Who We Are
We believe that economic and social participation transform the lives of people living with disability and their local communities.
There’s so much Northern Tasmania has to offer our participants; and our participants have so much to offer their communities! So we help foster those connections while helping our participants build capacity and independence.
Commit. Challenge. Collaborate. Create.
We commit ourselves to an ethical practice, one underpinned by honesty, integrity and transparency.
We challenge complacency in both our participants and ourselves. Count on us for continuous improvement and innovation.
We collaborate to inspire results—not only with our participants, but with . businesses across Tasmania. We’re proud to support the local economy while helping our clients participants reach their full potential.
We create transformations, not transactions. You’re never a number to us, we’ll be with you for every step of the way.
The Faces Behind Thrive
Our team shares decades of experience in employment services, consulting and disability care, as well as a passion for making our community more equitable for all. Read our stories—we can’t wait to hear yours.
Director of Thrive Disability Services & Carer Support
Shelly is an experienced industry professional with a career spanning over 15 years in full profit, corporate and non-for-profit sector. Shelly has successfully held senior leadership roles delivering state and federal government contracts. Shelly has delivered and achieved an array of successful business outcomes in financial profitability, high performance, robust service delivery models and ethical frameworks. Having a young child living with disability, Shelly holds a personal outlook for positive change and innovation within the disability sector. Shelly is a hands-on leader who is invested in strong organisational governance to having an understanding and interest in each of Thrive Disability Services & Carer Supports clients, goals and outcomes.
Bidur Paudel – Business Manager
Bidur has a Master of Professional Accounting from Federation University and has completed Diploma of Community Services. He is also a member of Institute of Public Accountants(IPA). He’s a passionate, inclusive and open minded people person, giving him the ability to get along with people of all nationalities, cultures, and of differing generations.
Bidur started his job at Thrive as Disability Support worker and an Administration Consultant and progressed into working as a Team Leader-Finance & Admin. Bidur has been on a journey with Thrive Disability Services since the beginning and embracing the growth, development and strengths based working culture.
Jareth Redman - Operations Coordinator
Prior to joining the Thrive team in 2021 Jareth has worked as a Disability Support Worker and a Team leader for SIL properties. Jareth is passionate about engaging with people living with Disabilities and their families. Jareth enjoys encouraging people on their journey, and promoting independence, choice, and control. In his free time Jareth is a father of 2 who enjoys playing Basketball.
Amin - Operations Coordinator
Amin has completed double Master’s in International Business and International Relations from Macquarie University, Sydney followed by Master’s in Professional Accounting. Passionate on building meaningful relations, Amin has five years of experience in the service industry. As a firm believer of continuous learning, unlearning and relearning process, he has recently completed the course in community service. His mantra for life is empathy and respect towards all mankind. An avid cricket lover, he believes in enjoying the innings of life full of positivity.
Sharon - Operations Manager
Sharon has a solid academic background and lived experience with domestic and family violence, human services, counselling, and trauma-informed practice. Sharon also has an extensive lived experience history with psychosocial disability. Sharon is an empathetic person that strives to get the best outcomes for all the people that she works with and will go above and beyond to achieve this goal.