The Housing and Community Team is here to help you manage your tenancy, ensure you have the support services you need, and help you participate in the Bridge Housing community. Meet our team:

West housing team

Clive Bradshaw, Regional Manager North

Clive has worked for housing providers in Australia and England for both government and non-government organisations. His focus is always to promote and support the provision of high quality services to tenants. He leads the tenancy management teams in the Central area which includes the East, Inner West and City areas. He works closely with residents, partners and other organisations to support individuals and communities to help build places where people enjoy living. 

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Michele Dobson, Team Leader, West Team 

Michele joined Bridge Housing in 2010. She manages the West Team of Housing Managers and a Housing Support Officer. Michele’s strengths include supporting her team to assist clients to sustain their tenancies. 

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Sage Lukacs, Housing Manager, Arrears

Sage joined Bridge Housing in 2016. He provides tenancy management to our clients helps to manage relationships with them. Sage has a keen drive to provide good customer service and to help tenants improve their quality of life and sustain their tenancies.

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Rita Cardoso, Housing Manager, West Team

Rita joined Bridge Housing in 2010. She undertakes all aspects of tenancy and arrears management for Bridge Housing tenants. Rita enjoys helping clients to improve their quality of life.

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Rhona Jeyakumar, Housing Manager/Disability Housing Manager, West Team

Rhona joined Bridge Housing in November 2017 as our Disability Housing Manager. Rhona has a diverse community service background and is passionate about working with vulnerable tenants to promote independent living. Rhona also manages a large proportion of our social housing tenancies in the Balmain area.

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Stephanie Chaiban, Housing Manager, West Team

Stephanie joined Bridge Housing in August 2018. Stephanie’s passion for housing came from has previous experience working with FACS. Stephanie enjoys working with tenants and their supports to achieve positive outcomes.

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Jennifer Beresford, Housing Manager, West Team

Jennifer started with Bridge Housing in June 2009. Jen brings a wealth of experience in property acquisitions from the UK. Jen enjoys working with tenants and making community connections in the blocks that she manages.

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Jonelle Blaney, Housing Manager, West Team

Jonelle joined Bridge Housing in December 2018. Jonelle has a strong customer service background from FACS Housing and from the New Zealand court system, and enjoys working with support services to assist tenants to live independently. 

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Ariana Vumbaca, Housing Support Officer 

Ariana joined Bridge Housing in June 2015. She looks after the administrative side of the Rent Review Team. She enjoys helping tenants with their concerns/questions when the Rent Review period starts. She also speaks Spanish and loves assisting Spanish speaking tenants.

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East housing team

Clive Bradshaw, Regional Manager North

Clive has worked for housing providers in Australia and England for both government and non-government organisations. His focus is always to promote and support the provision of high quality services to tenants. He leads the tenancy management teams in the Central area which includes the East, Inner West and City areas. He works closely with residents, partners and other organisations to support individuals and communities to help build places where people enjoy living. 

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Scott Allan, Team Leader, East Team

Scott joined Bridge Housing in 2011. He supervises the east team Housing Managers and a Housing Support Officer. Scott enjoys all aspects of tenancy management and is particularly committed to supporting those most in need in the community.

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Aarti Singh-Otuhiva, Housing Manager, East Team

Aarti joined Bridge Housing in 2014 in the assets team. She manages all aspects of tenancies. She is very motivated in building relationships with tenants with the aim of helping people to improve their quality of life and sustain their tenancy.

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Monica Salama, Housing Manager, East Team

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Rachel Berry, Acting Housing Manager, East Team

Rachel joined Bridge Housing in June 2017 as part of the receptionist team. After also assisting our Assets team, she now works as an Acting Housing Manager within the East Housing team. She enjoys helping tenants find independence within their tenancy and day to day life.

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Samantha Fuller, Housing Manager, East Team

Sam joined Bridge Housing in 2017. She has worked for a number of housing providers in Sydney and one of the largest housing providers in the UK for 11 years. Sam’s strength is building rapport with her tenants, creating open, honest lines of communication. She is currently on maternity leave.

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Petra Kovacs, Housing Support Officer, East Team

Petra joined Bridge Housing in 2019.

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North housing team

Christina Hough, Regional Manager North 

Christina originally joined Bridge Housing in 2010. She  has experience working and managing in access and demand and tenancy services, as well as experience delivering high profile projects such as Platform 70, providing permanent housing with wrap around support to chronic rough sleepers. Christina is passionate about excellent service delivery and ensuring that Bridge Housing values are embedded in everyday organisational practices.          

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Dejan Maric, Team Leader North 

Dejan joined Bridge Housing in August 2019. Dejan has worked for a number of Tier 1 CHPs across NSW and the ACT across various departments, managing and leading in Housing, Pathways and Service Improvement. Dejan is enthusiastic and passionate about the service that we deliver and likes to go above and beyond.                   

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Lisa Henning, Housing Manager

Lisa joined Bridge Housing in May 2019 as part of the SHMT team and is Housing Manager in the Housing Team North in Brookvale. Lisa enjoys all aspects of tenancy management, in particular engaging with tenants and building relationships in order to provide support where needed.

