Meet Our Team

Founders

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Helen Fisher

Founder

As one of the Directors of roundsquared, I bring over 30 years of experience in the disability sector as well as having two daughters who have NDIS plans.

My experience started after leaving school in the UK, when I worked in a large institution on a locked ward for young men with significant autism.  I was very lucky to work under a Charge Nurse who was visionary and could see opportunities for these young men outside of the locked doors!

 

Since then I’ve worked as a house manager of group homes, supported people to access open employment.  I have also been CEO of what used to be called a Division of General Practice.

In between that with my husband we ran a goat dairy and made a renowned brand of camembert style cheese that sold up & down the coast.  We moved to Moruya around seven years ago in order to access more opportunities for our girls and now love it here.  I am a passionate gardener, a day out at a garden centre is my idea of excitement!  I also love cooking & preserving all our produce & as a family we’d love to be able to ski & travel more, a trip to Morocco a couple of years ago was a big highlight for all of us.

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Mark Pattison

Founder

While it is impossible for a square to be a circle, it is possible for people with disability to be citizens of their own country and citizens of the world.

Citizenship is not determined by my physical appearance, my intellectual ability, my wealth or my job; for me citizenship is what I hope for and work towards for my two girls: a place in their community of equality and opportunity. What I have done and what I will do is not as important as what I do now.

Hopefully I have learned from the past but by acting now I will be part of a roundsquared community that will create a great future for all.

On a serious note, most people think of a box as a squared (cube) object. For me when I think of a box I think of a hat box, an object which contradicts and challenges our concepts (of both what is square and what is round).

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Krystal Tritton

Director / Senior Consultant

I find my role as consultant to a group of roundsquared members personally rewarding. I enjoy learning from each of these members in different ways. I have a passionate focus on creating meaningful employment for all in the community, irrespective of abilities.

I am the mother of two little girls, and have lived in the Eurobodalla for the last 19 years.  I am an active member of the community, working full time and being involved with mainstream and disability organisations and committees. I am also vision impaired and legally totally blind.

I have completed a Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Interventions; Certificate IV in Disabilities, Certificate IV in Aged Care, Community Welfare Certificate IV, Certificate III in Children’s Services, Certificate III in Health Service Assistance. I have also been involved with developing programs for people in challenging situations and this is my passion.

I have always been interested in photography and two years ago I applied for a grant “My Choice Matters” to learn and develop this new skill.  This gave me an opportunity to explore this median, expressing myself creatively, and I have been taking photos ever since. I trust in science and technology and believe that I will one day view my photos.

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I joined roundsquared as a consultant early 2019, based in the Northern Rivers region and have been in Murwillumbah for close to 20 years.

I have three lovely boys, one of whom has Autism/Epilepsy and learning difficulties and has his own NDIS plan.

My working background has been varied between working government departments such as Legal Aid and Social Security (now known as Centrelink), to being a Paralegal at various law firms.The one thing that all my previous jobs have had in common is that I got to work with people from all walks of life and was able to guide them through any issues that they have had.

roundsquared is an extension of my previous work experience and I am thoroughly enjoying helping to guide people with implementing their goals and visions for their future.

Outside of life with my gorgeous family (including two fur babies), I love to run.  I have competed in running races both in Australia, NZ and Canada and love the comaraderie that the ultra community brings and also the strategy and planning that is involved in training and running an endurance event. 

Director / Senior Consultant

Kate Godbee

Administration

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Jennifer Cornes

Administration Officer

I joined roundsquared in 2021 as the Administration Officer/Assistant to one of our Directors.  

In my role I am able to be at the forefront of operations within the South Coast head office. I liaise with our members daily which I really enjoy. 

 

Previously, I ran my own small business that supported people with disabilities and developed an interest in pursuing a career with disability services. Thankfully, one of my clients is a roundsquared Director, who is now graciously mentoring me. I am furthering my learning around the NDIS, and how to best support community members with disabilities. 

 

Away from the office I have two energetic and fun-loving young children. We enjoy an active life with lots of activities throughout the year such as fun runs, snowboarding and camping trips. 

Our Finance Team

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Paul Newton

Strategic Operations Manager

My name is Paul and I’m excited to have joined the roundsquared team as Strategic Operations Manager in 2022.

I head up the finance department and oversee the smooth operation of the business as well as work closely with the directors

to grow the business around our members.

 

My background is retail/business management where I’ve held roles in several nationally recognised businesses – I’ve always put customers first.

At roundsquared I’m delighted to work with our members and put them first in all we do.

 

On a personal note, I am a father of four children.

Downtime is spent exploring the beautiful South Coast with them, while finding the best spots in the area to dine with my wife.

We moved down to the Eurobodalla in January 2021 from Wollongong and are glad we made the move.

