Meet The Team – PHASE

Meet The Team

Our diverse team has vast experience in managing complex cases.

We understand everybody is different and we are keen to find out what matters to you!

Together, we can discuss your interests, hobbies, and talents, such as making new friends, socialising and accessing the community.

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Jonas Mulombwa
Managing Director

Meet Jonas – a passionate disability support professional with over 15 years of experience. His journey in the industry began in 2006 as a support worker for one of Perth’s leading disability service providers. Jonas quickly realized that his empathetic nature and desire to make a difference were a perfect match for assisting individuals with challenging behaviours.

Driven by his passion for the sector and the desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others, Jonas founded PHASE – a disability support organization that focuses on training and empowering like-minded individuals who share the same drive and commitment. He strongly believes that with empathy and compassion, we can change the lives of those less privileged in our communities.

For Jonas, success in the disability support industry requires a deep understanding of emotional intelligence and expertise in managing challenging behaviours. He has honed these skills to become a leader in the field, earning him the nickname “The Challenging Behaviour Whisperer.” His ability to manage emotions, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and diffuse difficult situations is unparalleled.

With a master’s degree in project management, Executive Leadership, and Business Process Design from MIT Sloan University, as well as a Certificate IV in Disability, Jonas brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his work. He specializes in operational management, strategic planning, leadership development, and advocacy for people with disabilities.

At PHASE, Jonas is committed to delivering the highest quality service to individuals and families in need. He and his team are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those they serve, and they work tirelessly to ensure that every individual receives the support and care they need to thrive.

Debra Boualleg
Operations Manager 

Meet Debra – an experienced professional with a proven track record of working with individuals with disabilities. Her qualifications and expertise allow her to coordinate transdisciplinary teams to develop customized support plans that cater to the unique needs of every individual.

Debra’s previous roles include serving as a Personal Assistant to the CEO and working as a Support Coordinator. As a Support Coordinator, she helped individuals and families access services, develop NDIS plans, and overcome barriers to services.

Debra joined PHASE in March 2020 and has since been promoted to Operations Manager. In this role, Debra oversees the daily functions of the organisation, manages the delivery of services, and coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all operations run smoothly. With her qualifications and experience in working with transdisciplinary teams, Debra is instrumental in developing and implementing plans to support the needs of individuals with disabilities. Additionally, she is responsible for managing support coordinators and ensuring that they are providing high-quality services to clients. Debra’s expertise in NDIS planning and resolving barriers to services has proven invaluable to the organization and the individuals it serves.

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Bronwyn Meecham
Administrative Assistant

Bronwyn has worked in the disability sector for over six years, initially as an Employment Coordinator, where she helped NDIS participants find employment. She later transitioned to the role of Support Coordinator. As Support Coordinator, Bronwyn ensured that participants got the right supports in place, built their capacity and resilience, and networked with various service providers to achieve the best outcomes for the participants.

Bronny has also worked in corporate as a Quality Controller and Assurance officer, an essential portfolio for continuous improvement. Bronwyn brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the business.

Bronwyn is a big believer in equality and respect and wants everyone with a disability to be able to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Bronwyn’s Top 3
Family, Travel, Craft

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Renae Smith
Assistant HR

Renae is a dynamic and driven individual with a passion for delivering the best in all aspects of her work. Her keen eye for detail and strong focus ensures that she consistently performs her duties to the highest standards. Renae is passionate about empowering individuals to reach their full potential and is always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Prior to joining the Human Resources team at PHASE, Renae ran her own successful business, providing her with a wealth of experience in managing end-to-end HR functions. Renae is now responsible for overseeing the entire HR process at PHASE, including the onboarding of new staff members and ensuring compliance with NDIS requirements and reporting. Her dedication and commitment to providing a fulfilling and rewarding professional environment for all staff members is unparalleled.

Renae is currently serving as the HR Coordinator at PHASE, and is responsible for end-to-end HR functions across the organisation. This includes organising the onboarding process, managing employee records, overseeing employee training and development programs, and ensuring compliance with all relevant workplace regulations and NDIS requirements. Renae is passionate about creating a supportive and inclusive work environment, and works tirelessly to ensure that all employees feel valued and supported in their roles. With her strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence, Renae is a valuable asset to the PHASE team.

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Michelle Stewart
Accounts Assistant

Meet Michelle – I joined PHASE in July of 2022 as the Accounts and Payroll Officer. My role involves maintaining the company’s financial records and ensuring that staff are paid accurately and on time. I have a Diploma in Accounts and years of experience in this field, including working with various payroll systems.

