  • Sharing ideas
  • Increasing the accessibility of information
  • Consumer Meetings for Clients

Meetings are held monthly. If you require any support or would like more client input to your particular projects, paperwork or any other area please reach out to us. We will share any information that is discussed at our Consumer Meetings so you are up to date with client ideas and questions.

Shannan La Brooy

Shannan joined the group in order to advocate for those within the Bayley House community who might not always get a chance to speak up.

Daniel Fatourous

Daniel is one of the newest members of the Bayley House community, starting with us in 2020. Daniel joined the Client Voice Group so that he could meet new people and work on his leadership skills.

Mark Phillips

Mark Joined the Client Voice Group because he wants to see people that he wouldn’t normally get to see. He also enjoys being part of a group that works to support others.

Jacqui Shafar

Jacqui has been part of Bayley House for 13 years and joined the Client Voice Group as it was new and she thought it would be fun.

Lauren Smith

The thought of coming up with new ideas for Bayley House is what attracted Lauren to the Client Voice Group. She wants to contribute to change and make new friends along the way.

Serena Collister

Serena was keen to join the group so she could work on new ideas and be part of the group initiating change in other areas of Bayley House.

Bar Levin

Bar has been at Bayley House for over 10 years and enjoys mixing with a wide variety of his peers. Bar joined the Client Voice Group because he wants to help be a voice for people who don’t speak with words.

Tessa Hens

Tessa has been the driving force behind the Client Voice Group and has taken a lead role in developing the group. Tessa will assist in guiding the focus of the group on projects that produce positive outcomes for Bayley House.

Anna Jones

A relatively new face at Bayley House, Anna joined so that she could get involved in and meet more people.

Paul Masterson

Paul has been involved in many client groups during his long tenure at Bayley House, including the monthly Consumer Group meetings and the VALID network meetings. He is keen to combine his work in all three groups to the benefit of the wider Bayley House community.

Jacqueline McLeod

Jacqueline has been a long time member of the art team and she joined this group so she could contribute to new ideas for Bayley House.



John Ashby

Board Chair

A committee member since 2018, John joined the board on 1 April 2020 as Chair. An experienced director and volunteer, he recently chaired a disability service provider through its transition to NDIS and is an active mentor in the not-for-profit sector. He brings a commercial focus from a long career with a global management consulting firm and is passionate about strengthening relationships between the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. John is the step-father of a Bayley House client.

Jeff May

Jeff joined the Board in November 2020 and has been a committee member since 2014. He has over 30 years’ experience as a tax advisor and commentator in strategically managing the tax affairs of many large and complex organisations that operate in a wide range of industry sectors in Australia and overseas. Jeff had previously been a Board member of the Bayley House Foundation and has a sister-in-law who is a long standing client at Bayley House.

Leanne Raven

Leanne joined the Board in May 2020. She is an experienced CEO and non-executive director, consumer advocate and data-driven leader inspiring innovation which adds value at Board, operational and consumer-facing levels. Currently, the CEO of Crohn’s & Colitis Australia her executive career has involved leading change and transformative growth in not-for-profit organisations in health, health professional regulation, disability and community sectors. She has been a non-executive director of 15 companies and chair of 4. Her son, Elliot is a client at Bayley House and he attends the day centre.

David Calver

David Calver is a step-father to a Bayley House client and is a Bayley House volunteer. David has operated two companies for some 30 years and brings this experience which encompasses building and construction management and quantity surveying, including administration and compliance.

David Cole

David Cole

A member of various Bayley House committees since 2011, David was elected to the Board in November 2021.  A retired architect, David was a design director of an international architectural practice for thirty years, delivering large scale commercial, civic and education projects throughout Australia, Asia, and the UAE. David brings design, management and corporate governance skills, together with education understanding, having previous teaching experience at both secondary and tertiary levels. His daughter is a client at Bayley House.

Tony Rutherford

Tony Rutherford

Tony joined the Board in 2022. He is a highly regarded and trusted advisor who is a specialist in construction, operations, services and development documentation and dispute resolution for major infrastructure projects. Tony brings a wealth of experience to Bayley House specifically in his work advising a range of community housing providers, property funds and operators in relation to the development and operation of Specialist Disability Accommodation.

John Phillips

John Phillips

John joined the Board in July 2022, following a ten year appointment on the Board of an independent girls’ school. John is currently Director of Advancement at Brighton Grammar School, a school with which Bayley House has a very close association.

John brings to the Bayley House Board particular expertise in the area of business development pursuing mutually beneficial cross-sectoral partnerships. His expertise also extends into community engagement and philanthropy, instigating and driving successful major fundraising campaigns and community engagement initiatives. John has a number of friends with family members as clients at Bayley House.

