ABOUT US

Victoria People Solutions

Passionate People, Innovative Solutions

Victoria People Solutions is an NDIS Registered Provider servicing the Greater Melbourne area. We are proud to offer a wide variety of community support, capacity building and empowerment options to those living with a disability. We welcome individuals from all walks of life regardless of religion, age, gender, ethnicity or physical/intellectual capacity and we are proud of the ever-growing and diverse community we are creating.

We support the people we work with to define their goals, identify their strengths and access resources by developing collaborative, open and honest relationships with individuals in a multidisciplinary environment.

Our staff are local, passionate and hand-picked to suit our clients needs. As an organisation we understand that plans often change and because of this, we always aim to be flexible in our service delivery. We believe it is important to understand our community’s wants and needs and aim at achieving this through active feedback and engagement strategies.

The individuals we work with are at the centre of every business decision we make and for that reason when you choose VPS, you’re not just choosing an NDIS Provider, you are becoming a part of a tight knit, lifelong family.

 

They used to say ‘you can’t choose your family’… Well now you can!!

Our Disability Services

Our disability services are a combination of fee-for-service and government-funded and fall under the broad areas of:

Capacity Building

The VPS team are ready to skill build with you! We can help by…

Support Coordination and Connection

We can assist in co-ordinating your NDIS Plan through Support Coordination…

Community Access

We have a team of dedicated support workers that are ready to assist you participating in your community through…

Capacity Building

The VPS team are ready to skill build with you! We can help by…

Support Coordination and Connection

We can assist in co-ordinating your NDIS Plan through Support Coordination…

Community Access

We have a team of dedicated support workers that are ready to assist you participating in your community through…

What People are Saying

Meet the Team

“Our mission is to support all Victorians to live a fulfilling life. The secret to our success is all about working with the right people”

Avi Leelah

Founder & Director

Avi is the founder and Director of VPS. With a background in Psychology, Philosophy, Maths (and Astrophysics!) Avi continues to lead the team with 15 years backing in the industry.

With a strong intrigue by the human psyche and its motivation, Avi is passionate to make his mark on the world and leave it in a better place to which he found it. Avi created VPS in 2016 and has continued to guide best practice and continuous improvement strategy.

Fun fact: Avi is fluent in French and a huge Led Zeppelin enthusiast!

Ledion Mecollari

Chief Executive Officer

Ledion is our CEO. He has more than 12 years experience in leading teams across Education, Consultancy and business management.

Ledion is passionate about Education and believes that anyone can achieve their goals if they are supported enough.

He holds a MBA, a Master in Finance and a Master in Professional Accounting.

Fun fact: Ledion is fluent in Italian and loves soccer (crazy supporter of Inter Milan).

Lindsay Hume

Disability Operations Managerr

Lindsay is our Disability Operations Manager.  Lindsay has a background in Social Work and has worked in Disability and Community Care for 15 years.

Lindsay is originally from Scotland and moved to Melbourne 11 years ago, where she has worked for both state and local Government and not-for-profit organisations.

Lindsay has experience working with people with a disability in the Justice system, as well as supporting participants in the community with NDIS funding and other forms of Government funding.

Lindsay is passionate about leading teams who have a positive culture, work to organisational values, and work collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support. 

Lindsay is proud to represent VPS, and is excited to be part of the organisation. 

Fun Fact – Lindsay has 2 dogs (Bruce and Hamish), and 5 cats!

Kerry

Senior Manager

Kerry is our Senior Manager and began working at VPS as a
support worker.  Her background is in
education with Bachelor of Education (Hons) and a Master of Education (Hon). As
a dedicated long term educator, Kerry has worked in the primary, tertiary, and
Tafe sectors, with a passion for community engagement, and lifelong learning. Making
a difference in the lives of our participants is a key value that is a focus of
Kerry’s daily activities.

 

Fun Fact: Kerry has a deaf cat named Zenda and a rabbit
named Bruce. She loves to travel around South East Asia especially if she can
ride a motor bike

Cristina Pinzone

Clinical Operations Manager

Cristina is our Clinical Operations Manager. She has worked in the field of Behaviour Support for 5 years and is passionate about improving quality of life through a person-centred approach, giving individuals a voice in their own supports.

Cristina has completed a Master’s Degree in Education, with a specialisation in Behaviour Analysis, and is also a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

Fun Fact: Cristina LOVES chilli oil and will add some form of chilli to every meal!

Tom Cui

Senior Occupational Therapist

Tom is our Senior Occupational Therapist. Tom has completed a master’s degree in occupational therapy, and he has been working in the field of occupational therapy for 8 years. 

Tom likes to think of occupational therapists as puzzle solvers, because they assist clients in solving how to complete tasks that they may or may not have been able to do in the past. 

Fun Fact: Tom is a metalhead. He likes a number of bands from the 80s. Tom is good at producing noise at home with his Gibson as per his family.

Katrina Mintoff

Office Manager

Katrina is our Office Manager. Over the last 12 years, she has worked in a range of specialist medical, general practice and allied health management and administration roles. 

Katrina is client focused and always strives to create an effective and efficient working environment. 

Fun fact: Katrina is a citizen of Malta! She LOVES the island, the people but most importantly LOVES the food!

 

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