Onat has many years of experience in the field of human resource management, administration, governance and compliance management. Onat has been a Camphill coworker since 2000, and has served as director, administrator, coworker development officer, board member, as well as work/vocation leader and householder. Onat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy, and a certificate in Curative Education. He is the executive director of Camphill Ghent, one of only two Camphill communities in the world devoted to providing care to elders. Aside from his administrative background, Onat is also involved in leading music in Camphill, teaching hand chimes/bells and leading choirs. Onat has been a trustee of the Camphill Association of North America, having served in different capacity as secretary, vice president and president.