Brenda Odewahn

Ability Options
Chief Operating Officer

Brenda has worked in the employment services and disability sectors since 1997. In 2011 she joined Ability Options and worked with executive teams across employment services and disability gaining opportunity to understand the preparation for the trial of NDIS and working with staff delivering services in accommodation and clinical services. In 2017 she became the CEO of Olympus Solutions, the employment services arm of Ability Options covering disability and mainstream employment including an Aboriginal specialist service, which provided her the opportunity to visit the UN. In 2018, she took over the role of Chief Operating Officer responsible for operations across both employment services and disability services covered by NDIS. One of her key areas of interest in the last few years has been development and growth of capacity building activities for people with disability to aspire to obtain and maintain employment in the open labour market.