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Dr Garang M. Dut

Dr Garang M. Dut - President of the Board, My Way Community Alliance

Garang is a doctor with experience in clinical medicine, public policy, and healthcare consultancy. He was trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School, and worked in health services across Australia. He has contributed to research which impacted national policy in Australia, and has engaged in international health advocacy at the United Nations in New York.

Garang is a Fellow in Health Systems at the Australian National University and has been Policy Fellow at Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In 2012, he was John Manson Visiting Scholar at St. Stephen’s Hospital in New Delhi, India, and has experience evaluating and scaling health services across settings of varying resources. He has been a mentor on healthcare innovation initiatives, including for the University of Oxford based European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health PhD translation fellows, and HCL-Microsoft Better Health Hackathon. He has guest-lectured at professional conferences, including the biennial Melbourne-Harvard Festival of Ideas and University of Oxford’s Technology & Management Centre for Development. He has been interviewed for The Age, Herald Sun, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Garang is John Monash Scholar, and was Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University, Saïd Foundation Scholar at the University of Oxford, and an officer of the renowned Oxford Union. In 2007, he was named Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar by the University of Melbourne, and was VMIAL Scholar at Ormond College, University of Melbourne. He holds Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc) from Monash University, Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Melbourne, Master of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of Leadership Victoria’s acclaimed Williamson Leadership Program.

Sahana Srirangam

Sahana Srirangam - Board Member

Sahana is passionate about helping people to live a meaningful life despite the challenges that confront them. She currently works as a psychosocial clinician at Canteen in a counselling role, providing support for young people with cancer experience. Previous to this role, Sahana was working as a NDIS Specialist Support Coordinator at My Way Community Alliance, supporting and coordinating the needs and recovery goals of people with disability and their families.

Sahana graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She also has a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where she lived for four years prior to moving to Australia in 2019 to study.

Sahana is enthusiastic and passionate about her work and its potential to have a lasting impact on lives. Above all, she works from a standpoint of care, genuineness, and empathy and strives to bring all these qualities into the work that she does as a Board member.

Executive Management Team

Peter Mapior

Peter Mapior - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Peter Mapior is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of My Way Community Alliance.

Peter has ten years’ experience, business acumen, and wealth of knowledge in community services delivery/coordination, practice leadership, contemporary management, professional coaching, and mentoring expertise.

He has held roles such as an Operations Manager, Disability, Psychosocial and Aged Care Services; Program Manager for Disability and Mental Health Services, where he provided intensive coordination and leadership for individuals with disability and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities; and as a support coordinator for Partners in Recovery (PIR); and worked in the Individualised Community Living Strategy (ICLS) program as Recovery Coordinator.

Peter brings emotional intelligence skills with a flair for planning, designing, creating, innovative and practical knowledge in psychosocial recovery coaching, person-centred practices and choice and control. He has great understanding of the struggles people with disability, their families, and carers face.

Mark Tan - People & Culture Manager

Mark Tan - People & Culture Manager

Mark is an all-rounder with a wide range of skills. He has two Master degrees from the University of Western Australia, and a Diploma of Christian Counselling from the Australian Institute of Family Counselling. As a lifelong learner, he is also on track to complete a Diploma of Human Resources.

Mark takes pride in being My Way People and Culture leader and is committed to seeing My Way grow and surpass the needs of both participants and staff. Apart from his primary People and Culture duties, Mark is also keen on helping in other areas, such as strategic planning, operations and administration, marketing and sales, and IT.

Mark’s motto is to give his best and maintain military-standard discipline in the organisation while demonstrating integrity and adhering to social justice principles.

Akuol Akuien - Finance Manager

Akuol Akuein - Finance Manager

Akuol Akuein is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). Her other qualifications include Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Accounting from Western Sydney University, Advance Diploma of Accounting from Australian Business Academy, Tax Agent Skillset from Reality College of Commerce. Akuol has over ten years of experience in accounting and business services. Akuol is a finance Manager in the My Way Community Alliance Inc.

Kristy Wong- Practice Manager - Recovery Coach-specialist support coordination

Kristy Wong - Practice Manager (Recovery Coach/Specialist Support Coordination)

Kristy graduated from UWA with a Master of Social Work. She has worked as a social worker in the aged care and as a Specialist Support Coordinator in the NDIS field. She prides herself on having a respectful attitude to all the people she encounters.

Advocacy for the vulnerable people is of the utmost importance to her. She has a person-centred approach and is flexible to the needs of the participants. Kristy is highly motivated and self-driven in achieving consistent quality and great outcomes for the participants, families, and My Way.

Nicole Fredman - Administrations and Office Operations Manager

Nicole Fredman - Administrations and Office Operations Manager

Nicole comes from a corporate customer service and administration background, which has helped create a more inclusive Administration and Customer Service Department. She is the main contact for both participants, their families, carers, and service providers.

Nicole is a warm, sociable, and intelligent person to work with. She brings substantial customer service skills and business acumen to the administration and operations team.

She is passionate about leading her team to work in line with the My Way values to the benefit participants and their families.

Therapy Support Services Team

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Allison Petrou - Allied Health Manager

Allison is a Physiotherapist, experienced in the private practice, community and the aged care sectors. Graduating from Melbourne’s La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy practice, she has over six years' experience in the industry.

Over the past three years, Allison has also been involved in Clinical Education, Clinical Coaching and Allied Health Management. Allison is also in the process of completing her Post Graduate Master’s Degree in Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

As the Allied Health Manager at My Way, Allison brings extensive knowledge and experience.

