The Carpentaria Board consists of up to eight elected members:
Grant Lindsay was appointed to the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in 2005, and President from 2008-13. He then joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2018. Grant has a passionate interest in person-centred support services that respect individual choice and need and assist each individual to develop their capacity so that they can participate in, contribute to and be effective members of our community.
Grant is currently self-employed as a management consultant. He is also the president of the Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory and a member of the Down Syndrome Australia Board since its inception. Grant worked in the non-government education sector for 14 years, previously he had a similar role in a health research institute, following 25 years in the Australian Regular Army. He is married with two children and is a long term Rotarian and rugby fan.
She is passionate about making a meaningful contribution and utilising her high-level governance skills to support high quality person-centred services.
Steven Porter joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in 2017 and the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2018. He is an experienced Board Director and an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate with strong strategic, financial and corporate governance skills. Steven has tertiary qualifications in engineering and a Masters in Organisation Dynamics. He is a water industry specialist with 35 years experience across multiple public, private and Council water entities.
Wendy Ah Chin
Wendy has held executive roles in the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (now Lowitja Institute) and Yothu Yindi Foundation, and has a health science degree, a graduate certificate in public sector management and an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) through the Australian & New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
Before retiring on medical grounds in late 2020, Sarah worked for the Northern Territory Government for 20 years in the Office of the Chief Minister, the Department of Legislative Assembly and the Department of Treasury and Finance. Sarah has extensive experience in executive support and government processes.
Hamza is not afraid of asking the difficult questions when it comes to maintaining confidence in the accessible and clinically safe delivery of health and human services. He believes public policy and service delivery should be about choice and control for people accessing the services they need in a way that is empowering, inclusive of lived experience perspectives and based in evidence.
Steve Vitone joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in 2005 as Deputy Chair and joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2018. He is also the CEO of Carers NT, a not-for-profit community based organisation dedicated to improving the lives of family carers living in the Northern Territory. Steve is a Social Worker by profession and has a long involvement in services for people with a disability and their families.
Steve has worked in both the public and private sector, primarily in the disability and rehabilitation areas, has a strong commitment to social justice and extensive experience in advocacy. He has held several positions on community, state and national working groups, committees and boards including NDS Northern Territory, Carpentaria, the Chief Minister’s NGO Advisory Council and Moil School Council. He was also appointed to the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council.