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Alex Johnson

Finance Consultant

Customer care has been at the heart of my varied working life in the UK, US and Australia. I have worked in local government, business administration, travel, retail and healthcare, where my focus has been on the individual and how best to serve their needs.

 

I have been part of the roundsquared Finance team since December 2016. I am responsible for accounts payable which sees me reviewing, processing and paying all invoices received on behalf of members. I also work with members, consultants and service providers to resolve any queries that might come up.

In my spare time I enjoy bushwalking, mountain biking and swimming at our beautiful local beaches.

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Kristy Bruce

Finance Consultant

My name is Kristy, I joined the roundsquared family in January 2019. I work in the finance team, assisting in whatever way I can. 


I’ve had a wide range of experience in fields of finance and disability, including managing accounts in a major law firm, real estate, reception, care work in a facility & community care. 

 

I cherish family time and making memories with our two kids and our dog. Spending time at the beach & camping is at the top of the list!

I grew up in Canberra & spent a lot of my childhood in a little town called Mallacoota. I started young in office work, assisting my dad as office helper from about the age 8!

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Joel Mccubben

Administration Assistant - Finance

Hi, my name is Joel. I work in the finance team at roundsquared. Since graduating from  Moruya High School at the end of 2017, I was successful in obtaining employment with Meals On Wheels, where I entered clients orders for the week and administrating  their Facebook page, skills which translated well into my current role.

One of my favourite things to do on a weekend is hanging out with my dachshunds and I enjoy gaming.  I look forward to building my career within roundsquared.

Consultants

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Lawrence Brady

Consultant
South Coast NSW

I am part of the Nowra consultant team. My previous experience has been in disability employment services (DES).

Throughout my DES role I assisted people with navigating Centrelink and gaining life-changing employment. Utilising motivation, collaboration and dedication, we were able to achieve positive outcomes for improved lives. Armed with this experience and within my role here at roundsquared, I’ll harness my passion, empathy and determination to gain the best possible outcome for our members.  With a passion for lifelong learning, together we can contribute to the success of roundsquared members.

Living in one of the most beautiful places on earth, you’ll normally see me swimming at the beach or exploring the local area.

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Claudia Brizi

Consultant
Sydney NSW

My name is Claudia and I have been in the disability sector for many years.

I started as a support worker in supported accommodation assisting residents with their daily routines. I have also supported members in the community getting them out and about to achieve their goals of becoming more independent. I was a team leader for over a year in a group home of four residents. 

In my role as one of the Sydney consultant team for roundsquared, I really enjoy being able to help members get the most out of their plan, their life, and their funding.

I am looking forward to being able to assist each individual to achieve their goals and navigate their NDIS plans and advocating for them when needed. 

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Emma Chamberlain

Consultant
Far South Coast NSW

I have been a part of the Bega consultant team since 2022. My previous experience has been as a DSW (Disability Support Worker) where I was lucky enough to support the SA Wheelchair Rugby Team at Nationals as well as getting to travel overseas for a month while supporting my member with Tetraplegia. I then went onto be a Team Leader for In-Home services where I supported 25 staff across 3 different areas. I thoroughly enjoy the work I do where I can be a part of supporting people to live the very best life they can.

 

I grew up in South Australia in the Barossa Valley and now am enjoying living on the beautiful South Coast. When I’m not working you will find me at the beach or fishing and camping in the Snowy Mountains.  

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Elise Cheney

Consultant
South Coast NSW

I have always found myself working in roles that support people living with disabilities. My previous experience is Disability employment services and a teachers Aide. 

 

I thoroughly enjoy my role at roundsquared, I love that I get to work one on one with many individuals.  

I have two beautiful girls who keep me busy when I’m not at work. We spend a lot of our time at the beach and at our local parks.  

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Rachelle Hartly

Consultant
South Coast NSW

I am privileged to have joined the roundsquared family as a Support Coordinator for the Shoalhaven area.

I have previous experience with DES Employment Services and am excited to bring my experience to the team. 

My passion has always been to help support people living with disabilities and with roundsquared I can do this by assisting each of our members individual experiences. I am always on the go, thinking outside the box and ready to make lives better!

I have 3 children that I adore and of course they keep me on my toes! I love creating memories, spending time with my family and seeing the creative (and sometimes crazy) things my kids come up with! 

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Nicole Heffernan

Consultant
North Coast NSW

I am part of the roundsquared consultant team for Northern NSW.  

 

My experience started over 12 years ago when I became a support worker for two young people and supported them to become thriving members of their local community.  After this, I managed a team of support workers and helped facilitate programs to help reach people’s goals.

 

My passions lies in ensuring we all have the choice to live an ordinary life, which looks different for everyone.

 

On the weekends I like to drink coffee with my family and friends, explore my local community and plan my next overseas trip (hopefully it includes snowboarding!)

I am excited to be part of our member’s futures.

