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Our Team

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Proud and Professional

Our skilled team of professionals have extensive knowledge and experience working within medical, clinical and theraputic frameworks. We thrive on working within a multidisciplinary model to ensure a holistic and best practice approach to positive outcomes. Our commitment is to improving the quality of life for our clients and their families. 

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Jemma Niwha

Managing Director / Specialist Support Coordinator

Commencing her nursing career in 2005, Jemma completed her undergraduate studies at the University of western sydney, later moving on to complete post graduate qualifications in Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice. With her career now spanning over 18 years within the community welfare sector, she has gained significant and unique skills across medical, clinical, theraputic and operational settings.

 

Having managed complex support services nationally and abroad, Jemma brings expert knowledge, guidance and governance as she leads our team to navigate the complexities of both NDIS and mainstream systems and pathways. 

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Abraham Niwha

General Manager

Beginning his career in 2003 as a infantry soldier with the New Zealand Army, Abraham actively served 10 years on both domestic and international deployments, which seen him establish a solid foundation of structure, routine and compliance.

 

Abraham went on to further his career in the civilian workforce with qualifications in Leadership and Management, Adult Education and Training as well as Work, Health and Safety. Abraham's 18 year career has seen him take up roles in the specialist areas of correctional practice, suicide and risk management, behavioural intervention, emergency response, work health and safety, and security operations spanning across the divisions of military, government and private sectors in Australia, New Zealand and abroad.

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Adelle Breen

Support Coordinator

Adelle joins our team with an extensive wealth of knowledge having been in early childhood development, early intervention and education for over 22 years. 

Adelle's primary role over the past 5 years has been coordinating and facilitating the delivery of equitable and inclusive education programs to ensure quality outcomes for children with additional needs. 

Adelle is blessed to have twin girls with ASD and is passionate about walking alongside other families that are in the midst of their children's disability journey. 

Adelle's personal experiences have allowed her to learn, grow and develop an undertaking that many others within the industry will never know. 

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Teena Ngan

Support Coordinator

For over 7 years, Teena has worked for the NSW Department of Education supporting students with a large range of disabilities and additional educational needs. Her collaboration and person centric approach has led to fabulous outcomes for her students and their families, as they undertook the tremendous transition to the next phase of adult life.
 

Teena's key areas of expertise include facilitating access to post school options, supporting work readiness, access to employment and further educational opportunities across a range of tertiary settings. Teena's experience of working from a strengths based framework has enabled her to build and maintain strong and profound relationships, supporting individuals to reach milestones they once thought were impossible to achieve. Teena firmly believes adequate planning, preparation and dedication are amongst the most vital keys to long term success. 

Lee Stewart

Support Coordinator

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Lee is welcomed to our Central Coast team to share the extensive knowledge and experience she has gained with over 15 years in early childhood education and development.

Having walked alongside many families during the crucial years of their child’s development, Lee has a remarkable ability to connect and form long lasting relationships.  

Now having a young family of her own, Lee understands the importance of having the right people in your “village”, she is extremely passionate about supporting children and their families to reach their goals through therapy and fun.

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Emma Unicomb

Executive Assistant

Emma has more than 6 years' experience in all thing's administration and an overall passion to make a positive impact on people's lives wherever possible.

Being driven by supporting her team, she takes pride in being able to provide the best administrative support to participants and their families as they navigate the NDIS world. 

Emma's goal is to create a beneficial impact on the community and to have the ability to work with families throughout their support journey whether it be directly or behind the scenes. 

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Stephanie Haaring

Enrolled Nurse

After developing a passion for clinical care, Stephanie completed her Diploma of Nursing in 2022 and now works as an Enrolled Nurse across a range of hospital and community settings. Stephanie is currently completing her Bachelor of Nursing with ambitions to further specialise in paediatric medicine. 

 

Playing a vital role in supporting both interdisciplinary medical teams as well as multidisciplinary community teams within complex settings, Stephanie provides overarching clinical knowledge and guidance to the HONO team. 

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Student Nurse / Community Support Worker

Natalie is a bright, driven and compassionate young lady who thrives on building strong and long lasting relationships with the children and families she supports.

Currently finishing her HSC and school studies in Allied Health, Natalie is excited to soon embark on a new journey of undertaking her Diploma of Nursing in 2024 where she will deepen the clinical knowledge and skills she has developed over the past 2 years.

Being the eldest of 3 siblings, Natalie has naturally fallen into a career focusing on working with children with complex support needs. She is highly dedicated to achieving her personal goals whilst making a positive impact in the lives of those that cross her path.

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John Franulovic

Community Support Specialist

With over 45 years of experience John has taken the wheel with a job that combines his love of people and strong sense of community spirit.

He exceeds expectations and thrives to provide a calm and welcoming environment for all clients.

By offering exceptional service with no detail unattended, we have been fortunate enough to have developed into providing priority transportation across Sydney. Our goal is to make your travels safe, effortless and on schedule.

As HONO's resident fisherman John also provides 1:1 and group fishing experiences for participants across Sydney. 

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