Nate Overbeeke (NDIS Manager)

Nate leads the effective achievement and growth of sustainable Youth Options NDIS Services and is responsible for both overseeing quality delivery of Youth Options’ NDIS Services as well as maintaining strategic relationships with external stakeholders. He uses his understanding of shared value models of partnership and ability to drive high value brand aligned opportunities to ensure the ongoing success of our NDIS services.

Jenni King (Manager – Youth Space)

Jenni is the manager of  Youth Space and manages the day-to-day running of the division as well as liaising with schools, supporting case managers and facilitating learning.

Jenni has worked in the community service industry for over 20 years, for the majority of this time, supporting young people. She has Certificate 4’s in Mental Health, Youth Work, Training and Assessment andis currently studying Certificate 4 in Career Development and a Diploma of Leadership and Management. Jenni believes that all young people deserve respect and equal opportunities. She works to form trusting relationships with young people and their careers as well as working with case managers to provide individual learning plans for the FLO students to assist them in pursuing their chosen pathways and completing SACE.

Rick Henke (Operations Manager)

Rick is our ‘Action Man’ because he gets things done! No task is too small or too big for Rick and he has a knack for finding a way to get it done. Rick manages our finance systems, supervises our Internship Students and oversees our Volunteers. Rick has developed our Drive Me program with a passion for helping young people get their P’s.

Rick is an experienced operations manager who joined Youth Options in June 2019 after 12 years’ service with the City of Salisbury. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Diploma in Youth Work and Certificate of Business.

Rick is an active member and past President of the Rotary Club of Salisbury and a Justice of the Peace in SA. In addition, Rick has led us into the digital space with a major IT transformation.

Michelle Braham (Chief Executive Officer)

“We help people grow, feel good about themselves and hopeful for the future”

Michelle is passionate about helping people achieve their employment, education or training goals to navigate a secure future. Michelle is knowledgeable within the NFP operating environment and challenges faced by disadvantage people in the community.

Michelle joined Youth Options’ Human Resources team in 2007. Her versatility, leadership and innovation was recognised through multiple promotions, including the General Manager – Operations and Career Services in 2017. Her qualifications include Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Human Resources, Diploma of Management and Certificate in Public Sector Management.

Michelle is an innovative and future oriented CEO regularly exploring promising practice and opportunities to provide responsive services. Michelle commenced her journey as CEO in August 2017 and has been the catalyst for major improvements in Youth Options including consolidating three locations into one Adelaide CBD location, our Sturt Street Youth Hub.

Michelle has a broad range of skills and experience in management, governance, human resources and in the establishment of services for young people and those seeking career assistance. Michelle is a professional member and sits on the National Executive Committee of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). Prior to joining Youth Options, Michelle was employed by the Northern Territory Government.