A team is nothing without it’s people and we’re proud of ours. Read on to find out about the people that make the work of Pathways Tasmania possible.

Aldo Antolli


Aldo Antolli has extensive experience in high level executive functions, having been involved in the senior management of various organisations over the course of more than a decade. Aldo’s experience goes well beyond corporate governance alone having a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and experience working within the disability sector for the NSW Government and NFP sector. He moved to Tasmania with his family in 2015 and took on the role of CEO at Pathways Tasmania, taking our organisation to new levels of service delivery and staff growth.

Matthew Devenish

Business Manager

Matthew Devenish graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania in 2012 and went on to become a Chartered Accountant working in a local Tasmanian accounting firm. Feeling the call to work with the disadvantaged in our community he took the leap to join Pathways Tasmania in 2017 and hasn’t looked back. He now is responsible for a wide range of behind the scenes work at the organisation, including finance functions, business development, systems implementation and much more. When he is not at work, Matthew loves to spend time with his son and plays tennis on a regular basis.

Darren Yates

Director – Velocity Transformations

Darren has over 25 years experience supporting youth, men and women in the community who have been marginalised or disadvantaged due to trauma and mental illness. He has worked with people in areas of addiction, homelessness, crisis support, disability and unemployment. He has founded several non profit organisations and holds diplomas in management, AOD and religion. He is a passionate advocate of those in the Transformations Program.

Jamie Johnson

Senior Worker – Launch Youth

Jamie Johnson has been working in both the rehabilitation and homelessness sectors since 2013, having worked in many roles and areas throughout the organisation. He is passionate about helping the clients that we serve to develop the skills they need to succeed in life. In his spare time he loves going fishing and tinkering with cars.

Nathan Chester

Program Coordinator – Velocity Transformations

Nathan Chester has qualifications in Information Technology and church ministry which have been used in a variety of work environments. He has worked as a software developer, warehouse supervisor, hospitality manager, assistant pastor and cleaner. In June 2020, he began working with Pathways after moving from South Australia, as an opportunity to use his unique skill set to help other people succeed in life. His responsibilities include the day to day coordination of vehicles, spaces, courseware, administration, systems and program activities for the Velocity Transformations rehab program. When not at work, he loves bushwalking, playing music, exploring beautiful Tasmania and bringing wit and humour into daily life.