Our Board

HPA is administered by a Board of Directors and receives funding from the Federal Department of Social Services, the Northern Territory Department of Health and special grants from other Departments from time to time.

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to balance the pursuit of the community service objectives with the business objectives of HPA. A Not-For-Profit disability service such as HPA needs to achieve commercial outcomes as well as vocational, advocacy and other support outcomes for our clients. A strong financial capacity provides the means to achieve the social outcomes.

Sales from our core businesses, revenue from our fundraising department, financial support from charitable trusts, service clubs and donations help to bridge the gap between the cost of providing services and Government funding.

Barry Thomas – President

  • Retired partner Deloitte
  • Batchelor Business (Accounting)
  • Business Advisor area of interest
  • Life Member HPA
  • Life Member TeamHealth
  • Past President Rotary Club Darwin South
  • Past Board Member AANT

Brendan Atkins – Vice President

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Partner, Senior Adviser – Halpin Financial Services
  • Member: Financial Planning Association
  • Member: SMSF Association

John Yousef  – Treasurer

  • Fellow Member of CPA Australia
  • Member of Institute Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Member of National Tax Association of Australia
  • Franchise Owner of Action Coach Darwin
  • Owner of JKY & Co

Ian Amy

  • Parent Representative
  • Extensive experience working with special needs people
  • Support the organisation that has supported my family

Jeanette Anictomatis

  • Active in Community Service
  • Training skills in teaching, legal & HR Studies
  • Long-time interest in supporting members of the Community with a disability

John Anictomatis

  • Former Patron HPA
  • Former Administrator of the Northern Territory
  • Local Businessman and active in Community Service

Paul Goggin

  • Past CEO HPA
  • 3 years National Board Member and NT Chair of NDS
  • Apex Australia Service Club to District Governor and various Government Departments Federal and NT to Regional Manager

Sarah Bancroft

  • 30 Years Helping People with Disabilities in Open Employment
  • Independent Living Training
  • Special Education Teacher

Kerryn Smith

  • CEO of NT Defence Industry Association
  • Current board member, National Defence Industry Association
  • 20 years in the Not-For-Profit environment
  • Experienced in Skills and Workforce Development
  • Passionate Advocate for Small Business