As CEO, Michael runs the Sana Living team and ensures that we deliver the best home and the best living experience for our clients. A former Australian politician, he is experienced in managing teams and delivering change for the better. Michael served as a member of the Australian Parliament for 15 years. During that time, he served as Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation, and Minister for Justice and Counterterrorism. Prior to entering Parliament Michael had a background in property. Michael was educated at Murdoch University, Charles University in Prague, the Australian National University and Cambridge University.
As COO, Adam oversees Sana Living’s business operations with an ultimate focus on improving the lives of people with disability. Adam has almost 20 years of experience in healthcare as a Physiotherapist and in residential construction management. Following 8 years working in the private and public sectors both in Perth and UK, Adam transitioned from a career in Physiotherapy to the residential building industry. During the years in residential building Adam was involved and responsible for the supply of over 3000 homes to the Perth market. He has varied experience working with people with disability together with experience in the overall management, design and construction of disability accessible homes.
George is in charge of finance and his primary responsibility is to assist and enhance the financial performance of Sana Living, reporting our financial compliance and cash flow to keep us solid. He is a CPA and Chartered Secretary with over 30 years of financial and commercial experience in a senior and executive level in both privately owned and publicly listed companies; including public practice, manufacturing, human services and allied health sectors. George is a dedicated and well-respected finance professional who has also been a WA State Councillor of the Governance Institute of Australia for the last 10 years.
Andrew manages the acquisition, design and delivery of all Sana Living SDA homes across Australia. Andrew manages the entire development team. With a strong focus on innovation and housing which is responsive to the needs of people and the wider community, Andrew believes it can improve social well-being, quality of life and a community’s sense of pride. Andrew has 14 years of experience in urban planning and development and is passionate about design and built form outcomes. On top of his previous experience with WA’s biggest building groups, and involvement with Perth’s development industry leaders, Andrew is currently undertaking PhD research into alternative housing models and revitalising urban areas. He also serves on the UDIA’s Housing Diversity Committee and the Property Council’s Residential Committee, and other advisory panels.
As the National Partnerships Manager, Bree develops and manages long term and mutually beneficial relationships with service providers and organisations who are as committed to excellence as Sana Living.
Bree holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and has over 17 years legal experience in private practice, specialising in the management of claims involving catastrophically injured individuals. Bree’s professional experience, combined with her personal experience in having a family member living with a disability, motivates her to use her skills and experience to help people with disability access life changing accommodation.
As Tenancy Manager in WA, Tara assists clients in the areas of SDA eligibility, funding processes, property information and provides information to disability service provides on SDA.
Her ultimate focus is assisting people with disabilities to find appropriate and life changing accommodation.
As Sana Living’s Tenancy Manager in QLD, Jean assists clients in the areas of SDA eligibility, funding processes and property information. She also provides information to disability service providers on SDA.
Jean holds a Bachelor of Social Welfare from Monash University and an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. With diverse experience in the human service sector, she has recently led specialised SDA Tenancy Matching and Transitional Support teams in Queensland whilst the state has seen exponential growth in the SDA market.
Based in the Queensland division of Sana Living, John explores and identifies opportunities for new SDA properties in Qld.
With 28 years of experience in property acquisition and development in senior management roles within retail, commercial and industrial developments; John has delivered projects including planned communities, town house developments and high-rise apartments.
John’s background also includes extensive project marketing and investment selling. As a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Queensland since 1995, he also has successfully owned and operated real estate businesses most recently with over 800 residential properties under management.
A highly experienced property professional, John has a keen interest in innovation and technology that supports Specialist Disability Accommodation and the day to day living for people with a disability.
Loredana (Lorie) is Sana Living’s Design Manager, responsible for the design and accurate delivery of Sana Living’s Specialist Disability Accommodation. Designing to specific standards and a detailed list of requirements for people with disabilities, she has developed a methodical approach to managing complex projects.
