Our Team

Executive Team

Jonathan Toussaint
Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan has over 25 years' experience in clinical leadership and executive management roles in the areas of disability, mental health and children's services. Prior to commencing his role at Thorndale, Jonathan served as the CEO of a NDIS approved provider, and more recently was responsible  for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Agency's (NDIA) 'best practice' in early childhood intervention across Australia.
Jonathan is a dynamic and engaging leader, with demonstrable experience in organisational innovation and rejuvenation. He was a strategic partner in the Prime Minister's Gold Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management. Jonathan holds formal qualifications in psychology and a PhD in health science, and has a strong advocacy mindset for equality, human rights and social justice.

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.

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.

Susan Toole
People and Culture Manager

Susan joined the Thorndale team in May 2015 in the role of Human Resources Coordinator.  She has spent most of her working life in accounts and administrative roles in private enterprise, and jumped at the opportunity to work in the not-for-profit sector at Thorndale. She is a self-motivated human resources professional with proven employee relations management skills and a broad knowledge of human resources practices. Susan possess an  in-depth knowledge of HR processes and procedures and has a proven track record of providing comprehensive human resources experience and policy and procedure implementation.
As well as a dedicated commitment to her local netball club as an Umpire and Coach of their "all abilities" team, Susan also enjoys spending time with her family and travelling the globe.

Corporate Team

Kristie  Findlater
Customer Service and Support Coordinator

Rebecca Ziolkowski
NDIS Services Support

Tricia Vella
Accounts Assistant

Julie Franklin
Payroll and Accounts Administration

Support Team

Fiona Henderson
Employment Consultant

Vanessa Rosser
Packaging and Assembly/ SLES Team Leader

Arjinder Kaur
Pick 'N' Pack/ Warehouse Team Leader

Deborah Codyre
Lawn and Garden Maintenance Team Leader

Gayle Goddard
Leisure, Living and Life Skills Team Leader

Belinda Taylor
Residential Team Leader

Moneka Richards
Residential Team Leader

Kylie McMaster
Residential Team Leader

Our mission is to empower people by providing quality services that will meet individual goals and aspirations.

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