Vicky McIver

Vicky joined the Bayley House Board in 2023.  Vicky is a founding Director of Arrus Knoble (Aus) a boutique consulting practice. She has led performance improvement projects across many sectors including disability. Vicky has held board positions in the TAFE and community and social sectors and is regularly called on to advise boards on their strategic direction. In 2015-16 Vicky was part of a State Government appointed TAFE assessment panel that reviewed all TAFEs in Victoria.

Vicky holds a BA with Honours in Political Studies and a Master of Management (Organisational Systems) from Monash University. Vicky is a Member of the AICD and is a qualified Mediator and member of the Resolution Institute. Vicky has a daughter who attends sessions at several disability support providers.



Deb Stuart

Chief Executive Officer

Deb Stuart accepted the Board’s invitation to join Bayley House as CEO, commencing in October 2023. Deb has extensive experience in the disability and community health sectors, most recently leading Central Bayside Community Health Services as CEO.

Deb’s full bio will be updated shortly.


Anthony Di Battista

General Manager Shared Services

Anthony has extensive experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors and joined Bayley House in 2021. Anthony has a strong commitment to Leadership Development, Learning & Performance Culture and to Employee Engagement which is driven by a commitment to meaningful and sustainable client outcomes. Anthony is passionate about empowering the Bayley House workforce to continue to deliver exceptional support and to building a positive client-centric culture driven by our core values of connection, achievement, respect and excellence.

Andy Gabriel

Andy Gabriel

General Manager Home and Living Support

Andy joined Bayley House early 2021, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the delivery of accommodation and community living supports in the disability and aged care sectors. He is passionate about the provision of a high standard quality of care that is reflective of the needs and expectations of the clients. Andy brings impressive working knowledge and a valuable skill set combined with his personable approach.

Natarsha Warren

General Manager Day Programs

Natarsha has worked in the disability sector for over 20 years with extensive experience in program development, diversity and inclusion. Holding a Bachelor of Education and Music alongside qualifications in disability, Natarsha has held many roles across multiple departments of Bayley House. Natarsha has successfully guided the development of our Day Program activities and in the Bayley House Leadership team for over 5 years. Her previous experience lecturing in disability studies at Victoria University paved the way for her Senior Consulting role with Disability Services Consulting (DSC).

With experience in Person Centred Active Support and Practice Leadership, Natarsha is passionate about ensuring the people we support experience an exceptional quality of life.

Penny Scott

General Manager Day Programs and Bayley Arts

Penny has worked in the disability sector within not for profit and local government organisations for over 30 years and is passionate and committed to supporting people with disability and their families. Penny previously worked at Bayley House for over 18 years before departing to undertake roles with Melba and Scope. Penny returned to Bayley House in March 2022 to continue supporting the development of programs and services across the organisation. Penny is a strong advocate for person centred active support, and equitable access to services. She has an extensive background in direct support work, program development, community partnerships and management; and holds a Graduate Diploma in Community Sector Management and related qualifications in Outdoor Recreation and Leisure (Disability) and Investigations. Previous roles undertaken at Bayley House include Program Manager and General Manager of Day Programs, Quality Manager and Team Leader responsible for the establishment of Roxburgh House.

Michelle Hayward

Director of Philanthropy

Michelle joined Bayley House in 2023 and brings with her over 20 years of experience working across philanthropy and fundraising in the not for profit sector. Michelle is excited about working with the Bayley House team to inspire our key stakeholders, both internally and externally to realise our vision for all people with intellectual disability to lead a full and rich life.

Janet Batey

Director Client Support & Advocacy

Janet has worked in the disability sector for over 45 years and has received a national award in recognition of her support of people with an intellectual disability. She has worked in executive roles for the past 20 years including CEO at Bayley House from 2009-2011. Janet has specialist qualifications in Social Science and a Masters in Health Science Disability Studies. She brings a life-long zeal for improving services and quality of life for people with a disability.

Chris Glennen

Chris Glennen

Director Accommodation Services Development

Chris has worked in the community housing sector since 2004 and the disability sector more broadly prior to that. He was CEO of Active Community Housing for ten years from 2009 and following Active’s merge with prominent Victorian housing association, Haven; Home, Safe HHS) was Executive Director Active SDA until the end of 2020. Chris completed a Bachelor of Economics Degree and a Bachelor of Social Work at La Trobe University. He later completed a Masters of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. His career has involved service delivery, management, consulting and teaching in human services. Chris is committed to ensuring people with disability have access to safe, secure housing with the supports they need to live independently in the community.

Justin Bruce

Justin Bruce

Director Hidden Disabilities

Justin joined Bayley House early 2020 and further strengthened the marketing department to help create, deliver and promote the valuable services offered by Bayley House to enable participants to flourish and thrive. For the past 10 years Justin has been dedicated to promoting the voice of people with disability to build self-advocacy and proudly supporting the workforce who strive everyday to make a positive social impact. Justin is a professional marketer with a career that spans several sectors and too many decades to mention!

