Our vision is to ensure that all people with disability live in a community where equality is a way of life

Registered Charity  BuyAbility

Our Team

 Executive Team


Belinda Colombrita – Chief Executive Officer


After 11 years working in Sales & Marketing and Hospitality management roles Belinda joined the team at Thorndale in 2002 to assist the organisation to obtain its first Disability Standards Certification. Belinda has a Diploma in Management and Advance Diploma in Business Administration and is accredited in the areas of Human Resources and Quality Management. Belinda lives in the Hawkesbury region and is married with three children. Belinda enjoys the outdoors, snow skiing, water skiing and competition go kart racing with her family.


Diane Keaton– Finance Manager


After participating in school based work experience at the Thorndale Centre School, Diane commenced employment at Thorndale in 1983 in the fundraising department. Following the closure of that department in 1995 Diane transferred to the administration team. Diane’s tertiary qualifications include Cert IV in Disability & Cert IV in Financial Services (Accounting). Diane grew up and continues to live in the local area. Diane enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family and friends.


John Yealland– General Manager


John has extensive business experience working for some of Australia’s best known companies.  John joined the Thorndale team in 2014 as Business Development Manager of the Disability Enterprise utilising his experience in production and manufacturing, process improvement, training and development and business management.

John enjoys helping people achieve their potential at a personal and professional level.

John has been involved in a number of community groups and takes great delight in using his skills to give back to the community.


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Team Leader                                    Team Leader                                  

Euroa Cottage &                              Carinya Cottage &                            

Warranyah Cottage                       Tandara Cottage

Belinda Taylor                                    Ross Aubrey


Leisure, Living & Life Skills

Moneka Richards1

Team Leader

Leisure, Living & Life Skills

Moneka Richards

Corporate Services

kristie-findlater-2016               kylie-cooper-2016            tricia-vella-2016          susan-toole-2016

NDIS Coordinator                     NDIS Services Support       Finance Assistant            HR Coordinator

Kristie Findlater                           Kylie Cooper                                  Tricia Vella                                        Susan Toole



Vanessa Rosser                        Kelvin Hanns                        Arjinder Kaur                      Fiona Henderson photo

Team Leader                                         Team Leader                                          Team Leader                                       Employment Consultant

Packaging & Assembly                       Garden & Maintenance                       Recycling                                             

Vanessa Rosser                                       Kelvin Hanns                                           Arjinder Kaur                                       Fiona Henderson