Meet the team

Bathurst Seymour Centre values its workforce, both its paid staff and volunteers. It has a commitment to ensuring that each team member has up-to-date knowledge and skills to appropriately support our clients.

We want every client to receive friendly personalised support and have a great customer experience from the moment they join us and throughout their time with us.

The CEO oversees the day-to-day management of the organisation and its programs with the help of the senior team, including the Operations Manager, Clinical Care Supervisor, and Quality Coordination. Other staff assist in the day to day running of the centre including administration, finances, organising activities, providing transport to and from the centre,  and cooking nutritious and delicious meals for our  clients.

Terisa Ashworth


“I am responsible for the strategic management, risk management, promotion/marketing, supporting our board and funding.”

Bachelor of Social Science, Diploma in Leadership and Management, Diploma in Human Resources, Diploma in Community Services, Graduate Certificate in Management Communication, Cert IV in Work, Health and Safety, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Cert IV in Aged Care, Cert IV in Business, Cert IV in Frontline Management. 25 years in the community services sector (including disability and aged care).

“I love Bathurst Seymour Centre. I love the impact of our service for our clients and carers, our staff and volunteers – we love to make them happy and for them to feel valued. It is such a friendly and welcoming environment.”

Terisa Ashworth

Lee Ford

Support Worker (Quality)

“I’ve worked in community service for over 35 years. My background is in service management, sector support and development, teaching, served on management committees.”

Dip  Teaching, Grad Cert in Change Management

“I enjoy sharing my skills and knowledge with the other team members so clients and carers receive quality services. It is great to be part of a busy environment, there is always something happening.”

Rachael Burnett

Support Worker (programs)

“I am responsible for the monthly program for our clients, some outreach and day programs, and for special events.”

Certificate III in Individual Support

“I love to bring some colour and happiness to our clients lives through social interaction and having fun in a way that they enjoy. Getting to know our clients and finding activities that I know they will like or taking them to places that they might not have been able to see without our support and bringing a smile to their face is a wonderful result.”

Tania Bruce

Support Worker (Finances)

“I am responsible for all aspects of finance including accounts, grants, payments and budgets.”

30 years in a finance role and Certificate II in bookkeeping.

I provide bookkeeping and daily accounting knowledge to contribute towards the
smooth running of our friendly and active organisation.”

Diane Coleman

Support Worker (administration)

“I am on reception, answer queries, field phone calls and help out wherever I am able. I also complete the statistics needed for our government funding requirements.”

I completed the Cert III in Aged Care and have 6 years’ experience working in aged care, which I have found it to be very rewarding.

“I have been in administration most of my working life and enjoy my current role very much. I love to hear the stories of our clients, share their joy and enthusiasm and watch their friendships at the centre blossom.”

Debbie Groat

Support Worker (Wellness)

Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Home and Community Care

“I love working with the clients and helping them to achieve goals, keep them involved within the community and making sure that they feel valued and that they matter. To some of the Clients we are like family and it is important for them to feel part of the Bathurst Seymour Centre.”

Annalee Waight

Support Worker (Volunteer Coordination)



Helen Morrison

Support Worker (Administration)



Rachel Sheppard

Clinical Care Supervisor

Cindy Piggott

Support Worker (Administration)

Michelle Vincent

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