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  • Peter Scott, ORS, Perth

    Peter Scott

    Executive Director, Chairperson

    BPsych, GradDipPsych, MRehabCouns, GAICD

  • Jacqueline Lane, ORS, Perth

    Jacqueline Lane

    Executive Director / Corporate Services Manager

    BBus(HRM), GAICD

  • Dr Vanessa Parletta, ORS, Gosford

    Dr Vanessa Parletta

    Chief Executive Officer

    Psych(Hons), MSoSc(Crim), MBA(HRM), DBA

  • Lisa Baker, ORS, Gosford

    Lisa Baker

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

    Cert IV Bus, Cert IV EmpServ, DipMgt, MBA (current)

  • Anthea Smith, ORS, Gosford

    Anthea Smith

    General Manager - Psychological Services and Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych) (Hons), MPsych(Couns)

  • Simone Jones, ORS, Lane Cove

    Simone Jones

    General Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccTherapy

  • Lizz Trickey, ORS, Gosford

    Elizabeth Trickey

    Strategy and Performance Manager

    DipFLM

  • Marko Bajic, ORS, Lane Cove

    Marko Bajic

    Business Improvement Manager

    Cert IV MentalHlth, DipEmpServ, DipMgt

  • Matt Freason, ORS, Gosford

    Matthew Frearson

    Customer Experience Manager

    BBSc(Psych), DipCouns

  • Travis Williamson, ORS, Gosford

    Travis Williamson

    Marketing Manager

    BMar&Com (current)

  • Ankita Surpal, Villawood, ORS

    Ankita Surpal

    Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Manager

    BPhys, GDipMgt, MHSM

  • Dr Dannette Marie, Perth, WA, ORS

    Dr Dannette Marie

    Learning and Development Manager – Behaviour Support and Psychological Services

    BScPsych, BA(Hons)Psych, MSc, Ph.D, Psych

  • Dr Geoff Waghorn, Brisbane, ORS

    Dr Geoff Waghorn

    Senior Innovation and Research Consultant

    BSocSci, PGDipPsych, PhD

  • Dr Joyce Man, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW

    Dr Joyce Man

    Learning and Development Manager – Behaviour Support and Psychological Services

    BA(Psych), GDipSc(Psych), MClinPsych, PhD

  • Amanda Tucker, ORS, Ascot Vale

    Amanda Tucker

    State Manager – Behaviour Support

    22BPsych Location: Ascot Vale, VIC Amanda is a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner with over 8…

  • Dr Liz Cooper, ORS, NSW, Port Macquarie

    Dr Liz Cooper

    Psychological Services Manager - NDIS

    BPsych(Hons), MClinPsych, D.Psych(Clinical)

  • Erin Finucane, Morley, ORS

    Errin Finucane

    State Manager – Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons), MPublicHlth

  • Irina Risteska, Villawood, ORS

    Irina Risteska

    State Manager – Behaviour Support

    BSc (Psych), BSc (Psych Hons), MCurricInstr (ABA), BCBA

  • Joseph Carrello, ORS, Perth

    Joseph Carrello

    Psychological Services Manager - WAPHA and EAP

    BPsych, JI Accredited Trainer

  • Simone Parke, ORS, Villawood

    Simone Parke

    State Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BExPhysiol, ESSAM AEP, ASCA Level 1 Coach 

  • Claudia Dunn, Lane Cove, ORS

    Claudia Dunn

    Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Donna Thomas, Perth, WA

    Donna Thomas

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT)

  • Katie Scriven, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Katie Scriven

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccTherapy Location: Ascot Vale, VIC Katie is an AHPRA registered OT who is the Regional…

  • Lauren Dennis, ORS, Lane Cove

    Lauren Denniss

    Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BPhysio

  • Malin Hannu, Villawood, ORS

    Malin Hannu

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BAppSc(Physio), M Occupational Therapy

  • Shannon Moss, Gosford, ORS

    Shannon Moss

    Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

    BA (Psych), MClinCouns

  • Amelia Margaritis, Lane Cove, ORS

    Amelia Margaritis

    Administration Manager

    Cert III BusAdmin

  • April Hiscott, Port Macquaire, ORS

    April Hiscott

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsych (Hons)

  • Cainan Roncati, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Cainan Roncati

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsychSc (Hons)

  • Christopher Galvin, Gosford, ORS

    Christopher Galvin

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    BBus(OpMgmt

  • Geoffery Henrisson, Gosford, ORS

    Geoffery Henrisson

    Reporting Manager

    BBus (Acc and InfoTech)

  • Igor Svetolikov, Perth, WA, ORS

    Igor Svetolikov

    Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych)

  • Jamie Charlesworth, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    Jamie Charlesworth

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BBehavStud(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Karina Ninness, Gosford, ORS

    Karina Ninness

    Payroll Accountant

    BA/BBus(Acct) CA

  • Kirsty Courbois, Wagga Wagga, NSW, ORS

    Kirsty Courbois

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BEd(Prim), GradDipInclEd

  • Marga Marloth, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Marga Marloth

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOT

  • Maria Humayun, Fyshwick, ORS

    Maria Humayun

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BA(Psych)

  • Megan Perry, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Megan Perry

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsych (Hons)

  • Melissa O'Brien, Gosford, ORS

    Melissa O’Brien

    Property Manager

    Cert IV ES

  • Meredith Vale, Villawood, ORS

    Meredith Vale

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsychSc

  • Petrina Scott, Perth, ORS

    Petrina Scott

    Account Manager

    Arts, Cert IV TAE, Cert IV FLM, Cert IV ES

  • Rebecca Ryan, Gosford, ORS

    Rebecca Ryan

    Accountant

    BCom, DipFinPlan, CPA, Xero Partner Accreditation

  • Rob Savage, ORS, Perth

    Rob Savage

    Information Technology Manager

    DipMgt, GradCertBus, GradDipBus, MBA, MCSE, Prince 2 Foundation Cert, ITIL Foundation Cert

  • Shelby Coy, Villawood, ORS, NSW

    Shelby Coy

    Behaviour Support Manager

    Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, BPsych, MA(PBA)

  • Zsofia Ablomczy, Villawood, ORS

    Zsofia Ablonczy

    Behaviour Support Manager

    GDipArts(Psych), PGDipArts(Psych), MArts(Psych), PGDip(AppPsych)

  • Anika Tabassum, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

    Anika Tabassum

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    MSocWk, GDipCouns,BSc(Psych)

  • Babar Khan, Villawood, ORS

    Babar Khan

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    GradDipMgt, MRehabCouns, MBA

  • Brittany Jenkins, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Brittany Jenkins

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BSocSc(Psych, Crim), MPsych(Couns)

  • Chantelle Veron, Perth, ORS

    Chantelle Veron

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT) Location: Perth, WA Chantelle has 4 years experiences working within the disability sector and…

  • Cliantha Govender, Morley, ORS

    Cliantha Govender

    Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

    BSpPath

  • Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore, Morley, WA, ORS

    Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsych

  • David Eng, Perth, ORS

    David Eng

    Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

    BSc(Psych)(Atmy&HumBiol), GDipWHS, MSpeechPath

  • David Smout, Fyshwick, ORS

    David Smout

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BSc(OccTherapy)

  • Emma Cullen, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Emma Cullen

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccThy(Hons)

  • Erin Bowcock, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Erin Bowcock

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Chld&Comm)Hons

  • Faith Reid, Perth, WA, ORS

    Faith Reid

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych), M.ACounsPsych

  • George.Tyler, Lane Cove, ORS

    George Tyler

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT)

  • Georgia Brennan, Corrimal, ORS

    Georgia Brennan

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsychSc, GDipPsych(Ad)

  • Georgia Holloway, Villawood, ORS, NSW

    Georgia Holloway

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BHumSc(PubHlthPlcyProm), GDipPsych, BPsych(Hons)

  • Gianluca Cali, Lane Cove, NSW

    Gianluca Cali

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BExPhys

  • Hannah Vella, Villawood, ORS

    Hannah Vella

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

    BOT

  • Imogyne Napper, Perth, WA

    Imogyne Napper

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSci(OT)

  • Jennifer Lai, Fyshwick, ORS

    Jennifer Lai

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(Honours), MOT, Cert III & amp; IV Fitness

  • Jessica Murray, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Jessica Murray

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BTeach(Sec)/BA, GDipPsych, MSW

  • Kiran Sindhwani, Fyshwick, ORS

    Kiran Sindhwani

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych)Hons. MA(ClinPsych)

  • Lucy Fleming, Lane Cove, ORS

    Lucy Fleming

    Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

    BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

  • Mia Fewster, Morley, ORS

    Mia Fewster

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccTherapy

  • Munya Alam, Villawood, NSW

    Munya Alam

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

  • Oliver Vorenkamp, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Oliver Vorenkamp

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BPhysio(Hons)

  • Penny Bugden, Villawood, ORS

    Penny Bugden

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych), BSocSc(Psych)Hons, MSocHlthCouns, MProfPsych

  • Ruaan Kriel, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Ruaan Kriel

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BA(IOPsych)Hons, MA(IOPsych)

  • Tayla Squires, Perth, WA, ORS

    Tayla Squires

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BSci(Psych), GDipPsych

  • Alex Vermeer, Villawood, ORS

    Alex Vermeer

    Provisional Psychologist/ Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc(Honours)

  • Averil Mcknnes, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Averil McInnes

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    B. Occ Therapy (Hons)

  • Dianne Mavor, Perth, ORS

    Dianne Mavor

    Senior Physiotherapist

    BAppSc(Physio), GDipMusPhysio

  • Carmen Atkinson, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    Dr Carmen Atkinson

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    PhD

  • Dr Chris Edwards, ORS, Brisbane

    Dr Chris Edwards

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BBus(Mgt), BBehavSc(Psych)Hons, PhD(Ed)

  • Dr Michelle Messenger, Villawood, ORS

    Dr. Michelle Messenger

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA (Soc Sc) MA (Psych) PhD

  • Elyssa Romero, Villawood, NSW

    Elyssa Romero

    Senior Rehabilitation Consultant/ Exercise Physiologist

    BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

  • Inge Wong, Perth, ORS

    Inge Wong

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    BSci(OT)

  • Katie Wake, Perth, WA, ORS

    Katie Wake

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych, MEd(ABA)

  • Katya Petrova, ORS, Villawood

    Katya Petrova

    Registered Psychologist

    BPsych (Hons)

  • Mariham Basta, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Mariham Basta

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSSci(Psych), DipCouns

  • Monique Andreacchio, Lane Cove, ORS

    Monique Andreacchio

    Provisional Psychologist / Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Vivianne Younis, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Vivianne Younis

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BArts (Hons), GradDipPsych, PostGradDipPsych, AdDipMgt, ABACert

  • Yael Abitbol, Perth, ORS

    Yael Abitbol

    Clinical Psychologist

    BA (PsychChildFamStud), BA (Hons Psych), MPsych (Clin)

  • Abigail Meadley, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Abigail Meadley

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Ahmet Sait Yildirim, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Ahmet Sait Yildirim

    Clinical Psychology Registrar / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSci(Hons), MClinPsych

  • Alana Fasolo, Perth, WA, ORS

    Alana Fasolo

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), GradDipSc(Psych)

  • Alana Nahas, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, VIC, ORS

    Alana Nahas

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, BPsych(Hons)

  • Alexandra Hodge, Perth, ORS

    Alexandra Hodge

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)Hons

  • Alexandria Gutherie, Perth, WA, ORS

    Alexandria Gutherie

    Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpchPath)

  • Amber Shi, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Amber Shi

    Occupational Therapist

    BHlthSc, MOT

  • Bettina Zabat, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Bettina Zabat

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    MSW

  • Bronte Moloney, Perth, ORS

    Bronte Moloney

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT(Hons)

  • Byron Morrison-Mills, Corrimal, NSW, ORS

    Byron Morrison-Mills

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Cagla Tekin, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Cagla Tekin

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), GradDipPsychAdv

  • Carl Burnett, Perth, WA, ORS

    Carl Burnett

    Provisional Psychologist

    BPsych

  • Celeste Cari, Melbourne, Ascot Vale, VIC, ORS

    Celeste Cari

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    DipCouns, BSocSc(Psych), BSocSc(Psych)Hons

  • Charlotte Arthur, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Charlotte Arthur

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath (Hons)

  • Chelsea Davies, Perth, WA, ORS

    Chelsea Davies

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Claire Miotti, Perth, ORS

    Claire Miotti

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)Hons

  • Courtney Stannard, Perth, ORS

    Courtney Stannard

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)Hons

  • Courtney Weston, Wagga Wagga, NSW, ORS

    Courtney Weston

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSSc(Psych)

  • David Norton, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    David Norton

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), GradDipPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Debbie Berry, Port Macquarie, NSW, ORS

    Debbie Berry

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Visual), GDipEd

  • Dewi McNamara, Villawood, ORS, NSW

    Dewi McNamara

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    DipCrim&ComJustice, BSSci(Psych)

  • Dilay Tuncel, Melbourne, Ascot Vale, VIC, ORS

    Dilay Tuncel

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BCCJ, GDipPsychAdv

  • Eduardo Morales Vargas, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, ORS

    Eduardo Morales Vargas

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons), MProfPsych

  • Eliza Perkins, Perth, WA, ORS

    Eliza Perkins

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), BPsych(Hons)

  • Ellena Sharland, Perth, ORS

    Ellena Sharland

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)Hons

  • Emma Parsons, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Emma Parsons

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Emma Storey, Villawood, ORS

    Emma Storey

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Eu Anne Lek, Lane Cove, ORS

    Eu-Anne Lek

    Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BAppSc(OT)

  • Evan Armstrong, Villawood, ORS

    Evan Armstong

    Physiotherapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BEd(PhysEd), BHSci, Mphysio

  • Fred Fernando, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Fredric Fernando

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Gail Essery, Morley, ORS

    Gail Essery

    Occupational Therapist

    MOT

  • Gita Maramraju, Perth, ORS

    Gita Maramraju

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT(Hons)

  • Grace Turner, Perth, ORS

    Grace Turner

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)Hons

  • Haiden Mace, Perth, ORS WA

    Haiden Mace

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    GDipPsych, GDipPsychAdv

  • Heather Harrison, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Heather Harrison

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Acc), GDipEdu, GDipPsych, BPsychSci(Hons)

  • Holly Sutherland, Perth, WA, ORS

    Holly Sutherland

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSci(Psych), PGDipPsych

  • Jack White, Lane Cove, ORS

    Jack White

    Occupational Therapist

    BAppSC (OT)

  • Jayde Litster, Perth, WA, ORS

    Jayde Litster

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Jessica Bulkeley, Fyshwick, ORS

    Jessica Bulkeley

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath

  • Jessica Luca, Morley, ORS

    Jessica Luca

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath

  • Jessie Hale, Perth, WA, ORS

    Jessie Hale

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Josephine Osborne, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

    Josephine Osborne

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)Hons, DipCouns

  • Judy Wong, Perth, ORS

    Judy Wong

    Occupational Therapist

    BSci(OT)Hons

  • Justine Lim, Melbourne, Ascot Vale, VIC, ORS

    Justine Lim

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), MMT, GDipPsychAdv

  • Katarina Frohlichova, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

    Katarina Frohlichova

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych, MScClinChiPsych

  • Katie Paull, Perth, WA, ORS

    Katie Paull

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BBehSc, MEd(ABA)

  • Katie Southwell, Corrimal, NSW, ORS

    Katie Southwell

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Kel Gibbons, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Kel Gibbons

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)

  • Kesley Popescu, Fyshwick, ORS

    Kesley Popescu

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc (Crim&CrimJus)

  • Kevin Phang, Fyshwick, ACT

    Kevin Phang

    Exercise Physiologist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BExPhys&Rhb

  • Kiara Johnston, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Kiara Johnston

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Kimberley Laing, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Kimberley Laing

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpHLSc, MSchLngPath

  • Kylie Konz, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    Kylie Konz

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BEd(Prim)

  • Kyriann Coates, ORS, Gosford, NSW

    Kyriann Coates

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    GradDipPsych, BSc(CogNeuro&HlthPsych) , BA(Soc&DevPsych)

  • Laura Ooi, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Laura Ooi

    Occupational Therapist

    MOT

  • Lauren Cook, Morley, WA, ORS

    Lauren Cook

    Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpchPath)

  • Lauren Couch, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Lauren Couch

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Leanne Gundill, Morley, WA, ORS

    Leanne Gundill

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), PGDipPsych

  • Maddison Abramovic, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Maddison Abramovic

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)/BCrim, GDipPsych(Adv)

  • Ming Wong, Morley, ORS

    Ming Wong

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    MOT, BSc(Pharm)

  • Montana D'Amico, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Montana D’Amico

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BSW(Hons)

  • Natalie De Lucia, Lane Cove, ORS, NSW

    Natalie De Lucia

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Nataliya Kitevska, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Nataliya Kitevska

    Provisional Psychologist / Rehabilitation Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Nicklaus Vincent, Villawood, ORS

    Nicklaus Vincent

    Physiotherapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BAppSc(Ex&SportSc), MPhty

  • Nicole Martelli, Perth, ORS

    Nicole Martelli

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath

  • Nicole Stucki, Perth, WA, ORS

    Nicole Stucki

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(AppPsych), MScAppPsych(Clin), MPsychotherapy

