Principal Consultant and Founder
Greg has been closely involved in the SDA space since its inception. He is focused entirely (and independently) upon assisting NDIS Participants on their SDA journeys, particularly on SDA approvals. He brings a unique combination of industry expertise and decades of lived experience as a carer. Greg is greatly enjoying providing these services Nationally.
Chief Executive Officer
Amanda is proud to be SDA Services Chief Executive Officer, supporting the team and nurturing the growth of the business in line with our values. Amanda has previously spent years working within the construction health and safety industry and not for profit organisations where she found her passion for making a difference in people’s lives.
Client Relationship Manager
As SDA Services Client Relations Manager, Leah has the responsibility of creating and nurturing long-term relationships with participants, their families and supports to achieve suitable SDA housing outcomes. Leah has many years of experience working with clients and customers in the health care industry focusing on positive outcomes and building relationships with clients to ensure their needs are met. Leah brings her enthusiasm and empathy to the role.
Jack is a Participant Interviewer utilising his skills gained during his Bachelor of Arts qualification in Journalism and Creative Writing, and his experience in writing across multiple media platforms. His role in the team is to interview clients seeking SDA and to reflect their circumstances, needs and aspirations in a clear and detailed manor for our SDA reports. Jack also has lived experience as an NDIS participant and SDA recipient.
Housing Support Coordinator
As Housing Support Coordinator, Montana assists people with disabilities to find appropriate and life changing accommodation. As a law student Montana has a strong research background. This coupled with SDA services industry connections, she is able to locate and inform Participants of suitable housing opportunities.
SDA Review Consultant
Ben specialises in working closely with our participants and their supports, to draft and lodge review submissions, where the Participant is not content with their SDA outcome at first instance. As a fourth year law and economics student at QUT, Ben has deep roots in legal and quantitative research techniques. His ability to explain the complex processes of the NDIS in everyday language, coupled with his enthusiasm for achieving the best possible outcome for Participants, has resulted in Ben achieving positive results.
Emma's role with SDA Services is to work together with Participants to gather information about their housing needs and preferences and collate their SDA application. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in English, History, and Creative Writing complimented with a Graduate Certificate in Human Services.
Participant Interviewer & Report Consultant
Cindy has 12 years’ experience in corporate roles in the mental health and disability sector. She is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and joins the SDA team with lived experience as a carer/family member. Cindy is client-focused and solution-orientated, with experience working across a diversity of considerations and challenges; including acquired brain injury (ABI) and ex-military personnel. Cindy attends to her work with professionalism, compassion, and a strong attention to detail.
Executive Assistant to Greg Barry
Kirstin is SDA Services’ Executive Assistant to Greg Barry, supporting Greg and the team to achieve suitable disability housing outcomes for Participants. Kirstin has previously spent the last 20 years in the Aviation Industry and Travel Industry that have armed her with exceptional organisational and communications skills and fostering a positive experience for Customers and Clients.
Accounts and Administration Manager
Loretta joined SDA Services in 2017 to fulfill the Administration and Accounts role. Loretta brings a unique combination of accounts and HR experience within property and SDA. She is responsible for supporting the team at SDA Services and participants to achieve positive housing outcomes.
Report and Review Consultant
Lachlan is an SDA Report and Reviews Consultant, allowing him to stay versatile through each stage of the SDA journey. As a fifth-year law and finance student, Lachlan has robust research and analytical skills that can help achieve the best possible outcome for all participants.
Participant Interviewer & Report Consultant
James is a Participant Interviewer and Report Consultant, which is complimented by his Bachelor of Business Degree. He brings a unique combination of experience in healthcare, housing and government as well as lived experience with the NDIS and SDA. His role in the team is to interview clients seeking SDA, then compile a report for inclusion in the SDA application.
Ryan brings his lived experience and clear understanding of the disability space to the team. He has previously worked in mental health and mentoring programs, began studying a bachelor a psychology science and has lived with a disability since birth. Ryan doesn’t let anything stop him or slow him down and has a deep passion to fight for what is right.
Kitsa has a background in law, psychotherapy and nutrition and has also created a number of businesses in the health/wellness space. She is an innovator at heart and loves finding solutions to problems. Her role is to work with participants and their supports to prepare their SDA submissions. She has 20 years lived experience as a carer and brings empathy, understanding and compassion in her approach.
Danielle is an occupational therapist with over 18 years of experience. Danielle conducts comprehensive assessments with the participant to determine their current functional capacity. Following the assessment Danielle provides a report with detailed recommendations for the participant’s housing requirements based on their clinical needs as well as their preferences.
Danielle is accredited to provide access advice on building renovations as well as private dwellings. Her experience enables her to recognise complex issues and clearly articulate the best solutions for each participant through her report writing.
Review Report Consultant
Tavis brings extensive financial modelling and quantitative analysis skills to his role as a Report and Review Consultant, due to his current studies in actuarial science. He is passionate about using these skills to assess value for money & to support every participant's application.
Jack is a SDA Report and Review Consultant with a diverse background in the disability sector.
Presently studying Law as a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, Jack has previously worked as a Support Coordinator, Disability Advocate and Clinical Consultant. Combining his academic and professional experience with his lived experience as a family member, Jack finds motivation and joy in supporting participants on their SDA journey.
Tom is in the final stages of completing his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree where he has learnt and applied the importance of justifying appropriate housing solutions for participants and loved ones. Whilst studying, Tom has acquired a background working in disability spaces with both children and adults, and loves seeing a participant's needs put first to achieve desirable outcomes.
Jessica has a background in social policy in the public health and aged and disability care space. She has a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research and a Bachelor of Social Science with majors in Social Policy and Political Science. Jessica has worked as a Local Area coordinator and a planner at the NDIA and started working on the National Housing Team. She has a comprehensive knowledge of disability housing eligibility and funding models of care and has assessed applications for SDA, SIL, ILO and other housing. Jessica is passionate about assisting people to achieve their housing goals.