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Our people

We work together so everyone has a fair go

The Tipping Foundation has offices all across Victoria and employs around 1300 staff to work with our clients and their families.

We are a values based organisation with a client centric culture. The overarching principle that drives everything we do is respect. Our staff believe their work is meaningful, that they contribute and make a difference.

Meet some of our people:

Pam Ruecker

Pam Ruecker
Service Manager – South East region

Pam has extensive experience within the disability sector, working in both metropolitan and rural settings for 20 years. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and was voted by her peers to be a representative on the National Disability Services Victorian committee. Pam works in a consultative and inclusive manner, and leads a professional and passionate team, committed to active support and continual improvement.

Luke McArthur

Luke McArthur
Acting Service Manager – Grampians & Barwon regions

Luke started working as a disability support worker in 2008, specialising in people with high physical support needs. In 2014 he joined The Tipping Foundation as a residential Team Leader, based in Ballarat. Luke then quickly moved into a coordination role. He now works across respite, community support programs and residential. Luke is passionate about delivering high quality support to our clients with Person Centred Active Support a priority in terms of embedding it within our culture.

Troy Howard

Troy Howard
Practice Leader – North West

Troy has an Honours Degree in Psychology and has expertise in behaviour intervention, positive behaviour support strategies and development of individual client outcomes. He works in partnership with clinical and neuropsychologists, forensic psychologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists across a range of individual programs and settings.

Sabrina Suhaid

Sabrina Suhaid
Practice Leader – South East

Sabrina, who has a Masters in Social Sciences, has spent her career supporting people in community services in a range of service and program areas. The most important aspect of all her experience is integrity and commitment to client rights. This manifests in always supporting the client’s choice, person driven service delivery and listening to what families say.

Kim Fairbrother

Kim Fairbrother
Client Engagement Coordinator – Community

Kim coordinates high quality, person centred services supporting a wide range of people with various disabilities and complex needs, covering a large area of Gippsland. She has over 15 years experience in the disability sector in various roles in community, residential, respite and youth services. Kim is passionate about being client centred and connecting people within the wider community.

Cheryl Borg

Cheryl Borg
Service Coordinator – Day Service

Cheryl is the Service Coordinator for our Day Services with a focus on providing programs that both challenge and enhance the lives of our clients. New programs such as Car Works, Business Enterprises and Music Performance are now part of our Day Service’s everyday programming along with client favourites like Mosaics, Cooking, Computers and Art.

Jibu Paul

Jibu Paul
Client Engagement Coordinator

Jibu has extensive experience in case management and quality service delivery across community and residential disability services. He has an excellent record of satisfied clients – he listens, understands and responds effectively. He’s also multilingual, offering valuable assistance to a range of clients by speaking Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.

Linda Kelty

Linda Kelty
Client Engagement Coordinator

Linda has over 20 years working the disability sector. She has expertise working with dementia, ABI and those clients with physical disabilities. Linda truly understands the importance of matching a client’s needs with the support worker’s skill and personality.

Karina Griffiths

Karina Griffiths
Community Engagement Coordinator

Karina brings a wealth of experience working with clients with complex needs. She is the quiet achiever of the team with a strong background in designing supports for people with autism. Her commitment to doing the best job she can is nothing less than remarkable.

Toby Lawrence

Toby Lawrence
Service Manager

Toby has been the Preston office Service Manager for community and residential since 2012, previously specialising in complex attendant support for people with neurological conditions. He leads an experienced team who are all committed to helping clients achieve their individual goals.

Team Sheets

Your NDIS team in Ballarat

Central Highlands Team

The team based in our Ballarat office.

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Billy from our Loddon Mallee NDIS team

Loddon Mallee Team

The team from Bendigo and Swan Hill.

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Charmaine from our Preston North East NDIS team

North West Team

The team based in our Preston office.

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Paul from our NDIS team in Horsham

Western District Team

The team based in our Horsham office.

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Suzie from South East Team

South East Team

The team based in our offices in Carnegie, Morwell, Bairnsdale and Wangaratta.

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Luke Charles

Barwon Team

The team based in our offices in Carnegie, Morwell, Bairnsdale and Wangaratta.

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