  • Olivia Byrne, Perth, WA, ORS

    Olivia Byrne

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Olivia Di Florio, Morley, ORS

    Olivia Di Florio

    Occupational Therapist

    B(Psych), MOT

  • Paige McGowen, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    Paige McGowen

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Rebecca Lee, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Rebecca Lee

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, GDipPsychAdv

  • Remiya Sivan, Fyshiwck

    Remiya Sivan

    Occupational Therapist

    MOT, BNursing, Diploma WHS

  • Renae Walsh, Perth, WA, ORS

    Renae Walsh

    Provisional Psychologist

    BPsych, GDipPsychAdv

  • Rhiannon Sandiford, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Rhiannon Sandiford

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    B(Psych), Dip(Languages)

  • Rosie Harris, Villawood, ORS

    Rosie Harris

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath (Hons)

  • Samuel Schoubye, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Samuel Schoubye

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSci(Psych), GDipPsych, MPPsych

  • Sanjana Malhotra, Perth, WA, ORS

    Sanjana Malhotra

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych, MScPsychCouns, MPhilPsych, Ph.DPsych

  • Sara Benjamin, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Sara Benjamin

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Savio Gracias Flor, Villawood, NSW

    Savio Gracias Flor

    Exercise Physiologist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BExPhysim AEP, AES

  • Stephanie Dagher, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Stephanie Dagher

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), GDipPsych

  • Sunnie Dasgupta, Villawood, ORS

    Sunnie Dasgupta

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Sylvia Haedrich, Gosford, ORS

    Sylvia Haedrich

    Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    DipOT

  • Tarryn Vlismas, Broadmeadow, NSW

    Tarryn Vlismas

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Thomas Wade, Port Macquaire, NSW, ORS

    Thomas Wade

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSSc, BPsych(Hons), BJus(Policing), BCrimJus(Hons)

  • Todd Wright, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Todd Wright

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BBehSc(Psych)

  • Tyler Della Franca, Perth, ORS

    Tyler Della Franca

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT(Hons)

  • Vien Cheung, Morley, ORS

    Vien Cheung

    Occupational Therapist

    BSci(OT)

  • Vivian Bromley, Morley, WA, ORS

    Vivian Bromley

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BEd(Prim)

  • Xian Wong, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Xian Wong

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Zoe Porch, Fyshwick, ORS

    Zoe Porch

    Physiotherapist

    BPhysio

  • Alex Caterjian, ORS, Sydney

    Alex Caterjian

    External Psychological Supervisor and Clinical Registrar Supervisor

    BSocSc(Sociol), BA(Psych), PGDPsych, MPsych(Clinical)

  • Ashleigh Johnston, Gosford, ORS

    Ashleigh Johnston

    Strategy and Performance Coordinator

    Cert IV ES, Cert IV FLM

  • Vahna Soucie, Brisbane, ORS

    Vahna Soucie

    Strategy and Performance Coordinator

    Dip Management & Leadership

Peter Scott, ORS, Perth

Peter Scott

Executive Director, Chairperson

BPsych, GradDipPsych, MRehabCouns, GAICD

Location: Perth, WA

Peter has been involved in rehabilitation in both Australia and the United States of America since 1982 and in employment services since 1975. Prior to taking over ORS Group in 1992 where he remained the CEO until early 2019, Peter was one of the founding managers of the Rehabilitation Division at the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Commission (WorkCover WA). Peter is passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives. He recognises that helping people achieve their goals is one significant way to do that, and inspires this belief in all who work with ORS. Peter is an accomplished speaker, innovator and leader.

Jacqueline Lane, ORS, Perth

Jacqueline Lane

Executive Director / Corporate Services Manager

BBus(HRM), GAICD

Location: Perth, WA

Jacqueline is passionate about helping businesses drive performance and innovation through clear strategy, leadership and stakeholder engagement. Jacqueline is an organised and proactive executive and HR professional with over 10 years of leadership and management in the allied health, workplace rehabilitation, disability, training and employment sectors. Proven expertise linking business strategy to operational management through her previous roles managing multiple corporate departments across the areas of property, safety, marketing, learning and development, human resources, quality, finance and accounts. Wanting to help businesses create solid foundations for performance, Jacqueline is a member of a number of community and commercial boards including Managing Director of her own co-working, networking and business support agency in Perth.

Dr Vanessa Parletta, ORS, Gosford

Dr Vanessa Parletta

Chief Executive Officer

Psych(Hons), MSoSc(Crim), MBA(HRM), DBA

Location: Gosford, NSW

Dr Vanessa Parletta is the CEO of ORS and is a passionate advocate for providing clients with high quality evidence-based allied health services that work. Vanessa’s Doctorate thesis involved the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based supported employment (Individual Placement and Support) for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Vanessa’s theses from her Masters and Bachelor degrees involved the implementation and evaluation of a coping skills program for at-risk prisoners and the implementation and evaluation of a stress management program for mainstream prisoners. Vanessa is a strong believer in the evaluation of services to ensure that they are achieving client and funder goals and helping people reach their potential. Currently ORS is assessing the impact of emotion regulation practices on the reduction of physical aggression in an NDIS client population receiving positive behaviour support services.

Vanessa has over 20 years’ management experience of large government/insurer funded programs for clients with injuries/disabilities requiring assistance to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. Vanessa was awarded the National Employment Services Association Discovery Grant Award in 2012/2013 for her leadership and innovation within the employment services industry. She was also the National Winner, Disability Employment Australia Bid Management Capability Award in 2011.

Vanessa has co-authored three journal articles published in peer reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences including the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Forum in Dublin/Kilkenny. Vanessa’s main areas of interest include the assessment of dangerousness and how to reduce physical aggression towards others, including the prevention of critical incidents in workplace settings. She is also an expert in the area of restrictive practices and developing positive behaviour support plans involving these.

Lisa Baker, ORS, Gosford

Lisa Baker

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Cert IV Bus, Cert IV EmpServ, DipMgt, MBA (current)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Lisa has over 15 years’ experience in workers compensation and vocational rehabilitation, disability employment services and in helping people with injuries, disabilities and health conditions to achieve their vocational and personal goals. Lisa is currently completing her Masters of Business Administration.

Lisa is extremely passionate about continuous performance improvement through strategic process development and training excellence across both corporate and operational areas. Lisa has mentored hundreds of employees throughout her career and loves nothing more than seeing people progress and succeed as a result. Lisa thrives on implementing transformational change and has led major projects within ORS such as the implementation of the NDIS division, enhancement of the New Employer Workplace Rehabilitation area, and streamlining multiple corporate services areas to improve organisational efficiency, profitability and effectiveness. Lisa’s expertise lies in her ability to interpret and manage contracts, develop and manage systems, improve policies and processes and achieve strong performance across multiple contracts and service divisions. Lisa’s ability to comprehend complex data and information, and her attention to detail is exceptional.

With a strong focus on business health and significant growth, Lisa is continuing to coordinate projects and strategies that will increase ORS’ employee behavioural and competency development, improve corporate governance and contract management effectiveness, increase service quality and effectiveness and ensure strong accountability is maintained.

Anthea Smith, ORS, Gosford

Anthea Smith

General Manager - Psychological Services and Behaviour Support

BA(Psych) (Hons), MPsych(Couns)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Anthea has over 15 years’ experience as a registered counselling psychologist and is an AHPRA approved supervisor. Anthea has extensive experience managing psychological and behaviour support services within organisations and is passionate about helping to train and develop provisional and registered psychologists and behaviour support practitioners to become the best they can be in their preferred areas of interest. Anthea’s expertise includes positive behaviour support assessments and interventions, particularly involving clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, couple and family therapy, group therapy programs (children and adults), emotion regulation training, trauma counselling and pain management counselling.

Anthea believes strongly in the need to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided and is currently heading up research within ORS involving the impact of emotion regulation training on the reduction of physical aggression in clients receiving behaviour support funding under the NDIS.

Simone Jones, ORS, Lane Cove

Simone Jones

General Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

BOccTherapy

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Simone has over 20 years of experience as an OT and has worked within paediatric mental health, workplace rehabilitation, disability and NDIS sectors. Simone’s expertise lies within the workplace and home modifications for people with disabilities, health conditions and injuries. Simone also specialises in assistive technology prescription; functional daily living skills and Supported Independent Living (SIL) assessments and ergonomics. Simone is a hands-on manager who enjoys training and developing staff and helping them to learn the skills needed to assist clients to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Lizz Trickey, ORS, Gosford

Elizabeth Trickey

Strategy and Performance Manager

DipFLM

Location: Gosford, NSW

Elizabeth has worked within the employment services industry, workplace rehabilitation industry and NDIS for the past 13 years within many different roles including site, region, service area and national management roles. Elizabeth has a strong focus on contract/service area knowledge, performance, staff morale and team culture and is able to work within any team to identify and address process, performance and system issues and subsequently generate improved performance. Elizabeth’s areas of expertise and interest include customer service, complaints handling, performance improvement and staff management.

Marko Bajic, ORS, Lane Cove

Marko Bajic

Business Improvement Manager

Cert IV MentalHlth, DipEmpServ, DipMgt

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Marko has 10 years of management experience and has predominantly worked within the Disability Employment Services and NDIS sectors. Within the sector, Marko has held many different positions including; General Manager, National Performance Manager, Mental Health and Disability Specialist and Regional Manager. Marko is passionate about helping people with a disability live their best lives, and he strives to achieve this through his commitment to exceptional customer service, training and development of staff, implementation of systems and efficiencies and his strong focus on quality and ensuring that the National Standards for Disability Services, NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, NDIS Practice Standards and ISO 9001:2015 underpins all of ORS’ service delivery. Marko’s expertise lies in his ability to manage multiple contracts, develop and roll out policies, procedures and systems across multiple business divisions. His expertise are underpinned by his strong performance orientation, background in digital design, love of social media and technology, strong marketing knowledge, business improvement and development skills as well as his extensive experience in quality and compliance management across multiple industries.

Matt Freason, ORS, Gosford

Matthew Frearson

Customer Experience Manager

BBSc(Psych), DipCouns

Location: Gosford, NSW

Matthew currently manages the customer experience within ORS. He oversees the organisation’s referral and booking process, administration, staff allocation, and customer feedback. Matthew has had extensive experience across multiple roles within ORS and has worked across employment services, NDIS including School Leaver Employment Supports, Finding and Keeping a Job and Behaviour Support in addition to holding a number of management roles. He is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and high-quality evidence-based services in a timely manner and ensures all feedback is actioned and addressed with solutions in place to reduce similar issues occurring in the future.

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Travis Williamson, ORS, Gosford

Travis Williamson

Marketing Manager

6BMar&Com (current)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Gifted with a sharp mind, a natural ability to connect with people and an insatiable thirst for excellence, Travis brings over 12 years of experience working in the disability sector to ORS.

Driven by his passion for seeing people with disability live their best lives, Travis leads the ORS marketing team and has a passion for video content creation and the power of social media.

Travis has vast experience with relationship management and employment program development, having worked with some of Australia’s largest brand name employers to design, create and rollout employment programs across the country.

Travis works exceptionally well with business and community leaders that share his vision and values and strives to do his part to help create a more inclusive Australia.

Ankita Surpal, Villawood, ORS

Ankita Surpal

Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Manager

BPhys, GDipMgt, MHSM

Location: Villawood, NSW

Ankita has had over 10 years of experience as a Physiotherapist in acute, post-surgical and rehabilitation Hospitals, Aged Care and Paediatric clinics. Ankita’s specialties include Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Ataxia and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her passion is helping adults with all neurological conditions; and children with Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy and other genetic disorders.

Ankita has joined ORS with a mission of providing high quality person centred care; and making a positive difference to every person with disability and their quality of life.

Dr Dannette Marie, Perth, WA, ORS

Dr Dannette Marie

Learning and Development Manager – Behaviour Support and Psychological Services

BScPsych, BA(Hons)Psych, MSc, Ph.D, Psych

Location: Perth, WA

Dr Marie has worked as an educator and researcher in psychological science for over 25 years. Her expertise is in the field of mental health. She has extensive international experience as a project leader and research supervisor in a wide range of theoretical and applied fields including abnormal psychology and forensic psychology. She has served as a consultant and advisor to non-government and government agencies and has a long history of advocating on behalf of individuals as well as community-based organisations. Dannette is passionate about designing and delivering evidence-based programmes that improve understanding and performance in behavioural support and psychological services. Dannette is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).


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Dr Geoff Waghorn, Brisbane, ORS

Dr Geoff Waghorn

Senior Innovation and Research Consultant

20BSocSci, PGDipPsych, PhD

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Dr Waghorn has 24 years’ experience as a Registered Psychologist and 23 years in research. He is one of the leading experts on vocational rehabilitation including Individual Placement and Support (evidence-based supported employment) within Australia and internationally. To date Dr Waghorn has contributed to over 120 peer reviewed research publications. Most of his research has focussed on improving the recovery and social inclusion of individuals living with disabilities and health conditions.

In 2014 Dr Waghorn entered into the Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame for his significant contribution to improving the lives and experiences of people with mental illness seeking employment. Dr Waghorn’s expertise includes an ability to simplify complex information and research to ensure that it can be practically applied in the real world. Geoff is a passionate advocate of open employment for people living with disabilities and severe mental illnesses who want to work. He has challenged low expectations in society with questions such as “show me the evidence that this person cannot work given the right support and a suitable job match.”

Dr Waghorn is currently assisting ORS to improve our services through ongoing evaluation and documentation of best practices. He is also overseeing our research into the impact of emotion regulation on the reduction of aggression for NDIS clients receiving behaviour support services

Dr Joyce Man, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW

Dr Joyce Man

Learning and Development Manager – Behaviour Support and Psychological Services

BA(Psych), GDipSc(Psych), MClinPsych, PhD

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Dr Joyce Man is a clinical psychologist and researcher with over 13 years of experience in the disability field. Joyce previously worked as a research associate at Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University where she co-facilitated a group of autism representatives across Europe to promote participatory research within AIMS-2-TRIALS. Joyce also conducted research around autism service pathways and best practice with the autism community across the EU. Preliminary findings have been used to inform the EU parliament with a view to improving service accessibility and standards for autism-specific and mainstream services for autistic people.

Joyce completed her PhD at Macquarie University where she investigated psychologists’ adherence to best practice standards when working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring mental health conditions and the service experiences of carers. She is the recipient of the 2018 Australian Psychological Society, Psychology of Intellectual Disability and Autism Thesis Award.

Joyce worked as a clinical psychologist in government and non-government disability agencies in Australia, primarily with people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism for over 12 years. She is also the recipient of a number of industry awards including the FACS 2016 Excellence in Psychology Award in Evidence Based Practice and The Benevolent Society 2017 Leaders Award.

A full list of Joyce’s publications can be found on Google Scholar. https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=E9XsQ0MAAAAJ


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Amanda Tucker, ORS, Ascot Vale

Amanda Tucker

State Manager – Behaviour Support

22BPsych

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Amanda is a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner with over 8 years’ experience working with children and adolescents with challenging behaviours, particularly individuals on the Autism Spectrum. She has extensive experience tailoring and delivering interventions to a wide range of behaviours such as self-injurious, demand avoidance, eating, sleeping and as well as teaching programs. Amanda also has overseas experience having worked in the UK in a specialised school for students with multiple learning difficulties and behaviours of concern. Amanda takes a collaborative approach to servicing involving families, support staff, teachers and educational assistants across a diverse range of community and clinical settings. She is very passionate about helping vulnerable individuals to navigate the challenges they experience and provide support while promoting self-determination.

Dr Liz Cooper, ORS, NSW, Port Macquarie

Dr Liz Cooper

Psychological Services Manager - NDIS

BPsych(Hons), MClinPsych, D.Psych(Clinical)

Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Dr Liz Cooper is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience gained in both city and regional areas and in private inpatient and outpatient settings assessing and treating adolescents and adults with a range of conditions including Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar), Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Complex trauma, Psychotic Disorders, pain and drug and alcohol issues. She has also worked with adolescents who have had involvement with the justice system including assessment and treatment of young people with harmful sexual behaviour. In addition to extensive clinical experience she has owned and managed a multidisciplinary allied health clinic. Liz especially enjoys educating and supervising psychologists to reach their general or specialist registration. She enjoys participating in and developing professional development activities and training. She also has experience teaching undergraduate psychology students, supervising research projects and training other Allied Health professional.


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Erin Finucane, Morley, ORS

Errin Finucane

State Manager – Behaviour Support

BPsych(Hons), MPublicHlth

Location: Perth, NSW

Errin is a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist with over 5-years’ experience working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder to reduce and eliminate behaviours of concern and increase independence and overall life skills. She also has previous experience working with disadvantaged and marginalised groups, specifically Indigenous youth, through programs focused at increasing community and school engagement. Errin has experience working across a range of environments including; home, schools, daycare centres, group homes as well as clinical settings. She also has experience collaborating with stakeholders and allied health professionals, to ensure consistency and a multidisciplinary approach when implementing strategies within the Behaviour Support Plan. Errin has over 5-year’ experience of Applied Behaviour Analysis and behaviour support and enjoys seeing the progress of her clients during intervention.

