Our People
Management team

Disability Matters employs people that possess a thorough understanding and empathy for the local community’s disability support needs. They are professional, caring and compassionate and show an amazing dedication to our client’s needs.

Kirsty Lamperd – Service Manager

Kirsty has been on board as Service Manager since October 2017. Having an extensive background in management positions she will particularly draw upon her people management skills in this role. The focus for Kirsty in the short term is to ensure Disability Matters is NDIS ready. Although the organisation will be operating under more of a business model, Kirsty will ensure that our focus is maintained on the key component of our business - our clients. Kirsty feels very fortunate to be working amongst such professional and passionate staff and will continue to build on the work that has been done to make Disability Matters the amazing organisation that it is.

Kellie Jarvis – NDIS and Admin Coordinator

Kellie is responsible for delivery of professional NDIS and administrative functions within the organisation. Kellie provides advice and guidance to any new NDIS clients as they enter the organisation and ensure efficient administrative processes and functions relating to client support plans and NDIS plans reviews.

Kerry Rankine - Coordinator

Kerry has been with the Disability Matters family since 2011. Kerry enjoys working with children, families and people that live with a disability. Kerry feels fortunate to be in a position where she can support the needs of others and, drawing on her history in the field, can further help the growth of the support at Disability Matters.

Suzette Edge – Support Coordinator

Prior to being invited to join the Disability Matters team as Support Coordinator, I enjoyed a 15 year career with Disability Services (QLD) supporting individuals and families to build capacity and achieve goals. It never ceases to amaze me at the generosity of people with disabilities and their families who are willing to share their stories, experiences and wisdom. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of this progressive organisation delivering NDIS supports and services while continuing to work in the industry I love.

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Melitta Lewis – Client Facilitator

Melitta moved to the Tablelands 8 years ago where she ran her own business in Yungaburra for 5 years. Melitta joined Disability Matters early in 2018 as a Support Worker, also working part time for another service provider first as a support worker then as NDIS Facilitator. Melitta is passionate about working within this industry and has really enjoyed watching clients and families grow and change with supports under the NDIS. “It’s exciting seeing people with disabilities not just included in our community but taking part as serious stakeholders. I love that I can work for an organisation that values the personal growth of their clients and professional growth of their staff including support workers.”

Renate Pramstaller – Coordinator

Renate has been working with Disability Matters since 2003. Born in Vienna, she has lived in Australia since 1995. Renate brought a lot of experience with her from previous walks of life. Since then she has used all her energy to help and improve other people’s lives. She is the longest standing Coordinator within our team and her compassion for the cause has put smiles back on many people's faces

Leonie Hiscock – Coordinator

I have worked for Disability Matters since September 2016 firstly as a support worker and more recently as a Coordinator. I am passionate about working in this industry and seeing the positive changes that come from assisting clients with their goals. In my role as a Coordinator I enjoy the fact that I still have contact with clients and support workers alike. In particular I love meeting new clients and assisting to coordinate their supports.

Ilona Moerman van-Solingen – Finance Manager

Ilona’s role is to coordinate the statutory and financial processes of Disability Matters ensuring the viability of the organisation. Ilona provides specialist financial advice to internal and external stakeholders. Functions within the team that Ilona manages include accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, human resources, plan management and other financial related functions.

To apply, please head over to our CAREERS page to download an employment application form and submit online.

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