Staff

Chief Executive Officer
Lindy O’Neill

Lindy joined UnitingCare Tasmania with over 35 years experience in the community services sector.

She has worked across a variety of program areas including disability, employment, recreation and leisure, housing and accommodation, respite, child, youth and family services. Lindy has worked in the government, non-government and charity sectors.

Chief Operating Officer
Jeremy Pettet

Jeremy came to UnitingCare with considerable experience in the disability sector and in his role works closely with our corporate, community and family services teams.

Executive Assistant
Nicky Bawle

Nicky joined UnitingCare in early 2016 and came with an extensive background in executive level assistance to senior management and boards along with human resource and work place health and safety experience.

Nicky assists the CEO, Board and management team as well as coordinating all things HR.

Family Services 

Northern Regional Manager
Sally Ryan

Sally came to UnitingCare with considerable experience in Family Services across the sector, including Child Protection, family support and parent education programs.  Sally oversees the Northern PYPS program (including George Town and the NW), Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (NW), Northern Newpin (centre-based and outreach) and Pathways Home.

Southern Regional Manager
Karen Bacon

Karen’s experience includes working therapeutically with families and children, and after joining the Newpin team, her management skills were quickly identified.  Karen oversees the Southern PYPS program, the Southern Newpin program, Newpin on the Inside (a prison-based parenting program) and Rural Family Support and Outreach.


State Director, Early Learning Services
Marie Wilson

Marie, who also manages Scots Early Learning Centre, in Hobart, has worked in the child care industry for more than a decade and has a background in teaching. She is passionate about providing high quality and affordable childcare that is safe, educational and fun.


Community Services Manager 
Lois Van Eimeren

Lois coordinates all of the volunteer programs around the state, including the emergency relief program, financial literacy, prison programs and the Travelling OpShops. 


Corporate Services

  • Maureen Clark
    Maureen is our Manager Corporate Services, providing quality corporate and financial service support throughout the agency. Maureen operates out of the New Town office.
  • Nicole Day
    Nicole is our Communication and Mission Coordinator, and her role includes sourcing funding opportunities and developing our communication with partners inside and outside of the agency.  This is a state wide position, operating out of the Launceston office.