Irina Risteska, Villawood, ORS

Irina Risteska

State Manager – Behaviour Support

BSc (Psych), BSc (Psych Hons), MCurricInstr (ABA), BCBA

Location: Villawood, NSW

Irina is a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with over seven years’ experience helping children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder to reduce and eliminate challenging behaviour. Irina has conducted interventions across many environments including schools and day care centres and regularly provides consultations to Paediatricians and other medica and allied health professionals. Irina has extensive experience across all areas of applied behaviour analysis and behaviour support including discrete trail training, naturalistic environment teaching, antecedent interventions, consequence interventions, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, feeding programs, sleeping programs, social skills programs, self-stimulatory behaviours, self-injurious behaviours, data collection, graphing and analysis, behavioural skills training, and functional behaviour assessments and analysis. In addition to client interventions, Irina enjoys staff training and development and is a board-approved supervisor to other practitioners undergoing BCBA training.

Joseph Carrello, ORS, Perth

Joseph Carrello

Psychological Services Manager - WAPHA and EAP

BPsych, JI Accredited Trainer

Location: Perth, WA

Joseph has over 30 years’ experience as a Registered Psychologist across multiple government and private sector organisations and authorities. He is an AHRPA approved supervisor and has assisted many provisional psychologists achieve full registration. Joseph has extensive service delivery and management experience and currently oversees ORS’ Western Australia Primary Health Alliance contracts for short term brief intervention psychological counselling for adults and children with mild to moderate mental health presentations in WA as well as our Employee Assistance Program services contracts nationally.

Joseph’s expertise is in the areas of EAP service provision, evidence-based psychological counselling, couples counselling, mediation and conflict resolution, outplacement and career transition, Psychological Assessments and delivering training presentations on psychology-related topics. He also specialises in the critical incident and trauma debriefing areas and has assisted numerous companies, individuals and families recovering from significant workplace accidents. He is also the only accredited Judgment Index (value-based assessment) trainer accredited outside the USA to conduct training in the Judgment Index and has presented keynote addresses at international conferences.

Simone Parke, ORS, Villawood

Simone Parke

State Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BExPhysiol, ESSAM AEP, ASCA Level 1 Coach 

Location: Villawood, NSW

Simone has 4 years’ experience working within the workplace rehabilitation industry across multiple roles including Rehabilitation Consultant, RTW Coordinator and Team Leader. Prior to this Simone worked as an Exercise Physiologist assisting children and adults through exercise prescription and pre-employment health screening. Simone is a strong believer in the benefits of exercise to overall health and mental well-being. Her areas of interest include: chronic pain, exercise prescription for individuals with cancer, exercise prescription for paediatric populations and complex multi-factorial WorkCover claims. Simone also has expertise in working with employers to help them address unsafe work practices resulting in injuries and WorkCover claims. Simone has recently commenced conducting exercise programs for NDIS clients with complex behaviours also receiving concurrent positive behaviour support intervention.

Claudia Dunn, Lane Cove, ORS

Claudia Dunn

Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Claudia is a Provisional Psychologist with over 3 years’ experience in supporting people with disability of all ages including children. Claudia also has experience assisting individuals with the full range of disabilities and cognitive functioning levels including clients who are non-verbal. Claudia’s expertise is her ability to develop high quality positive behaviour support plans quickly and train staff in all of the strategies outlined. Claudia has written numerous Interim and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans involving restrictive practices and has a strong understanding of what is required in this area. Claudia has an interest in working with children and adolescents as well as individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Donna Thomas, Perth, WA

Donna Thomas

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

BSc(OT)

Location: Perth, WA

Donna has 13 years of experience as an OT and has worked with people across all ages from early intervention through to adults with complex disabilities. Donna’s expertise lies within equipment prescriptions, home modifications, paediatrics, sensory processing, positive behaviour support as well as mental health.  She is an accredited DIR®/Floortime® therapist and is passionate on promoting development by encouraging children to interact with parents and others through play. She is passionate about empowering all individuals to overcome barriers and improve quality of life.

Katie Scriven, Ascot Vale, ORS

Katie Scriven

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

BOccTherapy

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Katie is an AHPRA registered OT who is the Regional Manager for Occupational Therapy Services Victoria and ACT. Katie enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and likes to take a holistic view of clients and their needs. Katie’s expertise involves Supported Independent Living Assessments, Assistive Technology Applications and Home Modification Assessments. Katie has an interest in mental health and working with clients with psychosocial diagnoses. She is particularly interested in and enjoys the holistic approach that needs to be taken when conducting these interventions. Katie’s role as regional manager consists of supporting staff and ensuring high quality assessments, documentation and services are being providing throughout her team.

Lauren Dennis, ORS, Lane Cove

Lauren Denniss

Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BPhysio

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Lauren has 3 years’ experience within workplace rehabilitation working across multiple schemes including icare, Comcare and DVA and 3 years’ experience in clinical physiotherapy, including within the NDIS and previously her own practice. Lauren enjoys taking a holistic approach when helping injured workers and people with disability and health conditions to fulfil their maximum health potential and improve their quality of life. Lauren has experience working with clients of all ages, abilities and functional capacities. Lauren is a high performer who achieves outstanding client outcomes and enjoys training and mentoring others using her clinical and rehabilitation skills to improve their results.

Malin Hannu, Villawood, ORS

Malin Hannu

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

BAppSc(Physio), M Occupational Therapy

Location: Villawood, NSW

Malin is an experienced clinician who has worked in the disability, paediatric, health, mental health and NDIS sector. She has a dual qualification with a bachelor in physiotherapy from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and a Master in Occupational Therapy form Sydney University. She has over 12 years as an Occupational Therapist. Malin has a special interest in chronic and complex care, cognitive rehabilitation and compensatory strategies on implementations. She is passionate about ensuring that participant’s functional living skills goals are being met.


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Shannon Moss, Gosford, ORS

Shannon Moss

Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

19BA (Psych), MClinCouns, Registered NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner

Location: Gosford, NSW

Shannon is a motivated, passionate and committed Clinical Counsellor and Behaviour Support Practitioner with over 2 years’ experience working within the NDIS area of ORS. Shannon also has experience in disability case management and job development. She has outstanding counselling skills and can work with clients of all ages with all psychological presentations. Shannon builds exceptional rapport with her clients and works with them side by side to help them learn the skills they need to overcome their particular challenges and achieve the goals they set out for themselves. Shannon is very client-focused and ensures she takes the time to understand her clients and what they want to achieve. Shannon strongly believes in ongoing development and continuous learning and is always researching new evidence-based practices/interventions to include in her behaviour support plans/counselling interventions. Shannon is passionate about working with youth, people who have undergone trauma and complex cases.

Amelia Margaritis, Lane Cove, ORS

Amelia Margaritis

Administration Manager

Cert III BusAdmin

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Amelia has over 5 years of management experience and has primarily worked within the Disability Employment Services (DES) sector before moving to NDIS. In DES Amelia has held many different positions including; Disability Employment Consultant (Case Manager), Site Manager and National Claims and Compliance Coordinator before moving across to NDIS as an Administration Officer. Amelia is a highly organised individual with the ability to multitask and prioritise tasks so that they are effectively finalised within given timeframes. She has a strong focus on customer service and ensures that customer queries are dealt with promptly. Amelia is passionate about the disability sector and thrives on providing quality customer service from the point a client enquiry is received. Amelia believes in making service access as easy and efficient as possible and instils this in every action and her team.

April Hiscott, Port Macquaire, ORS

April Hiscott

Behaviour Support Manager

BPsych (Hons)

Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

April is a Provisional Psychologist with over three years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities who present with challenging behaviours. April has expertise in the formulation of the reasons behind an individual’s challenging behaviour and in strategy development. April really enjoys working in partnership with her clients and their supports to help them learn to improve their skills and replace challenging behaviours with other behaviours that allow them to maintain better relationships with others and that are less dangerous to themselves. April receives outstanding feedback from everyone she works with and her skills and expertise in positive behaviour support are well known. April has extensive experience in the development of positive behaviour support plans including those involving restrictive practices. April also enjoys training and developing other staff to develop skills in this area. April’s areas of interest include the psychological development of children and young people, developmental disabilities, complex mental health concerns, ABIs and Intellectual Disabilities. In 2016, April also contributed to the research of individuals with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and presented at the VCFS conference at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

Cainan Roncati, Broadmeadow, ORS

Cainan Roncati

Behaviour Support Manager

BPsychSc (Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Cainan is a Provisional Psychologist and Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner with over 2 years’ experience supporting individuals with disabilities to reduce and eliminate behaviours of concern and improve quality of life. He also has previous experience supporting individuals concerned about family member’s substance use. Cainan uses a person-centred and trauma-informed approach in his work and ensures that he considers the needs of all parties when developing his interventions. Cainan has experience working with clients with all disability types and has developed Positive Behaviour Support Plans involving restrictive practices. Cainan is passionate about advocating on behalf of clients with disabilities to ensure that they are provided with the opportunities and supports they need to achieve their goals.

Christopher Galvin, Gosford, ORS

Christopher Galvin

Talent Acquisition Manager

BBus(OpMgmt

Location: Gosford, NSW

Chris has worked in recruitment and talent acquisition for the past 10 years with more than 4 years in the allied health sector across workplace rehabilitation and NDIS. Chris has a strong focus in optimising the candidate experience and ensuring the recruitment process is smooth and seamless.

Geoffery Henrisson, Gosford, ORS

Geoffery Henrisson

Reporting Manager

BBus (Acc and InfoTech)

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Geoffery has over 30 years’ experience across various industries in the areas of accounting and business reporting and analysis. In his role, Geoffery is responsible for supporting individual business divisions, conferring with managers and executives to provide key performance metrics, designing interactive dashboards to track, review and analyse performance and revenue KPIs. Geoffery’s expertise is his ability to communicate with staff at all levels about data and trends as well as his skills in designing, analysing and reporting to increase profitability and efficiency.

Igor Svetolikov, Perth, WA, ORS

Igor Svetolikov

Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

BA(Psych)

Location: Perth, WA

Igor has over 15 years of management experience working predominantly in the Disability and NDIS Sectors. He is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and helping individuals achieve their goals and overcome challenging behaviours. His focus is on building and maintaining a trusting relationship with his clients underpinned by his strong quality and performance orientation. Igor is passionate about developing himself and his team via formal and informal coaching, training and providing on the job experience. Igor also has extensive experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.


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Jamie Charlesworth, Gosford, NSW, ORS

Jamie Charlesworth

Behaviour Support Manager

BBehavStud(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Jamie is a Provisional Psychologist and Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner with over 5 years of experience working with people across the lifespan. Jamie has a special interest and excellent feedback supporting people living with Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum (ASD), ADHD and ODD. Jamie also has previous experience working in crisis support services, including suicide intervention.

Jamie’s strengths include establishing rapport and building a positive working relationship with his clients and their families/support staff, helping people identify their goals, learning new skills, and overcoming life challenges. Jamie utilises a wide range of therapeutic styles, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing techniques. He enjoys the collaborative experience and individualises interventions to allow each client to learn and gain new skills to facilitate growth. Jamie works well within multi-disciplinary teams, including hospitals, schools and supported living.


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Karina Ninness, Gosford, ORS

Karina Ninness

Payroll Accountant

BA/BBus(Acct) CA

Location: Gosford, NSW

Karina is a Chartered Accountant with a strong history in business services and taxation. Having worked with a wide variety of clients Karina has specialised in financial systems and software solutions providing timely and streamlined access to pivotal financial information needed for business decision making. Karina also has a wide variety of experience in the financial, not-for-profit and government sectors resulting in a well-rounded understanding of business processes and performance needs.


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Kirsty Courbois, Wagga Wagga, NSW, ORS

Kirsty Courbois

Behaviour Support Manager

BEd(Prim), GradDipInclEd

Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Kirsty has 6 years’ experience as a Behaviour Support Practitioner and 11 years’ experience working in NSW Public Schools as a teacher across mainstream and special needs environments. Kirsty has experience supporting individuals of all ages with complex behaviours that require the support of multidisciplinary teams and the provision of intensive positive behaviour support intervention. Kristy has extensive experience in the area of restricted practices and writing both Interim and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans which meet all NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission requirements. Kirsty is passionate about finding strategies that promote capacity building, setting and achieving client goals and that lead to a greater level of independence and an improved quality of life.


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Marga Marloth, Broadmeadow, ORS

Marga Marloth

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

BOT

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Marga has over 20 years of experience working within the Paediatric Field. She has worked with children and their families across all ages and conditions. She is especially passionate about early intervention and helping children and their families reach their full potential. She ran her own successful private practice within a multidisciplinary team for over 15 years. Marga’s expertise lies within paediatrics (assessments, clinical reasoning and treatment), sensory, equipment prescriptions as well as family education where needed. She has completed numerous paediatric courses including Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment and General Movements. She enjoys working within a multidisciplinary team as it provides a more holistic approach to clients’ assessments and treatment.


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Maria Humayun, Fyshwick, ORS

Maria Humayun

Behaviour Support Manager

BA(Psych)

Location: Fyshwick, NSW

Maria has over five years’ of experience in Behaviour Support, working with children across a wide array of ages, backgrounds, different levels of Autism Spectrum (ASD) and disabilities as well as verbal and non-verbal children. Her experience includes supporting and assisting children to acquire social, life, and educational skills. Maria enjoys working with challenging behaviours & helping parents to understand behaviour therapy and how to run programs with their children at home better. Maria thoroughly believes that with the right support structure and guidance, people with disabilities can also overcome challenges to have superior standards of living. With her background in psychology, Maria loves to look at the bigger picture when she is working on an issue and come up with creative ways to attend to them. Maria focuses on delivering individualised servicing, and she truly believes one size does not fit all as everyone has different needs. Maria has recently moved to Canberra (ACT) after spending 8 years in Sydney (NSW).  Maria is multilingual and speaks English, Urdu and Hindi.

Megan Perry, Broadmeadow, ORS

Megan Perry

Behaviour Support Manager

BPsych (Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Megan is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner and has over 10 years’ experience supporting people with disabilities and mental health conditions in the Newcastle area. Megan’s expertise lies in her ability to establish rapport and trust with all parties, understand the function of challenging behaviours and work with families and support workers to develop practical and easy to apply strategies that work. Megan is able to work with extremely complex clients including those with forensic backgrounds and individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. She has an extensive knowledge of person-centred and trauma-informed care models and experience with developing Interim and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans involving restrictive practices. Megan’s interests include working with adolescents and young people with disabilities and helping them to reach their potential and training and developing other Behaviour Support Practitioners.

Melissa O'Brien, Gosford, ORS

Melissa O’Brien

Property Manager

Cert IV ES

Location: Gosford, NSW

Melissa has worked in the Disability sector over 10 years and is tenacious when chasing solutions to ensure that each ORS location functions and operates at a very high standard. This is due to the high standards that ORS has set to ensure that all staff can work in a safe and fun workplace. Her ability to work with a diverse and varied range of property services makes her phenomenal at getting the task done. Melissa demonstrates strong negotiation skills which is paramount in dealings with property. There is no task too big that Melissa won’t tackle head first.


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Meredith Vale, Villawood, ORS

Meredith Vale

Behaviour Support Manager

21BPsychSc

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Meredith has over 10 years’ experience in positive behaviour support roles in the disability industry. She has particular expertise in working with teens and adults with significantly challenging behaviours. Meredith has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and will have completed her Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis in 2020. She is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia and has qualified as a Registered Behaviour Technician. Meredith presented her case study research on increasing independent activity in Autism at the 2019 Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia Conference in Melbourne. Meredith has many years’ experience and holds a particular interest in working with people with Acquired Brain Injury, mental illness, Autism and complex comorbidity. Meredith has been commended for her ability to work with clients, their families and support teams to provide cohesive behaviour support implementation over multiple environments.

Petrina Scott, Perth, ORS

Petrina Scott

Account Manager

BArts, Cert IV TAE, Cert IV FLM, Cert IV ES

Location: Perth, WA

Petrina has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities, injuries and health conditions as well as other forms of disadvantage and helping them to achieve their personal and employment goals. Petrina has personally assisted hundreds of clients to achieve employment through her marketing and support efforts.

Whilst working at ORS, Petrina has managed multiple programs, services and projects and enjoys developing and training staff to exceed program and client expectations. Petrina is currently managing the WA NDIS services along with the Psychosocial Support Program, previously known as PHaMs. Petrina’s expertise includes marketing, business development and assisting large employers to develop and sustain successful disability employment programs within their organisations.

Rebecca Ryan, Gosford, ORS

Rebecca Ryan

Accountant

BCom, DipFinPlan, CPA, Xero Partner Accreditation

Location: Gosford, NSW

Rebecca is a CPA qualified Accountant who has worked in practice for over 20 years gaining a wide range of accounting, tax and audit experience, working for a variety of clients across numerous industries. Rebecca’s expertise involves her ability to quickly understand how different industries work and what strategies are required to maximise growth and financial performance.


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Rob Savage, ORS, Perth

Rob Savage

Information Technology Manager

DipMgt, GradCertBus, GradDipBus, MBA, MCSE, Prince 2 Foundation Cert, ITIL Foundation Cert

Location: Perth, WA

Rob has a technical and managerial background with over 20 years’ experience, primarily in the Information Technology industry. Working within both the private and public sectors Rob has a proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams in order to maximise company profitability and efficiency. With a strong technical background Rob has spent time in both Canada and the United Kingdom offering consultation services to companies such as IBM and Hewlett Packard. Rob’s areas of interest include information systems and process management.