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Michele Mendoza, Housing Manager

Michèle joined Bridge Housing in 2018 in the Social Housing Management Transfer (SHMT) project. She previously worked with FACS in tenancy and developed her eagerness to assist tenants with their housing needs.                          

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Frank Li, Housing Manager  

Frank joined Bridge Housing in July 2019. Frank previously worked for FACS Housing. Frank is keen on building good relationships with tenants, helping them in all aspects of tenancy.                    

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Jennifer Ripton, Housing Manager 

Jenny joined Bridge Housing in August 2019. She has worked at City West Housing in the tenancy services team, managing affordable and social housing tenancies.Jenny is passionate about social justice and volunteers in youth services and the Women’s Justice Network in her spare time.                   

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Sonia Schofield, Housing Manager Floater

Sonia joined Bridge Housing in August 2019 after working with FACS Housing for the last 13 years. She has  always worked in the tenancy team and has managed most Northern Beaches portfolios over that time. She enjoys working in a team environment and helping tenants. 

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Sasha McNaughton, Housing Support Officer

Sasha joined Bridge Housing in August 2019. Sasha has been working as an administrator for over 16 years with FACS. Sasha really enjoys being able to give clients hope and is looking forward to working for Bridge Housing.

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Charmion Rowe, Housing Support Officer

Charmion joined Bridge Housing in August 2019.  She has worked in housing both in the UK and Australia for many years. Charmion is a great listener and enjoys helping people resolve their housing issues

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Community development team

Sarah Barclay, Acting Sustainable Communities Manager

Sarah joined Bridge Housing in 2009. She is responsible for managing tenant participation, capacity building and community building. Sarah has experience working in social housing and homelessness and enjoys assisting people to develop their strengths and contribute positively to their community. 

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Joanne Newby, Tenant Participation Officer

Joanne joined Bridge Housing in April 2019. She is responsible for managing tenant engagement activities and events, capacity building and community development work within Bridge Housing. 

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Kamal Salim, Tenant Participation Officer

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Housing support team

Sarah Kingsbeer, Manager Partnerships and Support Coordination

Sarah joined Bridge in June 2017. Sarah is responsible for managing support partnerships and the housing support team. She brings extensive experience from working within the social and community housing sector including with FACS Housing and Mission Australia.

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Liza Sloan, Housing Support Coordinator

Liza joined Bridge Housing in March 2018. Liza has a passion for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure tenants support needs are met and tenancies are sustained.

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Karmen Sestito, Housing Support Coordinator

Karmen joined Bridge Housing in 2019. She is responsible for resident support on the Northern beaches. A former Senior Client Service Officer with FACS in Brookvale, Karmen loves helping residents get their lives back on track.

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Jessica Reay, Housing Support Coordinator

Jessica joined Bridge Housing in 2019. She has a strong background in social work, program management and support service delivery. She will work across the city and Brookvale offices.

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Arthur Crage, Housing Support Coordinator

Arthur has extensive experience in social work and mental health support and will be based in Brookvale.

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Rebecca Mawad, Housing Support Coordinator

Rebecca joined Bridge Housing in 2017. Rebecca helps maintain support partnerships and liaise with tenants and the Tenancy Management team around support needs. Rebecca thoroughly enjoys working with social housing tenants and has experience in the provision of Specialist Housing Services. She is on extended leave from 5 August - 1 December 2019.

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Housing allocation team 

Krystal Moores, Team Leader – Housing Pathways

Krystal joined Bridge Housing in 2012. She manages the Housing Pathways team and strategic relationships with stakeholders around housing allocation. Krystal likes the values and supportive culture at Bridge Housing.

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Megan Caldwell, Housing Manager - Pathways

Megan joined Bridge Housing in early 2012 as the Pathways Administrator, assisting people apply for social housing. She then left Bridge to work for a few years in supported housing before returning as a Housing Manager.

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Florida Yap, Housing Manager - Pathways

Florida joined Bridge Housing in 2014. She provides housing applicants with allocation and referral services through the Housing Pathways system. Florida enjoys working with people who are passionate about making a difference.

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Kerri Betteridge, Acting Pathways Administrator

Kerri joined Bridge Housing in September 2018. As the Acting Pathways Administrator, Kerri assists people to apply for social housing. 

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Estrella Andrews, Housing Manager - Pathways

Estrella joined Bridge Housing in 2019 in the Pathways team.

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Rent management team

Lorraine McGuane, Income Coordinator

Lorraine joined Bridge Housing in 2018. She looks after the rent review process. Lorraine has worked in community housing since 2013 and is proud to work in an organisation that provides so much support to those in need.

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ShammaRose Kerehoma, Rent Review Officer

ShammaRose joined Bridge Housing in August 2016 as part of the Rent Review team. She has returned to this team as Rent Review Officer after working in the West Housing Team as Housing Support Officer. ShammaRose enjoys working with her colleagues to build and maintain relationships with Bridge Housing tenants.

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Thi Tran, Administration Officer, Rents

Thi joined Bridge Housing in 2019 as part of the Rent Review team to provide administrative support and handle enquiries regarding tenants’ rents. She is strongly committed to providing service in the not-for-profit space and enjoys volunteering on the weekends.

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