Meet the Team
VIVA services are delivered by self-managed community based teams. The VIVA Support Centre provides the teams the resources to deliver their best.
Viva Mutual was founded by renowned social entrepreneur Dr Guy Turnbull, and colleagues Arthur Mitsioulis and Tanya Cole, who together have more than 100 years of experience in the health, training and disability sectors.
Each founder contributed valuable insight in their area of specialisation to shape Viva Mutual – Guy in the disability sector and development of co-ops, Arthur in healthcare and Tanya in workforce planning and training. This joint experience enabled them to see both the strengths and weaknesses of the health, care and disability system.
When asking themselves what they would want, and need, as they got older, in order to continue to live a life of their choosing, they all agreed high-quality support from happy, committed support workers was the key.
They believe that the heart of their new business is that great support workers bring an energy, vitality and continuity of care that sees those who they support, thrive.