Jonathon Power

Managing Director

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Jonathon is the Managing Director of Empowered Community Services. Inspired by his lived experiences supporting both parents who have lifelong disabilities, and after working as a Disability Support Worker for several years, Jonathon founded Empowered Community Services.

Jonathon has over seven years of experience working within the disability sector, supporting participants with complex needs. Whilst working in the disability sector, Jonathon completed his Bachelor of Psychological Science at Newcastle University. Jonathon believes in providing an honest and reliable service that puts the participant’s needs first.

Jonathon is also a Co-Founder of a Support Coordination Software Company – Astalty. 

In 2021 at the Lake Mac Awards, Jonathon won the Lake Macquarie Ambassador award and the Young Business Leader award at the Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards.

Outside of work, Jonathon enjoys spending time with his family, walking his three dogs and skateboarding. 

The Rest Of The Team

Mark Ward

Service Manager

Certificate IV in Human Resouces

Annika Howe

Support Coordination Manager

Bachelor of Social Science

Rachel Lowe

Events Coordinator

Diploma in Event Management

Lilliana Botham

Administration Officer

Tanika McDonnell

Support Coordinator

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Paige Hammond

Respite Coordinator

Claudia Keeton

Support Coordinator

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Lily Ryan

Trainer and Assessor

Adrian Solomons

Support Coordinator

Bachelor of Social Science

Brad McDonell

Team Leader

Certificate IV in Disability

Rose Cousins

Team Leader

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Ryan Wilks

Team Leader

Certificate III in Individual Support

Maddison Downie

Team Leader

Hannah Lavis

Rostering Coordinator

Current Capacity


Community Access & Capacity Building

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Support Coordination

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Specialist Support Coordination

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School Leavers Employment Program

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Participants receiving Community Access and Capacity Building Supports will be assigned a Team Leader. Our Team Leaders can help with tracking participant goals, developing strategies to assist with support, communicating strategies with staff, and developing reports progress reports. Team Leaders will be charged under the Non-face-to-face line item as necessary.

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Participants with more than 20 hours of support per month may be charged an establishment fee when entering the service.