Shelby Coy, Villawood, ORS, NSW

Shelby Coy

Behaviour Support Manager

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, BPsych, MA(PBA)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Shelby is a Behaviour Support Manager and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with seven years of experience supporting people with a disability. Shelby is passionate about building the capacity of those who support our clients across multiple settings. Shelby’s experience has focused on teaching social communication, adaptive self-help skills, leisure skills, and academic skills while reducing challenging behaviour. Shelby values using evidence-based practices in an applied way to improve the quality of a person’s life.


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Zsofia Ablomczy, Villawood, ORS

Zsofia Ablonczy

Behaviour Support Manager

GDipArts(Psych), PGDipArts(Psych), MArts(Psych), PGDip(AppPsych)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Zsofia is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and a Registered Psychologist. She has over eighteen years’ experience supporting individuals with a range of developmental and intellectual disabilities. Zsofia is passionate about providing high-quality evidence-based services to improve people’s quality of life.

Zsofia has ten years of experience working as a conductor-teacher, in New Zealand and Hungary. In this role, she lead small groups and 1:1 conductive classes for children with cerebral palsy and learning and behavioural difficulties. Zsofia has been working in the field of Behaviour Analysis for six years in New Zealand and Australia. Her expertise lies in early intervention and has extensive experience in conducting functional assessment, designing and implementing behavioural interventions to reduce and replace challenging behaviours. Zsofia has a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), staff and parent training. She is also a qualified supervisor and has been providing supervision to students pursuing BCBA or BCaBA certification.

Anika Tabassum, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

Anika Tabassum

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

MSocWk, GDipCouns,BSc(Psych)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Anika has worked in the behaviour support industry for the past 8 years including roles in early intervention and delivering consistent training to new recruits. Alongside her roles in behaviour, Anika has worked in hospital mental health units and local community centres both in the capacity of a counsellor and social worker for 3 years. Anika specialises and takes great interest in working with children but enjoys working with complex clients of all ages to help facilitate their growth in any way possible. Outside of work, Anika is a founder of a social educational program in Bangladesh called Project Unlearn. This project aims to help young boys unlearn gender stereotypes and regressive values taught by society and instead to empower women and build a better tomorrow. Anika is fluent in and able to communicate with her clients in Bangla, English, Hindi and Urdu. She is currently learning Korean.


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Babar Khan, Villawood, ORS

Babar Khan

Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

GradDipMgt, MRehabCouns, MBA

Location: Villawood, NSW

Babar has over 3 years’ experience in workplace rehabilitation working across multiple schemes including icare, CTP, Life Insurance, DVA, Comcare and TMF. Previous to this he worked within Disability Employment Services where he was responsible for the placement of numerous clients into employment. Babar has specific expertise in conducting vocational assessments as he understands the labour market and what is required in different positions and industries. Babar is also a skilled marketer and understands the need to ensure that all placements are positive experiences for both the injured worker and the employer. Babar is a strong believer that the human spirit is one of ability, perseverance and courage that no disability can steal away. Babar is multi-lingual and also speaks Urdu and Hindi.

Brittany Jenkins, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Brittany Jenkins

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BSocSc(Psych, Crim), MPsych(Couns)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Brittany has a devotion for emotional well-being, education and creating behavioural change through innovative strategies with a person cantered approach. Brittany holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Psychology and Criminology, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counselling. She is currently registered and insured with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation Australia (PACFA) as a Counsellor, registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a Behaviour Support Practitioner and working towards registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She specialises in Autism, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Children, Intellectual Disability, Forensic, Comorbidity and Eating Disorders. She uses therapeutic interventions to build individuality, independence and confidence, including evidence based models such as Play Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy. Brittany also has a passion for educating, she has completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which allows successful staff and stakeholder training in behavioural management.


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Chantelle Veron, Perth, ORS

Chantelle Veron

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

BSc(OT)

Location: Perth, WA

Chantelle has 4 years experiences working within the disability sector and has worked under both the WA NDIS and NDIS. Her experience is with paediatrics, sensory processing, positive behaviour support, early intervention and functional training. Chantelle enjoys working in a transdisciplinary team and feels the best results are seen when everyone is working as a cohesive group. She has a high interest I building her skills around equipment prescription and physical rehabilitation for functional tasks to help people achieve their best quality of life.

Cliantha Govender, Morley, ORS

Cliantha Govender

Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

BSpPath

Location: Morley, WA

Cliantha is a Senior Speech Pathologist with extensive knowledge working with paediatric, adolescents and adults with a range of challenging behaviours and conditions. Cliantha’s clinical expertise and passion includes dysphagia, speech and language, communication, stroke, aphasia, traumatic brain injury and neurological conditions including Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Disease.

Cliantha also has experience with a range of diagnosis such as Autism, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Down syndrome as well as multi modal communication. Cliantha has worked with a range of health professionals, helping clients achieve the best possible functional outcomes by partnering with families and integrating external support systems.

Cliantha has a strong focus on a holistic, person-centred and collaborative approach for her clients, helping families achieve their goals and increasing participation in the community. Cliantha is enthusiastic about working with the team to share experience and knowledge.

Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore, Morley, WA, ORS

Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BPsych

Location: Morley, WA

Courtney is a registered Provisional Psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology from Curtin University. Courtney is working a dual role within ORS, engaged in both NDIS Psychology and as an NDIS Behaviour Support Team Leader. Courtney has experience as a disability support worker so she has a thorough understanding of the holistic care that is imperative to the quality of life of individuals living with a disability. Courtney works with clients of many different backgrounds and presentations, including clients with co-morbid disorders. She has experience in ASD, ODD, ADHD, DID, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar and many more. Courtney has a particular skill when it comes to building rapport with children and adolescents, due to her ability to understand and communicate exceptionally with that cohort.


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David Eng, Perth, ORS

David Eng

Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

BSc(Psych)(Atmy&HumBiol), GDipWHS, MSpeechPath

Location: Perth, WA

David is a passionate and experienced speech pathologist working with people across the lifespan. David believes that communication is a fundamental part of the human experience, and it is his passion and goal to empower and enable his client’s to functional and effectively communicate. David adopts a holistic approach to therapy and thrives working with a multidisciplinary team to ensure that his client’s achieve their goals. David has experience working in the domains of articulation (speech), language (i.e. vocabulary, literacy), dysphagia (swallowing), and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). David is a self-described “people-person” and is enthusiastic about supporting his team and colleagues to develop their clinical skills and knowledge.

David Smout, Fyshwick, ORS

David Smout

Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BSc(OccTherapy), PostGradCert. in Soft Tissue Injury

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

David is an AHPRA registered OT with extensive experience in the workplace rehabilitation industry across multiple schemes including the NSW and ACT WorkCover schemes, Comcare ACT Government, DVA, NDIS and Aged Care.

David specialises in workplace assessments to assess capacity and identify strategies that align with the capacity to facilitate an early return to work and swift recovery. David is a strong advocate of the health benefits of good work and has an excellent understanding of the latest evidence-based practices and literature so that he is able to promote this and educate treating practitioners, workplaces and employers, injured workers and doctors in order to facilitate early and durable return to work outcomes. David is also extremely knowledgeable about the impact of disability on mobility and function and uses his expertise in this area when conducting ADL and Supported Independent Living Assessments for NDIS customers

Emma Cullen, Broadmeadow, ORS

Emma Cullen

Team Leader - Occupational Therapy Services

BOccThy(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Emma is Occupational Therapy Team Leader for Newcastle and Central Coast. She has extensive experience in the NDIS disability sector with a passion for Assistive Technology and enhancing independence and freedom. Emma’s expertise lies within equipment assessments and prescription, Supported Independent Living Assessments and Functional Capacity Assessments. Emma has experience with severe postural requirements, mental health diagnoses, amputees, adults and adolescents. Emma is a supportive, approachable team leader who enjoys bringing fun into the work place. She prides herself on her ability to build rapport and achieve client goals efficiently.

Erin Bowcock, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Erin Bowcock

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BPsych(Chld&Comm)Hons

Location: Villawood, NSW

Erin has over 8 years experience working with children in various capacities, including early intervention in Autism specific Childcare services and Positive Behaviour Support. Erin has a passion for helping children meet their milestones and developmental goals, regardless of ability or experience. She has a deep understanding and knowledge of how to support individuals who have experienced trauma, in particular family violence. This is inclusive of training individuals support networks on how best support them. Erin is person-centred in her approach and is passionate about helping improve all individuals quality of life.


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Faith Reid, Perth, WA, ORS

Faith Reid

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BA(Psych), M.ACounsPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Before joining ORS as a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner, Faith lived and worked in California, USA, and was a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Post graduate school, she served as a clinician in various mental health settings with clients experiencing severe mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction comorbid with mental health issues, and women with fertility issues. She then spent 9 years working with twice exceptional adolescents in a school setting. She has extensive experience with implementation of cognitive behavioural therapies and strategies, managing multidisciplinary treatment teams, deescalating crises, and encouraging integrity and commitment. She engages clients to create change by thoroughly getting to know each one as a whole human being, tailoring treatment plans, interventions, and strategies to their personal goals and desires.


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George.Tyler, Lane Cove, ORS

George Tyler

Team Leader - Occupational Therapy Services

BSc(OT)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

George has been working as an Occupational Therapist for approximately six years. He has extensive experience within the workplace rehabilitation sector, including Workers’ Compensation, Compulsory Third Party insurance, self-insurance and life insurance. Clinically George has experience in paediatrics, orthopaedic conditions, equipment prescription and home modification. He has specific interest and specialised experience in trauma and psychological injuries, secondary to catastrophic motor vehicle accidents. George has extensive experience leading small and large allied health teams to success, working with both experienced and new graduate therapists.

Georgia Brennan, Corrimal, ORS

Georgia Brennan

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BPsychSc, GDipPsych(Ad)

Location: Corrimal, NSW

Georgia is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist with over 4 years’ experience working with people with a range of disabilities and presentations from mild to severe. She has experience with clients affected by acquired brain injuries, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. Georgia also has previous experience in delivering anxiety and emotion regulation programs to primary school children and providing assessment and individualised intervention to children with learning disabilities. She is passionate about advocating for the rights of those who are most vulnerable. Georgia takes a multidisciplinary approach and employs the biopsychosocial model to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life of clients and their support network. She believes a good behaviour support plan and implementation has great potential to improve wellbeing, build relationships and enhance the quality of life, not just for the client but the support network around them as well. Georgia has a particular interest in people with disabilities who have come in contact with the justice system, schizophrenia and acquired brain injuries. When she isn’t at work she spends her time completing her Masters Research thesis.

Georgia Holloway, Villawood, ORS, NSW

Georgia Holloway

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BHumSc(PubHlthPlcyProm), GDipPsych, BPsych(Hons)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Georgia is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Team Leader who has worked in the disability sector for over 3 years. Georgia has a strong focus on providing high quality assessment and intervention in behaviour support and psychological services. Her areas of interest include working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex trauma and psychological comorbidities. Georgia also has a strong motivation to reduce restrictive practices through effective behaviour support intervention.


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Gianluca Cali, Lane Cove, NSW

Gianluca Cali

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

22BExPhys

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Luca is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with experience working in Clinical and Occupational Rehabilitation settings. Luca has previously worked with a broad variety of populations including youth as Sports Program Coordinator / AEP for K-6 students, healthy populations as a Personal Trainer, and chronic disease and mental health populations as an AEP. Luca’s current primary focus is in Occupational Rehabilitation as he aims to assist people in their return to work and holistic recovery from their Workplace incidents, so they may return to and maintain a high quality of life.

Luca is also involved with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) where he performs as an AEP to deliver evidence based exercise programs and education aimed at increasing participants’ everyday quality of life, achieving their exercise goals and promoting independence. Luca prides himself on his collaborative approach and strong focus on building rapport with people in his work and life as the foundation to positive outcomes for all.

Hannah Vella, Villawood, ORS

Hannah Vella

Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

BOT

Location: Villawood, NSW

Hannah has worked within the disability sector for a number of years as both an Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant and Community Support Worker. She considers herself a generalist, working across multiple client demographics, age groups and disabilities, however, she holds a special interest in neurological conditions, paediatrics, assistive technology prescription and functional retraining. Hannah enjoys working within a multidisciplinary environment to ensure that all allied health perspectives are taken on board to provide the most holistic interventions for clients.

Imogyne Napper, Perth, WA

Imogyne Napper

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

BSci(OT)

Location: Perth, WA

Imogyne graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Curtin University in 2016. Since graduating Imogyne has worked with individuals across their lifespan, from paediatrics to palliative care. Her experience lies in assessing functional daily living skills, equipment prescription, and her ability to develop therapeutic relationships. Imogyne is passionate about end-of-life care and ensuring that people live with dignity, whatever that may look like for them. She strongly enjoys working alongside people to assist them to live a life of their choice.

Jennifer Lai, Fyshwick, ORS

Jennifer Lai

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

22BSc(Honours), MOT, Cert III & IV Fitness

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Jennifer is a Team Leader with 4 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist. As an Occupational Therapist, she has 2 years’ experience working with NDIS participants and 3 years working as a Rehabilitation Consultant. She thoroughly enjoys working with people and enabling them to achieve their goals, no matter how large or small, and enjoys the challenges and creativity these ambitions inspire. She is known for her strong clinical skills in the prescription of equipment and modifications, her thoughtful and respectful service provision and her skilled ability to develop detailed reports with pertinent recommendations.  In line with her passionate interest in improving the health and wellbeing of others, she has also worked as a fitness instructor for 6 years. Jennifer continues to enjoy leading group fitness classes with the same drive, passion and enthusiasm she promotes as an Occupational Therapist.

Jessica Murray, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Jessica Murray

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BTeach(Sec)/BA, GDipPsych, MSW

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Jess has worked in the disability sector since the rollout of the NDIS pilot program in the Hunter, and is focused on supporting people to live the life they want. Jess loves working with adolescents, adults, and older people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities, and is passionate about building capacity within the individual and their support network to live and interact harmoniously. Jess’s approach to behaviour support includes equipping the individual and their support network with evidence-based therapeutic tools to facilitate improved communication, emotion regulation, and empathy. Jess is Social Worker and a member of the AASW, with additional degrees in education and psychology.


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Kiran Sindhwani, Fyshwick, ORS

Kiran Sindhwani

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BA(Psych)Hons. MA(ClinPsych)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Kiran is a provisional psychologist and an NDIS registered behaviour support practitioner. Kiran has an overseas experience as a health practitioner and a school psychologist with over 10 years of supporting disability of all ages, including children. She has extensive experience in working with a wide range of clients to improve their lives by supporting them with effective coping psychological techniques and methods. Kiran is proactive, organised and enjoys working with the clients to help them identify and achieve their goals. Kiran’s expertise is her ability to develop a great rapport with all her clients. Kiran believes the potential growth and progress of the client is the result of collaboration working with all the stakeholders, including families, school and support workers etc. Hence, she has the potential to work actively to build such collaboration for the holistic growth of her clients. Kiran has a clinical psychologist background; hence her working is not restricted to particular areas of disabilities, and she has a vast experience in psychological testing and assessments. Kiran is multilingual and speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi.


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Lucy Fleming, Lane Cove, ORS

Lucy Fleming

Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

22BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Lucy has over twelve years of experience working as a Speech Pathologist across child, adolescent and adult settings. Lucy has developed her skills working with people with communication needs across the age range providing person-centred practice to enable them, their families and carers to create opportunities to strengthen connections, maximise communication potential and promote positive functional outcomes. Lucy has worked in partnership with a range of multi-disciplinary health professionals to share knowledge and build skill areas. Lucy has worked with clients to target speech, language, literacy, social communication, aphasia, dysphagia and mealtime concerns and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) needs. She has worked in preschools, schools, clinics, workplaces and community settings delivering training, group intervention and 1:1 speech pathology input. Lucy has completed further training in the areas of: PECS, Key Word Sign, Hanen, Floortime, Sensory Oral Sequential Approach to Feeding (SOS) and Accidental Counsellor. Lucy has completed practice education training and is passionate about supporting newly-qualified speech pathologists to develop their clinical competencies.

Mia Fewster, Morley, ORS

Mia Fewster

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

BOccTherapy

Location: Morley, WA

Mia is a highly motivated occupational therapist with a passion for empowering people to live their best possible life. Mia has 3 years’ experience working within NDIS and assessing functional daily living skills. Mia’s expertise lies in complex assistive technology assessments and prescription as well as home modifications. To advance her knowledge in these areas, Mia has completed significant supplementary training. Mia also has a particular interest in sensory modulation and the use of nature in interventions within mental health. She utilises a holistic approach during intervention sessions and enjoys working alongside people and their families to help them to realise their goals.

Munya Alam, Villawood, NSW

Munya Alam

Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

Location: Villawood, NSW

Munya is a accredited Exercise Physiologist and have been working within the WorkCover / Workplace Rehabilitation industry for 2 years. Munya has worked as a case manager, rehabilitation consultant and is now a team leader with ORS. Munya has also been conducting Exercise Physiology assessments and providing exercise prescription for NDIS clients who have suffered from physical traumatic conditions such as stroke, neurological deficits and limb disarticulations.

