Peter L Maher OAM - CEO
CEO of Challenge Community Services. Peter has more than 30 years experience in leadership, senior management and executive roles across the education system, Federal Government and not for profit sector. Peter has financially and professionally developed organisations under his direction including Gold Coast Housing, the Vincent de Paul Society Queensland and Northern Territory.
In 2011, he was awarded the Order of Australia (OAM).
Peter has had extensive board experience in both the Not for Profits and Government sectors.
Andrew Corbett - General Manager People & Safety
Andrew is a very experienced Human Resource Professional who prior to his recent appointment to Challenge has worked in the following Industries: Higher Education, Vocational Education; Airline, Financial Services and Telecommunications across Australia and Asia. He also ran his own successful HR Consultancy business for seven years. He holds the following tertiary qualifications: Master Change, Innovation and Leadership; Graduate Certificate Training and Development and Bachelor of Business (Public Administration) and is also a qualified Executive Coach and Mediator.
Dino Santos - General Manager Disability Services
Dino has more than 30 years’ experience working in both executive and senior management positions within the Human Services sector for NSW Government and in the NGO. He is a subject matter expert in the overall operation and management of complex specialist supported accommodation services in the disability sector and holds a BA in Psychology from Macquarie University and Diploma in Management.
He has a solid working knowledge of the NDIS and the NDIA processes and have successfully led the development of several Person-Centred service models to support the most disadvantaged members of our community in both Government and NGO sectors.
Kylie Boyraz - General Manager Allied Health
Kylie has over 20 years’ experience in senior management and executive roles across local government and the non for profit sector.
Kylie’s passion is providing support and a level of healing to individuals and families who have experienced trauma or been impacted by a stressful experience; ultimately strengthening relationships.
Kylie spent 10 years living and working in Istanbul and more remote parts of Turkey and promotes cultural diversity and assisting our most vulnerable community members to access support and ensure they are receiving services that are inclusive and responsive to their needs.
Kylie’s education background includes a Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Habilitation, a post graduate in Family Dispute Resolution and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Julie May - State Manager Foster Care
Julie has over 25 years’ experience in education, leadership and human services. Her work, whilst varied, has always been guided by social justice principles. Julie prefers the notion of ‘socially just’ practice over ‘social welfare’ practice, believing that the notion of ‘welfare’ is entrenched in deficit thinking, systems dependency and stereotypes, and fails to celebrate the resiliency demonstrated by human kind.
Richard Hardwick - General Manager Business Services
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