Our leadership team brings knowledge, skill and expertise to ensure we provide exemplary services for clients and families.
Our Leadership Team.
|Fiona Lynch. Chief Executive Officer.
Fiona Lynch has over 25 years’ experience in senior and executive roles in a range of community services. She has held senior roles in community health, early childhood education, tertiary education, private health insurance, local and state government and disability services. Fiona has a long-standing passion for social justice and is committed to developing services that are high quality, responsive and tailored to meet the needs of individuals and their families. Fiona has been involved in the NDIS in Victoria and NSW since the trial sites commenced. She holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Studies.
|Janet Batey. Chief Operations Officer.
Operational Management across residential and activity portfolios.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.
|Penny Scott. NDIS Transition & Project Manager.
Penny has 30 years in the mental health, disability and community sector. She joined Bayley House in 2001 and had worked across all areas of the organisation, holding a variety of managerial roles. Penny is on the advisory council for disability studies for both Holmesglen TAFE and RMIT because of her strong background and qualifications in mental health and community sector management and her passion for supporting people with disabilities. Penny has extensive experience supporting families who are transitioning to NDIS.
|Ruth Lew. Fundraising Manager.
Ruth has been with Bayley House for five years. She is a highly resourceful senior fundraising and communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the not for profit sector primarily in the social services and arts sectors. Ruth has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Communications major) and extensive training as a fundraising professional.
|Anneke Jurgens. Psychologist & Positive Behaviour Support Specialist.
Anneke has worked at Bayley House for 11 years. She is a registered psychologist and has a Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Anneke heads our Positive Behaviour Support Service which develops strategies to improve and enhance the quality of life for people that demonstrate behaviours of concern. Anneke is also responsible for managing Bayley House’s research program.
|Catherine Raine. Finance Manager.
Catherine was appointed as Finance Manager in 2015. Before this, she worked in several not-for-profit organisations, both in Australia and the UK.
Catherine is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA). She is committed to driving business process improvements and maximising the use of technology across the organisation.
|Hannah Dart. Human Resources Business Partner.
Hannah joined Bayley House in 2013. She has over 15 years of HR and organisational development experience in various industries including commercial, government, financial services and management consulting.
She has Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Commerce (HR) degrees and post graduate qualifications in coaching and counselling. She also has a Certificate IV HR and a Certificate IV training & Assessment.
|Natarsha Warren. General Manager Centre-based Activities.
Natarsha has worked at Bayley House in several capacities since 1999. Her qualifications and experience in music education and disability have guided the development of our drama and performance activities. Natarsha lectured in disability studies at Victoria University and has been part of the Day Service Management team for the past five years.
|Lana Todes. Quality Manager.
Lana has worked at Bayley House since January 2018. She has 20 years’ experience and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Disability Studies. Lana has significant experience working in the disability sector in tertiary education as well as community-based organisations Lana enjoys project management and implementing positive change within an organisation committed to a continuous learning environment.