Prior to working for ORS Munya was working as an Exercise Physiologist assisting individuals and performing pre-employment medical screening and assessments for individuals in heavy labour jobs. This was done through functional and anthropometry assessments, manual handling training and providing education on the areas which needed to be addressed. Munya is passionate about providing intervention for individuals who have suffered from Stroke, neurological conditions and chronic pain (which is a major population within WorkCover)

Oliver Vorenkamp, Broadmeadow, ORS

Oliver Vorenkamp

Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BPhysio(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Oliver is an enthusiastic and passionate team leader/Physiotherapist with diverse experience. He spent the first ten working years of his life serving in the Army as a heavy diesel mechanic which enabled him to gain a range of skills. Oliver also completed a deployment to Afganistan as part of mentoring task force 4. As a result of his service, Oliver has learned how to communicate and interact with people from all walks of life, nationalities, backgrounds and religions. He has always had an interest in the healthcare sector and passion about the function of the human body. Oliver thoroughly enjoys helping people that have experienced adversity return to a life they consider to be “normal”. Oliver’s strength is the ability to motivate, and positively influence and educate injured workers on what would be the best course of action for them as an individual to get the best possible outcome.

Penny Bugden, Villawood, ORS

Penny Bugden

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BA(Psych), BSocSc(Psych)Hons, MSocHlthCouns, MProfPsych

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Penny has over three years experience working with vulnerable populations including people with disabilities/health conditions, children with learning difficulties, women and children escaping domestic violence, people experiencing homelessness, and people with substance addiction. Penny has a passion for behaviour support and assisting individuals to overcome their barriers/challenges, achieve their goals and improve the quality of their lives. She also has an interest in IQ assessments, psychometric testing, and counselling.

Ruaan Kriel, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Ruaan Kriel

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BA(IOPsych)Hons, MA(IOPsych)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Ruaan is a registered psychologist with provisional registration, who is passionate about empowering people to move towards and achieve their goals through counselling, behaviour support and other interventions. He adopts a collaborative working style and believes in meeting people where they are at. Ruaan appreciates individual strengths and values and provides a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Ruaan has over 15 years of extensive experience working across a variety of settings. Ruaan has worked in Corporate Organisations specialising in behaviours at work, human resources, workplace efficiency, Government and the NDIS. Ruaan utilises a wide range of therapeutic styles including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Strength-based approach, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Ruaan specialises in mental health matters such as depression, anxiety, ASD, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, behavioural intervention support management, vocational counselling, coaching, relationship issues, and case management.. He is proficient in English and Afrikaans and understands German, Dutch and Xhosa well.


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Tayla Squires, Perth, WA, ORS

Tayla Squires

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BSci(Psych), GDipPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Tayla is a Behavioural Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist who has worked extensively with teenagers and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has had over 4 years’ experience with ASD with a focus on skill development, increasing wellbeing, coping strategies and emotional wellbeing. Her past experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy has given her extensive knowledge in eliminating behaviours of concern, increasing independence and overall life skills, helping them to achieve their goals. Tayla has experience working across a range of environments such as homes, schools, group homes, day-cares and workplace settings. She collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, other allied health professionals, and stakeholders when implementing strategies to achieve the most effective outcomes. Tayla is hard-working, result-driven and strives to improve the lives of her clients.


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Alex Vermeer, Villawood, ORS

Alex Vermeer

Provisional Psychologist/ Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsychSc(Honours)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

 Alex is a Provisional Psychologist and Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner with experience in NDIS job development and case management and has over a years’ experience with supporting individuals living with a disability through the provision of behaviour support and psychological services. Alex is very proactive, organised and enjoys working with clients to help them identify and achieve their goals while providing them with the tools to become more independent and improving their quality of life. Alex is very performance focused and achieves excellent results in all of her work areas. Alex’s interests include developing positive, client centred Behaviour Support Plans and providing training to those supporting clients to ensure the clients goals are realised.

Averil Mcknnes, Broadmeadow, ORS

Averil McInnes

Senior Occupational Therapist

B. Occ Therapy (Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Averil has transitioned to the NDIS sector after years honing her skills working as an inpatient rehabilitation OT. Averil specialises in complex home modifications, assistive technology prescription and functional assessment. She completed her honours degree researching sensory processing, which has continued her ongoing passion for community support for those with neurological conditions. She is known for her strong clinical skills, clear communication and ability to provide detailed clinical reports. Averil is a strong client advocate, providing respect and dignity whilst assisting in improving clients quality of life.

Dianne Mavor, Perth, ORS

Dianne Mavor

Senior Physiotherapist

BAppSc(Physio), GDipMusPhysio

Location: Perth, WA

Dianne has many years of experience in Physiotherapy. She has worked in a wide variety of physiotherapy specialties which include musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, acute and rehabilitation Hospitals, Aged care, sports injuries, and Occupational Physiotherapy. Dianne connects with all ages and disabilities and provides high-quality, responsive home and office services and, is keen to gain the best health outcomes for all ORS clients.

Carmen Atkinson, Gosford, NSW, ORS

Dr Carmen Atkinson

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

PhD

Location: Gosford, NSW

Dr Carmen Atkinson is a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner and previously worked in the University sector. Her PhD thesis examined brain electrical activity while evaluating conflicting stimuli in a selective attention task, and subsequent research work included dyslexia/selective language impairment, emotional face processing, and mental health literacy in a cross-cultural sample. She has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. She has taught undergraduate psychology courses in advanced developmental psychology, pre-professional psychology (neuropsych. assessment of memory and executive function), cognitive psychology and research methodology, and co-supervised Honours and Research Higher Degree students conducting a variety of research projects. Carmen has high standards of written and verbal communication, and cares deeply about clearly conveying information to our customers and their support staff, in order to best support their needs and foster positive outcomes.


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Dr Chris Edwards, ORS, Brisbane

Dr Chris Edwards

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

23BBus(Mgt), BBehavSc(Psych)Hons, PhD(Ed)

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Dr Chris Edwards is a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner with the ORS Group. Chris has supported people with a varying range of abilities, from young children up to the elderly across a diverse range of contexts over the past six years. He is passionate about supporting people on the autism spectrum, and wider abilities to live inclusive and empowered lives.

He completed a PhD (Education) as part of the Early Years Behaviour Support Project, within the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) in 2019. His research explored how teleconsultation as part of a professional development program could support rural and remote educators to promote inclusive practices. As part of this research, Chris has presented at a number of national and international conferences, co-authored a peer-reviewed international publication, and has co-authored a book chapter due for release early 2021.

Dr Michelle Messenger, Villawood, ORS

Dr. Michelle Messenger

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA (Soc Sc) MA (Psych) PhD

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Michelle has held numerous positions within disability services across the Government and private sector. Michelle has worked with people with mental health issues, acquired brain injury and those in aged care.

These roles have included direct client work and the supervision and management of others. Michelle has specialised in working with adults with an intellectual disability and those that have behaviour support needs. Michelle’s work included completing Behaviour support plans containing restrictive practices that met the requirements of the NDIS Quality and Safety Commission.

Michelle completed her PhD at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre (Sydney University). Her research topic was Anxiety in those who stutter. Michelle has written a journal article that was published in the Journal of Fluency Disorders, and she presented these findings at an international event, Oxford Dysfluency Conference. Michelle is passionate about providing a high-quality service for people using evidence-based practice and supporting others to do the same.

Elyssa Romero, Villawood, NSW

Elyssa Romero

Senior Rehabilitation Consultant/ Exercise Physiologist

23BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

Location: Villawood, NSW

Elyssa is a Accredited Exercise Physiologist / Senior Rehabilitation Consultant and has been working in the Occupational Rehabilitation industry for 2 years. At ORS Elyssa has also been practicing as an Exercise Physiologist and providing evidence-based, individualised exercise interventions in managing mental health conditions, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries under the NDIS scheme.

Elyssa has also developed strong relationships with various support coordinators, case managers and employers by providing exceptional customer service which was established through repeat referrals.

Prior to this, Elyssa worked as a clinical Exercise Physiologist and provided successful treatment interventions, clinical exercise prescription and delivered presentations to individuals living with chronic conditions part of establishing and sustaining functional independence conducted in gyms, hospitals, and corporate office setting.

Elyssa’s areas of interest include providing exercise prescription for individuals living with mental health conditions, metabolic conditions, cancer, and cardiovascular conditions. Elyssa has worked closely with Dieticians and Diabetes Educators, and provided successful interventions for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, hyperglycaemia with significantly positive outcomes, and some individuals completely reversing their condition.

Inge Wong, Perth, ORS

Inge Wong

Senior Occupational Therapist

BSci(OT)

Location: Perth, WA

Inge has 10 years of experience as an OT and has worked within aged care, hand and upper limb rehabilitation, clinical research, paediatrics, workplace rehabilitation, disability and NDIS sectors. Inge’s passion lies with applying clinical research to the lived experience of injury, illness or disability. She is skilled in environmental adaptation and training for developmental paediatrics, parent coaching and sensory processing. Inge also specialises in hand and upper limb therapy and ergonomics. Her outcomes with those she works with are all based on the person centred approach, with an emphasis on what’s meaningful to them. Inge is a strong advocate for people from non-English speaking backgrounds in helping them to access support and learn the skills needed to live everyday life to their fullest.

Katie Wake, Perth, WA, ORS

Katie Wake

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych, MEd(ABA)

Location: Perth, WA

Katie has over 14 years’ experience delivering employment services and positive behaviour support to clients in both Australia and the UK. Katie has primarily worked with adults on the autistic spectrum as well as people with physical disabilities, sensory impairments and mental illness. She has worked across home, education and employment settings and has presented at conferences including the British Association of Supported Employment annual conference. Katie values using evidence-based practices and enjoys working within trans-disciplinary teams to ensure every client achieves their goals.


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Katya Petrova, ORS, Villawood

Katya Petrova

Registered Psychologist

BPsych (Hons)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Katya is a Registered Psychologist with over seven years’ experience in providing psychological interventions to clients experiencing the full range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Katya has worked in a variety of different industries including employee assistance program (EAP), employment services and workplace rehabilitation, and more recently the NDIS. Katya’s expertise is in the areas of brief psychological interventions, program management and facilitation, and team leadership.

Katya’s main interests include vocational assessments, motivational counselling, cognitive therapy, disability management and support, and child development.

Mariham Basta, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Mariham Basta

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSSci(Psych), DipCouns

Location: Villawood, NSW

Mariham has worked in the OOHC industry for over 15years with both children and adults. She has worked and continue to work with children and adults who have experienced significant trauma in their early childhood and growing up which has greatly impacted their life, wellbeing and Mental Health.


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Monique Andreacchio, Lane Cove, ORS

Monique Andreacchio

Provisional Psychologist / Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Monique is a Provisional Psychologist with experience in the provision of positive behaviour support and psychological counselling to individuals with a range of disabilities. Monique also has experience working with clients with complex behaviours and developing Interim and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans that include restrictive practices and require submission to the NDIS Commission. Monique’s strengths include her ability to establish rapport and build a positive working relationship with her clients and their families/support staff. She ensures all of her appointments are engaging and tailors intervention to provide opportunities for each client to learn and gain new skills. Monique works well within multi-disciplinary teams including government organisations such as hospitals and schools. Monique cares for her clients and this is evident in her approach and the positive outcomes she achieves. Monique interests involve working with young adults.

Vivianne Younis, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Vivianne Younis

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

BArts (Hons), GradDipPsych, PostGradDipPsych, AdDipMgt, ABACert

Location: Villawood, NSW

Vivianne is a visionary leader with 20+ years of expertise managing the full spectrum of behaviours and complex needs across a range of disabilities, injuries and health conditions. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, an Advanced Diploma of Management and is also an Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapist. Her passion is connecting with individuals with a disability and their carers/families/support workers to make a tangible difference by developing solutions that help them to overcome challenges and live the best life they can live. Vivianne works confidently with diverse cultures and in situations where cultural awareness and appreciation are integral. She is multi-lingual and is fluent in Arabic and English.

 

Vivianne has extensive management experience and has managed numerous high performing sites, regions, programs and service areas within ORS. She is well known as an outstanding leader dedicated to helping her team learn the skills needed to be successful in their roles. Vivianne cares about quality and customer service and ensures that clients receiving services from her team get the very best service possible. Her areas of expertise include her ability to establish immediate rapport with clients from all cultures and their families, her ability to understand the function of behaviour and her ability to quickly develop strategies and identify replacement behaviours that effectively reduce these behaviours. Vivianne has had some significant success stories which other service providers are in awe of!

Yael Abitbol, Perth, ORS

Yael Abitbol

Clinical Psychologist

BA (PsychChildFamStud), BA (Hons Psych), MPsych (Clin)

Location: Perth, WA

Yael is a very experienced Registered Psychologist with extensive and wide-ranging counselling experience. She is a Clinical Psychology Registrar. Yael has experience counselling children, adolescents and adults and uses a range of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Emotion Regulation and Mindfulness. Yael’s expertise is in her ability to help her clients achieve their goals at a pace that maintains their motivation and allows them to get ongoing positive feedback from their efforts. Yael provides her clients with a safe, supportive environment, focusing on their strengths and empowering them to initiate lasting changes in their lives. Yael’s main areas of interest include depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, post-natal depression, panic, adult survivors of abuse, grief and loss, workplace issues, adjustment/life change, interpersonal and relationship issues. Yael is multi-lingual and speaks Hebrew and French.

Abigail Meadley, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Abigail Meadley

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Abigail has worked in learning support and disability spaces for the past five years. She is passionate about working with individuals who live with disability and helping them maximise their potential. Abby’s professional background has enabled her to work in intervention programs and to work with individuals with varying cognitive, behavioural, and physical challenges.

Abby’s approach is person-centred as she believes that the best outcomes are reached through collaboration. She has experience in mindfulness and positive psychology stress management techniques, as well as management of challenging behaviours, social coaching, and de-escalation strategies. Abby uses evidence and strength-based practice to help her clients move towards independence and to improve their overall well-being.


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Ahmet Sait Yildirim, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Ahmet Sait Yildirim

Clinical Psychology Registrar / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSci(Hons), MClinPsych

Location: Villawood, NSW

Ahmet is a Registered Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner with years of experience in assessing and providing evidence-based support for a wide variety of psychological, neurodevelopmental, and behavioural difficulties. Ahmet’s early interest in human psychology and behaviour is based on extensive participation in education, mentoring, fundraising, and aged care services both locally and abroad. He has worked with clients from a vast range of cultural backgrounds and age groups. Ahmet takes a proactive and genuine approach in helping clients to better their lives by overcoming mental hurdles, acquiring new skills, engaging all supports available, and increasing motivation to set and achieve goals. Ahmet has a strong focus on client-centred support and enjoys working with the unique characteristics that each individual brings to psychology and behaviour support.


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Alana Fasolo, Perth, WA, ORS

Alana Fasolo

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc(Psych), GradDipSc(Psych)

Location: Perth, WA

Alana is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner with a passion for working with individuals displaying a wide range of complex disorders. Alana has worked as a Behaviour Analyst implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Alana also has experience in working with clients with complex behaviours and developing Interim and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans that include restrictive practices in accordance with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Alana’s strengths include her ability to establish rapport and build a positive working relationship with all her clients, families, support staff, and stakeholders. She ensures all interventions are tailored to her client’s needs, and takes pride in implementing tools to ensure her clients become more independent and improve their overall quality of life. Alana works well within multi-disciplinary teams including government and private organisations, she is performance focused and achieves excellent results in all areas of her work. Alana strongly believes in development and continuous learning within the field of Psychology, and is passionate about delivering the best possible evidence-based practices/interventions for each of her cases.


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Alana Nahas, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, VIC, ORS

Alana Nahas

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsychSc, BPsych(Hons)

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Alana is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist with experience in the provision of positive behaviour support and psychological counselling to individuals with a range of complex disabilities.

Alana prides herself on her ability to build rapport and a positive relationship with her clients and their support network. Alana guarantees that her intervention plans are tailored per client where they will gain new skills, learn and achieve their goals. Alana’s motivation in working within this role is to create a positive impact in her client’s life, and that is what she believes to be the most rewarding element of her role.


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Alexandra Hodge, Perth, ORS

Alexandra Hodge

Occupational Therapist

BSc(OT)Hons

Location: Perth, WA

Alexandra is a qualified Occupational Therapist, having completed a BSc (OT) Hons. She is enthusiastic about supporting and empowering people to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Alexandra has experience working with clients in an acute hospital setting and in the community, and is driven by her focus on equality and opportunity. She is passionate about continuous professional development and growth to provide assessments and interventions that are supported by current research and clinical reasoning.

Alexandria Gutherie, Perth, WA, ORS

Alexandria Gutherie

Speech Pathologist

BSc(SpchPath)

Location: Perth, WA

Alexandria is a graduate speech pathologist who is passionate about supporting the effective communication of clients and ensuring they are able to maintain their quality of life, with dignity and confidence. Alexandria believes that communication is more than just speech and language, and has a strong focus on supporting independence and empowering clients to engage in society. Alexandria has developed her skills working with clients with a variety of communication needs in outpatient services, aged care facilities and school settings.


