About Us

Our Leadership Team

NT Friendship & Support is led by an Executive Officer. Underpinning this is a Leadership Team

Stephanie Ransome – Executive Officer 

Stephanie commenced with NT Friendship & Support Inc in June 2017 and brings more than 13 years of experience in the Community Services sector to the role. 

Prior to this appointment Stephanie had the opportunity to work with Wirakka Maya (Aboriginal Health service) in South Hedland, WA as the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Manager. 

Stephanie has also held an Executive Manager role with Good Samaritan Industries, a large WA Disability Services Orgnisation, and was a senior manager with Intework LifeSkills (now InteLife) in WA

Her professional life commenced in the Community Services sector working as a Community Mental Health Worker supporting people with chronic mental health in Rockingham and Mandurah WA.

Stephanie was recruited by the board to utilise her skills in change management and to stewardship the organisation on its journey into the NDIS world. 

Stephanie is passionate about leading the NT Friendship & Support Team into the future and ensuring that people are at the centre of their services. She has volunteered on a number of not – for – profit committees and boards in WA

Stephanie currently sits on the Integrated disAbility Action (IDA) management committee, which is a peak body for people with disability and also the Board of National Disability Services NT

Stephanie loves the beautiful rugged life in the Territory and its beautiful landscape and stunning sunsets and is glad to be able to call Katherine her home. 

Tricia Kelly – Community Engagement Manager

Tricia first commenced with NT Friendship & Support in December 2014 working in the Out of Home Care Program. Tricia had moved from working with Territory Families and was able to bring her wealth of knowledge to working with carers and children taken into care. After a 6 month break in 2016, Tricia returned to the same program. 

Tricia has consistently worked her way up to the leadership team and is now NT Friendship & Supports Community Engagement Manager. This is a new role for Tricia and the orgnisation. She oversees the Out of Home Care Program, Respite House Services, Community Inclusion services and our Seniors Program.

Tricia is passionate about the rights of children in care and supporting the carers who nurture and hold them as we work towards reunification or kinship care. 

In her spare time Tricia loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen. Her real passion lies in Camping and fishing and enjoys the isolation of the Territory. 

Lucy Markoff – NDIS Project Officer 

Lucy started with NT Friendship & Support in late 2017, and before her appointment, had worked extensively with people with a disability, marginalised groups and at-risk young people. She has demonstrated experience in leadership roles across a number of non-government organisations. While Lucy originally fairs from Central Victoria, she now calls the Territory home. 

Prior to her commencement at NT Friendship & Support, Lucy worked as the Youth and Community Services Manager for YMCA Katherine (now YMCA of the Northern Territory), and prior to that headed up YMCA Victoria’s Community Development Unit as Director. 

Lucy is passionate about social inclusion and human rights, and brings this passion into her day-to-day role, and when leading teams.