Day Programs



Front Office Manager

Karen joined Bayley House in 2022 and shares the Front Office Manager role with Leonie. She has experience in Financial Services, the Fitness industry and Food distribution. Originally from the UK, Karen spent 6 years living in South Africa prior to moving to Australia in 2011. In her front office role Karen supports the smooth running of Day Programs through a variety of administrative and logistical support. Karen loves the fast paced and community focused environment of Bayley House and the fact that no two days are the same.


Front Office Manager

Leonie joined Bayley House in 2019. Leonie has worked across a number of different industries, including Banking, IT, Oil, Health and Funerals before happily settling into the Disability Sector. Her dual role means she works in the Front Office twice a week and the other days she works on the Community, Leisure and Recreation program. Leonie enjoys working in this fun environment which gives her a huge range of varied duties on a daily basis.


Program Manager
Courtney has worked in the disability sector since 2010 and is very passionate about people having an excellent quality of life and exceptional health outcomes. She is a Registered Nurse of over a decade, with experience in Acquired Brain Injuries and Rehabilitation. She is very passionate about health advocacy and is a qualified trainer and assessor. Courtney has worked across multiple organisations embedding best practice by training and educating staff teams to build confidence; ensuring clients have the best health outcomes and supports in place. Courtney commenced at Bayley House in 2014 and has held a number of positions across Day Programs. Courtney is delighted to be supporting our clients and the team to achieve great outcomes, work towards goals and embed a person centred active support approach. 


Program Manager

Renae has worked in the disability sector since 2003 and began at Bayley House in 2019 as an instructor in Day Programs before moving into the role of Program Manager. Her previous experience was in supported employment services, known as Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE). Renae is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and increase their independence. She has strong skills in program planning which she uses to support our clients to achieve their individual goals and aspirations, as shaped by their choice and control.


Program Manager

Serena joined Bayley House in 2015 and instantly noticed the warmth of the Bayley House culture and the inclusiveness of clients and staff. Serena became a Team leader in 2020 and has relished the opportunity to lead a staff group with development, training and support. Serena is a member of the Client Voice Group and was delighted to have the opportunity to work together with clients and staff discussing and implementing new ideas within Day Programs.


Program Manager Bayley Arts

Tessa has been working in the disability sector since 2006 and has a background in Specialist Teaching and Dance Therapy, including six years working in the UK. She has a passion for the arts with Graduate, Post Graduate and Fellowship studies in Art, Creative Arts Therapies, Teaching and Social Equity. Tessa is passionate about Client Advocacy and is very active in supporting our Bayley Voice Group. She loves working with clients and supporting them to connect with their community. As a Program Manager, Tessa’s role allows creativity, bringing to life the unique and interesting programs and opportunities in partnership with our clients and local community.



Team Leader

Jolanda has been working in the Disability field since 2003. Jolanda has a passion for the development of creative arts programs for people with disability. Jolanda holds a degree in Law/Psychology and further qualifications in Disability and Transpersonal Art Therapy.


Team Leader

Laprini began at Bayley House in 1999 and has now become one of our Team Leaders. Initially working in Home and Living, an opportunity arose in 2004 and Laprini joined Day Programs as an instructor.  Laprini assisted with developing and setting up the Transition group for young adults. This group supported our younger clients to build skills in our vocation areas and also their independence. Laprini is passionate about supporting Bayley House clients, staff families.


Team Leader

Kylie has worked in the disability sector for over 25 years. Kylie has a degree in Health Science and previous career in nursing. Having a family member with disability, it was an organic decision to move into the disability sector and utilise her skills and experience. Completing a Certificate V in Disability, Kylie now has a focus on supporting people with a disability to live healthy lives through engaging programs which enable them to make healthier lifestyle choices.


Team Leader

Kathryn began at Bayley House in 2015 in our creative arts area. Since then she has been quite involved in our retail art programs, supporting clients to make products such as candles, bracelets and necklaces. Kathryn was also involved in the healthy lunch initiative which supported clients to develop skills in order fulfilment, meal preparation and food delivery.

Home & Living Support



Operations Manager
Home & Living Support

Astra brings a wealth of experience from over 20 years in the public sector, having worked across all tiers of Government (Federal, State, Territory, and Local). Joining Bayley House in early 2023, Astra has previously held successful leadership positions in other profit-for-purpose organizations. Astra’s genuine passion lies in designing and delivering support services that empower our clients to achieve their NDIS goals and surpass their expectations.

With a Masters of Leadership and Management, Diploma of Project Management, Advanced Diploma of Business Accounting, and Cert IV in Mental Health, Astra possesses a strong academic foundation that complements her practical expertise. She is committed to ensuring excellence in service delivery and fostering an environment where our clients thrive.


