Our Team

We work together to enable children with complex disability and their families to live the best lives they can. We are a proud and passionate bunch and we put our families at the heart of everything we do. Meet some of the people who make up the Xavier team.

Richard Littler, CEO

Hi I'm Richard, the CEO of the Xavier Children’s Support Network.  Xavier has supported the needs of children with profound medical and disability needs since 1949 through a mission and vision based on catholic teachings.  We have a long and proud history that plays a huge part in the Xavier of today and in my role of guiding our organisation into a new phase. As CEO, I am passionate about supporting our stakeholders, workforce and most importantly our families. In doing this, I strive to ensure that the legacy of Xavier is honoured and respected.  I possess substantial experience in the community care sector.  Prior to joining Xavier, I worked with Centacare Brisbane and Southern Cross Care Qld.

invertedCommablue I am passionate about supporting our stakeholders, workforce and most importantly our families as they navigate the NDIS.

Ella Zhang, Chief Financial Officer

I joined Xavier in 2013 and have been the Chief Financial Officer since 2015. I am a qualified CPA with a mix of Finance and Information system skills and experience across different industries. I am responsible for Finance, IT, Sales and Procurement services. At Xavier, my role is to support the team to work closely with families to ensure that those with a disability have a choice and independence.

invertedCommapink Being part of the Xavier team, I am really gratified to be able to support families and their children to be part of the community and live their best lives. 

Sandra Anderson, Support Services Manager

I’m Sandra, the Support Services Manager.   I have been working in the Community and Disability services sector for more years than I’d like to say!  I am so lucky to have had a broad range of roles across these diverse areas and to have worked with many wonderful clients and families over the years.

I am passionate about ensuring we provide individualised services tailored specifically for each person to help children, young adults and their families achieve their goals.

It’s an exciting time as we assist families with their transition to the NDIS supporting their choice and control.

I have qualifications in Social Science, Management and Residential Care but more importantly, the knowledge provided to me by so many generous people with disabilities and their families that I have had and continue to have the privilege of working with.

invertedComma I am passionate about ensuring we provide individualised services tailored specifically for each person to help children, young adults and their families achieve their goals.

Robyn Last, Allied Health Manager

I have worked for many years in the disability sector starting out as a Speech Pathologist.  I joined the Xavier team in mid 2017 and haven’t looked back! My role at Xavier is to build our multidisciplinary allied health team so that we can provide a range of therapy supports to assist our children and young people to reach their full potential.  It’s so rewarding to see how our support enables our families and our children to give them a better quality of live.  I feel very privileged to be working alongside a very, dedicated team to ensure that our clients and their families are supported to achieve their goals. This is a really exciting time to be a part of the Xavier team. I look forward to Xavier’s exciting future and the journey ahead.

invertedCommablue My role at Xavier is to build our multi-disciplinary allied health team so that we can provide a full range of therapy supports to assist our children and young people to achieve their goals.

Claire West, Support Worker Coordinator


Hi everyone, my name is Claire West.  I have worked with Xavier since 1994 in a few different roles – as a Support Worker, a structured respite provider, a keyworker and in my current role as Support Worker Coordinator. 

Xavier combines the best of both worlds. It is an extremely flexible, family friendly employer and it is a fantastic organisation that does amazing work.  I love coming to work each day.  My colleagues are a group of extremely dedicated and passionate people.  I also get to coordinate an amazing team of diverse, caring, highly skilled Support Workers that work within a number of different programs.  

As part of my role I meet with the families and beautiful children who receive direct care services from Xavier.  It is very rewarding to be able to work with families to achieve the goals and dreams they have for their children – whether it is to join a club, start a hobby or to simply have the opportunity to go for a walk at the waterfront or a picnic in the park. 

invertedCommapink It is very rewarding to be able to work with families to achieve the goals and dreams they have for their children.

Mitchell, Support Worker


Hi I’m Mitchell, a Support Worker for Xavier. I am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the Xavier team. It is truly gratifying that I am able to work with a diverse range of young people all who have unique backgrounds and stories.  My favourite part of the job is that every day is different and every day is just as rewarding as the next.  Although the job can have its challenges the satisfaction of helping others is worth the effort. Xavier has been very supportive of my growth as a Support Worker since commencing my role. I have also recently had the opportunity to become a part of a specialised team on a project that is being run to support children with tracheostomies. I am very pleased with how far I have been able to come and the new skills I have gained.

invertedComma It is truly gratifying that I am able to work with a diverse range of young people all who have unique backgrounds and stories.  

Angela Ebbage, Inclusion Advisor

I am Angela Ebbage, the Inclusion Advisor at Xavier. My role is to facilitate the safe inclusion of children with disability in mainstream childcare environments. I hold a Diploma in Children’s Services and have extensive experience in the childcare industry spanning over 20 years as a Coordinator, Area Manager and Trainer. I moved to Xavier in 2018 because we identified that there is a lack of support and information for families of children with complex disabilities about how to gain access to inclusive childcare environments. I believe that all children have a right to access childcare; to interact with peers, to learn, to grow, to play and to belong. My passion is making this a reality for children with complex disability so that they can benefit from friendships, fun and learning in a healthy and safe environment. I look forward to working with your whole family to make childcare a reality for your child.

invertedCommablue I believe that all children have the right to access childcare; to interact with peers, to learn, to grow, to play and to belong.