Founder – Chairman (provisionary) – Chief Executive
Mr Stephen Edwards has been working in the community services industry for over 15 years, beginning as a support worker proving direct care before beginning the journey toward founding Nganana in 2004 as a client services officer with Paraquad SA. After a number of years in the government, Steve left Disability SA / DCSI, to concurrently support two new organisations with service development and strategic organisational management over six years, from start-up to successful establishment as recognised industry providers. Steve was one of the first practitioners to develop support structures and advocate for specialist forensic disability service types in South Australia. Likewise specifically cultural service types have been developed and introduced into the disability sector.
Steve has a passion for systemic best practice, including the development of process-driven initiatives that incorporate accountability, drive quality, and achieve identified outcomes.
Steve has an undergraduate degree in sport and recreation, a diploma of community services, and is currently studying a Master of Social Work and Master of International and Community Development.