Magenta Community Services prides itself on providing adaptive flexible individualised services by connecting with people and establishing relationships. This would not be possible if we didn’t have an amazing team of support workers throughout NSW and QLD. Magenta has over 70 support workers and this is increasing on a daily basis.
The work we do would not be possible without the support workers who have a wealth of experience knowledge and integrity.
Tony & Jonny Iuso
Tony and Jonny Iuso are a husband and wife team who established Magenta Community Services in July 2013. They have over 30 years’ experience in the Disability and Community Service Sectors and created Magenta primarily to work within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and My Aged Care. Whilst working in the sector they have also owned and operated a range of small businesses.
Whilst working in the sector they have also owned and operated a range of small businesses. They have combined their business and community service knowledge to develop Magenta with a strong emphasis on people being paramount and systems being developed to support the people we work with.
Tony and Jonny meet working in a Group Home setting in Tamworth in 1987, supporting 5 people who had lived at Stockton Institution and under the “Richmond Scheme” had been relocated to move closer to their families and live in the community.
Both had various roles in the community of Tamworth and then relocated to Sydney to specialise in supporting people who had an acquired Brain Injury.
They were blessed to have their first child on 20th July 1992, Emily, who was born with major health complications and diagnosed with a disability. They moved to the Toowoomba Area for family support and recommenced working in the Disability Sector.
Tragically Emily passed away in June 1996 leaving a legacy that both Jonny and Tony feel is now their vocation.
Liam was born 24th April 1999 and is now a key part of Magenta completing a school-based apprenticeship with a Certificate 3 in Individual Support and is now working as a Support Worker.
Tony and Jonny subsequently had managerial roles working in Northern Rivers NSW prior to making a “Leap of Faith” to start Magenta with only one client who was supported through a brokerage arrangement. To date Magenta in Northern NSW supports constantly increasing numbers of people who have individual funding; provide agency staff for several large organisations, and hold the contract for various support service roles.
Tony and Jonny presented the framework of Magenta to their nieces, Jessica Doyle and Tiffany Smith with the aim of expanding into QLD (Toowoomba and Gladstone Areas). The business model and ethos married with both Jessica and Tiffany’s values and skill base.
Magenta now has a strong footprint in the Toowoomba and Gladstone areas and continues to play a pivotal role in the Northern Rivers NSW in the delivery of innovative individualised support services.
Tiffany Smith was born and bred in the Gladstone region. She has a strong connection to Gladstone area looking for opportunities to enhance the community, particularly the service sector.
One of Tiffany’s highlights has been the experience of volunteering in Guyana for over 3 months when she was only 19 years of age.
Tiffany is married to Curtis (who is a local business owner) and they have a son, Bruce and a dog Henry.
Tiffany has worked in Administration for over 15 years for Gladstone Regional Council holding various roles. One of her highlights at Council was being a Technical Officer for the Engineering Department in the Operational Works section, a branch of Town Planning and completing her Diploma in Local Government Administration.
As mentioned Tiffany has a passion for helping in the community and when she joined Magenta as an Area Manager September 2016, her career had finally matched her passion. Tiffany also enjoys working with family (she is Tony and Jonny’s niece) and wanted to join Magenta as she saw it as an ideal opportunity to be involved in family business when the family is so important to her. Magenta also aligns with all her value base in relation to social justice and access and equity.
Jessica Doyle has been part of Magenta Community Services for 2 years. She commenced working as a support worker in the Toowoomba area delivery aged care packages. Jessica, who is the niece of Tony and Jonny, is now the Area Manager deciding to join the family run business to further develop Magenta in the Toowoomba Region as she is aligned with the ethos and standards of Magenta.
Jessica began her working career in the Children Services Industry in January 2001. Holding various positions including Assistant Director of Community Based Childcare Organisation, “Mothercraft”. Jessica strengths lie in her ability to connect with families to ensure that all supports are person-centred and linked into the communities they live in. Jessica specialised in supporting children who had disabilities or didn’t meet the mainstream requirements.
She has embraced Magenta’s philosophies of people first providing individualised flexible services.
Jessica joins Magenta with her family, husband Nathan, son Hunter and daughter Zalee.
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