Housing Hub Team

The Housing Hub Team are here to support you understand your housing needs and preferences and suitability and eligibility for Specialist Disability Accommodation. Please contact a team member in the relevant state or territory on their details below for assistance.

Victoria

Megan Miles | Project Manager VIC, ACT, and SA

Megan is a qualified occupational therapist with experience in community, rehabilitation and education settings. She has worked extensively in the disability sector, most recently in a program management position for VMCH and as a Coordinator of Supports with Ablelink.  Megan holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Bachelor of Occupational Science and Therapy from Deakin University.

Megan manages the VIC, ACT and SA teams to support people with disability to apply for a new home.

Contact Megan on 0456 119 790 or email megan.miles@summerfoundation.org.au

Olga Eila | Housing Projects Coordinator

Olga has personal experience in navigating the NDIS and is passionate about making sure that people are connected to the right resources and have all the information they need about SDA to support their application.

Olga is focused on connecting with organisations, hospitals, individuals and various networks across Australia to assist housing seekers with their housing journey.

Contact Olga on 0438 999 044 or email olga.elia@summerfoundation.org.au

New South Wales

Joanna Stewart | Housing Projects Coordinator

Jo works with organisations across New South Wales to increase awareness of SDA housing. Jo was previously involved in the Summer Foundation’s NDIS Connections project, which involved working directly with young people living in aged care to assist them to gain access to the NDIS.

Jo has previously been employed as a hospital social worker for 15 years across a number of areas including ABI/neurology/trauma rehabilitation, cardiology and oncology.

Contact Jo on 0438 333 007 or email joanna.stewart@summerfoundation.org.au

Maria Ellensohn | Housing Projects Coordinator

Maria is a qualified Social Worker with over 20 years experience across disability services and health sectors in Australia, Germany and India. Some of Maria’s most recent roles have included Case Manager at Royal Rehab and OOHC and Disability Clinician at Life Without Barriers. Maria holds a Master of Social Work from University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt and a Master of Social Management from University Ostfalia, Braunschweig.

Maria is focused on connecting with organisations, hospitals, individuals and various networks in the state to assist housing seekers with their housing journey.

Contact Maria on 0456 115 141 or at maria.ellensohn@summerfoundation.org.au

Western Australia

Claire Lovegrove | Project Manager WA

Claire has worked in an array of healthcare settings nationally and internationally, Claire has worked in pivotal roles including establishing ground breaking services for vulnerable people which led to an invite to 10 Downing Street, London! 

With a solution focus to improve the lives and wellbeing of others, Claire has worked in operations and executive management, quality management systems, policy, programmes and practises, developing and growing effective services. 

Claire is focused on connecting with organisations, hospitals, individuals and various networks in the state to assist housing seekers with their housing journey.

Contact Claire on 0455 118 583 or at claire.lovegrove@summerfoundation.org.au

South Australia

Sophie Moore | Housing Projects Coordinator

Sophie has worked as a speech pathologist, researcher and project worker and has extensive experience working with people who have a range of support needs.

Sophie has delivered staff training across the health sector relating to current NDIS processes and practices, including SDA. Sophie has also worked on research projects, exploring outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury living in different models of accommodation. This experience have given Sophie knowledge of the benefits of people with disability living in appropriate housing and possible issues they may experience.

Sophie is focused on connecting with organisations, hospitals, individuals and various networks in the state to assist housing seekers with their housing journey.

Contact Sophie on 0456 600 277 or email sophie.moore@summerfoundation.org.au

Queensland

Alison Burgess | Housing Projects Coordinator

Alison recently rolled out the NDIS LAC program in Murrumbidgee LGA and comes with extensive leadership and stakeholder engagement experience within the disability and health sectors.  In addition to Alison's commitment to the disability sector, she has a keen interest in closing the gap to improve the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Alison is focused on connecting with organisations, hospitals, individuals and various networks in the state to assist housing seekers with their housing journey.

Contact Alison on 0455 119 100 or email alison.burgess@summerfoundation.org.au

Emma Newby | Housing Projects Coordinator

Emma brings with her 25 years in health and disability services from the UK and Victoria. With interstate and international experience in disability accommodation, support services, leadership, customer engagement, case management and training, Emma was part of a team who worked with the first NDIS rollout in the Barwon region and is a strong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

Located in Brisbane South, Emma is well placed for connecting in with organisations, hospitals, individuals and networks in the region. Emma will assist housing seekers to apply for properties in Queensland.

Contact Emma on 0456 112 206 or email emma.newby@summerfoundation.org.au