In addition to my main responsibilities, I also assist Renae, our HR Officer, with HR tasks when needed. One of the aspects of my role that I particularly enjoy is the integration of our rostering system with payroll, which helps ensure that staff are paid correctly based on their hours worked.

Prior to joining PHASE, I had worked in the Disability Sector before and really enjoyed it. Being a part of an organization that provides essential support and care to individuals with disabilities is rewarding work, and I am grateful to be a part of the PHASE team.

Outside of work, I am happily married with two adult children. My son is in the Australian Navy and currently on his first deployment, while my daughter is studying, working, and planning her next travel adventure.

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Arunima Nair
Therapy Assistant

Arunima is a highly accomplished professional with over 15 years of international and cross-cultural experience in the field of social work, counseling, and education. She holds advanced tertiary qualifications in these fields, which enable her to specialize in working with children and youth in individual and group settings. Arunima has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social work, specializing in working with children and families.

Her diverse range of experience includes working with children in institutional care and in schools, disaster relief, training, program coordination, aged care, and disability. Arunima is strongly committed to providing person-centered care to her participants and their families, and she has a multicultural perspective of social work, aged care, and disability. She is comfortable working in diverse conditions and groups, and she applies contemporary methodologies and blended modes of therapy to develop innovative strategies.

Arunima is motivated by opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of children, youth, and adults living with disabilities and to contribute to the community’s development. She is a skilled therapist who is passionate about whole-person development and achieving holistic, positive client outcomes, with compassion, dignity, and respect. Arunima works within all legal and ethical standards, and scope of practice.

Recently, Arunima has taken on the role of Therapy Assistant at PHASE. She is excited to work in this field and collaborate with Neelam in creating and delivering therapeutic interventions, formulating and implementing BSPs, conducting trainings, and keeping PHASE up to date with NDIS reporting requirements. With her extensive experience and commitment to person-centered care, Arunima is an asset to the PHASE team.

Kayla Sutton
Service Delivery Manager – Bunbury

Kayla joined PHASE in September 2023. Kayla comes with more than 15 years of experience as a Project Manager for mental health in adults, youth, and disability. She has worked at St. Jude’s in a senior role. She has been in management for 5 years with experience working with children with challenging behaviours and trauma. Her passion is in ensuring the delivery of quality services to all participants in need and creating a strong and dedicated organisational culture. She has dived into her role as Service Delivery Manager and is looking forward to developing PHASE Bunbury to its full potential.

Rugi Bah-Mulombwa
Registered Nurse

Rugi has worked as Clinical Nurse Specialist for NSW Health and Clinical Nurse (Public Health) Gold Coast Hospital. Rugi has a Master of Science in Medicine. She worked as Lecturer in Nursing at the Australian Catholic University. Rugi is currently studying for her PhD. Her study focuses on Infectious Diseases in Prison, a groundbreaking study. Rugi is a Trained Trainer who provides all clinical based training for PHASE.

Sharon Rousetty
Support Coordinator

Sharon comes to us with more than 20 years of experience of working in the field of disability and mental health. Her previous experiences include working with disability employment, as a youth worker and counsellor, support work, employment coordinator and manager. She has worked with a diverse clientele panning numerous demographic groups, cultural and linguistic diversity as well as persons of indigenous and Torres Strait Islander origins. As our Support Coordinator Sharon will be working with our clients and participants to ensure a mix of supports are used to increase their capacity to maintain relationships, manage service delivery tasks, live more independently, and be included in their community.

Sophie Spilsbury
Support Coordinator

Sophie is our Support Coordinator for our state-of-the-art office in Dalyellup. Sophie’s deep roots in Bunbury and her extensive experience in the Disability Sector make her an exceptional addition to our team. In her role as a Support Coordinator, Sophie is wholeheartedly dedicated to working alongside participants and their families, providing unwavering support to comprehend their NDIS plans and helping them connect with the appropriate supports and services. Her ultimate goal is to empower individuals, enabling them to build the necessary skills and capacity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Juanita Flemming
Support Coordinator

Juanita is our new Support Coordinator in Dalyellup. She has extensive experience and knowledge working with Disability and Mental Health. Junita has been working with Disability and Mental Health for 10 years. She has been working as a Psychosocial Recovery Coach for 3 years and is now beginning her new journey as a Support Coordinator/Psychosocial Recovery Coach.

Julie Hutchinson
Administration Assistant

Julie worked for Child Protection for the last 15 years as Coordinator and Senior Residential Care Officer. In this role she worked within a team that provided therapeutic residential care for children who have experienced trauma or abuse to enable them to heal from past harm. She is passionate about helping people to become their best selves. At PHASE her role is that of an Administration Assistant where she provides office support for our team in Dalyellup.

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