Meet the team – Pro Help Australia Support Coordinators
To make a general referral please contact Paul Ventaloro, Program Manager, on 0434 779 913 or complete the enquiry form on the ‘Contact Us’ page of our website. Otherwise, you are welcome to contact one of our support coordinators directly
Paul Ventaloro – Program Manager – Toowoomba region
Bachelor of Social Science (major in Community Development)
Diploma of Management and Leadership
As the Program Manager, my role is to take general referrals and support the support coordination team. I have a strong focus on person-centred practice and integrated clinical and community services with quality outcomes for people with severe and complex disabilities.
Matt Ball – Brisbane region
Diploma of Counselling
Bachelor of Science – Psychology (in progress)
Phone: 0402 426 264
Hi I’m Matt, a Support Coordinator working with Pro Help Australia to provide better outcomes for participants and their support networks. I have a background in, and passion for, mental health, social services, and holistic wellness and look forward to utilising these skills to achieve success with all I engage with, including participants, their support networks, providers, and stake holders.
Leah Stretch – Gold Coast region
Diploma in Community Services (In Progress)
I believe everyone has the absolute right to live and experience their best life! With my passion, determination and lived experience of disability on a daily basis, and also my experience working in the Human Services and Disability sectors, I will work with you to ensure you have choice and control in deciding what services are right for you, help you connect to them, and bring your NDIS Plan to life to ensure you have the required funding, supports and access to services you need to achieve your goals and aspirations and to live your best life.
Experience & Knowledge
Caring & Empathetic
Luke de Bomford – Sunshine Coast Region
Bachelor of Social Work [Honours]
I am a Social Worker specializing in working in Mental Health. I aim to use my experience in the community disability sector to work with participants in becoming more independent in their lives, be supported in making informed choices, and achieve their short term and life long goals. Focused on working in the Sunshine Coast region, I have worked in the disability sector for approximately 4 years, with almost 2 years of experience in support coordination. I have done extensive research on the NDIS through my thesis with the University of Queensland, and I also develop digital products and tools to assist NDIS participants in accurately tracking and budgeting NDIS funding.
Helen Buckman – Ipswich region
Diploma Applied Science Community and Human Service & Counselling
Cert IV Community Services & Social Welfare Studies
As your Support Coordinator Helen will work with you to optimise your plan ensuring that you are getting the most from your plan by liaising with service providers. With years of Human Service experience and her passion, Helen will assist you to work towards your goals, help you make informed choices and help you to navigate the NDIS service system. Helen will also assist you in planning ahead to prepare for your next plan review.
Problem solving Skills
Thinks outside the box