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Kim Hitchcock

Consultant
Far South Coast NSW

Hi, I’m Kim Hitchcock and I’ve been working within disability and aged care for over 20 years. I began working in disability in South Australia and had the great privilege of being trained by someone with lived experience. Working with this person allowed me to see the positive impact that you can have on someone’s life.

 

Since moving to Bega, I have supported people with a range of disabilities including acquired brain injuries and gained experience in supported independent living. 

 

I come from a family that have strong social justice beliefs and learnt early that equality and community connection are the building blocks of a quality life. I’m a country girl at heart and grew up on a beef farm, rode junior rodeos, and enjoy animals of all shapes and sizes. I have two grown children and a couple of whippets.

As a support coordinator with roundsquared, the highlight of my role is being able to assist roundsquared members to navigate the NDIS and achieve their best life.

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Frances Minotte

Consultant
Sydney NSW

I joined the wonderful team at roundsquared in 2019 as a consultant here in Sydney. I have previously worked in management and retail.

 

The last 10 years I have been a full time carer for my disabled daughter, who is the absolute light of my life. I have been hands on with my daughters rehabilitation and have learnt a lot about different disabilities and the everyday struggles that they bring. My daughter has been a member of roundsquared for three years and it has absolutely changed the everyday life of our whole family.

 

With the guidance of my daughter’s support coordinator/ consultant getting us back into a somewhat “normal” lifestyle, I now have the time to return to work and help other members achieve a full & wonderful lifestyle.

 

I look forward to working with you all!

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Jo Rodie

Consultant

South Coast NSW

I live in our state’s south coast with my little family consisting of myself, my daughter Suzanna, and one too many pets. Just how we like it! I originally come from New Zealand and grew up camping and bush walking in almost every school holidays. This turned into a life-long hobby, one that I do not indulge much these days.

After many busy years working in retail and managing a nanny agency in Sydney, moving to the coast was a great decision for me. It has been twelve years, and am still constantly in awe of the natural beauty.

My life is kept pretty busy with performing mum duties, and my role with roundsquared. Happily, both things I love to do.

It was a clear choice to work in a field where I can be part of supporting people living with disabilities; it has become my passion over the last 10 years, while learning to navigate the system with my daughter.

When I am not at work my life revolves almost entirely around caring for Suzanna. We foster RSPCA animals short term while they find forever homes. It can make the house a bit chaotic at times, but lots of fun!

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Angela Tyler

Consultant
South Coast NSW

I started with roundsquared in Feb 2017 as a Support Worker, then Team Leader and now Consultant. I love working with our members and their families. 

 

I am a dinky die South Coast local. I was born and went through school in Moruya. I travelled Australia in a Gypsy Caravan with my dog and boyfriend (who I later married). We picked fruit, worked on a Gold Mine in Far North QLD and I was the first woman to ever be employed at Bundaberg Sugar Packaging back in the 1990's when the equal opportunity laws were passed and companies were forced to employ 2% female, 2% ethnic, and 2% people with special needs. I was the 2% female in a Boys Club spanning over 100yrs! I might not be a person with a disability, but I have experienced the assumptions, prejudice and expectation of inadequacy that is projected onto the one who is considered the 'weakest link'.
I also enjoyed travelling to Africa and volunteering at 'The School of St Jude' in return for a Safari Tour ... Win, Win.

Life is good when you choose to live it, and we always have that choice.

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Glenn Walshe

Consultant

South Coast NSW

My name is Glenn, a fortuitous career change in 2019 led me to become a support worker with roundsquared members. I immediately felt at home in my new role and stepped into leadership for teams of support staff. During this time, I developed a focus for facilitating member’s skill development for independence. 

Fast forward to 2021, when I joined the Eurobodalla consultant team, and I am learning to navigate this complex system known as the NDIS. I bring to my work empathy, and an eclectic range of lived experience that seem to have served me well.

Moving into this field was a real change after a lifetime of parenting, as a sheet metal worker, and in hospitality, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed. 

I like to be creative; for me this means cooking, poetry, photography, or spontaneous sessions making metal-art projects.

There are three awesome people, adults now, that I am extremely proud to call my kids. 

I look forward to a brighter future for each and everybody

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Lauran Wassell

Consultant
North Coast NSW

Hi, my name is Lauran.

I bring a unique set of skills to the team. I have worked within the hospitality and education sector for more than 20yrs, I am a qualified chef, have a Bachelor of Education.

I am also mum to three boys living with ASD.

My lived experience allows me the capacity and understanding to work with you and your family in setting and achieving the goals that will assist you in living your best life.

I am passionate and will advocate for you and on your behalf.

Let's Talk Speak Out
Advocacy group 

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Contact the let's talk speak out Advocacy group at: letstalkspeakout@roundsquared.net.au