Committed to helping people with addictions find a way back

Wayback Staff

WAYBACK STAFF

Ray

Ray

Cheif Executive Officer

Ray commenced at Wayback in 2008, coming from a background in policing, business management and more recently as a pastor.  He holds a Bachelor of Business, Diploma of Ministry and a Diploma of Justice Administration.

Ray’s principle responsibilities are to strategize the future directions of Wayback and oversee the daily operations. Ray continues to pastor at a local church, enjoys cycling and playing the saxophone in his spare time.

COUNSELLING SECTION

Pauline

Pauline

Head of Counselling

Paulene holds a Bachelor of Counselling & Human Change from Jansen Newman Institute and has worked in the AOD sector for the past 12 years.

Paulene enjoys spending her free time relaxing at the beach.

JIYA

JIYA

AOD Counsellor

Jiya holds a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling.   In 2018 she was nominated as Rotary’s ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ award.

Jiya enjoys spending her spare time reading and furthering her academic skills.

Anna

Anna

AOD Counsellor

Anna holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and has expirence mentoring women exiting custody and reintegrating into the community.

Anna enjoys spending her free time being outdoors, listening to music and travelling.

Costas

Costas

AOD Counsellor

Costas holds a Bachelor of Counselling Degree. Costas is also a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling federation of Australia.

 Costas enjoys going out to dinner with his family, travelling, and the beach.

SOCIAL WORK SECTION

Caitlin

Caitlin

Head of Social Worker

Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Western Sydney University and is a member of the AASW. Caitlin joined Wayback in 2017 and is enjoying working in the Drug and Alcohol field.

Caitlin enjoys spending time with family and friends especially while paddle boarding and relaxing at the beach. 

Cait

Cait

Social Worker

Cait holds a Bachelor of Social Work from WSU and  has previous experience in the disability field.

Cait enjoys going to the gym and being outdoors. Cait also values spending time with family and friends.

Steve

Steve

Welfare Worker

Steve is an integral part of the social work team. He has worked at Wayback for 13 years and has a wealth of knowledge in the AOD field.

Steve loves to follow almost any sports but has a passion for rugby league (particularly his mighty EELS team – booo!!!).

HANNES

HANNES

Welfare Worker

Hannes holds a Bachelor of Sociology from Hagen University in Germany. Hannes joined the team in 2018 and is really enjoying his experience in the Drug and Alcohol Field.

Hannes enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his family.

ADMINISTRATION SECTION

JOANNE

JOANNE

Head of Administration

Joanne is the administration manager at Wayback. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a certificate in MYOB accounting.

Joanne enjoys spending her free time cooking, bushwalking and floristry.

THERESA

THERESA

Client Co-ordinator

Theresa commenced working in the reception office at Wayback in 2010. Theresa has learnt many functions of the organisation and is always willing to assist other departments.

Theresa enjoys hanging out with friends and playing volleyball. She has completed a number of mission trips to the Pacific Islands, America, Indonesia and New Zealand.

GRACE

GRACE

Methadone Co-ordinator

Grace commenced working in the reception office at Wayback in 2004. Grace’s main responsibility at Wayback is liaising with the doctors and clients about their pharmacotherapy inquiries.

Grace enjoys spending time with her family and gardening. She particularly enjoys native gardening that enhances the environment.

AMANDA

AMANDA

Receptionist

Amanda holds the position of client co-ordinator and recently joined the Wayback team.  Amanda has a Diploma in Community Services and AOD and has previous experience in the industry.

Amanda enjoys spending time with her family on weekend outings and going to the beach.