My Ability Pathway
About Us

Our Team

Our team has combined experience in disability services, mental health, NDIS planning, support coordination, business development, law and commerce, dispute resolution, marketing and communication. We are strategically designing a future of growth, creating employment opportunities, engaging in technology, and providing practical and innovative support to people with disability. We are a team driven by the same purpose: people helping people.


Barbara Lightburn

Barbara (Barb) Lightburn

Founder and Director

Barb has worked in the community service and regional development sector for over thirty years. She has extensive experience in economic development, support coordination and NDIS planning, a Bachelor of Education, Masters of Dispute Resolution and studies in positive behaviour support. It was Barb’s belief that people with a disability should live a life of their choosing that is fulfilled and enriched by doing the things they love that led to the creation of MAP. Barbara is a courageous leader who walks with her team and strives to create economic stability and well-being for clients and employees.

 

Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Williams

General Manager

Charlotte’s desire to be a part of a community organisation where decision making achieves the best outcomes for individuals led her to the role of General Manager at My Ability Pathway (MAP). Armed with a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Social Science, Charlotte brings extensive skills and experience in business development and planning, communications, brand management and marketing. This, combined with her strong sense of justice and diplomatic relationship management, makes her the ideal person to lead the team at MAP. Charlotte’s approach is thoughtful, considered and balanced, yet she is outgoing, approachable and optimistic. Charlotte will greet you with a smile, listen intently and create a sense of warmth and confidence in any situation.

 

Tari Wagland

Tari Wagland

Marketing and Communication Consultant

Tari is a creative communicator who loves to share the story of MAP through words, images and content. Tari joined MAP at its inception, with a Bachelor of Marketing and Communication she has applied her business development skills, proficiency for procedural design and creative writing to support the rapid growth of the business. Tari is passionate about equality and inclusion, aiming to create opportunities for a connected community through her work with MAP.

 

Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin

Finance and Human Resources

With an eye for detail, Nicole brings a flare for numbers and a penchant for processes to the MAP team. Her experience in customer service, natural warmth and kindness has fashioned her people-first approach. Since starting with MAP in a data entry role, Nicole's responsibilities and capacity have expanded across financial management, administration and HR management. Her proficiency keeps the wheels rolling and supports MAP's more comprehensive picture of exceptional service delivery.

 

Kylie Hanna

Kylie Hanna

Service Coordinator

What Kylie Hanna brings to My Ability Pathway cannot be taught. Her passion and drive for empowering people with disabilities are ingrained into her person-centred approach. Add to this, over 25 years of experience in the Disability Sector, and you have our ultimate fit. Kylie thinks outside the box and envisages endless opportunities for clients to have a quality life and one that is exciting and connected to the community. Kylie creates opportunities for clients to grow and develop skills whilst engaging in new experiences.

 

Sally Kennedy

Sally Kennedy

Team Leader

Sally has always understood that every person’s experience is different and unique, as are their goals and wants for their lives. Combined with her expertise in the disability sector, which includes roles as Resource and Development Officer, House Manager and community support, she has developed into a genuinely person-centred Team Leader. Sally engages intently to understand individuals so she can design the supports that give them the best opportunity to live an enriched life. Her interest in Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) and younger onset dementia has seen Sally undertake a Diploma in Dementia Care. Sally is gentle by nature. She listens to understand and is deliberate in her approach, with an unwavering determination to achieve the best outcomes for people with disability.

 

Tania Buhajow

Tania Buhajow

Key Worker

Tania combines decades of experience working in the disability sector with an unbridled passion for people, growth and development. Her approach with people is engaging and respectfully inquisitive, taking the time to learn about the individual so the best support can be provided. Tania establishes a rapport that opens the doors of communication to create positive relationships.

 

Toni Renshaw

Karen Healey

Support Coordinator

Growing up, Karen Healey knew her pathway was in the disability sector. Her conviction to provide choice and opportunity to people with disability, along with ten years of working with people with complex support needs, creates a dedicated, knowledgeable Support Coordinator. She is person-centred, committed to empowerment, and focused on individuals’ abilities and strengths. Karen promotes the values of seeing the person, not the disability, providing a voice for those that don’t have one and communication through any means.

 

Karen Healey

Wendy Goodchild

Support Coordinator

Wendy Goodchild brings solid administrative and risk management experience to her role as Support Coordinator with MAP. Her lived experience underpins her belief in building clients' decision-making capacity, choice and independence. Wendy is dedicated to supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals, realising her own by assisting people in getting the aids, services and support they need to live a fulfilled life. Wendy's sincerity, warmth, and considered approach build a productive and intent relationship fundamental to empowering individuals.

 

Wendy Goodchild

Sara Davies

Support Coordinator

It was her experience as a parent of a child with a disability trying to navigate the complexities of early intervention that saw Sara Davies take a career-changing step into the Disability Sector. After seventeen years in the childcare sector, ten of which as a Director, Sara made the change and joined the My Ability Pathway (MAP) team as a Support Coordinator. She is passionate about supporting people to achieve the best version of themselves, ensuring they receive adequate support to create equity and equality within the community. Having completed a Diploma in Childcare and a Diploma in Disability, Sara has now embedded herself in a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education. Sara is an analytical thinker who gathers her knowledge and understanding through researching, questioning and reflecting. She is diligent and thorough, thinking outside the box to find creative solutions for her clients.

 

 

 

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