Our Executive Team
Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer and comes to his role with extensive experience in the healthcare and community services sector nationally and in NZ.
Andrew was previously CEO of the Western Health Alliance Limited, which operates the Western NSW Primary Health Network. Andrew was also CEO with Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local Limited and has held economic and community development management roles with Local Government in Australia and New Zealand. He was Senior Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. Sir Bill English MP, when he was New Zealand’s Minister of Health, Minister of Finance and Treasurer (1997-1999).
Andrew has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from New Zealand’s University of Canterbury (Lincoln College), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Graduate Certificate in Management from the AIM Business School. Andrew is a non-executive Director of Westhaven Ltd, a Western NSW Disability provider.
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.
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.
June is the Integrated Care Manager at Community Options Australia. June manages programs across Australia that include Regional Assessment Services through My Aged Care, Mental Health Programs in Aged Care and Continuity of Services. June comes with a wealth of knowledge in Consumer Engagement, Home Care and the Disability Services. Passionate about providing quality services that meet consumer needs, she enjoys incorporating consumer feedback in service provision and co design projects. She is an effective leader who places priority on staff and consumers in ensuring the right services are provided and staff are adequately supported in undertaking their roles.