Lorie qualified as an architect in Italy, with experience in Italy, Malta and Australia. She has designed and worked for a variety of sectors including retail, hospitality, multiple types of residential development and custom designed luxury homes.
With over 10 years of experience, Lorie is skilled and experienced in delivering detail, and working closely with the broader team.
Flynn is Sana Living’s Assistant Development Manager. Contributing to the delivery of all Specialist Disability Accommodation, Flynn is responsible for helping to source and acquire properties and land in safe and desirable suburbs and neighbourhoods. Flynn is currently studying Property Development and Valuation at Curtin University where he has gained practical experience and skills working with other development companies. Flynn has a passion for the development of built form projects and is enthusiastic about the progress and expansion of Sana Living properties across Perth and Australia, and what it will create for its clients.
Coordinating the marketing at Sana Living, Cindy makes sure anyone with a disability knows about us and everything we do to transform lives. Cindy has worked in various marketing, events, PR and copywriting roles in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth; in a variety of industries including TV, radio, sports management, recruitment, hospitality and law. She also lived in Darwin where she wrote stories including a column for a magazine. After discovering her son had a disability, Cindy returned home to focus on therapy with him, before deciding to open her own fitness studio, which she sold after two years to return to marketing.
As Legal Counsel, Rebecca manages the legal and compliance aspects of Sana Living’s operations.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and has over 15 years of legal experience with a focus on property and commercial law. Prior to joining Sana Living, Rebecca worked as a lawyer in private practice. In that time, she has advised government bodies, listed and public companies and high net worth individuals, assisting them with their commercial and property law needs, from industrial, commercial and retail property to residential property. Rebecca enjoys utilising her skills and experience to help people with disability access life changing homes.
As Sana Living’s Accommodation Manager, Adrian is responsible for amendments to dwellings, safety and security, asset maintenance and project management.
With nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry in both the UK and Australia, Adrian has managed properties and projects in commercial, residential, schools and specialist residential care homes. As part of this he has also managed maintenance and customer service.
Adrian has experience in the construction and maintenance of residential homes for people with disabilities. Working closely with Occupational Therapists and specialist accommodation suppliers to make adaptions to homes, he is experienced in ensuring compliance and suitability, to facilitate more independent living.
Lorraine’s primary role with Sana Living is to manage the accounts; not only for Sana Living, but for all of our properties. With over 25 years of experience within all aspects of finance and accounting, Lorraine has held various roles in accounting and team leadership.
Her experience includes work in both Not-for-Profit and Commercial organisations within the Health Care and Resource Sector, and Property Management.
Stepahnie’s role at Sana Living is to assist the Tenancy Managers, to ensure smooth flow from initial enquiry through to tenancy for both the organisation and the participant.
Prior to beginning with Sana Living in June 2021, Steph had over four years experience in the Community Housing space and has an in-depth knowledge of both Department of Communities and Community Housing processes. She has a good understanding of low-income housing supply and demand difficulties, and has direct experience managing individual tenancies.
As Sana Living’s Senior Draftsperson and part of the Development team, Shannon does the construction based drafting, and allows us to have more control over the plans that end up going to site.
Having worked in the building industry for 14 years as a draftsperson, she has been involved in single story, two story and unit developments. Shannon has also worked closely with shires, developers, certifiers and engineers to ensure plans comply with all requirements.
Shannon is experienced in dealing with any issues or queries from Construction and Project Managers while properties are being built.
Harley is Sana Living’s Contracts Administrator and is responsible for budgeting projects, preparing documents for tender, and researching new products for the development team, and builders. Harley is the main contact for Sana Living’s building partners, directing them with specifications and suppliers.
Harley has over 13 years’ experience in the Residential and Commercial sectors of the WA Building and Construction industry, including roles in Scheduling, Estimating and Contract Administration. Working across a range of projects and developments, he has vast knowledge in various construction techniques and methods.
Harley also has extensive experience working with people with disabilities and has a second job where he takes a boy with autism swimming every week.