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Amber Shi, Ascot Vale, ORS

Amber Shi

Occupational Therapist

BHlthSc, MOT

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Amber has three years of experiences working within the aged care facilities and with NDIS participants in the community. She enjoys working in all age groups, providing bilingual services when necessary, and enabling them to overcome the barriers. Amber has a particular interest in paediatric and has experiences working with teenagers to build up their handwriting skills, fine and gross motor skills, self-care skills, executive functioning skills and social skills. She also keeps developing her expertise in sensory modulation and interventions within mental health. Amber is in passion about empowering the participants, their family members and the care team using person-centred and family-centred approaches to achieve the personalised goals.


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Bettina Zabat, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Bettina Zabat

Behaviour Support Practitioner

MSW

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Bettina is a qualified social worker having recently completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work and graduated with distinction, from Western Sydney University. Bettina is currently a Behaviour Support Practitioner with the ORS Group; applying critical social work practice, at the same time, utilizing her sales and marketing skills as transferrable skills, to support, advocate, and empower individuals/families who are experiencing behavioural and social challenges to solve relationship problems, maximize human potentials, and improve quality of life. Bettina has received recognitions from renowned institutions in South East Asia, the Middle East and Australia for her consistent hard work and outstanding academic, sports, community and career performance. Over the years and years of experience in sales and marketing, Bettina has obtained full grasp and built strong skills in the areas of customer service, promotion, branding, research, report writing, event planning, B2B, and account management. Bettina believes that self-reinvention has no expiry date.


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Bronte Moloney, Perth, ORS

Bronte Moloney

Occupational Therapist

BOT(Hons)

Location: Perth, WA

Bronte graduated from Curtin University with Honours and completed her final University practicum at a Paediatric clinic. Bronte is passionate about paediatric development and neurological rehabilitation. Bronte is highly motivated in being able to assist and support the development of independence in the participants that she works with.

Byron Morrison-Mills, Corrimal, NSW, ORS

Byron Morrison-Mills

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Byron has worked in a range of mental health services from supporting homeless individuals in temporary housing to supporting those in occupational rehabilitation and developing life skills for refugee youth as a mentor. Byron has great experience working with a range of age groups, cultural backgrounds and psychological diagnoses, and demonstrates a strong passion for helping other’s reach their goals. With former experience as a support worker, Byron has a unique perspective as a behaviour support practitioner and provisional psychologist when working collaboratively with support staff to provide the best for his clients. Byron takes a creative and person-centred approach, tailoring strategies and interventions that focus on client strengths and interests, with the aim of helping his clients increase their quality of life and overall wellbeing.


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Cagla Tekin, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Cagla Tekin

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Psych), GradDipPsychAdv

Location: Villawood, NSW

Cagla has over three years’ experience with implementing behaviour support strategies with children who are diagnosed with autism and she has recently received her registration as a provisional psychologist. She has a passion for assisting people achieve their goals and increase quality of their lives through using positive behaviour support strategies. She also has interest in learning about different types of psychological and behavioural interventions to be able to deliver individualised service to her clients.


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Carl Burnett, Perth, WA, ORS

Carl Burnett

Provisional Psychologist

BPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Carl is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist with many years of knowledge in relation to psychological counselling and behaviour change interventions. Carl has proven himself in the creation of successful positive behaviour change programs in liaison with government agencies. Being a passionate and motivated individual in regards to attaining successful outcomes for his clients, Carl plays to his strengths which include his ability to easily establish strong rapport and implementing a best practice, evidence based approach to ensure his clients receive the best possible care.


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Celeste Cari, Melbourne, Ascot Vale, VIC, ORS

Celeste Cari

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

DipCouns, BSocSc(Psych), BSocSc(Psych)Hons

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Celeste is a provisional psychologist and behaviour support practitioner with experience working in the mental health, disability, and forensic sectors. She has previously worked with participants experiencing psychosocial disabilities such as: schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, acquired brain injury, and autism spectrum disorders. Furthermore, she has also worked within the Victorian prison system, delivering reintegration support.

Celeste has particular interests in completing psychological assessments, developing positive behaviour support plans, and in therapeutic intervention. She values the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and of personal-centred, strengths-based, and trauma-informed practice. Celeste utilises therapeutic methods and modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectal Behavioural Therapy.

Celeste completed her Bachelors of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) at Charles Sturt University with Class 1, and strives to deliver a high standard of service throughout all of her work.


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Charlotte Arthur, Broadmeadow, ORS

Charlotte Arthur

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath (Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Charlotte has had 5 years’ experience in the disability sector working with children and young adults with varying diagnosis, for example, Autism, Intellectual disabilities, ADHD, Down syndrome. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy and enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team to achieve the best results for her clients. Charlotte has worked with pre-school and school-aged children on their speech (i.e., articulation), and language (i.e., fluency, literacy, vocabulary). She has also worked with adults in rehabilitation and hospital settings who have impacted communication and/or swallowing concerns due to neurodegenerative diseases (i.e., Parkinson Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) and/or acquired conditions (i.e., stroke, traumatic brain injuries).

Chelsea Davies, Perth, WA, ORS

Chelsea Davies

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Chelsea is a behaviour support practitioner with many years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to build fluency in component skills whilst reducing and eliminating challenging behaviour. Through this, Chelsea has gained experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis in a range of environments including school, home and clinical settings. Chelsea loves seeing positive outcomes with her clients and has a passion for working with young children.


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Claire Miotti, Perth, ORS

Claire Miotti

Occupational Therapist

BSc(OT)Hons

Location: Perth, WA

Claire is a motivated Occupational Therapist with a passion for enabling people to achieve their goals and live their best lives. Claire studied at Curtin University and graduated with first-class honours. She has excellent communication skills and a strong drive towards continuous development in order to provide her clients with optimal support. Claire adopts a holistic approach to therapy and enjoys working in collaboration with her clients and their supports to ensure the best possible outcome.

Courtney Stannard, Perth, ORS

Courtney Stannard

Occupational Therapist

BSc(OT)Hons

Location: Perth, WA

Courtney is an experienced Occupational Therapist working across the NDIS and the acute mental health sector. Courtney is passionate about completing functional capacity assessments to ensure individuals receive the most out of their NDIS plans. Additionally, she is interested in amputation and prosthetic limb training, neurological rehabilitation and assistive technology. In Courtney’s spare time, she enjoys being active, spending time with her friends and family and spending time at the beach.

Courtney Weston, Wagga Wagga, NSW, ORS

Courtney Weston

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSSc(Psych)

Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Courtney is a Behaviour Support Practitioner with ORS based in the NSW Riverina. She has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) at Charles Sturt University and currently completing her Postgraduate at Monash University. Courtney is working towards becoming a Registered Psychologist and brings her expertise in both psychology and behaviour support together to support clients and their families.

Courtney has a passion for improving the lives of young people and working in the areas of disability, challenging behaviours and neurological disorders. Courtney continues to educate others and look to improve resources, particularly in rural communities.

She has a strong interest in research and contributing to growing awareness and knowledge, particularly for children and their families through early intervention around disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID).


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David Norton, Gosford, NSW, ORS

David Norton

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Psych), GradDipPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

Location: Gosford, NSW

David is very passionate about providing positive behaviour support to a range of clientele and appreciates the individuality of each of his clients. David approaches his work with eagerness and an inquisitive nature, and is constantly looking to improve his skillset. David is always looking to further his education in this field, evident through his recent acceptance into of a Master of Clinical Psychology. David thoroughly enjoys the process of case formulation and engrossing himself in the ways in which psychopathology can present itself, which is apparent in his client-focused and empathetic nature, as well as the positive feedback he has received from a range of clients across the lifespan. David has a keen interest in complex mental health presentations and working collaboratively with other health professionals, ensuring his services are provided to the best of his ability.


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Debbie Berry, Port Macquarie, NSW, ORS

Debbie Berry

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Visual), GDipEd

Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Debbie brings to the team over 20 years teaching experience including 10 years as a Specialist Assistant Principal (Complex Support) and an Autism Outreach Teacher. During this time Debbie worked closely with individuals, their families, carers, school staff and outside agencies to design, implement, and evaluate education programs for students with moderate to high support needs.

Highly skilled in the areas of emotion regulation, sensory sensitivities and behaviour analysis; Debbie aims to deliver a wholistic person-centered service that increases quality of life, improves individual’s skills and independence while decreasing concerning behaviours.

Debbie has lived experience, understanding the challenges that individuals, families, carers and staff in a variety of settings face. Debbie is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and is always keen to deliver a considered and professional service that helps people achieve their goals.


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Dewi McNamara, Villawood, ORS, NSW

Dewi McNamara

Behaviour Support Practitioner

DipCrim&ComJustice, BSSci(Psych)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Dewi has in-depth experience implementing customised behaviour support plans working with complex cases and extremely challenging behaviours. Dewi has an incredible ability to establish rapport with clients, families and support staff and makes everyone feel immediately comfortable in her presence. Dewi gains great satisfaction from seeing her clients succeed because assisting and helping others is a life goal for Dewi. Dewi enjoys working with a wide variety of clients each one has a unique set of issues that need to be addressed. Dewi works diligently to recommend the best behaviour support plans to improve the clients quality of life.


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Dilay Tuncel, Melbourne, Ascot Vale, VIC, ORS

Dilay Tuncel

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BCCJ, GDipPsychAdv

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Dilay has worked with a client-centred approach with children on the Autism Spectrum for the past two years, and has extensively studied the relationships between sleep problems and emotion regulation in children and adolescents with ADHD for her thesis in her psychology studies. Her favourite part of working with a diverse range of clients through the NDIS is being able to contribute to the goal development of various individuals and supporting them in improving their quality of life through gaining new skills. Dilay also has great interest in forensic psychology, and a passion for facilitating and assisting of the navigation of challenges that individuals living with a disability face. Dilay is fluent in speaking Turkish and enjoys being able to get past communication barriers for Turkish clients that struggle with English.


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Eduardo Morales Vargas, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, ORS

Eduardo Morales Vargas

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons), MProfPsych

Location: Gosford, NSW

Eduardo is a Provisional Psychologist and a Behaviour Support Practitioner with years of experience working within the NDIS industry supporting and delivering best care practices to individuals living with disabilities. Eduardo has clinical practice working with individuals in a psychotherapeutic role assisting individuals through educating and developing tools in becoming skilled and resourced in progressively acquiring healthy cognitive, emotional and behavioural patterns. Eduardo’s expertise is working with complex at-risk adolescent population through proficient rapport building skills and the use of motivational interviewing techniques to allow the individuals to identify internal motivating factors, set tangible goals and addressing barriers. Eduardo has also provided group therapy with a background in facilitating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.


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Eliza Perkins, Perth, WA, ORS

Eliza Perkins

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Psych), BPsych(Hons)

Location: Perth, WA

Eliza is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner. She is a Psychology Honours graduate from UWA, completing her thesis on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety and the impact of social-acceptance. She has worked with children and adults with various developmental conditions and mental illnesses over the last four years to help them to improve their educational and social capacities. Eliza completed an Internship at a Psychologist clinic in Ireland, working alongside experts in women’s and LGBTIQA specific psychology, organisational coaching and trauma-informed psychological practice. Eliza is proactive, passionate and easily connects with clients to help empower them to work with them to improve their quality of life. Eliza’s core interests include working within a social-model of disability and providing a holistic support plan to involve all support networks of her clients. Eliza works to ensure her work is of the highest quality, specific to the needs of each client and helps each client to feel personally supported.


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Ellena Sharland, Perth, ORS

Ellena Sharland

Occupational Therapist

BSc(OT)Hons

Location: Perth, WA

Ellena studied Occupational Therapy graduating from Curtin University with Honours. Ellena is passionate about paediatrics, and is motivated to see incremental change in the individuals she has the privilege to support. Ellena employs a person-centred approach and individualises therapy to best support clients in achieving their goals.

Emma Parsons, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Emma Parsons

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Emma is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner who has experience supporting people with disabilities and mental health conditions improve their quality of life and achieve their goals. Emma uses a person-centred and trauma-informed approach in her work. She utilises several modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. Emma is passionate about advocating on behalf of clients with disabilities to ensure that they are provided with the opportunities and supports they need. Emma is able to quickly establish rapport and work collaboratively with clients, their families, treating parties and supports to assist an individual achieve their goals.


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Emma Storey, Villawood, ORS

Emma Storey

Behaviour Support Practitioner

2424BPsych(Hons)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Emma has 4 years’ experience working as a Behaviour Support Practitioner and 8 years disability industry experience in a variety of management and support worker roles

Emma has extensive experience working successfully in a person centred manner with complex cases with extremely challenging behaviours. Emma has an incredible ability to establish rapport with clients, families and support staff and makes everyone feel immediately comfortable in her presence. Emma enjoys working in multidisciplinary teams with a variety of stakeholders such as Department of Health, Department of Education, NDIA, NSW Justice etc. Emma’s expertise involves working with adolescents supporting change management, transitions, puberty and sexual development. Emma also has expertise working with difficult to engage clients, clients other providers will not accept, forensic populations and clients exhibiting extremely challenging behaviours. Emma’s strong positivity and willingness to see the potential in everyone is an asset and helps her to achieve the strong levels of success she does in reducing challenging behaviours in these populations. Emma is committed to person centred practice, and commits to always work from that lens, not only the framework. Emma understands diagnoses and medical models, but seeks to provide service for the individual; focusing on their strengths, their dreams, and their desires for their own best lives. Emma champions her clients and their support teams in the challenges, and celebrates with those in their success. Emma also has expertise in developing Interim and Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans involving the use of restrictive practices.

Eu Anne Lek, Lane Cove, ORS

Eu-Anne Lek

Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

BAppSc(OT)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Eu-Anne is an Occupational Therapist with experience in workplace rehabilitation. She also has experience working with children in school and private practice and with adults in acute and rehabilitation hospitals. She believes that recovery from workplace injury requires a holistic approach, which includes the injured worker being able to participate in activities outside of the workplace. She conducts Activities of Daily Living Assessments for injured workers to explore how their injury may impact their ability to engage in everyday activities, such as self-care, domestic tasks and navigating the home environment. Eu-Anne is keen to assist individuals to be as independent as possible as they recover from injury, by implementing assistive equipment, task retraining and environmental modification strategies to assist them. Eu-Anne is passionate about understanding the person’s needs and goals to deliver tailored and person-centred care.

Evan Armstrong, Villawood, ORS

Evan Armstong

Physiotherapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

BEd(PhysEd), BHSci, Mphysio

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Evan is passionate about all thing’s Physiotherapy. Evan enjoys helping people participate in activities that are meaningful to them and facilitating knowledge and self-management skills. Evan has a background in orthopaedic, occupational and sports Physiotherapy. Evan enjoys coordinating the rehab of workplace injuries and his role within the NDIS.

Fred Fernando, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Fredric Fernando

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Fredric is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist. He has experience working with children and adolescents with challenging behaviours, particularly individuals on the Autism Spectrum. He has experience delivering in home care interventions on a one-on-one basis to clients, in group settings within a school readiness program and in a childcare setting. Fredric has experience implementing intervention strategies to a wide range of behaviours including escape, access to tangibles and attention, avoidance, self-injurious behaviours and teaching programs to both verbal and non-verbal individuals. Fredric has experience with parent training, collaborating with a Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) within a clinical setting to assist in identifying challenging behaviours and follow through with implementation strategies with the aim of increasing the client’s independence.


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Gail Essery, Morley, ORS

Gail Essery

Occupational Therapist

MOTt

Location: Morley, WA

Gail has worked as an occupational therapist in various roles for the past seven years.  She has worked in regional and metropolitan areas of WA and has gained experience working in the areas of workplace rehabilitation, injury management, aged care, NDIS and workplace disability support services. Gail’s interests include supporting those experiencing disability to achieve their goals through a holistic, person-centred approach. Other clinical interests include workplace and home modifications, equipment prescription, cognitive training and neuroplasticity.

Gita Maramraju, Perth, ORS

Gita Maramraju

Occupational Therapist

BOT(Hons)

Location: Perth, WA

Gita has experience working with elderly people who have Intellectual disability, Dementia and Mental Health problems. She has worked closely with adults who have had a stroke and have been admitted to the Acute Neurology ward where she had the opportunity to complete Neurophysical assessments and rehabilitation. She also has experience working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ODD, and PDA.

Grace Turner, Perth, ORS

Grace Turner

Occupational Therapist

BSc(OT)Hons

Location: Perth, WA

Grace is a registered Occupational Therapist, graduating from Curtin University with first class Honours. She is passionate about working collaboratively with people to pursue and achieve goals that are meaningful to them. Grace enjoys working within a multidisciplinary team to ensure clients are receiving the comprehensive service they deserve. She is highly motivated towards professional development in order to provide her clients with interventions that are supported by strong evidence and clinical reasoning.


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Haiden Mace, Perth, ORS WA

Haiden Mace

Behaviour Support Practitioner

GDipPsych, GDipPsychAdv

Location: Perth, WA

Haiden is a Provisional Psychologist and a Behaviour Support Practitioner with experience supporting adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Haiden always seeks out opportunities to build rapport, and he strives to provide support services tailored towards his client’s specific needs. These support services often include the creation of goals that seek to improve his client’s day-to-day skills and abilities or the exploration of new social experiences that enrich his client’s quality of life.

Haiden thoroughly enjoys working alongside those with challenging behaviours, and he believes constant collaboration with his clients is key to their success. Haiden also enjoys discussing his client’s achievements, and he will work alongside other allied health professionals to ensure he maximizes his client’s quality of life, wherever possible. When he isn’t at work, Haiden enjoys creating illustrations.”


