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Neil Unger with new CDS CEO Jeff Evans with the board.
Neil Unger with new CDS CEO Jeff Evans with the board.

NEW Currajong Disability Services (CDS) CEO Jeff Evans is no stranger to a challenge. With over 25 years experience in the non-for-profit sector, Jeff knows his next task of preparing CDS for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out will arguably be his biggest. Yet despite the hurdles ahead, Jeff and his dedicated team won’t shirk away from the task at hand with preparations already well under way.

“My main objective is to prepared CDS for the transition into the NDIS,” said Evans.

“I am excited by it and I am surrounded by a great team and staff who are working around the clock to make this as seamless as possible.

“Having previously spent time with CDS and in the not-for-profit sector, I love the organisation and I love the industry.”

With the massive changes occurring in the industry, Evans and his team are getting ready for the roll-out over the next few months while also trying to minimise disruption to existing services, those that use them and their routines. Consistency and continuity with service operations will remain top priority for the new CEO and his team despite the implementation of a new scheme.

“We not only have a tremendous team but we have had great community support from volunteering through to generous donations and we hope for that continue,” said Evans.

“Such assistance will allow us to continue to deliver high quality services in a timely manner.

“It is extremely important not just for us but for families and loved ones who deal with this daily,” he said.

“We strive to be more than just any organisation – we want to be contributing to the education, benefit and welfare of our clients and their families.

“Our objective is to ensure the ongoing empowerment, support, engagement and encouragement of anyone who utilises Currajong Disability Services and never has that been more vital than now.”