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Meet some of our team

Michael Willis

Michael Willis is a koori man aged in his early 30s, he has very short hair, a round face and a slight gap in his front teeth

About me

My role – Local Area Coordinator

Where do I work? Illawarra Shoalhaven

What's my background? Community engagement

Some more things about me:

  • Aboriginal community engagement
  • Community work for four years
  • Extensive skills in communication and community engagement
  • Networking links with the Wollongong and Shellharbour business chambers
  • I’m passionate about working with Uniting as it’s important that participants have choice and control over their funds.

Nicholas Blaxwell

Nicholas Blaxwell is a young man in his early 30s he has short spikey brown hair and wears glasses

About me

My role – Local Area Coordinator

Where do I work? Illawarra Shoalhaven

What's my background? Community welfare, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Certificate IV in Community Services, Diploma of Community Welfare Work and a Diploma in Business

Some more things about me:

  • Three years volunteer work in Blacktown Community Aid and Information Services
  • Four years working with the NDIS
  • I also have lived experience of disability.

Karen Peebles

Karen Peebles is a middle-aged woman in her early 50s she has greying blond hair

About me

My role – Local Area Coordinator

Where do I work? Illawarra Shoalhaven

What's my background? Community services in the aged and disability sector

Some more things about me:

  • Certified practicing Case Manager with a CMSA
  • A registered Justice of the Peace
  • Civil Marriage Celebrant
  • 20-plus years’ experience in the community services sector and working in various government and non - government organisations
  • I love working with Uniting and being involved in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, making a difference in the disability sector.

Alet Oliver

Alet Oliver is a woman in her early 40s she has long blond hair

About me

My role – Local Area Coordinator

Where do I work? Nepean Blue Mountains

What's my background? Community services

Some more things about me:

  • Worked as a support coordinator and support care worker
  • 12 years’ experience in community services sector
  • Immigrated from South Africa 16 years ago
  • Certificate IV in Community Services and Certificate II in Aged Care.

Penny Dmitrieff

Penny Dmitrieff is a woman aged in her early 50s she has short red-brown hair and wears bright colours

About me

My role – Local Area Coordinator

Where do I work? Northern Sydney

What's my background? Worked in a range of disability services

Some more things about me:

  • Worked in manufacturing and in various disability service types
  • I’ve had the privilege (and adventure) of setting up a pilot program for Individually Funded Services.

Maree Kennedy

Maree Kennedy is is a woman aged in her late 40s she has short light brown hair and very blue eyes

About me

My role – Team Leader

Where do I work? Northern Sydney

What's my background? Diploma in Applied Science – nursing, accounts, auditor for human services

Some more things about me:

  • Over 15 years’ experience in nursing in predominantly high care and emergency nursing settings
  • Managed a small business for over 20 years
  • Certified auditor for human services sector for over three years covering Group Homes, Australian Disability Enterprises, centre-based day programmes and transport services, including ISO 9001 in 2016
  • I have lived experience as my son has a disability
  • Passionate about supporting other people with disability to have choice
  • I am excited to be part of the partnership between Uniting and the NDIS.

Graeme Randall

Graeme Randall is a man aged in his late 40s he has short light brown hair that is goiong grey, blue eyes and an angular nose

About me

My role – Local Area Coordinator

Where do I work? Illawarra Shoalhaven

What's my background? Community engagement

Some more things about me:

  • Started working life as an ordained minister and have worked in banking and social work
  • I hold an honours degree in psychology, and currently doing my masters in psychology.
  • Worked in a range of disability services
  • Extremely passionate about justice and equality
  • Married to my partner under UK Law - waiting for the day it becomes legal in Australia!

Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about how we can support you.

Email us at lacinfo@uniting.org

You can also find us at the locations below.

Wollongong Office
T: 02 4253 6580
Level 3, 87-89 Market St
Wollongong, 2500


Nowra Office
Level 2b, 57 Graham St
Nowra, 2541


Gerringong Office
5b, 25 Noble St
Gerringong
NSW, 2534

Nepean–Blue Mountains District Office
T: 02 4723 9444
Level 1, 83 Henry St,
Penrith, 2750


Lawson Office
T: 02 8833 0558
Shop 3, 297 Great Western Highway
Lawson, 2783


Lithgow Office
T: 02 8833 0559
PCYC Building
6 Hoskins Ave
Lithgow, 2790

Pymble District Office
T: 02 9275 9441
Building 1, Level 3 Suite 4
20 Bridge Street
Pymble, 2073

Workshops on using your NDIS plan


Brookvale Office
T: 02 8833 0552
Suite 156 Level 2
117 Old Pittwater Rd
Brookvale, 2100

Workshops on using your NDIS plan


Lane Cove Office
T: 02 8833 0560
Ryde Council Community Centre
180 Longueville Rd
Lane Cove, 2066

Queanbeyan District Office
T: 02 9275 9453
Level 1, Suite 3
114 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan, 2620


Batemans Bay Office
T: 02 8833 0553
1 Perry St
Batemans Bay, 2536


Cooma Office
T: 02 8833 0555
Room 7.G.08
TAFE Illawarra
66 Commissioner St
Cooma, 2630


Goulburn Office
T: 02 8833 0557
Room W.1.16 and Room W1.19
Illawarra Institute of Technology Campus
Verner St
Goulburn, 2580


Merimbula Office
T: 02 8833 0554
14 Cabarita Place (Library)
Merimbula, 2548

Workshops on how to make your NDIS plan

Workshops on using your NDIS plan


Yass Office
T: 02 8833 0556
Room DG4
Yass TAFE,
51 Church St
Yass, 2582

Western Sydney District Office
T: 02 8833 0500
Level 1
17-21 Macquarie St
Parramatta, 2150

Workshops on using your NDIS plan


Baulkham Hills Office
T: 02 8833 0551
Suite 201
29-31 Solent Circuit
Baulkham Hills, 2153

Workshops on using your NDIS plan


Blacktown Office
T: 02 9268 3817
Suite 1 Level 3
83 Flushcombe Rd
Blacktown, 2148

Workshops on using your NDIS plan

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