Meet Our Team

Your challenges are our expertise.

Our team is experienced in delivering innovation, quality and excellence. We care about the people we help find homes for and will work to deliver more choices and better lives.

Bree Lawrence

Chief Executive Officer

Bree proudly leads the high performing Sana Living team to deliver a diverse portfolio of innovative, high quality, Specialist Disability Accommodation across Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia. 

Bree is passionate about developing and managing long term and mutually beneficial relationships with providers and organisations who are as committed to excellence as Sana Living. She feels privileged to witness the positive lifechanging outcomes and independence that can be achieved by Participants living in Sana Living’s SDA homes.

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 lived experience of supporting a family member living with a disability, motivates her to use her skills and experience to support individuals living with a disability access life changing accommodation.

Adam Sargent

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Adam oversees Sana Living’s business operations with an ultimate focus on improving the lives of people with disability.

Adam has over 20 years of experience in healthcare as a Physiotherapist and in residential construction management, giving him varied experience working with people living with disability and in the overall management, design and construction of disability accessible homes.

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.

George Giannakis

Chief Financial Officer

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 over 16 years.

Rebecca Ng

Legal Counsel

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.

Andrew Carville

National Development Manager

Andrew manages the acquisition, planning, implementation and delivery of all Sana Living SDA homes across Australia. Andrew manages the entire development team.

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.

Lorie Arigo

National Design Manager

Lorie is Sana Living’s National 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 qualified as an architect in Italy, with experience in Italy, Malta and Australia.

With over 10 years of experience, Lorie has designed and worked for a variety of sectors including retail, hospitality, multiple types of residential development and custom designed luxury.

Tara Brian

National Tenancy Manager

As National Tenancy Manager, Tara works with Participants and Support Provider Partners across our National portfolio, to assist in the areas of SDA eligibility, funding processes, property information and provides information to disability service providers on SDA.

With an allied health background in Occupational Therapy, Tara’s ultimate focus is assisting people with disabilities to find appropriate and life changing accommodation.

Sophie Moore

Tenancy Manager - SA

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. She 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.

Lauren Tanis

Tenancy Manager - WA

As Tenancy Manager in WA, Lauren assists clients in the areas of SDA eligibility, funding processes, property information and tenant selection, whilst providing information to disability service providers about SDA.

Lauren has an allied health background in Occupational Therapy, working predominately across clinical hospital settings. Prior to this, she worked as a Specialist Support Coordinator with NDIS Participants across Perth.  Lauren’s passion for advocacy and improving the lives of people with disability motivated her to be part of a team creating better outcomes. 

Joanne Van Leuven

Tenancy Assistant

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.

Joanne has over 20 years of experience assisting and supporting management, first at an Engineering company, and then a law firm.

Megan Hayward

Development Manager - SA

As Development Manager, Megan leads 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.

With experience as a Business Lead and Development Executive for NSW & SA with a large scale builder, and a National Property Manager, Megan has also spent several years in the Community Housing Sector focussing on strategic asset management and accessible housing developments.

 

Emma Horgan

Project Manager

As Project Manager, Emma works closely with the development and operations team, providing administration and managing 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, and townhouse properties, delivering large volumes of social housing for the State Governments Social Housing Economic Recovery Program throughout the Perth metropolitan area.

Georgina Southern

Project Coordinator

As Project Coordinator, Georgina coordinates Sana Living’s SDA development from planning through to job commencement, assisting the Project Manager with properties under construction.

With a Diploma of Building Design and experience in the construction industry since 2018, Georgina refined her skills for three years as a designer and draftsperson, crafting innovative and practical designs. She transitioned to sales consulting in residential homes, ensuring smooth project coordination and communication with clients.

Andrew Nguyen

Assistant Development Manager

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.

With a Bachelor of Design and Master in Architecture, Andrew has experience in planning and residential design, managing project planning, stakeholders and documentation, and has contributed to medium-rise apartment, single dwelling and mixed-use developments across WA.

Adrian Plumb

Accommodations Manager

As Sana Living’s Accommodation Manager, Adrian is responsible for amendments to dwellings, safety and security, asset maintenance and project management.

With 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. 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.

Bernadette Fedec

Property Manager

As Property Manager, Bernadette will be working with Sana Living tenants, their family members / legal guardians, and their Support Coordinators, to ensure the enjoyment of our homes and safety of tenants.

Bernadette has been working in the Real Estate Industry for the last 12 years, holds a Diploma in Residential Property Services (Agency Management) and Certificate III in Community Services. Currently registered as a Property Manager with DMIRS, she has managed rentals in the private and not-for-profit sector specialising in SDA and NRAS properties.

Andrew Lennox

Accommodations Coordinator

As Accommodations Coordinator, Andy ensures that Sana Living tenants and their support team have a safe and comfortable living and working environment.

Andrew relocated to WA in 2010 from London and has over 30 years of building maintenance experience on various properties and projects including commercial properties, Day Care Centres, Law Courts and Financial Institutions.  Andrew’s project management experience has involved surveying sites, sourcing quotes and working with other trades for the completion of project works.

Lorraine Bryant

Property Accounts Officer

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.

Poonam Upadhyay

Accounts Payable Officer

As part of the Finance Team, Poonam facilitates payments and expenses to support various suppliers on behalf of all Sana Living.

Poonam has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and has worked in finance for more than 7 years.  Poonam is passionate about helping people to live happy, fulfilling lives.

Cindy Bradstreet

Marketing Coordinator

Cindy coordinates the marketing at Sana Living, ensuring that Participants living with disability are aware of SDA and the ways Sana Living can 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.

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