Meet our NDIS Support Coordinators

Kristy Houchin

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Bachelor of Social Work 

Kristy is a social worker with extensive experience working with young people and their families, specifically those who are disadvantaged, marginalised and at risk. Kristy applies a strength-based person-centered approach to engage clients in a manner that is constructive, pro-active, purposeful, valued and respectful with the objective of enhancing one’s strengths and supporting them to thrive.

Kristy brings passion, energy and dedication to delivering high level outcomes for her clients by drawing upon her in-depth understanding of effective advocacy and case management. Quoting one of her participants “I like her, she gets sh#t done!”

Kristy is our ‘go-to’ person for all things NDIS. She has the ability to identify the key information in a complex system or issue and convey it in a clear, simple and persuasive way.

Outside of work, you’ll find Kristy on the netball court, at a live music or comedy gig or reading in nature.

Harley Phillips

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Diploma of Youth Justice
Certificate IV Child, Youth & Family Intervention

Harley is a Support Coordinator with extensive experience supporting young people, in particular those who have experienced past trauma, have an intellectual or physical disability, youth justice involvement or substance use concerns. With over 10 year of experience in supporting some of the most at risk and vulnerable people in both government and non-government roles, Harley has developed a balanced and well-versed approach to his person-centred practice and a high aptitude for navigating complex systems.

Harley seeks alliances to help the people he works with achieve their goals based on their own values and aspirations. Harley is passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable people and works with a collaborative approach with those that he supports in order to help them to develop the areas they find important.

Harley strives to be a person who leads by example and be a positive role model to others, both personally and professionally. He believes that education and improvement is a life-long journey and enjoys getting the opportunity to be a part of other people’s journey in a positive way. Harley employs intentional practice and has a keen focus on staying grounded in order to support the people he works with to do the same.

Harley prides himself on leading a family orientated lifestyle with his lovely wife and two children. The adventures and challenges are amazing and Harley loves them dearly - he wouldn’t have it any other way!

Lynda Nicell-Mills

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Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Psychological Science

Lynda is an experienced Support Coordinator who is passionate about supporting people through a person-centred focus and bringing about positive changes in their life.  Lynda has worked alongside complex young people and their families in a variety of settings, especially young people who have disabilities and are living with the impact of past trauma.  Lynda provides an empathetic, trauma-informed and strength-based approach alongside her NDIS participants to achieve great outcomes.

Lynda has experience navigating complex systems and providing timely and collaborative solutions for her NDIS participants. Lynda works alongside the belief that the similar problems don’t always require the same solutions, and that each individual deserves a tailored support approach that specifically meets their needs.  Lynda enjoys sharing her knowledge of the NDIS and being guided by her participants with a flexible approach.

In her time away from work, Lynda enjoys walks in nature, yoga and socialising with loved ones.

Johanna Bechtle

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Master of Social Work

With a background in Early Childhood Education, Johanna’s drive for human rights and social justice has led her to becoming a social worker.

Johanna brings humility, warmth and empathy into her work and centers her practice around the lived experiences of the people she works alongside with. In framing individual narratives, Johanna applies a strength-based approach and strives to enhance participants’ self-determination. Grounding this approach on human rights frameworks, Johanna focuses on the abilities of each participant and seeks to find ways to overcome disabling environmental barriers. Linking social work knowledge to the role of support coordination enables Johanna to maintain a holistic focus in supporting participants in achieving their goals.

In her personal life, Johanna enjoys exploring nature with a tent and backpack and you will often find her at the beach throughout the summer months.