If you need a plan, connections to service providers, or just help with figuring out the system or understanding your rights and responsibilities, we can help make NDIS work for you.
We believe in empowering people living with disabilities, their carers, and the community by providing human-centred services and treating everyone with dignity.
GLAAS is a group of dedicated, knowledgeable NDIS professionals. We understand disability, the NDIS, and the challenges faced by Aboriginal people.
Keep up with the latest news from GLAAS, and all of our friends and partner organisations across Gippsland’s Aboriginal communities.
Empowering people and creating connection to community and services is at the heart of what we do at GLAAS. Our Support Connection service is the first step for people living with disabilities or their carers to connect with support networks, groups, activities, and Elders within the Aboriginal community, as well as connect directly with NDIS service providers.
GLAAS is here to help you make the most out of what’s available to you through the NDIS. Our team can help you put together a plan, teach you how to navigate the system and talk to service providers, connect you with providers who can help, and more. We can give you all of the tools to make NDIS work for you. If you’ve already started looking at NDIS but aren’t sure what to do next, this is the service you need.
Social & Community Participation
We don’t just want to help you survive. We want you to thrive and get the most out of life. One of the most important things we do is bring people together, and give people living with disabilities a chance to get out, get social, and participate in the community. We can put you together with people who share your interests, or who want to do the same activities.
Cleaning & Personal Care
As a registered NDIS service provider, we can help with direct supports, too. We want to help you live as independently as possible, and get on top of everything you need to keep things together day-to-day. Whether you need a hand with the mopping or vacuuming, the laundry or washing up, or help getting to the shops, GLAAS can give you that extra bit of help.
Tanisha works within our Executive Management team as the Business Manager. She is passionate about helping to make the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community more inclusive, and improve the outcomes for individuals, families and communities throughout Gippsland.
Tanisha grew up on Bunurong land, but returned home to Gunai Kurnai in 2005. She puts her heart into her work, and has built a team of people around her who share her same passion.
When she isn’t working, Tanisha enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, barbequing, and playing bingo.
Nicole works within our Executive Management team as the Director of Communications and Innovation. She assists the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to understand their rights and support around disability and the NDIS.
Nicole has a Diploma in Social Science and Masters in Criminology. She is a proud Gunnai woman from Orbost, and moved to the valley 26 years ago to pursue a career. Nicole’s passion is for her Aboriginal community, and she is well respected throughout Gippsland.
As a mother to a son with severe autism and intellectual disability, she too has lived the frustration of being unable to find and access support. Her goal is to advocate for her elders and the vulnerable who are in need.
When she isn’t working, Nicole enjoys watching her son, Tahj, meet milestones, running and crossfit.
Maree works within our Client Services team as the Support Coordinator and Life Transition Planner. Her role is to assist NDIS participants to access the support they need through their NDIS plans, the community, and mainstream services.
Maree brings with her over 36 years of experience in case management in community services, including disability, chronic disease and mental health care. She has worked as a registered Division 1 nurse since 1984, and she has a wealth of experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.
Maree is passionate about delivering the highest quality disability support services, and she has a sound knowledge of the NDIS and of the local services and programs available in Gippsland.
When she isn’t working, Maree enjoys reading, quilting, and spending time in nature.
Rehana works within our Executive Management team as the HR and Admin Officer. Her role is to help coordinate a range of human resource services across the organisation.
Rehana is currently training through the Chamber of Commerce to build her skills in human resources and management. In the future she is looking forward to completing her Diploma of Human Resources Management.
Rehana is passionate about working within organisations who provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. She takes pride in learning new things and is excited to begin building great HR and admin systems across the organisation.
When she isn’t working, Rehana enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and exploring new cultures.
Kerrie is a lifelong Gippslander, LGBTQI Advocate and passionate community member. Kerrie brings a passion for ensuring that our service delivery is enhanced through the development of safe and efficient practices and that all GLAAS resources are maximised to improve the lives of our participants.
Prior to GLAAS, Kerrie has spent nearly 15 years in aged care as an EN Nurse and brings both nursing and OHS qualifications to this new role benefitting us and our clients alike.
Kerrie uses a person-centred approach in all she does and is devoted to helping find the best supports available and empowering clients to achieve their NDIS goals.
News From Our Community
As we all know, our very own Nik Voss who has a son with severe Autism and an intellectual disability, does a challenge every year to raise money for Autism.…Read More
GLAAS was lucky enough to be donated a piece of stunning art work by Carly Gannaway, a proud ATSI woman from the Dhurung Mob. Carly is currently the full time…Read More