Administration Team

Claire

Finance and Administration Manager

Claire is a loyal, sincere and generous individual who finds joy in spending time with her children, relishing good food and reading. Her spare time is spent catching up with friends over coffee or immersing herself in Nordic Noir. Claire’s passion lies in the disability industry, where she thrives on alleviating financial stress for many. Armed with technical expertise and a knack for problem-solving, she finds fulfillment in learning and adapting to the ever-evolving NDIS industry landscape. With a background in accounting and finance studies, including a postgraduate degree in Applied Business, Claire brings a valuable blend of knowledge and empathy to her role, making a positive impact on those around her.

Alisha

Human Resources Advisor

Alisha is an approachable, thoughtful and cheerful individual. Known for her love of live music and spending quality time with friends and family, she is a footy enthusiast who passionately supports St Kilda, despite occasional disappointment. Alisha enjoys walks with her dog Lenny, indulging in coffee and brunch with family, and watching football. Alisha has worked in the disability sector since 2015 and is driven by her belief in the positive impact it can have. In her Human Resources role, she shapes culture and recruits top talent to support participants. An interesting fact about Alisha is that she plays the flute, and she’s grown up between Darwin and Canberra.

Ben

IT Support Officer
Ben is calm, genuine and ambitious. His interests include travel, fitness, and technology. In his spare time, Ben focuses on staying fit through running, passionately supports the Geelong Cats and enjoys road trips along the Great Ocean Road. He has a passion for helping people and feels rewarded when he can create a positive effect on someone. Ben’s journey prior to AYS includes pandemic-defying European adventures, an impressive 8-year tenure at IBM and he can also proudly claim to be a spectator at all four Geelong grand finals victories since 2007. Ben’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Information Systems from Deakin University.

Emma

Receptionist

Emma is friendly, conscientious and kind. She enjoys bushwalking, reading, and spending time with her family. She cherishes working in the disability industry as she has the opportunity to witness people’s growth and thriving. Emma previously worked as an Occupational Therapist before starting a family. In her spare time, she enjoys getting out into nature, curling up with a good book and engaging with friends and family. The best part of her role is meeting and conversing with diverse individuals, both staff and participants.

Leeanne

Senior Quality and Compliance Lead
Leeanne is a caring, supportive and resourceful individual hailing from Western Australia, now embracing the charm of Victorian country living. With over 30 years of experience spanning Government, Not For Profit and Private Businesses, she is a seasoned professional. Leeanne’s passion lies in the disability sector, where she’s been involved in strategic planning, policy development and compliance for many years. Now at AYS, she aspires to support the team and is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring local towns and markets. Leeanne is not just a skilled business writer and an experienced Social Worker, she’s also a dedicated advocate for open communication and community inclusiveness.

Michelle

Finance and Administration Officer

Michelle is friendly, funny and genuine. Her interests include travel, spending quality time with her family, and playing netball and soccer. In Michelle’s spare time, you’ll find her cheering on the Melbourne Vixens and the Collingwood Football Club. Her passion for the disability industry stems from her belief that even small gestures can create significant changes in people’s lives. She is known for bringing joy and laughter to the Finance Team and the workplace in general. Michelle holds a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting.

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