Finance Team

Karin Sbeeh - Account & Payroll Officer

Karin Sbeeh - Account & Payroll Officer

Karin has a law background, Certificate 4 in Accounting and Bookkeeping, and is currently pursuing further studies in a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance.

In previous years Karin, has provided support work and service coordination. She currently works as a Plan Manager, Account and Payroll Officer and brings to this role over two years’ experience in payroll and accounts.

Karin is people person with tremendous passion, motivation and self-drive in everything she does. Karin loves her job at My Way.

Specialist/Support Coordination & Recovery Coach Team

Deborah Woon

Deborah Woon - Psychosocial Recovery Coach / NDIS Specialist Support Coordinator

Deb is a Psychosocial Recovery Coach and Specialist Support Coordinator with My Way Community Alliance. Deb is a Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association.

She has postgraduate qualifications in Counselling, including a Master of Counselling. Deb is an experienced counsellor, who runs a counselling private practice, and is passionate about mental health recovery. She is passionate about developing clients’ coping skills vis-a-vis barriers (psychological or circumstantial) they encounter in their lives. Deb is also passionate about trauma recovery and PTSD, as well as supporting clients and their families with processing difficult situations and diagnoses.

Deb works empathetically, collaboratively, and compassionately with her clients in a person-centred manner, in a space of safety and understanding, employing a self-kindness and strengths-based approach, integrating it with relevant evidence-based approaches.

Deb is passionate about valuing and supporting client goals. Deb looks forward to journeying with you and your family.

Ernest Ndagijimana

Ernest Ndagijimana - Specialist Support Coordinator

Ernest is a husband, father and grandfather. He is a highly-experienced humanitarian worker who has worked with asylum seekers, refugees, and disadvantaged people over twenty years. This includes people living with a disability in Africa and Australia.

Ernest enjoys working in challenging and complex situations. He thrives on the work of assisting those who are funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Ernest was a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) for seven years at Disability Services Commission, which is now called the Department of Communities Disability Division in WA.

Ernest’s diverse multicultural skills help him to achieve goals with the people he works with. Ernest strives to find better ways and to learn every day to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people he works with. Ernest is ready to help at all times in all situations.

Service Coordination Team

Regina Nshuti

Regina Nshuti - NDIS Service Coordinator

Regina is an experienced NDIS Service Coordinator at My Way. She has a wide range of knowledge and holds a Bachelor of Criminology majoring in Criminal Behaviour and Legal Studies. She is also working towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health so that she can provide the best care to participants and their families.

Having begun working in the disability sector as a support worker, she is passionate about ensuring supports provided are of the utmost quality.

Regina is also passionate about community service and enjoys assisting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to better navigate support services and embrace Australian society while maintaining their connection to their culture and identity.

Frances Chen - NDIS Service Coordinator

Frances Chen - NDIS Service Coordinator

Frances is deeply passionate about creating a society where everyone can live positively, confidently, and happily in their day-to-day life.

As a Service Coordinator, she gets to bring her passion to work and make sure participants get the best level of care. Frances is an active listener and strives to gain a deep understanding of participants' needs and goals. Together, Frances and her team develop a personalised service plan that ensures participants get the support they need, when they need it.

Previously, Frances had worked in various customer-facing service roles to provide tailored services for both internal and external stakeholders. In addition, she worked as an account assistant after attaining a Bachelor of Accounting from Curtin University.

John Ceu

John Ceu - NDIS Service Coordinator

John has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Political Science, and he has worked for a community settlement service. He has also worked as Inventory Coordinator and Team Leader (BGC Windows), and as an Interpreter (National Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters).

As a community settlement officer, John assisted vulnerable people from a variety of backgrounds for over ten years and he brings this valuable experience to My Way.

As an NDIS Services Coordinator, John values an approach guided by love, integrity, and fairness. He has a deep passion to build and maintain meaningful relationships and develop a strong rapport with My Way participants. John abides by the principle of respect and maintains that participants and their families need to have a sense of choice and control over the services they receive in order to achieve the best result.

Admin Operations Team

Olaf Kruger - Referrals Intake Coordinator

Olaf Kruger - Business Relationship Manager

Olaf Kruger has extensive multicultural experience which gives him an understanding of different cultures. This background knowledge helps him provide effective communication, emotional support, and the ability to empathise with individuals and their circumstances.

Olaf is currently studying Education at Murdoch University. He ran his own business for ten years and has also worked as a Customer Service and Sales Representative for the WA International Airport.

At My Way, Olaf is the Referral Intake Coordinator and Business Relationship Manager. He is the first point of contact new referrals meet. His role is to provide new referrals with a smooth transition and guide their onboarding as a My Way valued participant.

Olaf believes that through supporting individuals with disability and their families, he can demonstrate and live out his passion of assisting and advocating for others. Olaf is passionate about bringing his skills and commitment to My Way. He assists by linking other providers to My Way in order to facilitate the best disability support for My Way participants.

People & Culture Team

Messi Mulugeta

Messi Mulugeta - People and Culture Officer

Messi has nine years' experience in community services work. She has Degree in International and Development from Murdoch University, and a Diploma of Community Services from TAFE.

Messi has a passion for social change. She is especially interested in assisting disadvantaged communities to become empowered. Specifically, she is keen to work with people living with a disability, their families, and carers. In her spare time, Messi is involved in community voluntary work in WA. She is a great asset to My Way.

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