The Team

Stuart Miller

Paul Keith
General Manager Governance & Quality and Company Secretary

Renata Cubas
Governance and Quality Coordinator

Noel Phillips
Chief Finance Officer

Noel has over 30 years of experience in finance, operations and management. Working in the retail and hospitality sectors, he has worked in leading organisations such as Ray’s Outdoors, National Leisure and Gaming Limited and Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group.

Tim Scott
General Manager Property and Development

Tim has over 25 years of experience including both the public and private sectors as well as the Not-for-profit sector. He has worked in a range of sectors and organisation such as The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Transurban, Siemens, Ambulance Victoria, Coopers & Lybrand and Abound Communities.

Passionate about housing and in particular access to suitable and affordable housing, Tim is focused on growing and nurturing the sustainable provision of housing to the disability sector.

Jessica Burke
Executive Assistant

Jessica has extensive experience in high level executive support and her compassion for others encouraged her to move to the non-for-profit sector. She has worked in various administrative, customer service and leadership roles, across a range of industries. She currently provides support to the CEO and Executive Team at Summer Housing, as well as general administrative support to the wider team.

Angus Stirling
Senior Development Manager

Before joining Summer Housing, Angus worked for Lend Lease  Building working on a range of projects from residential and commercial high-rise projects to award winning public and private health projects and most recently Melbourne Olympic Park.

Housing and its impact personally and socially has always fascinated Angus. As a student he worked in facility management in aged residential care and undertook a social housing research project with the objective to attract teachers into rural Indian villages.

Andrew Roff
General Manager Finance

Sally Dean
Financial Accountant

Bahar Farhang
Accounts Payable Officer

Bahar Farhang is an accountant with over 6 years’ experience. Previously she has worked as an account officer and assistant accountant in the retail and community service sector. She has the passion to use her expertise as the Account Payable Officer to support our team in empowering people with disabilities and bringing them an equal living opportunity. 

Sonia Faiz
Assistant Accountant

Sonia is a finance officer with over 10 years’ experience, specialising in AR, AP and NDIS Claims. Her industry experience extends over Manufacturing, Building Consultancy, NFP & NDIA. Sonia works closely with the finance team on the reporting of financial information, system improvements and providing business support services to senior management teams and interdepartmental business units. Sonia’s aim is to ensure business is cash flow positive.

Elodie Raveau
Marketing & Events Coordinator

Elodie has 4+ years experience in the Education sector, in Paris and Melbourne. Elodie worked as a Communication & Events assistant for a Business school in Paris – she has been organising & managing the school events, promoting the school and ensuring community management.
Prior to joining Summer Housing, Elodie worked as a Student Support & Admin Officer in Melbourne CBD, offering guidance and counselling to students as well as administrative support to her team. Her experience has taught her a lot about connecting with people, by working with students and colleagues from various backgrounds. 

Claire Sloan
Team Coordinator

Kat Mangamu
General Manager Tenant Experience

Kat brings a wealth of knowledge stemming from her work in disability over the last 15 years. She has held executive positions across both not-for-profit and private sector with a focus on supporting people with disability to access housing that really works for them. Kat firmly believes home is the foundation for everything that we do. She is highly motivated and committed to collaborating with tenants and enhancing their housing experience.

In addition to other certifications, Kat has a Graduate Certificate in Project Management and an Advanced Diploma in Disability. 

Wendy Tallon
Tenant Specialist – VIC

Wendy is a highly skilled professional with a diverse background encompassing allied health, extensive expertise within the real estate industry, and a recent completion of an MBA. Her unique blend of knowledge and experience allows her to approach challenges from multiple perspectives and find innovative solutions.

With a genuine passion for helping others, Wendy is particularly dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals living with disabilities.

Her personal lived experience further enhances her understanding and empathy, enabling her to provide meaningful support and advocate for inclusive practices.

Jennifer Merriman
Tenancy & Property Specialist – ACT

Jennifer is located in Canberra and has over 25 years experience in business, finance and operations management in the NFP community sector, mainly in disability and mental health as well as the private sector.   She has worked closely in the past with ACT Government and implemented the NDIS for provider organisations as well as participants when first rolled out in the ACT. Jennifer is responsible for connecting with organisations, hospitals, individuals and networks to generate interest and applications for properties in her region. Meeting with applicants to understand individual needs is a key part of her role and ensures that people are matched with appropriate properties.  

Jennifer’s background as an executive director of a not-for-profit assistive technology provider, and her management experience in business provide an excellent springboard for the role at Summer Housing in the ACT. She thrives on helping and supporting people, often through challenging times they are facing, and is passionate about assisting applicants and new tenants to feel supported in their new homes. 

Nevana Djoric
Tenant Specialist – QLD

Jocelyn Bell
Tenant Specialist – NSW

Danielle Wakefield
Tenant Specialist – SA

Danielle has over 27 years experience working within the Community services sector – working within the disability and housing sector. She has mostly worked within the NGO space but also in local government as well as within the NDIS, managing local area coordination.

Danielle is very passionate about people and the community services sector with love of providing true person centred practices and support to the people that she works with, to ensure that they are able to achieve their goals to be able to live their best lives.

Cristina Valente
Engagement Specialist – NSW

Cristina’s passion is working with vulnerable people in organisations that aim to make a difference in society. She holds 5 years’ experience in the social services sector with expertise in working with people at risk of homelessness. In such work environment, Cristina had the opportunity to assist people to achieve their independent living goals, offer tenancy facilitation and to develop strong advocacy skills. 

Prior to these experiences, she worked in the Communications sector acting as Public Relations consultant for 15 years.  

Taylah Sofele
Engagement Specialist – VIC

Taylah brings over 6 years of leadership experience across various industries, including real estate, finance and youth justice. Passionate about adding value to the lives of others, Taylah is committed to using her expertise to enable high-quality accommodation and independent living for all.

Sarah Yoo
Engagement Specialist – QLD

Sarah is a dedicated and resourceful NDIS professional with over 8 years of experience within the disability sector. She has experience in NDIS project management, sales management, support coordination and nursing. 

Sarah’s passion is assisting people to live as independently as possible while feeling safe and happy in their home and communities. She also believes in an inclusive community where people with disability can live their life to the fullest with the adequate level of support.

Phillip Harris
Property Coordinator – VIC

Originally from the UK, Phillip moved to Australia with his wife and their 2 children, 12 years ago. Phillip worked in facilities and project management for non-for-profit organisations in Australia and has previously worked in social housing in London.
Phillip is passionate in his role, to improve people lives with disability and to deliver new SDA accommodation.

Takis Koklas
Property Maintenance Officer

Terry McConnell
Property Maintenance Officer