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Support Coordination Team Leader

Tara Wormald

Tara grew up in the Riverland and moved to Adelaide for study. She’s since completed two degrees through the University of Adelaide – a Bachelor of Criminology and a Bachelor of Psychological Science.

She joins the Enhanced Lifestyles team with extensive experience as a Support Coordinator and later a Specialist Support Coordinator. She enjoys working with NDIS participants to achieve their goals, maximise their funding, and access supports that they may not have known about otherwise.

Before becoming a Specialist Support Coordinator, Tara worked in mental health. After filling a Policy Officer position with the SA Mental Health Commission, she moved to Adelaide PHN’s Central Referral Unit. She’s interested in mental health research, having worked on projects exploring suicide prevention. Additionally, while completing an internship with Catherine House, she conducted a mini-research report on the impacts of the NDIS’s inclusion of psychosocial disabilities.

Tara has also previously volunteered with Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services’ Community Transitions program, where she supported offenders to re-enter the community and achieve their goals.

Cassie Gillen

Specialist Support Coordinator

Cassie Gillan

Cassie joined Enhanced Lifestyles in 2020 as a Specialist Support Coordinator. Before joining our team, she worked in the disability sector as a Support Coordinator and Support Worker.

Throughout her career, Cassie has developed into a passionate advocate for people with a disability, empowering them to have their voices heard and understood. Thanks to her extensive experience, Cassie is highly knowledgeable about the NDIS and, most importantly, understands the importance of choice and control.

One of Cassie’s unique areas of interest is working with people who are neurodivergent. For her, it’s all about making sure they know their strengths and have the chance to lead fulfilling lives in a world dominated by neurotypical people.

Cassie’s bubbly personality and her experience in supporting family and friends with Autism Spectrum Disorder help her to build strong trust and connections with customers and their support networks. She works hard to find creative solutions that support her customers to build their capacity and develop new skills.

Cassie holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), and is trained in Mental Health First Aid, First Aid, and Child Safe Environments. She is also a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

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Support Coordinator

Muhammad Atif

In November 2020, Muhammad joined Enhanced Lifestyles as a Support Coordinator after many years working in mental health and social services.

Muhammad completed his Bachelor of Sociology (Honours) at the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan in 2015. After moving to Australia, he graduated from Flinders University with a Master of Social Work in 2019. Muhammad is a Qualified Social Worker and holds professional memberships with the Australian Association of Social Workers and the Australian Community Workers Association.

Muhammad has enjoyed a diverse career that has provided him with great insight and empathy, and has fostered the development of the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful Support Coordinator.

Before joining Enhanced Lifestyles, he worked as a Mental Health Support Worker, supporting people with severe and complex disabilities who were living in shared accommodation. He worked directly with participants, equipping them with the skills and confidence to achieve their care plan and personal goals.

During his Master of Social Work, Muhammad undertook a placement in a primary school where he worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. He also completed a placement at Life Without Barriers, joining their Partners in Recovery program.

Prior to relocating to Australia, Muhammad worked in child protection with the Government of Pakistan. He also worked for two non-government organisations: Strengthening Participatory Organization and Development Dimension Society.

Muhammad is also multilingual. He can speak and understand several languages, including English, Urdu, and Punjabi, enabling him to effectively work with diverse and multicultural communities.

Stephanie-Anne Noga

Support Coordinator

Stephanie-Anne Noga

Stephanie was a hairdresser for ten years when she realised that something was missing from her professional life. She took a leap of faith and changed careers, joining an aged care organisation as a Personal Care Assistant. The career move made sense: she was always interested in this type of work, having watched many family members enjoy fulfilling roles in the disability or aging sectors.

Since her career change, Stephanie has held several roles – she has been a Community Support Worker, a Disability Support Worker, and a Support Leader at a Day Options program. These varied experiences have given her a lot of knowledge about disability and the NDIS.

Now, as a Support Coordinator, Stephanie loves empowering her customers to have choice and control in their lives. She values being a part of the Enhanced Lifestyles Support Coordination team because of our client-focused approach.

Stephanie is thrilled to have found her calling. From here, her goal is to improve the supports available for people in the disability and ageing communities by upholding the principles of choice and control. She is very invested in making a change for the better and ensuring that all services provided to participants meet quality standards.

In addition to her hairdressing qualifications, Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Community Health and a Diploma in Health from the University of South Australia. She also holds a Certificate 3 in Individual Supports.

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Support Coordinator

Molly Perth

Molly is passionate about helping her customers navigate the NDIS and realise their potential.

Prior to entering the disability sector, Molly worked in hospitality management. However, when the hospitality industry was thrown into disarray by COVID-19, she decided to change sectors. This was something she had been thinking about for a while, but the lockdown gave her the push she needed.

After completing a Certificate III in Community Services (Mental Health), Molly held roles in mental health support work, customer relations, and service delivery management – but something was still missing.

Molly knew she wanted to be working closely with customers and their families to achieve their goals, but she was passionate about helping them navigate the NDIS, too. The perfect role soon presented itself and Molly became a Support Coordinator. Here, she found the right mix of rewarding work, customer interaction, responsibility, and job satisfaction that she was looking for.

Now as a Support Coordinator, Molly’s empathetic and respectful approach helps her customers feel heard and in control of their supports; they really enjoy her bubbly, outgoing energy – their NDIS journeys are a lot more fun than they would be otherwise!

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Support Coordinator

Ash Helmond

Riverland-based Support Coordinator Ash has a wealth of experience with the NDIS. Not only has she previously worked as a Support Coordinator, she’s also been a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), and a psychology clinic manager. Before that, she supported teams of clinicians providing NDIS assessments and therapy to remote parts of Queensland.

Needless to say, Ash’s career to date has helped her develop a uniquely holistic understanding of the NDIS. She knows how to coordinate the best supports, access the right assessments, and optimize her customers’ plans.

For Ash, being a Support Coordinator is all about making a difference, and seeing her impact unfold in real-time. Being a compassionate person, she finds her role hugely rewarding. She also values supporting people living with disability in the Riverland, an area that is typically under-serviced.

To further develop her knowledge, Ash is currently working towards a Diploma in Community Services. She also holds a Diploma in Business and a Diploma in Music Production – in fact, she worked as a musician by night while studying full-time, and paid off her course costs this way.

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