Operations Manager
Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Kapil is well-versed in delivering high-quality services for individuals with disability and possesses over 14 years of experience in the disability sector. His expertise extends to leading change management programs, including safeguarding systems, CRM development, compliance requirements, and quality assurance mechanisms. Having worked across various settings in nonprofit, government, and private organisations, Kapil has held roles ranging from support worker to senior leadership positions.

Kapil brings a holistic approach to service provision, prioritising a client centred approach, staff well-being, and compliance. Kapil’s passion for his work and commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of our clients make him a valuable asset to Bayley House.


Team Leader
Bendigo House & In-Home Support

Anna has been working in the disability sector for over 30 years in various roles. She began working at Bayley House in 2007, and has lead highly motivated teams within our accommodation service. Anna has a passion for mentoring staff to ensure that the people they support lead meaningful lives. She is currently Team Leader at Bendigo House, and is developing a team of staff for our newly created In-Home Support Service.


Roster and Planning Coordinator

Joanne originally worked at Helen Schutt House in 1989 which then became part of Bayley House in 2009. In 2000, Joanne became Team Leader, then moved from a support role to Roster and Planning Coordinator for the Home and Living Service.


Team Leader
Blackwood House

Manhivi has worked in the disability sector since 2008 and joined Bayley in 2010 as a support worker. In 2015 he successfully applied for the role of Team leader at our Blackwood House. Manhivi is very passionate about the implementation of person-centred active support when providing daily support and follows the motto, “I see the person and we do it together”.


Team Leader
Leonard House
Raman brings over six years experience in the disability sector and has a passion for supporting people with disability. He prides himself on providing an environment that allows clients and their families to feel comfortable, supported and capable. While completing his Community Welfare Diploma, Raman undertook placement at Yoorolla and Sacred Heart Mission. Raman has also volunteered at Multiple Sclerosis Limited and The Nerve Centre. Raman joined Bayley House in 2021 and is now acting Team Leader at our Leonard Street House.


Team Leader
Marriage House

Torika started at Bayley House in 2017 as a Support Worker at our Leonard Street house. She later moved to Marriage Road house where she was later appointed Team Leader. With strong experience as Team Leader at Marriage Road, Torika is now also the Team Leader at our Poet Road house.



Team Leader
Lubrano House

Will began his career with Bayley House in 2005 as Support Worker at Earlsfield house. His work there led him to Lubrano house where he is now Team Leader. Will enjoy’s the strong sense of community at Bayley House and being able to support the clients to make positive changes in their lives.


Team Leader
Short Term Accommodation

Alice has recently joined the Home and Living team as Team Leader at Short Term Accommodation! With a background in Supported Independent Living, Capacity Building, and School Leavers Employment Supports, Alice brings valuable experience to the role. Alice has a passion fostering independence and promoting personal growth and is strongly aligned with the organisation’s vision to empower all individuals with disability to lead a full and enriched life. Collaborating with the talented team, Alice is eager to provide exceptional support, tailored to the unique needs of our clients.


Team Leader
Earlsfield House

Jodi has worked in the disability sector for the past 12 years as support worker before taking on duties as a Team Leader in external residential services. Jodi joined Bayley House in early 2022 and is currently Team Leader at Earlsfield Road.

Bayley House Foundation

Since its inception in 1999, Bayley House Foundation has been instrumental in securing the long-term sustainability of Bayley House. You can find out more here.

Damian Dalton

Board Chair

A Foundation member and board chair since 2018, Damian is an experienced Managing Director, combining his vast expertise in the property sector, with his personal connection to our organisation, where he has a sibling. His extensive experience across a broad range of industries in both commercial and government, provides strong governance and strategic thinking to the Foundation. Damian’s commitment reflecting both his professional acumen and familial tie, embodies his passion for securing Bayley House’s financial future.

Eli Glotzer

Eli’s personal connection to Bayley House, drawn from his sibling’s past experience with the organisation, fuels his passion for supporting people with intellectual disability. Joining the Foundation in 2019, Eli’s background in commercial banking provides key financial management skills and market insights, vital for effectively supporting the Bayley House’s ancillary fund. Eli’s personal perspective and professional expertise offers meaningful support for the Foundation. Eli also brings a strong network of supportive businesses and individuals who continue to support Bayley House and its Foundation.

Stephen Mitchell

Stephen joined the Bayley House Foundation Board in 2019. Stephen is the Founder and CEO of his own successful financial services firm that has been a strong supporter of Bayley House for many years. Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry and a keen interest in philanthropy. He brings his wealth of knowledge to the Board of the Foundation, motivated to ensure good governance and growth of the Foundation.