Our Executive Team
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).
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.
Deborah is the Executive Officer for Community Options Australia. The primary objective of the role is to provide high-level executive, secretariat, and project support services to the Executive and the Board. Deborah brings over 30 years experience in a diverse range of sales, marketing and business management roles in the healthcare sector. Deborah is passionate about the development and implementation of well functioning out of hospital, community-based services to keep people well, help them to live independently and ease pressure elsewhere in the health system.
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.
Jaime Sims is the Community Programs Manager at Community Options Australia. Jaime leads our team of Service Coordinators using innovative technology to connect consumers 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 coordination and provision in the community care sector. Jaime has worked in Intake and Referral then Program Administration for Community Options Australia and brings a wealth of knowledge to her current role. Jaime enjoys the ongoing challenges that we face when connecting consumers to high-quality care based in the community.