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Heather Harrison, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Heather Harrison

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Acc), GDipEdu, GDipPsych, BPsychSci(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Heather has a wealth of experience working with children and adolescents gained by working in education for almost 20 years. As a result, Heather became interested in human behaviour and returned to University to obtain a psychology Bachelor Degree and then Honours. Heather has a strong focus on and commitment to assisting others to improve their mental wellbeing. Heather also is a Certified Practising Accountant and was formerly the Chief Accounting Services Officer and the Principal Management Accountant within Financial Services Department at the Department of Human Services.


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Holly Sutherland, Perth, WA, ORS

Holly Sutherland

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSci(Psych), PGDipPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Holly studied a Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and has a passion for helping those in need through evidence-based strategies. Holly’s thesis project increased the current knowledge of teaching visual-aid based training to aid comprehension of complex topics, and found positive results, enhancing her ability to develop strategies for her clients as a behaviour support practitioner. Holly has experience working with older adults with cognitive impairments, and has developed an in depth understanding into patients’ wellbeing and individual needs. Holly has a passion for helping people of all ages and backgrounds, with a particular interest in working with children and older adults.


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Jack White, Lane Cove, ORS

Jack White

Occupational Therapist

BAppSC (OT)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Jack is an AHPRA registered OT and has experience working in hospitals and paediatric clinics. Jack provides clients with Supported Independent Living Assessments, Home Modification Assessments and Activities of Daily Living Assessments. Jack enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team so that the client can receive all forms of services that they require. He has a strong passion for learning more about equipment prescription and home modifications in order to help others increase their independence.

Jayde Litster, Perth, WA, ORS

Jayde Litster

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Perth, WA

Jayde graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Psychology (First-Class Honours). Jayde is a behaviour support practitioner/provisional psychologist who has a passion for delivering the best evidence-based therapy to support children and adults that experience challenging behaviours. Jayde enjoys providing behaviour support and assisting individuals in overcoming their barriers/challenges, achieving their goals, and improving their quality of life. Jayde takes a multidisciplinary approach and uses the biopsychosocial model to enhance clients’ health, well-being, and support networks. Jayde employs a person-centred and trauma-informed approach to ensure that all parties’ needs are considered when developing her interventions. Jayde takes delight in building rapport and trust with her clients through creative methods.


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Jessica Bulkeley, Fyshwick, ORS

Jessica Bulkeley

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Jessica graduated with a  Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Newcastle. She has extensive experience assessing, diagnosing, treating, and providing functional management to individuals of all ages with communication disorders – including speech, language, fluency, voice, social communication and literacy difficulties, in addition to swallowing disorders.

With experience across regional, rural and metropolitan areas in New South Wales, Jessica has undertaken clinical practice in a range of contexts including hospitals, community health settings, private practice and mobile clinics. Here she developed a special interest in supporting individuals with acquired communication disorders to promote engagement and participation within the community. Jessica is passionate about the well-being of individuals and looks to promote and develop quality of life through embodying a client-centred, strength-focused and individualised approach across her clinical practice.

Jessica Luca, Morley, ORS

Jessica Luca

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath

Location: Morley, WA

Jessica is passionate about delivering evidence-based practice therapy to support children and adults that experience difficulty with Speech, Language, Literacy and Swallowing. Jessica particular enjoys working with diverse backgrounds and providing therapy that is meaningful and culturally sensitive through family education, school and workplace advocacy.

Jessica has developed a growing interest in the areas of feeding and Dysphagia in both paediatric and adult settings, Literacy support and school-aged Speech and Language.

Jessie Hale, Perth, WA, ORS

Jessie Hale

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Jessie is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner with many years experience working in the disability sector, where she provided mental health and behavioural support to children, adolescents, and their families. She has experience working with a varying range of abilities and presentations, including Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Sensory Processing Sensitivities, Anxiety and Depression. Although she loves working with all kinds of abilities, she has a special interest in supporting young people with Autism.


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Josephine Osborne, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

Josephine Osborne

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc(Psych)Hons, DipCouns

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Josephine is a Provisional Psychologist with experience in supporting people with disability through the provision of positive behaviour support and psychological intervention. Josephine has experience working with individuals of all ages with a range of disabilities and developing Behaviour Support Plans tailored specifically to their needs, including plans with restrictive practices. Josephine’s expertise is her ability to consistently deliver a person-centred approach, establishing rapport with clients and their support network and assisting clients to gain new skills and opportunities. Josephine has an interest in working with children and adolescents as well as individuals with Autism.


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Judy Wong, Perth, ORS

Judy Wong

Occupational Therapist

BSci(OT)Hons

Location: Perth, WA

Judy has worked in the aged care field and community rehabilitation for the past 2 years. She is experienced with pain management and working with people experiencing dementia. Judy believes in client-centered and evidence-based practices which allow her to achieve the best outcome in clients. She is passionate about enabling all children and adults of all conditions to achieve their goals. Judy is multilingual, fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, and she has high cultural awareness with providing service to the community with great cultural diversity. She is interested in areas including Autism Spectrum Disorder, stroke, and assistive technology.

Justine Lim, Melbourne, Ascot Vale, VIC, ORS

Justine Lim

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Psych), MMT, GDipPsychAdv

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Justine is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner with ORS Group. Justine is also a Registered Music Therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association. Justine has many years’ experience within early intervention services with children on the Autism Spectrum and developmental delays, individuals with mental health diagnoses including eating disorders and children involved with Child Protection services. Justine has previously worked within private clinics, public paediatric hospitals, community organisations and delivering nationally funded research programs to ‘at risk’ families and people living with Dementia. Justine has a passion for finding creative ways to connect with difficult to engage clients. Justine enjoys working in a strength based to support the development of confidence and new skills.


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Katarina Frohlichova, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

Katarina Frohlichova

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych, MScClinChiPsych

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Katarina has worked within the disability industry for 6 years in a variety of different roles including Support Worker and Team Leader roles. She has experience working with a variety of different physical and mental health diagnoses, the elderly and children along with substance addiction. Katarina has a special interest in working with people in the mental health sector to help them achieve their goals, improve their quality of life and be able to overcome barriers to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life. She is a strong believer in education and training for her clients and those who support them to get the best possible results. Katarina is working towards achieving her registration as a Provisional Psychologist. She has also worked as an Art and Play Therapist and Mentor while living in the UK. She is multilingual speaking Slovak, Czech, moderate Polish and is learning Spanish.


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Katie Paull, Perth, WA, ORS

Katie Paull

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BBehSc, MEd(ABA)

Location: Perth, WA

Katie is a Behaviour Support Practitioner with many years of experience working with a range of children and adolescents, to improve their quality of life through a person centred and individualised approach. Katie has worked as a mentor and tutor with at risk and disengaged youth, was a Support Worker for people with Down syndrome, as well as working as a Developmental Therapist for children with Autism to develop their essential life skills through Applied Behaviour Analysis. Katie has completed her Behavioural Science Degree as well as a Masters of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis. This transdisciplinary knowledge has contributed to her holistic approach when designing tailored strategies to help her clients and their families.


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Katie Southwell, Corrimal, NSW, ORS

Katie Southwell

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych

Location: Corrimal, NSW

Katie is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist with a range of experience. Katie has spent time working in preschools with children with developmental and intellectual disabilities to workplace rehabilitation. Katie’s interest is in working with Autism and the Education System and helping children and adolescents reduce their challenging behaviour. Katie believes strongly in a collaborative care approach in increasing our clients quality of life and advocating for their rights


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Kel Gibbons, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Kel Gibbons

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc(Psych)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Kel has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. He has worked within the behavioural support industry for the past 8 years as an ABA therapist and Senior Youth Worker specialising in children with trauma and aggressive behaviours. He has worked as a senior specialist travelling to specific cases in Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns and Sydney. When travelling Kel provided support and feedback for teams caring for young people with complex needs and developed therapeutic care plans to support young people who needed additional support. Kel also has experience in Quality and Systems Management and has provided feedback on Behaviour support plans and audits for the care of young people in residential care. Kel’s main focus is on open communication and creating a team environment where everyone feels empowered to contribute.


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Kesley Popescu, Fyshwick, ORS

Kesley Popescu

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc (Crim&CrimJus)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Kesley has worked in alcohol and other drug rehabilitation, eating disorder rehabilitation and life skills mentoring. She has experience in working with all age groups and many different cultural backgrounds. Coming from the United States, she comes into situations ready to adapt and use her previous knowledge to help others in the ways that best suit that individual. Kesley enjoys being able to work with others in finding what their goals are and finding the best ways to reach those. Kesley enjoys using creative approaches with each person she works with to keep the person interested and motivated to reach their goals. Kesley has her Bachelor degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor study in Psychology. Kesley thoroughly believes that with the right supports in place anyone can turn their life into what they want it to be, regardless of history or disability.


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Kevin Phang, Fyshwick, ACT

Kevin Phang

Exercise Physiologist / Rehabilitation Consultant

24BExPhys&Rhb

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Kevin is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) who has practised and treated patients ranging from cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic and further chronic diseases, in clinics, private practice and private hospitals.

Kevin is passionate about helping people who have been affected by various conditions return to living their healthiest life through a holistic biopsychosocial approach that goes above and beyond the one-dimensional biological approach. This includes tailored exercise prescription and education that will assist clients in reaching their personal goals, whilst considering multiple factors such as work-life, recreational activity, and various other barriers. Kevin is a firm believer in providing his clients with independence, self-empowerment and confidence which ultimately provides the best chance at successful rehabilitation towards client’s specific goals. Kevin is interested in oncology rehabilitation and prehab/injury prevention.

Kiara Johnston, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Kiara Johnston

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Kiara is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner. Kiara has experience in working with youth groups to create safe spaces for mental health conversations. Kiara has joined ORS with a strong passion for supporting people with disability, along with their family, friends and carers. She understands the need for a client-centred approach to support, and values taking the time to build strong rapport with each client.


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Kimberley Laing, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Kimberley Laing

Speech Pathologist

BSpHLSc, MSchLngPath

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Kimberley graduated from Macquarie University with a Masters of Speech Pathology and Bachelor of Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences. Kim has experience providing evidence-based speech pathology intervention and assessment for voice, dysphagia, speech, fluency, language, literacy, and social communication. Kim is experienced in working collaboratively with all involved to support her clients to participate and engage in activities and their communities and to achieve their goals. Kim has particular interest in adult voice disorders, acquired brain injury, and school-aged literacy and language support. She has a background working as a behaviour support practitioner and ABA therapist for clients with ASD, intellectual disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.


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Kylie Konz, Gosford, NSW, ORS

Kylie Konz

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BEd(Prim)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Kylie is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and is always keen to deliver a considered and professional service that helps people achieve their goals. Kylie brings to the team over 20 years teaching experience including 12 years as a Special education teacher and 9 years as a mainstream classroom educator. During this time Kylie worked closely with individuals, their families, carers, school staff and outside agencies to design, implement, and evaluate education programs for students with mild, moderate and high support needs. Highly skilled in the areas of emotion regulation, sensory sensitivities and behaviour analysis; Kylie aims to deliver a holistic person-centred service that increases quality of life, improves individual’s skills and independence while decreasing concerning behaviours. Kylie has lived experience, understanding the challenges that individuals, families, carers and staff in a variety of settings face.


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Kyriann Coates, ORS, Gosford, NSW

Kyriann Coates

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

GradDipPsych, BSc(CogNeuro&HlthPsych), BA(Soc&DevPsych)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Kyriann is a Provisional Psychologist with experience in Psychological counselling and intervention, workplace rehabilitation, and positive behaviour support with a diverse range of clients. Kyriann also has experience working with individuals with complex mental health diagnoses and disabilities and enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and their families to achieve the best outcomes. Kyriann continually engages in professional development and is always researching new ways and strategies to implement positive change with all of her clients.

Kyriann utilises a variety of evidence based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and behavioural strategies and utilises a trauma-informed, person-centred approach. Her strength is in her ability to build rapport and build positive therapeutic relationships with her clients and their families. Kyriann is interested in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and is interested in complex behaviour and psychological presentations, attachment and trauma.


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Laura Ooi, Ascot Vale, ORS

Laura Ooi

Occupational Therapist

MOT

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Laura graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy. She has a strong passion for delivering evidence based, client centred service to all. Laura is a determined and ambitious person who strives in helping people achieve their unique goals and ensure that are getting the essential help that they need and deserve. Laura has had several years working in hospitality which has led her to prioritising positive and respectful relationships with all people, regardless of age or culture. Laura has worked with adults in community rehabilitation and hospital settings, focusing on empowering people to participate in all activities of daily living and to ensure home safety.

Lauren Cook, Morley, WA, ORS

Lauren Cook

Speech Pathologist

BSc(SpchPath)

Location: Morley, WA

Lauren is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Lauren has experience supporting both adults and children to achieve their goals, build confidence and maintain quality of life. Lauren believes in providing a person-centred, evidence-based service and has experience working within a multi-disciplinary team. Lauren has worked with a range of clients with varying diagnoses within the community, aged care facilities, school settings and clinics.


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Lauren Couch, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Lauren Couch

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Lauren is a Behaviour Support Practitioner with over four years’ experience in the disability sector. Lauren has supported clients across the lifespan with a variety of mental health conditions and disabilities. Lauren has experience developing behavioural interventions for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has work alongside clients and their families to develop Positive Support Behaviour Plans. Lauren is passionate about ensuring all behavioural interventions and support plans are person centred and include all relevant stakeholders. Lauren’s previous experience as a disability support practitioner drives her interest in ensuring all family and support staff are provided with adequate training and education regarding behaviours of concerns and restrictive practices.


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Leanne Gundill, Morley, WA, ORS

Leanne Gundill

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc(Psych), PGDipPsych

Location: Morley, WA

Leanne is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist with over 4 years’ experience working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder to reduce and eliminate behaviours of concern and to increase social and life skills. She has extensive experience tailoring and delivering interventions across multiple settings including home, schools and day care centres. Leanne has experience across all areas of applied behaviour analysis and behaviour support including discrete trial training, antecedent and consequence interventions, incidental environment teaching, self-injurious behaviours and social skills training. She is very passionate about seeing progress of her clients and providing them with the skills they need to achieve their goals.


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Maddison Abramovic, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Maddison Abramovic

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc(Psych)/BCrim, GDipPsych(Adv)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Maddison is a Provisional Psychologist with past experience supporting people who have experienced abuse and trauma. Maddison completed a research thesis on ‘public perceptions of parents who have a child experiencing depression’, which investigated the social construction of mental illness and focused on how to address stigmatisation. Maddison understands the importance of working collaboratively to achieve client goals. She also values building strong rapport with her clients to ensure every approach is tailored to their needs, circumstances, and interests. Maddison has joined ORS with a passion for supporting people with disability and their families to create positive changes and improve their quality of life


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Ming Wong, Morley, ORS

Ming Wong

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

MOT, BSc(Pharm)

Location: Morley, WA

Ming graduated from Curtin University with a Master in Occupational Therapy. Prior to this, she completed a degree in Pharmacology. Ming has worked as an Occupational Therapist within the residential aged care, paediatrics, community aged care, and disability industries and NDIS in community settings. Ming particularly enjoys working within the area of equipment prescription and complex home modifications, and these are her areas of interest. She has also gained additional training in these areas to ensure that she can provide evidence-based and effective interventions for her clients. Ming is passionate about working with clients from different backgrounds and cultures, and love to be creative in her approach to assist clients to achieve their goals.

Montana D'Amico, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Montana D’Amico

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BSW(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Montana is a social worker who has many years experience working as a disability support worker here in Newcastle. Montana enjoys working from a strengths based perspective and is passionate about assisting people achieve their goals and also reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. Montana has experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have physical disabilities, trauma backgrounds, mental health diagnoses and cognitive impairments, in addition to individuals admitted within forensic and in-patient facilities. Montana is eager to head back to University to complete a Masters of Forensic Social Work, which is a particular area of interest for her.


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Natalie De Lucia, Lane Cove, ORS, NSW

Natalie De Lucia

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Natalie is an enthusiastic and passionate Behaviour Support Practitioner with extensive experience working and volunteering across different sectors of mental health and health services, supporting clients of all ages. Natalie has an innate ability to build rapport quickly and foster meaningful relationships with her clients, allowing her to provide trusted support to her clients as they learn to set out and achieve their unique therapeutic goals. Alongside her volunteer experience with children and most recent work with adults in need of mental health support, she also has a passion for research and uses this to enhance the delivery of behaviour support plans to her clients. Her primary areas of interest include trauma, eating disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and sexual assault.


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Nataliya Kitevska, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Nataliya Kitevska

Provisional Psychologist / Rehabilitation Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych

Location: Villawood, NSW

Nataliya is a Provisional Psychologist with experience in providing evidence-based psychological intervention to individuals of all ages under the NDIS. Nataliya has worked collaboratively with various allied health professionals to assist clients in achieving their goals and increase their quality of life with diagnoses such as Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma-related disorders, psychotic disorders and mood disorders. She has experience working with complex behaviours and developing interim and comprehensive behaviour support plans that include restrictive practices. Nataliya also works with clients under the Worker’s Compensation Scheme with a range of psychological and physical injuries and conducts Psychological Functional Capacity Evaluations. She ensures all her appointments are engaging, effective and tailored to suit each client and their needs.


