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

Sharon Collinge, Team Leader, West Team 

Sharon joined Bridge Housing in 2012. She manages the West Team, supervising a team of Housing Managers. Sharon has experience of working with people who are homeless, including through Bridge's ground-breaking Platform 70 project.

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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

Michele Dobson, Team Leader, East Team 

Michele joined Bridge Housing in 2010. She manages the East Team, supervising five Housing Managers and 1 Housing Support Officer. Michele’s strengths include supporting her team to assist clients to sustain their tenancies. 

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Scott Allan, Housing Manager, East Team

Scott joined Bridge Housing in 2011 and joined the Housing team this year. He 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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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.

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Rachel Berry, Housing Support Officer, East Team

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

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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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Anna Barker, Tenant Participation Officer

Anna joined Bridge Housing in 2017. She is responsible for Big Ideas grants, Time to Talk and other one-off events like National Reconciliation Week. Anna's background is Fine Artm disability support and youth homelessness. She loves working in the Bridge Housing Community Team because she gets use to all of those skills at once (and more).

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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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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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Rebecca Mawad, Housing and Support Specialist

Rebecca joined Bridge Housing in 2017. Rebecca works with Liza to 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. 

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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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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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