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Kyla O’Leary

Managing Director

Kyla O’Leary heads up the Pillar team. She has 25 years of experience in disability services, working in government and non-government leadership and direct allied health service provision roles. This includes working as an Area Manager in Local Coordination; supporting individuals and families with complex needs with individualised planning; and navigating times of crisis and transition from mainstream services. Kyla’s role sees her work alongside individuals and families to navigate their NDIS journey. She’s available with a friendly ear for any queries or problem-solving conversations.

Kyla O'Leary, Pillar Support Coordinators

Linda Willoughby

Participant Engagement Officer

Linda has a strong passion for supporting people and is always available with a friendly ear to help with any queries or referrals. Linda has over 10 years experience working within the disability sector in customer service and administration roles.

Linda Willoughby, Pillar Support Coordinators

Sue Deering

Senior Support Coordinator

With 6+years’ experience in the disability sector, Sue enjoys helping people and has a strong sense of social justice. She has worked as the Pilbara Regional Coordinator for the Australian Government Departments of Health and Ageing / Family and Community Services, as well as in the WA Department of Communities as a Local Coordinator. More recently, her Support Coordination alongside individuals and families has helped them make the most of their NDIS plan.

Sue Deering, Pillar Support Coordinators

Rebekah Sprlyan

Senior Support Coordinator

Rebekah Sprlyan has worked in disability since 2002 when she provided support with mobility and postural equipment solutions. She branched out into a variety of areas including direct care provision, training, community support, therapy assistance, and employment support. She has experience with physical and intellectual disability, individualised planning, and funding. Rebekah enjoys engaging with participants and their families to assist them in achieving their goals.

Rebekah Sprlyan, Pillar Support Coordinators

Trish Turk

Senior Support Coordinator

Trish has vast experience and has worked in all areas of the disability sector supporting people with disability, including accommodation – direct care and management, early intervention, community participation and employment. She has also worked with the Autism Association of WA for over 10 years and was involved with the pilot program My Way supporting individuals through the transition to WA NDIS and then NDIS. She is a passionate advocate for the people she supports and has developed strong working relationships with numerous service providers, including the Health and Education Departments.

Trish Turk, Pillar Support Coordinators

Denise Laycock

Specialist Support Coordinator

Denise Laycock has 30+ years’ experience working with individuals with disability and/or mental health needs, assisting them and their families/carers to access funding, services/supports. Her vast experience and knowledge have seen her work across multiple sectors and roles across the globe. More recently, Denise has assisted individuals to transition to the NDIS and to navigate the system. She helps people understand how to access services and supports and plan for the future while enabling people to advocate for their own needs and wishes.

Denise Laycock, Pillar Support Coordinators

Nicole Crane

Specialist Support Coordinator

Nicole Crane has 20+ years working in disability services in various roles, including direct service provision for state, local and non-government agencies. She was recently part of the pilot program My Way and supported individuals and families through the transition to WANDIS and then NDIS. Her Local Coordination experience included individualised planning, development of goals and linkages with service providers from disability, health, justice and community agencies. Nicole has a keen interest in advocacy, training and development within the sector.

Nicole Crane, Pillar Support Coordinators

Joanne Seymour

Specialist Support Coordinator

Joanne Seymour has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Work. After moving to Australia, she worked in the community sector before joining the Department of Communities as a Local Coordinator. Joanne has supported people with individualised planning and the transition to NDIS. She has a passion for supporting people to live their best life. She has lived experience of growing up with an older brother with intellectual disability.

Joanne Seymour, Pillar Support Coordinators

Sam Tully

Specialist Support Coordinator

Sam Tully has 6+ years’ experience in the disability sector and NDIS funding, working in support coordination, community supports, supported independent living, and therapy/equipment services roles. Sam has qualifications in Psychology and Counselling and is passionate about supporting individuals and families to access the services that meet their needs.

Samantha Tully, Pillar Support Coordinators

Chipo Zulu

Psycho-social Recovery Coach / Support Coordinator

Chipo Zulu has a passion for people and being able to make a positive impact in the lives of people living with disability. She has worked in the field for over 10 years with experience in direct support services, administration, coordination of staff resources and problem-solving such as matching staff skills to different support needs. Chipo links people with disability to the services they need while supporting them and their families to navigate their NDIS Plans.

Chipo Zulu, Pillar Support Coordinators

Naomi Manganaro

Support Coordinator

Naomi Manganaro has worked in disability for 8+ years. Her wealth of knowledge is grounded by having an adult son with disability. Naomi has vast experience in administration, health, the Disability Services Commission, and participation engagement. With her son being a part of the NDIS since the beginning, Naomi has managed the ins and outs of the scheme and ridden the highs and lows. Naomi recognises the importance of being given opportunities and not underestimating one’s abilities.

Naomi Manganaro, Pillar Support Coordinators

Rachel Stuart

Support Coordinator

Rachel joins the team with a strong passion for inclusion, advocacy and empowering people to live their best life. Holding a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Science, Rachel brings a wealth of case management skills from working within the Thrive program to support people to maintain tenancies and improve their wellbeing. This experience in supporting housing tenure for people facing significant life challenges has equipped Rachel with a vast understanding of the barriers people face in dealing with complex systems. This is particularly valuable in connecting people with local support services and helping people to navigate the NDIS.

Rachel Stuart, Pillar Support Coordinators
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