Chief Executive Officer
Warwick has worked in the disability sector most of his life and is well known for his strong advocacy for people with disabilities and their families. He has championed the establishment and development of the NDIS and remains optimistic that people with disabilities will benefit from this social revolution whilst recognising that the implementation has been less than ideal. Warwick was CEO of MOIRA for many years and more recently worked with the Brotherhood of St Laurence in the roll-out of Local Area Co-ordination (LAC). Warwick is an elected director of National Disability Services (NDS), Chair of Active Community Housing, and a director of Haven: Home, Safe a leading Housing Association in Victoria.
Acting General Manager Community & Life Skills
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.
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.
Anthony Di Battista
General Manager Shared Services
Anthony has extensive experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors and is excited to join the Bayley House family in this important role. 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 achievement, excellence, connection, and respect. We are very much looking forward to getting to know Anthony and welcoming all that he has to offer to our workforce.
General Manager Projects
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 18.5 years before departing to undertake roles with Melba and Scope and 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.
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 2009 – 2019 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, Bachelor of Social Work at La Trobe University, and Master of Social Work degree 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 disabilities have access to safe, secure housing with the supports they need to live independently in the community.
General Manager Community & Life Skills
Natarsha has worked in the disability sector for 20 years with extensive experience in diversity and inclusion. Holding a Bachelor of Education and Music alongside qualifications in Disability, Natarsha has guided the development of our Day Program activities. Natarsha lectured in disability studies at Victoria University and has been part of the Day Service Management team for the past five years.
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 high standard quality of care that is reflective of the needs and expectations of the clients. Andy has impressed everyone with his knowledge and skill set as well as his personable approach.
Director of Philanthropy and Fundraising
Shaun has worked in philanthropy for over five years following his experience in community strategy development within professional sporting clubs. Through this work within sport, Shaun discovered his passion for working with people with disability, establishing many new programs and also coaching the Australian Disability Rugby League team. After competing his Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Shaun set about bringing a structured, business approach to fundraising and philanthropy within sport. Following his career in sport, Shaun entered the not-for-profit industry and led the Philanthropy team at Beyond Blue before joining Bayley House in October 2021. Shaun is inspired by the impact that philanthropy and fundraising can have towards achieving our vision of all people with Intellectual Disability to lead a full and enriched life.
General Manager Marketing
Justin joined Bayley House early 2020 as GM Marketing with a focus on maintaining positive client connections throughout the pandemic. Justin is a professional marketer with a career that spans several sectors and too many decades to mention! For the past 8 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.