Scope Home Access is supported by a Board of Directors who provide strategic leadership, set organisational objectives and monitor the performance of the organisation. Our Board members have diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in the Aged Care and Disability Sectors, community service and health care, finance, technology and digital media.

We seek to have representatives that include people with a disability and/or family members of people with a disability, as well as those aware of issues affecting older Australians represented on our Board of Directors. The board also aims to appoint candidates of good character and have a mix of expertise, legal and financial knowledge and leadership skills.

All board members undergo the required checks such as National Criminal History and/or an NDIS Working Screening Check, and any other checks required by legislation or the NDIS Practice Standards and Aged Care Quality Standards. Additionally, the board commits to regular reviews to ensure appropriateness of its governance processes and to ensure that members of the board have access and opportunities for any training when required.

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Christine Spackman, Chairperson 

Christine brings her leadership and management experience to the board and was General Manager of the not-for -profit organisation Keystone Community Solutions in southern Sydney prior to its merger with 3Bridges. 

More recently Christine was Senior Workforce and Industry Development Officer with Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and is currently a Director with Access Sydney Community Transport Co Ltd.  

     
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Luigi Andreatta, Vice Chairperson/Secretary

Lou's background and experience includes Senior Executive roles with an extensive career in national health care policy development and programme administration with 30 years in the Australian Public Service, including the Commonwealth Department of Health Canberra, the Health Insurance Commission Canberra and the Department of Human Services. Lou also held various positions in private sector organisations prior to his public service. 

Lou was awarded the Australian Government's Public Service Medal (PSM) in the 2005 Australian Day awards for the successful implementation of major reforms to the Medicare Program and awarded the Health Insurance Commission Excellence in Service award in 2005. 

     
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Kelly McGroder, Treasurer

Kelly has +10 years experience as a Financial Controller with extensive knowledge in all areas of company finance. 

Kelly is currently Finance Manager at Internetrix (now a part of Xpon Technologies Group) based in Wollongong and has an interest in contributing to her local community. Highly motivated and constantly looking to develop and innovate businesses where possible, Kelly enjoys putting her skills and knowledge of finance to good use. 

     
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Georgia Lang, Director

Georgia brings her expertise in technology, specifically interactive and UI design and marketing, adding a new skillset to the Scope Home Access board. Georgia is currently working with Hipages as a product designer. 

     
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Michael Lewis, Director
Michael is a partner and Head of Commercial Division at RMB Lawyers with +15 years as a solicitor with expertise in business development and finance. 
     
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Anja Nivala, Director

Anja currently teaches the Aged Care Certificate at TAFE NSW. 

Anja is the former CEO of Community Options Illawarra, is a registered nurse, and has been an Illawarra Community Forums member for +20 years. Anja was our long serving Chairperson of the Scope Home Access board, only having recently stepped down, and continues to serve on the board as a director. 

     
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Daphne Olsen, Director

Daphne has +20 years experience in the aged care and community sector.

Only recently retired as CEO of Careways Community Ltd, Daphne also holds board positions on two other local community organisations. Daphne brings with her extensive experience in governance, risk management and finance.