National Leadership Team

Operational and strategic coordination of the Neami Group rests with the National Leadership team.

Joe Cassar

Joe Cassar

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Neami National

Phone: 03 8691 5300
joe.cassar@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2001
Qualifications: BA Social Science. Grad Cert Culturally Responsive Practice.

Joe oversees Projects and Innovations, Research and Evaluation, Tenders and Submissions, Learning and Development and NDIS strategy.

Fred JP Van Steel

Fred JP Van Steel

Chief Executive Officer, Me Well

Phone: 03 8691 5300
fred.vansteel@me-well.org.au

Joined: 2018
Qualifications: Bachelor Of Economics (Double major Finance & Economics), Master of Business Administration.
Memberships: CPA, CPM, AFAIM, FAIM, MAICD.

Fred leads Me Well, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neami, working to see Neami fulfil its vision, mission and strategic directions under the NDIS.

Vanessa Karamesinis

Vanessa Karamesinis

Chief Financial Officer / Company Secretary

Phone: 03 8691 5300
vanessa.karamesinis@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2002
Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics and Commerce; Associate Certified Practising Accountant (CPA ASA); Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Vanessa oversees Financial Services, General Counsel, ICT and the Board and Legal Team.

Sacha Miezis, Neami General Manager Corporate Services (Acting)

Sacha Miezis

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 03 8691 5300
sacha.miezis@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2014
Qualifications and memberships: Masters in Human Services Management, Policy & Research.

Sacha oversees service delivery and corporate operations.

Peter Gianfrancesco

Peter Gianfrancesco

New South Wales State Manager

Phone: 02 8347 1929

peter.gianfrancesco@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2014
Qualifications: RMN, BA Social Welfare (mental health), Grad Dip Comm Health, BSc Integrative Psychotherapy

Peter oversees service delivery and strategic development in New South Wales.

Kim Holmes

Kim Holmes

South Australian State Manager

Phone: 08 8471 9200
kim.holmes@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2013
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work; Graduate Certificate in Business Management; Masters in Business Administration (underway)

Kim oversees service delivery and strategic development in South Australia.

Glen James

Glen James

Western Australia State Manager

Phone: 08 6252 0426
glen.james@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2015
Qualifications: Ass Dip. Welfare; Grad. Dip. Management (Community Health); Cert. IV Training & Assessment ; Ad. Cert Review & Auditing

Glen oversees service delivery and strategic development in Western Australia.

Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas

Queensland State Manager

Phone: 07 3205 6622

karen.thomas@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2017

Qualifications: Diploma of Community Services, Advanced Diploma of Community Services Management, Management/Leadership Post Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management) - current 

Karen oversees service delivery and strategic development in Queensland.

Glen Tobias

Glen Tobias

Victorian State Manager

Phone: 03 8459 7867
glen.tobias@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 1994
Qualifications and memberships:  Graduate Diploma of Business (Organisational Change and Consulting). 
Memberships: VICSERV Board of Governance

Glen oversees service delivery and strategic development in Victoria.

Susan McWhirter

Susan McWhirter

General Manager Financial Services

Phone: 03 8691 5300
susan.mcwhirter@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2014

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) RMIT, Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Susan oversees Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Accounting, Payroll, Property and Fleet.

Steven Petrenko

Steven Petrenko

General Manager Information Technology

Phone: 03 8691 5300
steven.petrenko@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2014
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science, Honours (Computer Science, Electrical Eng.), Graduate Diploma of Education.
Memberships: IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Professional Communication Society.

Steven oversees ICT infrastructure, applications, operations and projects.

Melanie Sherrin

Melanie Sherrin

General Counsel

Phone: 03 8691 5300

melanie.sherrin@neaminational.org.au

Joined: 2017

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Melanie oversees the Board and Legal Team.

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