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.
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.
Craig YoungChief Executive Officer
Linda BarrieChief Operating Officer - Corporate Services Manager
Anthony SheffieldSenior Business Manager
Penelope Lucas Quality, Risk & Compliance Manager
Service Delivery Team
Randall KerrClient Services Manager
Taylor WelshClient Services Manager
Libby HifoClient Services Manager
Carly BellClient Services Manager
Edna RomeroClient Services Manager
Ashleigh JamesClient Services Manager
Brooke OsborneClient Services Manager
Erin MayhewClient Services Manager
Joseph ParappillyClient Liaison Officer
Sarah BlackmanClient Liaison Officer
Luna AdhikariClient Liaison Officer
Leanne MarkeyClient Liaison Officer
Leila KizondoClient Liaison Officer
Shae CarterClient Liaison Officer
Rossel MarianoClient Liaison Officer
Jamie haywardAfter Hours Officer
Oye Oyedeji After Hours Officer
Peter DayoAfter Hours Officer
Brittany ThomasAllied Health Administration Officer
Clare LakinNDIS Support Coordinator
Corporate Support Team
Manisha Guragain System and Office Administrator
Louise SmithSenior Quality, Risk and Compliance Officer
Isobel SignoriniQuality, Risk And Compliance Officer
Luis OcanaAdministration Support Officer
Ella StevensonHuman Resources Manager
Alexandra WhiteExecutive 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.