Jo-Anne leads the Housing Solutions Team of 6 Occupational Therapists who support NDIS participants to explore their housing solutions and apply for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) eligibility.
Jo-Anne has a unique and broad knowledge of the supported accommodation, SDA and housing sector. She is passionate about design for function and believes that well designed accommodation, social and support models, can be life changing for people with disability. She applies and shares her knowledge nationally through webinars and most recently an online conference, Insight SDA 2020.
Through Jo-Anne, ARC is an associate member of the SDA Alliance, a peak body in the SDA sector and is at the cutting edge of the latest developments in disability accommodation.
Jo-Anne strongly promotes co-design between SDA eligible participants and SDA providers and is continuously researching new products and technologies. She is experienced in all areas of SDA design and is passionate about robust design and affordable housing solutions in metro city areas.
Jo-Anne is a proud recipient of the Anne Maree Neal Innovation Award, awarded by her ARC peers in2019.