Focus ACT was founded in 1990. From the very beginning, we have provided personalised
and flexible support for Canberrans. We are an incorporated, non-profit, non-government
organisation that operates only in Canberra.
“Focus ACT provides support services to people by assisting them
to live in, and be part of, the Canberra community.” – Marco Xuereb (Chief Executive
Focus is a cutting edge, innovative organisation that prides itself on doing things that
The Focus ACT team is dedicated and trained to assist people to achieve their goals. We have a small team of staff who manage our business, with the majority of staff involved in coordinating and delivering over 140,000 hours of support annually. At Focus, we believe that contributing positively to life in the community is central to the way we do business.
Our staff are dedicated to the highest standard of care in all our work. Quality is the uncompromising standard for our actions—it flows from our passion and pride in supporting people to achieve their goals and be part of the community.
Marco XuerebChief Executive Officer
Carsten ShawChief Operating Officer
Mark MarlorSenior Business Manager
Janet AgustinQuality, Risk and Compliance Manager
Service Delivery Team
Veronica PlunkettClient Services Manager
Carly BellClient Services Manager
Taylor CardenClient Services Manager
Randall KerrClient Services Manager
Morgan QuinnClient Services Manager
Amy ButterworthClient Services Manager
Ashleigh JamesClient Liaison Officer
Talitha HolzhauserClient Liaison Officer
Libby HifoClient Liaison Officer
Joseph ParappillyClient Liaison Officer
Aimie Wright Client Liaison Officer
Corporate Support Team
Anthony SheffieldBusiness Development & Asset Manager
Daniel MartynowOrganisational Employment Strategist
Rhiannon GriffithsFinance Manager
Manisha Guragain System and Office Administrator
Louise SmithQuality, Risk and Compliance Officer
Victoria RobertsExecutive Assistant
Allied Health and Support Coordination
Taylor AldridgeAccredited Practising Dietitian
Casey DempsterBehaviour Support Practitioner
Libby HendryBehaviour Support Practitioner
Tijana JadricNDIS Support Coordinator
Lisa GoriIntake Officer
Focus ACT is comprised of management staff and a support team who are dedicated and trained to assist people to achieve their goals. Focus is governed by a Board of Directors who are selected for their expertise in specific areas required for sound governance and strategic planning.
Directors meet regularly and are responsible for ensuring that the management of Focus, services, legal and financial activities are conducted in accordance with the Focus ACT Constitution, and in the best interests of the people that Focus supports to live their life.