Meet the team

Our leaders

iCare brings the highest levels of professionalism and care to the out-of-home care staffing industry.

Ty Lehmann


Ty has worked in the community services sector since 2001. His management roles for organisations, including the YWCA, Australian Federal Police, Australian Institute of Sport and the Department of Health and Human Services, have provided him with a well-rounded knowledge of the sector. Ty inherently understands the challenges of providing services to the most disadvantaged and traumatised young people in Victoria and what’s required of the staff that are placed to care for them.

“I believe that all young people should have an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background. Providing staff that genuinely want to guide vulnerable young people to live their best life is why I care.”

Rod owned and operated a successful business in the construction industry for 15 years before pursuing a more meaningful career in the community sector helping the state’s most at-risk young people. Rod has taken his skills and tireless work ethic throughout Victoria to manage numerous high-risk residential care units and fix some of the state’s most challenging high-risk residential care facilities.

“All young people in care should be surrounded by staff that keep them safe and believe that we can all make a difference, and that’s why I care.”

Rod Payne


Lauren Jansink


Lauren joined iCare in 2021. She has over 15 years experience working in management, leadership, training, and people and culture roles, including in the community services sector at State Trustees and The Salvation Army. Lauren is committed to providing the best possible care for young people and supporting our staff by creating a safe, caring, fun and inclusive workplace. She’s also passionate about mental health and is a mental health first-aid trainer. Lauren sets the standard at iCare in our relentless pursuit to provide the best care to the most at-risk young people in residential and out-of-home care.

“I believe all young people are entitled to feel safe, supported and have the best possible start in life and that’s why I care.”

Kerrie has worked in community services since 2007, across the homelessness, home-based care and out-of-home care sectors. Kerrie understands the needs of young people in care and has experienced this from the lens of a residential care worker, case manager and service delivery manager. Kerrie is passionate about providing the best outcomes for young people.

“I care, as I believe that all young people have the right to feel safe, respected, cared for and to be provided with equal opportunities.”

Kerrie Payne


Steve Brown


Steve has worked with vulnerable young people since 2007. Over the past 15 years Steve has worked in management and leadership positions at Parkville Youth Justice Centre, Parkville College and Secure Welfare Services with the most vulnerable young people in the state. Steve is passionate about working with and identifying what it takes to be an effective staff member in difficult environments and is determined to see outcomes improve through consistent and caring staff.

I believe that all young people deserve an opportunity to feel happy, safe and supported by carers and staff in an environment they can call their home. I was lucky enough to be provided with many opportunities growing up that are a direct result of this, and want to pay it forward. My goal is to continually provide and improve the calibre of staff available to young people who hold these values. That’s why I care.”

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9/23-25 Gipps St Collingwood,
Victoria Australia 3066