Meet Our Leadership Team

Get to know the Elsy team better below – you will find them weekdays at The Sixth St Cafe, 27a Sixth St, Boolaroo NSW 2284 – drop us an email to or use the contact form to book an appointment. 

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Abbey Simmons

Operations Manager

Abbey leads the entire organisation at Elsy.

Abbey has spent 8 years in Disability Care as a Teaching Assistant, Support Worker, and SIL Team Leader across Children’s Care, Adult Care and Flexible Supports.

Abbey is expert in positive behaviour support, person-centred practices and active support, coordination of staffing, planning and NDIS reporting, client management and documentation.

After working with Life Without Barriers, Abbey was attracted to the mission and vision of Elsy and leading a fast growing and high quality support worker team, the Elsy family, to provide outstanding care to participants and families.

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Emma Morris

Team Leader

Emma is team leader for 4 of our Supported Independent Living homes.

Emma has been in disability care for 8 years in Victoria, and when she moved to Newcastle she looked us up!

Emma embodies a real ability to manage teams and support our participants to achieve their goals. An attention to detail, and real passion for care, you will find her beaming her smile across our organisation.

After working at a range of providers in Victoria, in support and leadership roles Emma was attracted to Elsy by the growth and dynamism of the organisation and we found that about her too!

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Tom Macintosh

Team Leader

Tom is team leader for 4 of our Supported Independent Living homes.

Tom has been in disability and youth care for 11 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in supporting participants with a range of conditions. He embodies a calm respect and inquisitive nature which helps him really understand, support and motivate our participants and staff team. Did we mention he has an awesome sense of humour?

After working at Impact Care, Allambi and Thrive, in support and leadership Tom was attracted to work at Elsy by the values of the organisation and the culture of the team.


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Sinead Stojanovski

Community Care Lead

Sinead leads the Community Service at Elsy and manages all our Community Access and Day Programme clients. 

Sinead started as a support worker with Elsy having worked at Includa, and was then promoted to a management role supporting Abbey and the team with rostering, events and general management for the organisation. 

Sinead was attracted to work for Elsy due to the culture and growth of the organisation, and the chance to develop with the organisation – we are lucky to have her!

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Shay Ramalingam


Shay has spent 20 years as an investor in healthcare in the UK.
He was an early investor in Supported Living in the UK in 2005 and SDA housing in the UK in 2009.

Shay is on the board of a leading special needs schools group in the UK for young people with disabilities, having previously been Executive Chairman.

After moving to Australia in 2021, Shay wanted to set up a new type of provider, built on the foundations of the Elsy values.