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Our Team

Community Options Australia works with a team of professionals to provide you the best services.

Robert joins Community Options Australia as the Interim CEO.

Robert is a highly experienced Executive Director with significant achievement in growing businesses across Not for Profit, Banking and, Financial Services sectors in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Robert’s business experience has been attained in high calibre organisations including Westpac Banking Corporation, Toyota Finance, The Warranty Group and Uniting.

Robert is a Graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors (AICD), holds an MBA, Human Resources Development (Australian Graduate School of Management)  and is B.Bus, Accounting/ Finance (UTS, Sydney).


Robert Mulcahy

Bharti Desai is the Finance Manager for Community Options Australia and has strong financial management experience within federal government and commercial organisations.
Bharti’s leadership experience and analytical mindset is balanced with a commitment to the role community organisations play in service delivery.

Bharti Desai

Deborah is the Executive Administration and Marketing Coordinator  for Community Options Australia. She works closely with the CEO and Senior Managers interacting with the Board and key stakeholder’s on specific projects and assists key governance and business areas. Deborah has previously held senior sales, product and marketing management roles across the spectrum of healthcare sectors including public and private hospitals, disability and aged care. Deborah reports directly to the CEO whilst assisting senior staff and executive with administration, Marketing, Project Management, Governance and Quality System Management.


Deborah Giblett

Joseph joins COA as Senior Manager – Business and Operational Development.

Joseph has worked in the not-for-profit and Government sectors in senior executive roles  for over 30 years. He has extensive experience of experience in operations, community development and engagement, policy analysis, capacity building, and business development. Joseph is committed to finding innovative solutions to better support the most vulnerable. He is an effective collaborator who aims to break down barriers preventing access and participation. He has been instrumental in establishing a broad range of specialist programs, and ensuring mainstream programs are adapted to better meet the needs of the most disadvantaged. He has postgraduate qualifications in conflict resolution and sociology, and is an accredited mediator.

Joseph Ferrer

Jaime Sims is the Senior Team Leader – ComPacks at Community Options Australia where she leads our team of Service Coordinators using innovative technology to connect Client’s with non-clinical community services. She has an open minded approach which focuses on the continuous improvement of processes to meet the fluid demand of service provision in the Community Care sector. Having previously worked in Intake and Referral then Program Administration for Community Options Australia Jaime brings a wealth of knowledge of to our current program delivery, and enjoys the ongoing challenges that are we face when connecting Clients to high quality tailored care in the community.

Jaime Sims

Salome is the Team Leader for ComPAcks/SaSH

Salome (Toli) Menjivar-Gonzalez

Teresa is Team Leader of the Regional Assessment Service for Community Options Australia which manages My Aged Care requests for assessments linking clients with Commonwealth Home Support services and clients review of services.
Her experience in the aged care sector began over 8 years ago with Home Care.
This led to a role as a Regional Assessment Service Assessor supporting older persons to live independent lives within their own home.
She is dedicated to ensuring a collaborative and supportive approach to allow individuals choice in their lives.

Teresa Lynch

Eilidh is the Quality Assurance Coordinator for Community Options Australia.

She has been with the Organisation since 2015, where she began as an Intake and Referral Officer and then transitioned into a Program Coordinator role. Now, as the Quality Assurance Coordinator Eilidh brings her widespread knowledge across all Programs to oversee compliance and quality management for all contracts and services.

Eilidh has a commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and business development, including a demonstrated knowledge of Project Management principles.

Eilidh Gillies