David Clarke, Founder and CEO
I’m from Melbourne and have spent the last fifteen years using business ideas to improve public sector and non-profit organisations. I’ve worked in capital cities and regional towns, in Australia as well as overseas, and I’m excited to support the NDIS and put those ideas into practice serving people with disability.
Dianne Rhodes, Client Services Manager
Dianne joined us in 2018 and has a wealth of experience from roles at Scope, the NDIA, Create and most recently as the Victorian Service Delivery Manager at Nextt Group, a major national disability and aged care provider.
With her positivity, warmth and passion for improving the lives of people with disability, we feel she’s come to her rightful home at InLife.
Lisa Morrison, Operations Manager
Lisa is our chief organiser, and the first person to join the InLife core management team back in early 2016. Since then, she has done an amazing job keeping up with the behind the scenes needs of our management team, assistants and clients. Lisa has a background in event management, arts administration and project coordination, as well as hidden talents as a pastry chef. She has a cute-as-a-button son named Hugo.
Jake Lawton, Continuous Improvement Manager
Jake is responsible for designing and implementing projects to improve how we operate. After spending the last 20 years working in a variety of roles across IT, HR and the not for profit sector he brings a wealth of experience in early stage start-ups with a particular focus on people and culture, L&D and technology. Jake can often be found drawing complex diagrams on meeting room whiteboards, trying to figure out how we can improve our systems and processes.
Ryan Power, Finance Manager
Apart from numbers, Ryan is our resident football guru, with a side hustle working in Collingwood Football Club player development the past four years. Don’t call him a Pies supporter, though, Ryan is a Cats man all the way. His extensive experience in finance and not for profits, as well as strong desire to drive change, are great value for InLife. Ryan is dad to two boys, Max and Theo.
Vera Yang, Client Funds Coordinator
Vera joined us in 2019 from the accounting and taxation industry. Her knack for numbers and budgeting means she’s great at working closely with our coordinator team on client budgeting. Vera was born in China and proclaims herself to be a coffee, meat and fashion lover, making her a great fit for Melbourne.
Tiffany Simmons, Operations Support
Tiffany moved to Melbourne from St. Louis USA in 2018. She spent the first several years of her professional life working in administration and healthcare adjacent roles. Tiffany is our resident IT admin expert, supporting the core team with all their technical queries. She is a self-proclaimed competent adult (the first person in her family to obtain her Bachelors degree in over 100 years!) who loves Star Wars with a passion some say is unnatural.
Christa Nullmeier, Coordinator – Melbourne East
Christa has 6 years’ experience in the disability sector, most recently managing a residential service that was awarded a Victorian Disability Service Award for Excellence in 2017.
She has a background in hospitality, loves camping (often with a spot of gold-panning), has pet goats and is a handy mosaic artist – she lives life to the full! And is passionate about helping our clients do the same.
Elizabeth Lindeberg, Coordinator – Geelong
Elizabeth joined us in early 2016 and is one of our longest-serving team members. She has a background in nursing and is much loved and respected by our Geelong crew.
Her four children have now flown the coop, and outside of work you might find her camping in northern Victoria, at her local watering hole for their fresh oyster Fridays or definitely by the track on Geelong Race Day.
Bianca Mileto, Coordinator – Melbourne South
Bianca started her career in the disability sector in Gippsland in 2007, and has worked in residential, individual support and transitional living settings, including most recently as a service coordinator at Uniting AgeWell.
She has a passion to ensure everyone is treated equally, is supported to be independent and can always have their voice heard. She is also an RSPCA volunteer and owns two horses (one a rescue ex-racehorse).
Daniella Gundry, Coordinator – Melbourne West
Daniella is from the UK although was born in Australia, and her Aussie roots brought her back down under in late 2017. She has more than eight years’ experience in the disability sector in a variety of settings and management roles, including with Scope locally and with Dimensions, a progressive provider in the UK.
She balances a love of good food with keeping fit at the gym, getting into the great outdoors, and long walks with her cocker spaniel.
Robyn Beavis, Coordinator – Geelong
Robyn has given her career to the community sector in the Barwon region, including 25 years of management experience within the disability and carer support sector.
She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, driven by a passion to provide quality programs and outcomes with the highest level of service. We’re delighted that she has chosen to join our growing team in Geelong.
Ally Brown, Coordinator – Melbourne North
Ally has spent her entire working life in the disability sector, having worked across group support, capacity building and independent living. She especially enjoys being able to spend time getting to know her clients on a personal level, and thinks the sky is the limit when it comes to meeting clients’ wants and needs. Ally also lives with Arnold, who may be the naughtiest rat alive (she loves him anyways).
Carrol Winfield, Senior Coordinator / DSO – Regional Victoria
Carrol brings a big dose of country charm to our inner city digs. She has vast experience in the disability and community sectors with DHHS and others, and is a highly accomplished trainer and assessor having worked with numerous organisations throughout regional Victoria. Her passion for helping people from all walks of life is evident from the moment you meet her, and her warm and cheeky sense of humour always brightens up our day!
Board of Directors
Wendy Brooks, Chair
Wendy is passionate about social justice and human rights. Her career has spanned law, music (professional violinist), marketing, business development and fundraising for the tertiary education, arts, health and social welfare sectors.
Gabrielle Bell, Director and Company Secretary
Gabrielle is a corporate lawyer with broad experience working in Australia and South-East Asia. She specialises in corporate advisory (including corporate governance) and capital markets. Gabrielle currently serves on the boards of South East Water Corporation, VLine Corporation and VicSuper, and was a past Director and Company Secretary of Eastern Melbourne PHN.
Anthony Vlavianos, Director
Anthony is a Director and business advisor in the private clients team at international accounting firm PwC. He brings valuable finance and audit skills, has a keen interest in social enterprise and was drawn to our cause from his experience of a family member with intellectual disability.
Edmund Wong, Director
Edmund is a former senior executive in global companies Hewlett Packard and Thomson Reuters, and brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and technology to InLife. He supports a close family member on their journey with the NDIS and serves on a range of other non-profit boards, including Mambourin and Anchor. He also serves as Chair of the Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC).