Our Team

Jemma Grunsell Kerr

Jemma Grunsell Kerr

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/ Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Director

The crew at Marli and Moe are led by Jemma, who herself, through her daughter Marli, has navigated the NDIS system since its infancy. As a neurodiverse person herself raising a neurodiverse little person she is aiming for equality, inclusivity and understanding!

Jemma struggled to find the support she needed for Marli, so she helped create it! Her passion for others in the same situation grew, and she underwent the necessary steps to fulfill an underserviced area at the time.

Jemma has supported a diverse group of clients with ranging diagnoses, but she has had most of her success supporting people with degenerative diseases, complex trauma, terminal illnesses, rare diseases, and high complexities / high needs. She supports these clients and their families to navigate the NDIA plus other services available to them.

The personal achievements and stories of clients over the years is what fuels Jemma & the Marli and Moe crew every day, through the ups and downs, together!

Steph Gaynor

Steph Gaynor

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/ Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Executive Assistant/ ILO Manager

Back from Maternity leave part time Steph has transitioned from a Senior Trainer and Support Coordinator to being Jemma's left-hand Lady. Steph will also be heading up Marli and Moe's Independent Living Option (ILO) supports, which supports participants to create their own home/unique living situation with-in the community.

Although no longer supporting participants as a support coordinator, Steph still has the same core values of inclusivity. Having studied a Certificate IV in Disability Services, Steph is a believer of the social model of disability and strives to eliminate barriers within community that exclude people with disability, be they physical or attitudinal barriers. Steph's personal experience alongside people with a disability is as a sister and a life-long friend.

Steph previously lived and worked in the UK as a support worker in SDA/SIL like apartments before returning to Australia and finding a home in Marli and Moe.

Steph loves being outdoors emersed in nature, anything remotely competitive, and most of all spending time with family!

Lachlan Whitehall

Lachlan Whitehall

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Thul Garrie Waja and Gurrumbilbarra peoples on the land in which I work.

Administration Manager

Lachlan has over 5 years' experience in the disability industry from recruitment to the intake of clients for allied health services to now working with Marli and Moe in a combined role. In this time Lachlan has amassed experience to not only recruit the best support coordinators but also match the participants with the best Marli and Moe has to offer.

Lachlan takes immense pride in matching people in the community with our support staff, for the best outcomes and he cannot wait to be a part of your journey.

Lachlan values friendship and enjoys nothing more than spending time with his mates and having a good laugh.

Susie Kerr

Susie Kerr

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/ Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Executive Assistant

Susie has an extensive history in Administration and Customer Service. Her experience spans over 40 years working for varied companies and has found herself in a unique position working alongside such a caring, dedicated, and compassionate team. They inspire her to strive to better herself, but most importantly to help make our world safer, more tolerant, and accepting of our differences.

Susie's darling granddaughter suffered a stroke as a direct result of contracting Pneumococcal Meningitis as a baby and consequently, has an ABI, hearing impairment, and learning difficulties. Susie's family felt so alone and scared for her future.

At the time the NDIS was in its infancy and very difficult to navigate. Today thank goodness we have professionals to guide us and help us through our difficult times. Susie is proud to be included in the Marli and Moe family and is in awe of our Support Coordinators and Specialist Support Coordinators.

Lisa Callister

Lisa Callister

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Awabakal peoples on the land in which I work.

Quality and Assurance Manager

With Lisa's keen eye for detail and extensive experience within support coordination and the disability world, Lisa has moved up to become our Quality and Assurance Manager.

Lisa enjoys being able to provide support and assistance to all of our Support Coordinators enabling her to have a greater impact on our individual participants and their families.

Lisa is driven by excellence and shares her knowledge and passion with the rest of the team to ensure Marli and Moe are constantly providing the best service there is!

Lisa is all too aware that every person is different in their needs, regardless of diagnosis similarities, and takes the time understand the person in front of her, for who they are, be they staff members or participants. She has a caring and sensitive personality, as well as a genuine interest in helping others to become more independent.

Emily McKeown

Emily McKeown

Team Leader/ Specialist Support Coordinator

Emily has been working within the NDIS space as a Specialist Support Coordinator for many years now but has been working in the disability sector & services for over ten years.

Emily holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Social Studies and a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has always worked with a diverse clientele of service users - from mild intellectual disabilities with a dual diagnosis of extreme mental health, drug use, abuse or crime, to high complex clients with severe disabilities both psychical and intellectual. Emily tends to work with the more complex or crisis clients who benefit from having a support person with a therapeutic background, often having significant time constraints to their needs.

Emily has learned in her time working with NDIS clients that this space can be a tough one to navigate and having the right Support Coordinator to assist you is vital. Emily personally tries to educate and inform her clients and their families with the primary aim being to arm them with the knowledge and information needed to gain the most appropriate supports for themselves or their loved ones.

Emily has a wealth of knowledge that she puts to use every day to benefit her clients, so feel free to get in contact to see if she is the right fit for you, your client or your loved one - She is always happy to have a chat.

Aaryn Favell

Aaryn Favell

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrun peoples on the land in which I work.

Senior Specialist Support Coordinator

Before joining Marli and Moe, Aaryn worked in crisis out of home care settings and as a disability support worker over four years. He has supported people with complex support needs and trauma backgrounds as a support worker and coordinator. Aaryn takes a holistic approach and reflects on his client's lived experiences to ensure support is delivered appropriately.

Aaryn has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing). During his studies, Aaryn was part of an NFP organisation to develop mental health programs for students which was an exciting and rewarding project for him.

Within NDIS, Aaryn has diverse experience from arranging general day-to-day services and therapy to handling critical crisis situations. He has had the pleasure supporting people with different needs that are physical, intellectual and/or psychosocial which has allowed him to maintain a diverse caseload and knowledge base. Supporting people with multiple diagnoses is not new for him. He works well when multiple stakeholders or government departments require coordination to deliver supports. This may include departments such as Health/Mental Health, Communities and Justice and Education. Aaryn holds a particular interest in supporting young people in out of home care and people experiencing domestic violence.

Aaryn's client's preferences and goals are a priority to him. He will always aim deliver support that is consistent, timely and tailored where possible. Open communication and feedback is always welcome when working with Aaryn.

Anna Stefan

Anna Stefan

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Meeanjin peoples on the land in which I work.

Specialist Support Coordinator

Anna is a passionate and open-minded person with valuable experience in disability and complex needs on a personal, academic, and professional level. She has grown up alongside loved ones with disabilities and with over eight years of experience across roles in equine therapy, group facilitation and support coordination, has maintained a kind and good-humoured heart while growing into a complete NDIS nerd.

Following the completion of her master's degree with the UNESCO Chair for Peace studies in Innsbruck, Austria, Anna wished to apply the practical and academic tools she learned there to the NDIS landscape. She is passionate about acting within the framework of the social model of disability and person-centred practice, and aims to build capacity in people, providers and networks by being an imaginative and inclusive problem-solver, leading by example with empathy and simplicity.

Anna has experience achieving quality outcomes for NDIS participants with a wide range of needs including securing housing or assistive technology, supporting transitions in life stages, and triaging of mainstream services, as well as typical day-to-day creative solutions with participants and their support networks to live happy, fulfilled lives. Her particular areas of interest include psychosocial/mental health, LGBTQI+, and community participation. Anna believes in celebrating the highs and learning from the lows, and always works to support people to empower themselves - facilitating inclusion through difference.

Kishvena Sorna

Kishvena Sorna

Specialist Support Coordinator

With over 7 years of experience, Kishvena started her journey in this sector as a support worker and founder of a community focused business catered to the elderly and people living with disabilities. Kishvena is originally from Perth, Western Australia, where she completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Honours in BSc Biomedical Science and continued further studies in Aged Care and Business Operations. Her caring and helpful nature has always guided her to a profession where she would be of service to the wider community.

Her specialties and experience include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Alzheimer Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Psychiatric Disability, Substance Use Disorder, PTSD and working with CALD communities. Kishvena believes that the only true disability is the inability to accept and respect differences.

Kishvena has always had a vision to see a more inclusive and supportive society where every person regardless of differences can access and participate fully in all aspects of life in the same way as any other member of the community. She is a highly driven individual who is always up for a challenge and is passionate about endorsing and striving for positive life changes for those who need assistance.

Tenille McIntre

Tenille McIntre

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Kobbaddee / Cubbady / Cobbedee peoples on the land in which I work.

Specialist Support Coordinator

Disability and mental health support has always been very close to Tenille's heart. Tenille became involved with NDIS through her own son, River, and understands that navigating the NDIS can be confronting and confusing. She aims to provide reliable and caring services that allow clients to achieve their goals with the assistance of NDIS support.

As a therapy assistant and group facilitator, Tenille has always been driven to support each individual uniquely and empathically. During this time, she has had experience with children, adolescent and adult clients with a range of personalities and needs.

Tenille is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Wollongong and is a very passionate advocate for inclusivity, acceptance and equality for gender diverse individuals. She hopes to be part of the positive change toward a society that embraces and encourages difference.

Liz Kassis

Liz Kassis

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Cammeraygal peoples on the land in which I work.

Specialist Support Coordinator

Liz has been a Paediatric Physiotherapist of more than 25 years. The last 5 years involved roles as a key worker and early interventionist, solely in the disability sector. Liz considers it a great privilege to support families through their early journey of seeking a diagnosis and considering treatment options.

Supporting people with disability has also been a personal journey for Liz, through her sister who had MND. Seeing a cure for MND is one of Liz's passions as she supports all manner of fundraising to support people living with MND and research into the disease. Liz's two children also have neurodiversity, and she navigates the NDIS system for her eldest child.

Liz moved into a role of support coordinator late in 2021 for better work/home balance. She has strong views on creating a society that allows all people to live with independence and choice so enjoys working with her clients to achieve this.

Liz loves bush walking, Kayaking, swimming, her Labrador/Luna and anything that gets her into the great outdoors. With her love of nature and exercise Liz is passionate about enabling everyone access to the sport and recreation of their choice.

Megan Ellis

Megan Ellis

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/ Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Team Leader - Support Coordinator

Megan is a Team Leader and Support Coordinator in the Western Sydney area, who has a passion to support people by listening and understanding them, then working to support holistically. Megan has a range of experience and education in the disability and community services sector. Megan has worked as a direct support worker, within a Day Program and at a Community and Family Development Centre.

Megan has supported a number of participants with diagnoses ranging from Psychosocial Disability, Complex and High Needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy and more.

Megan has supported participants in situations such as transitioning out of hospital, sourcing long term accommodation, working with a multidisciplinary team, supporting participants who are terminally ill and participants looking to request Supported Disability Accommodation.

Amy Carillo

Amy Carillo

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/ Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Team Leader/ Support Coordinator

Amy has been a Support Coordinator for 5 years and is also one of our Team Leaders here at Marli & Moe. Amy has been supporting individuals and families to achieve personal and holistic outcomes of achieving health goals. She has a strong knowledge of NDIS guidelines and multidisciplinary roles. She is also a professionally trained support and healthcare assistant with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of clients with diverse needs.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science: BTEC National Diploma Health Studies, and an Associate of Arts: BTEC first diploma Performing Arts

Hobbies include dancing, music and charitable work.

Bec Hall

Bec Hall

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Yorta Yorta peoples on the land in which I work.

Senior Support Coordinator

Bec Hall has 8 years' experience in the disability, health and aged care sector with her experience ranging from children to aged care, hospital, residential homes, interstate and within the disability community. Bec is originally from a small country town on the Murray River and relocated to her current place of living to pursue more in her career as she is highly empathetic, understanding and handles situations in a calm manor.

Bec has worked within the mental health space, complex needs and is a strong support for the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A community. She has strong beliefs in 'choice and control' for people to make their own choices and live as independently as possible.

Brandon Hickley

Brandon Hickley

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Senior Support Coordinator

Brandon has a passion for working with youth and participants with physical, intellectual, and psychological disability. His previous experience as a disability support worker and in crisis out-of-home carer for young people has given him a greater understanding of the needs of individual participants and how to implement a holistic approach to participants' care. Brandon's previous roles have given him hands-on experience working day-to-day with participants.

Brandon has completed a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention as well as some units relating to counselling and disability services. He has undertaken therapeutic crisis intervention training and has worked under the trauma informed care and person-centered care principles.

Brandon believes in an individualised approach for each participant. He strives to assist his participants to have autonomy when it comes to their care by providing informed choices. Brandon chose to become a Support Coordinator so that he could play a greater role in helping participants navigate the NDIS and get the support and are that they need.

Rachel Fullbrook

Rachel Fullbrook

Support Coordinator

Rachel has over six years' experience in the health and disability sectors. She has worked in various community-based roles from a women's refuge to the mental health field before becoming a Support Coordinator.

She has experience with all age groups and in diverse environments including, aged care, hospitals, group homes, paediatric clinics and community health. She enjoys using her experience in those diverse roles to assist people with complex needs.

Rachel strongly believes in a person-centred approach and has a passion for helping to find the best supports for her clients and their families.

Rachel is focused on empowering clients to achieve their NDIS goals and likes to use her sense of humour when assisting with the challenges of navigating the NDIS processes to help her clients feel more comfortable with the difficulties they may face.

Isabel Alcindor

Isabel Alcindor

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/ Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Support Coordinator

Isabel has over 18 years of experience in the disability industry, working with people with various disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Acquired Brain Injury, Psychosocial, Prada Willy and Fragile X Syndrome. Isabel has previously assisted many participants to roll over from block funding to the NDIS prior to becoming a support coordinator in 2017. As a Support Coordinator, Isabel has experience in applying for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL). Isabel is a kind, compassionate, and understanding person who strives to make a difference in people's lives. She believes in fighting for the right cause and is passionate about wanting to enrich people's lives

Clayton Ray

Clayton Ray

Support Coordinator

Clayton is a fun and bubbly people person who has been working in the disability sector for 3 years, with most of his experience involving support work in a group home and personalised home environment.

Clayton has passion and drive for helping people and is very personable and communicable which makes him perfectly suited in the disability industry. Clayton in his spare times, loves exercising and socialising with his friends, and has a profound love for Animals. Clayton has been involved with showing cattle for several years now, travelling all over Australia to do so. Clayton will, to the best of his ability, strive to bring light to any situation and this reflects in his support coordination role.

Samantha Grunsell

Samantha Grunsell

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the Dharug/ Darug peoples on the land in which I work.

Support Coordinator

Samantha's skills of working with people from diverse backgrounds and needs, come from working in client's homes for 7 years.

Samantha's interests are in mental health and children's needs, particularly ADHD having family experience with understanding and managing the symptoms of ADHD.

Samantha has studied and worked in children's services and is currently studying Diploma of Community Services - Case Management.