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Matthew Old

Director

Matt has over 13 years’ experience in the disability industry and has worked in a range of different roles across the sector in not for profit organisations; and has extensive NDIS experience, having operated in the Hunter Region Trial Site and transitioned the New England and Western NSW areas into the NDIS as part of his role as Regional Manager for Northcott.

Since he began Enlarge living at the start of 2018, Matt has been instrumental in growing accommodation services across Hunter, Central Coast, New England and Mid North Coast creating over 40 new houses for people with disability to call home. Matt also works as a consultant to the disability industry around strategic growth and planning; staff recruitment and retention; and is available to coach and consult to managers and executive teams.

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April Dowd

NDIS Business Manager

April has worked within the community services sector for over 25 years across a range of senior leadership and management roles. April is known for establishing services and programs from the beginning, creating professional, positive organisational culture, facilitating organisational strategic directions, also team structures and overall helping teams achieve great outcomes.

April has extensive experience in the areas of disability, community development and social planning. April has a strong social justice mindset and is committed to the key principles of inclusion and diversity. Throughout her professional and personal life April has been committed to support people to get the most out of their lives.

April’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Social Science degree majoring in Human Resources and Community Development; Diploma of Management and Leadership; Diploma of Community Services; Cert1V TAE.

April is a strong believer in supporting others to develop, learn and grow and is currently a member of the advisory board for the University of New England – Bachelor of Community Services.

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Michael Lott

Operations Manager

Michael is an experienced leader and manager with over 20 years of experience. He has overseen building projects, developed financial growth strategies, lead and managed teams of staff and volunteers, chaired numerous boards and committees, launched new programs and initiatives; and most recently worked in the role of General Manager of Dreamtime Equipment Supply in Newcastle, NSW.  

Michael’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Human Resources; Cert IV in Ministry; Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training; Ordained Minister; Accredited Coach.

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Peta Richards

Coordinator of Supports Manager

Peta has over 12yrs experience in the disability sector  and has had the opportunity to work in varied roles within the sector.   Peta has extensive experience and knowledge with the NDIS  and has been heavily  involved  providing Support Coordination since the rollout of the scheme in July 2013. Prior to this Peta provided high quality case management for clients funded through CSP and supported clients to transition to the NDIS.

Through her career, Peta has specialised in the areas of Complex needs, Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Degenerative Neurological Conditions.

Peta is passionate about supporting clients to achieve the goals and outcomes as well as ensuring  all key people involved in a person’s life is involved and included.  Peta  loves to  think outside the box to assist clients with achieving outcomes  and is developed many professional partnerships and networks throughout her career.

Our Values:

Create

High-quality innovative solutions for people with disability.

Connect

Supports for individuals and organisations tailored to their needs.

Community

Work with all the stakeholders to form a community around the people we support.