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.
As the Chief Customer Officer, 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 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.
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 has completed a PhD, where he researched 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.
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.
As Tenancy Manager in WA, Tara assists clients in the areas of SDA eligibility, funding processes, property information and provides information to disability service providers on SDA.
Her ultimate focus is assisting people with disabilities to find appropriate and life changing accommodation.
As Tenancy Manager in WA, Nectaria assists clients in the areas of SDA eligibility, funding processes and property information, while providing information to disability service providers on SDA.
Previously, Nectaria has worked with several government agencies including the NDIS. Most recently she worked in Tenancy Management whilst offering support to those transitioning to Independent Living. With several years’ experience in the housing sector, she offers expertise in Complex Case Management, Supported Independent Living and Specialist Disability Accommodation.
Nectaria’s lived in experience has led to her passion and dedication in supporting people with disabilities live their best possible life.
As Tenancy Manager in SA, Sophie assists clients in the areas of SDA eligibility, funding processes, property information and tenant selection, while providing information to disability service providers on SDA.
Sophie has an allied health background in Speech Pathology, having worked across a range of health and education settings. More recently Sophie held a Tenancy Manager role for an SDA provider across a range of properties in South Australia.
Sophie has also worked on a 5 year Monash University led research project, investigating outcomes for people with Traumatic Brain Injury living in a range of housing options within the community.
Inspired to continue working in the area of SDA, Sophie has observed first-hand the powerful positive impact that good quality, highly accessible housing has on the lives of people living with disability.
Joanne’s role at Sana Living is to assist the Tenancy Managers with their day-to-day work, so that together they can deliver a high standard of assistance to potential participants.
Prior to starting at Sana Living, Joanne worked for Engineering company for 7 years and then moved onto working for a law firm for 14 years where she gained experience in supporting and assisting lawyers with their practices.
Joanne is extremely fortunate to have family members living with disabilities who have taught her a great deal and who have inspired her to help change the lives of other people living with disabilities.
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 Development Manager, Megan will be heading up the Development team in South Australia to deliver superior accessible housing to Adelaide and regional areas of the state. Megan has a Diploma of Interior Design, Master of Business Administration and a Master of Applied Project Management, with extensive experience in construction, land development and strategic asset management.
Previous to joining Sana Living, Megan was the Business Lead and Development Executive for NSW & SA with Everyone Homes (Metricon), National Property Manager with Lendlease, and also spent several years in the Community Housing Sector focussing on strategic asset management and accessible housing developments. Recognised for her work in Community Housing, Megan was a finalist in both the Urban Development Institute of Australia – Women in Leadership award, and the National Association of Women in Construction SA Women In Business award.
Known for her strong passion for social justice, Megan is dedicated to providing homes that are equitable, diverse, sustainable and inclusive for all; to create greater independence and dignity, and to add value to the individuals and communities they occupy.
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.
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.
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.
As Assistant Development Manager, Andrew’s responsibilities at Sana Living involve working closely with the development managers in each state, designers and project partners throughout the delivery process of SDA developments.
After receiving a Bachelor of Design and Master in Architecture at the University of Western Australia, he progressed his career in planning and residential design, where he contributed to medium-rise apartment, single dwelling and mixed-use developments across WA.
Along with his 3 years of experience managing project planning, stakeholders and documentation, Andrew is also an acting member of PIA’s Young Planners Committee and AIA’s National Mentoring Program, remaining well informed and connected within the industry.
As Project Coordinator, Emma works closely with the development and operations team, providing administration and coordinating project management; to progress jobs through the preconstruction and documentation stages, and deliver jobs to site.
Having spent nearly 17 years with one of WA’s largest building companies, Emma has experience in the construction industry across project management and coordination, operations and accounting based roles and has a sound knowledge of end to end building processes.
With diverse experience in the medium density market, Emma has helped deliver apartments, over 55’s, townhouse properties and was part of delivering large volumes of social housing for the State Governments Social Housing Economic Recovery Program throughout the Perth metropolitan area.
Emma thrives on providing exceptional customer service and the best outcome for Sana Living customers by helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
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.
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, after which she returned to a marketing role.