Mai Hamed, State Manager
What was your professional background / work history before joining HCA?
I have long been a disability advocate and have sought to promote community awareness such that it is welcoming and inclusive for people with a disability. I have worked in the disability services sector for over 10 years with my experience in government services, not for Profit and Provider services. Before coming to HCA as the VIC NDIS State Manager My Journey began as a Support Worker in an SDA school, then into the government department of the NDIA. I then transitioned to a Senior Local area coordinator and Community Capacity Building Lead at the Brotherhood of Saint Laurence. I then journey into the Provider space as a Operations manager at Avocadocare managing Support Coordination, Psychosocial recovery services and disability services. I have thoroughly enjoyed working at HCA and am proud of the Quality services that we provide and the great Staff that we have supporting our NDIS Participants.
How long have you been with the HCA team?
I have been HCA for 12 months.
What is your favourite thing to do when not working?
I love to read a great book, ride my bike and cook up a storm for friends and family.
What is your favourite movie, band or book?
My favourite movie is Kill Bill, I also have to note my favourite TV show which is Peaky Blinders, and my favourite book is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
What’s a quote you try to live by?
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” ― Rumi
What do you like most about working in HCA NDIS?
I love that we have a sense of community and attitude to always improve and do better and that we truly care about supporting our clients and staff.