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Executive Team

Interim CEO:

John Rowland

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John has led the integration of Lifestyle Solutions and Possability since they merged in late 2022. He’s proud of the important work the organisation does and believes our people are our strength.

John brings a wealth of industry and advocacy experience, representing the interests of people with disability on national policy issues and collaborating with sector leaders to help shape the NDIS for the people who rely on it.

John is focused on organisational alignment with strategic goals and ensuring high-quality services for people with disability and safe and nurturing environments for children and young people in out-of-home care. He’s also passionate about strengthening a positive culture and supporting employees through professional development.

Executive Director, Child & Family Services:

Lisa Giacomelli

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Lisa has deep experience in leading service delivery for children and young people in children’s and youth services, recreation, health and out-of-home care. Her career spans local and state government and non-government agencies, including Life Without Barriers, NSW Health and The Y NSW.

Her leadership experience includes complex multi-site operations, strategic planning for service delivery and growth, fostering cultures of inclusiveness, excellence and accountability, risk management and safeguarding. From early in her career Lisa has driven innovative partnerships with communities.

Executive Director, Human Rights, Practice & Innovation:

Nicola Crates

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Nicola is a qualified Speech Pathologist specialising in developing and delivering services for people with complex needs. Utilising knowledge and skills in Positive Behaviour Support, staff development, leadership and service design, Nicola has developed and implemented service models for individuals living with behaviours of concern, disability and trauma. Her motivation comes from seeing the life changing results that can be achieved when staff, families, individuals and clinicians work collaboratively together.

Nicola’s work on training staff in Positive Behaviour Support, crisis management and reduction of restrictive practices has been published in multiple academic journals and she has presented at a range of international conferences.

Executive Director, Quality & Safeguarding:

Peter Jenner

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Peter has always advocated for vulnerable people; it’s just part of who he is. He’s committed to protecting human rights and sees them as essential to everyone living their best life.

As well as making sure we’re delivering on our promise to human rights, Peter is dedicated to strengthening a positive culture around incident management and the quality of our services for the people we support.

For much of Peter’s career he’s conducted factual investigations in the government and non-government sectors, which has provided him with valuable insight into managing teams focused on compliance with national standards and laws, as well as risk management and incident reporting and investigation.

Executive Director, Pathways and Engagement:

Heath Dickens

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Heath has proven experience delivering outcomes across the human services sector, holding senior executive positions across disability employment, home and living and community-based services. In these roles he has supported teams to navigate change, while prioritising and ensuring outcomes for individuals with disability.

Heath has extensive experience in stakeholder relations, working closely with government and the broader disability sector to advocate for policy settings that foster self-determination, independence and co-design. With more than 15 years’ experience working at disability service providers and having engaged directly with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) since its inception, Heath brings an intricate understanding of the sector to his portfolio.

As Executive Director, Pathways and Engagement at Possability, Heath’s focus is on establishing pathways to inclusive outcomes across Possability’s home and living, community and employment services.