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Nicklaus Vincent, Villawood, ORS

Nicklaus Vincent

Physiotherapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

BAppSc(Ex&SportSc), MPhty

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Nick has over 4 years’ experience in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy having worked in clinical private practice in Sydney’s CBD. Nick has worked in a wide variety of areas including sports injuries, neurological rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation, Occupational rehabilitation and has experience with Work Cover, CTP, DVA, and more recently NDIS clients. Nick integrates the biopsychosocial model, pain science and progressive strength training into his treatment approach to achieve best outcomes for his clients. Nick enjoys working with clients of all ages, walks of life and functional abilities.

Nicole Martelli, Perth, ORS

Nicole Martelli

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath

Location: Perth, WA

Nicole graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist. Nicole has experience working with individuals with communication difficulties and dysphagia in the community and residential aged care. She is trained in PROMPT, Key Word Sign and in providing mealtime management recommendations. Her interests include dysphagia management and support adults with acquired neurological conditions to enhance their communication. She is passionate about providing a collaborative and holistic, client centred service to improve individuals quality of life.

Nicole Stucki, Perth, WA, ORS

Nicole Stucki

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc(AppPsych), MScAppPsych(Clin), MPsychotherapy

Location: Gosford, NSW

Nicole is a dedicated, multilingual Clinical Psychologist from Switzerland with seven years of experience in the mental health, social service and criminal justice fields, performing cognitive, differential and neuropsychological assessments and treatment. She is extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of juvenile sexual offenders, and her therapeutic background is in Systemic and Cognitive-Behavioural techniques as well as Schema therapy. Further she has expertise in working with children and adults, individually or in group programs, as well as working with families and couples. Many of her previous clients are from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. To her it is very rewarding to be part of an extended team with diverse therapeutic approaches, professional backgrounds, and other institutions.


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Olivia Byrne, Perth, WA, ORS

Olivia Byrne

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Perth, WA

Olivia is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and a Provisional Psychologist with experience of providing behavioural and psychological services for individuals who experience a range of difficulties and disabilities. Olivia is experienced with conducting Functional Behavioural Assessment, developing a Behaviour Support Plan, and implementing strategies that are evidence-based and individualised for the client. Olivia’s strength is her ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure a person-centred approach is always taken to support clients and others to improve their lives.


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Olivia Di Florio, Morley, ORS

Olivia Di Florio

Occupational Therapist

B(Psych), MOT

Location: Morley, WA

Olivia has worked within the Injury Management and Workplace Rehabilitation Industry for the last 5 years. Her roles have included Injury Management, Return to Work Coordination, Fitness for Work and Injury Prevention. These roles have been with vocational rehabilitation providers and employer based, servicing Perth, Regional and Remote areas.

Paige McGowen, Gosford, NSW, ORS

Paige McGowen

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Paige is a registered Behaviour Support Practitioner having recently completed an Honours degree in Psychology graduating with high distinction. Paige has worked as a behaviour support practitioner for the past 3 years, working as both a positive behaviour support practitioner and applied behaviour analysist. Paige has primarily worked with children on the Autisim Spectrum Disorder completing Functional Behaviour Assessments and delivering client-centred intervention plans. Paige is an extremely motivated and enthusiastic practitioner who is passionate about developmental psychological and assisting both children and young adults across their psychological, emotional and social developmental trajectories. Paige endeavours to deliver personalised and high quality interventions that are specifically tailored to the needs of each client; focusing on their strengths, dreams and personal goals to ensure the client remains motivated throughout the intervention.


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Rebecca Lee, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Rebecca Lee

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsychSc, GDipPsychAdv

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Rebecca is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner. Rebecca enjoys working with all ages and is motivated to support individuals with all levels of disabilities. Rebecca’s interest is in mental health disabilities and her favourite part of her role is the ability to communicate with clients on a daily basis. Rebecca is motivated to learn more skills every day and ensure each client is able to reach their goals.


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Remiya Sivan, Fyshiwck

Remiya Sivan

Occupational Therapist

24MOT, BNursing, Diploma WHS

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Remiya is an Accredited Occupational Therapist working in the NDIS sector. Prior to joining ORS Remiya worked as Work Health & Safety officer in Luna Park Sydney and Paediatric Intensive Care Nurse in multiple hospitals. When working in clinical and non-clinical settings, Remiya has managed clients with very critical illness and varying work-related conditions and provided treatment plans and support and guidance in achieving individual goals. Remiya was instrumental in providing WHS advice to senior management in corporate structure and implementing the corporate WHS strategy at the grass-root level.

Remiya also has a strong interest in sensory processing, home modification, assistive technology, mental health occupational therapy, workplace rehabilitation. Remiya has skills in workplace assessments, functional capacity assessments, activities of daily living assessments, ergonomic assessments, and sensory assessments. Remiya is experienced in work rehabilitation (Work Cover, Comcare, Allianz), community rehabilitation for the age-care population, and Paediatric occupational therapy areas. Remiya is passionate about preventative health and ensuring individuals are given suitable and effective treatment to maintain their health throughout the entirety of their lives.

Remiya has a number of degrees, including a Bachelors’ of Nursing, Diploma in Work Health & Safety, Return to work coordinator training, Masters of Occupational Therapy, and is registered with AHPRA.

Renae Walsh, Perth, WA, ORS

Renae Walsh

Provisional Psychologist

BPsych, GDipPsychAdv

Location: Perth, WA

Renae has worked within community mental health services for the last four years in counselling or case management positions. Renae has gained experience working in regional WA, the Sunshine Coast, QLD and now Perth, WA. Renae has a strong focus on providing psychological services that are evidence based however are tailored to meet the needs of that individual. Renae’s area of expertise are in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy.


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Rhiannon Sandiford, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Rhiannon Sandiford

Behaviour Support Practitioner

B(Psych), Dip(Languages)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Rhiannon undertook her Bachelor of Psychology and Diploma of Languages programs across the Australian National University, the National University of Singapore and the University of Copenhagen. She has extensive experience providing therapeutic support within a variety of contexts, and is trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support. Throughout her career, Rhiannon has been afforded exposure to clinical and academic practices in a range of domestic and international settings, and is currently conducting honours-level research into the neural substrates of schizotypy and cannabis use disorders. As such, Rhiannon has a particular interest in neurological disturbances and complex mental health conditions such as substance use, schizophrenia and psychosis. She is passionate about optimising participants’ quality of life and psychosocial outcomes through a mindful, strength-based approach.


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Rosie Harris, Villawood, ORS

Rosie Harris

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath (Hons)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Rosie graduated with International Honors from the University of Newcastle, and has since worked with a diverse caseload of adults and children with communication and swallowing difficulties. Highlights of Rosie’s career so far include completing a clinical placement with a disability organization in Fiji, working with children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.

Rosie has a particular interest in supporting clients with disabilities and utilizing play-based and functional interventions to help clients reach their goals.

Samuel Schoubye, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Samuel Schoubye

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSci(Psych), GDipPsych, MPPsych

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Samuel is a Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology from the University of Tasmania. Samuel has experience in assessing, diagnosing and treating individuals with a variety of mental health conditions and a diverse range of presentations including mood disorders, personality disorders and psychotic disorders. Samuel has experience working in both metropolitan and regional areas across Australia, in multidisciplinary teams, and with diverse groups of clients. Further, Samuel has experience working with the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Framework and has extensive experience with mindfulness completing Master Classes’s on the subject.

Samuel’s work with clients is centred on a non-judgemental, strength-based and person-centred approach that emphases empathy, compassion, caring and respectful collaboration. This approach allows treatment to be individualised to the client and focused on their needs, goals and wants. Further, this supports individuals to reach their goals, support personal and individual wellbeing, improve their quality of life and flourish.

Samuel is passionate about psychology and passionate about supporting individuals achieve the very best.


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Sanjana Malhotra, Perth, WA, ORS

Sanjana Malhotra

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych, MScPsychCouns, MPhilPsych, Ph.DPsych

Location: Perth, WA

Sanjana is passionate about assisting children and adolescents with a range of disabilities to have a better quality of life. Her experience includes management of children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and children with type 1 diabetes. She provides support and teaches coping strategies to individuals and families who are going through behavioural and emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression and conduct disorder. She provides sustainable solutions by carrying out assessments and conducting evidence-based counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Intervention and Mindfulness-based practices. Sanjana is warm and compassionate in her nature of working with clients and tailors her approach to meet the needs of her clients.


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Sara Benjamin, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Sara Benjamin

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Villawood, NSW

Sara has a significant amount of experience working with NDIS participants and understanding their needs and how to maximise their potential. She has worked with people with a range of disabilities including physical and psychosocial disabilities across all age ranges. Sara has a passion for quality customer service and demonstrates compassion in all her interactions with clients and their families. She enjoys working with her team to find unique and effective ways to improve positive behaviours and increase each client’s quality of life. Sara’s area of interest is working with children with intellectual disabilities. She enjoys seeing the change and the growth in her clients when they achieve their goals.


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Savio Gracias Flor, Villawood, NSW

Savio Gracias Flor

Exercise Physiologist / Rehabilitation Consultant

BExPhysim AEP, AES

Location: Villawood, NSW

Savio has 4 years’ experience working alongside Physiotherapists and other Exercise Physiologists in private clinic in addition to treating full time as an AEP with SIRA accreditation. Prior to this, he was involved in 5 different health populations during his university placements including elite athlete, mental health, NDIS & Neurological, Musculoskeletal and Aged Care populations. Savio is very passionate about using evidenced-based practice in a holistic approach to improve the health and the quality of life of individuals through exercise. He has a deep appreciation of what his injured workers, patients and athletes go through with a great motivation to help each individual accordingly to the best of his ability.

Stephanie Dagher, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Stephanie Dagher

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Psych), GDipPsych

Location: Villawood, NSW

Stephanie is a Provisional Psychologist who has experience working within the disability sector as well as in Worker’s Compensation. Her areas of expertise and interests include working with complex clients with challenging behaviours, neurodevelopmental disorders, complex trauma and individuals who have acquired a traumatic brain injury. Stephanie has been commended for being able to effortlessly establish rapport with her clients by ensuring her client and their families/staff are well-informed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Stephanie’s focus is to improve the quality of life of each of her clients and their families by developing a person-centered plan specifically tailored to each individual. Stephanie is fluent in and able to communicate with her clients in English and Arabic.


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Sunnie Dasgupta, Villawood, ORS

Sunnie Dasgupta

Occupational Therapist

BOT

Location: Villawood, NSW

Sunnie is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist. Sunnie completed her OT education in New Zealand and moved to Sydney in 2020. She has a rich background and vested interest in paediatrics, functional assessments and home modifications. Sunnie enjoys working in a multidisciplinary setting and thrives in a team. Sunnie takes pride in her cultural considerations when it comes to working with clients, as well as her holistic approach. She is a positive, bubbly, people-person, who prides herself in providing client centred practice, and supporting clients to fulfil their goals. In her free time, Sunnie enjoys singing, playing the guitar and reading.

Sylvia Haedrich, Gosford, ORS

Sylvia Haedrich

Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

DipOT

Location: Gosford, NSW

Sylvia is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist/ Rehabilitation Consultant who is dedicated to help people in need. She has more than 10 years of experience working with a variety of groups including aged care, occupational rehab and neurological patients in hospitals and in rehab settings. Coming from Germany, having lived in The Netherlands and now residing in Australia for almost 5 years, Sylvia is open minded and learned to communicate efficiently in German, Dutch and English. She has a passion for supporting and promoting injury prevention and management as well assisting individuals with disabilities to increase their quality of life.

Tarryn Vlismas, Broadmeadow, NSW

Tarryn Vlismas

Occupational Therapist

BOT

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Tarryn is a high motivated occupational therapist with a passion for providing evidence and strengths-based practice to enable clients to achieve their chosen goals. She has a background working with a diverse range of clients with both physical and mental health conditions in the acute hospital environment and is enjoying the transition to the NDIS. She has a keen interest in mental health interventions, assistive technology prescription and falls prevention.

Thomas Wade, Port Macquaire, NSW, ORS

Thomas Wade

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSSc, BPsych(Hons), BJus(Policing), BCrimJus(Hons)

Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Tom has a career and qualification background in behaviour analysis, psychology, science, and criminology. Tom has a strong focus on knowledge about the intersection between the criminal mind, policing, law, and psychological disorders. He is able to work within a team to analyse and address challenging behaviours of participants. Tom’s areas of expertise and interest include forensic participants, suicide prevention, illicit substance addiction, and reducing violent aggression. However, he has worked with participants from diverse backgrounds and is able to provide services to a broad array of different psychological disorders.


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Todd Wright, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Todd Wright

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BBehSc(Psych)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Todd has worked as a strength and conditioning coach with junior and elite athletes before moving into NDIS behaviour support. Todd’s focus is on providing the highest quality person-centred approach with a strong emphasis on rapport building. Todd is highly motivated to implement evidence based strategies to help clients achieve measurable goals. He enjoys the diversity of working in the disability services, engaging with other allied health professionals to achieve the best outcomes for clients.


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Tyler Della Franca, Perth, ORS

Tyler Della Franca

Occupational Therapist

23BOT(Hons)

Location: Perth, WA

Tyler is an Occupational Therapist with experience in a broad range of scopes within the Occupational Therapy role. In particular, her experience is with functional rehabilitation and optimisation, sub-acute restorative rehabilitation, functional activities of daily living (ADL) training/retraining, paediatrics and early intervention. Tyler loves working with people to restore and/or promote the development of their full potential and independence to work towards achieving their best quality of life. She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team and fells as though working with one another in formal and informal environments is the most beneficial way to achieve essential goals. Tyler has experience working across a range of environments including: homes, schools, day-care centres, group homes, hospital settings, and work rehabilitation settings. She has had vast experience in collaborating with essential stakeholders and health professionals from a variety of disciplines, to ensure that she is always striving to advocate for her clients’ needs and best interests. Tyler has a comprehensive knowledge of small assistive technology equipment, however she would love to further develop her knowledge around larger and more complex assistive technology provision that is available.

Vien Cheung, Morley, ORS

Vien Cheung

Occupational Therapist

BSci(OT)

Location: Morley, WA

Vien graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has experience working in the areas of paediatrics, aged care, and NDIS. Her area of interests include paediatrics, equipment prescription, and home modifications.
She enjoys working with people and endeavours to improve the quality of life and independence of people with disability and their families, within home and in the community. Vien believes that working within a transdisciplinary team enables therapists to collaborate and determine the most beneficial and efficient therapy for the individual. She is enthusiastic and has a strong belief that everyone has the right to live their lives meaningfully.

Vivian Bromley, Morley, WA, ORS

Vivian Bromley

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BEd(Prim)

Location: Morley, WA

Viv is a highly motivated, bubbly person who takes pride in being able to establish quick rapport and trust with her clients, especially those who find it difficult to engage with others. Viv has over 15 years’ experience in working with persons who are trying to overcome challenging behaviors, including those in low socio-economic areas and also the Indigenous community. She has specialized in working with clients who are living with cognitive disorders such as; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Viv is highly experienced in working alongside clients that are experiencing trauma-based behaviors, alcohol and other substance use issues, and those who live with mental health issues. Viv has practiced in group-based therapy, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, emotion regulation, and counselling.
Viv has completed Certificates in Education Support with Aboriginal studies and is completing her final year of Bachelors in Counselling and Psychology. She has worked in a multitude of environments, engaging with various stakeholders to manage a multidisciplinary approach.
Using a person-centered approach Viv loves to enable her clients to reach the goals they want to achieve, allowing them the life skills and independence that they want to reach.


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Xian Wong, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Xian Wong

Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Xian is a Provisional Psychologist with over three years’ experience supporting clients with a diverse range of presentations, having previous experience working in employee assistance program (EAP) and within schools. She has extensive experience working within multi-disciplinary contexts and has worked closely with clients and their families to overcome challenging behaviours and improve their quality of life. Xian utilises a person-centred approach that emphasises caring and respectful collaboration with clients. She is particularly passionate about supporting children and adolescents.


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Zoe Porch, Fyshwick, ORS

Zoe Porch

Physiotherapist

BPhysio

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Zoe has recently graduated from Charles Sturt University in Albury with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Her University placement experience involved many regional areas including Broken Hill, Dubbo and regional Victoria, as well as a paediatric placement in Vietnam.

Since graduating Zoe has gained experience in Aged care and NDIS Physiotherapy, and has completed post-graduate study in Pilates. She has a passion for people and loves to help others improve their health, fitness and well-being.

Zoe loves working in a multidisciplinary team environment and is looking forward to collaborating with other passionate people at ORS group.

Alex Caterjian, ORS, Sydney

Alex Caterjian

External Psychological Supervisor and Clinical Registrar Supervisor

BSocSc(Sociol), BA(Psych), PGDPsych, MPsych(Clinical)

Location: Sydney, NSW

Alex has 12 years of experience providing psychological therapy in private practice and state and federal government agencies, including Centrelink and NSW Health. He is an AHPRA approved supervisor for provisional and intern Psychologists, as well as for Clinical Psychology Registrars, having helped numerous provisional and clinical psychologists achieve full registration and endorsement.

Alex’s areas of expertise include trauma, sexuality, and men’s health. He also specialises in depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviours. His main areas of interest include psychological dysfunctions impacting on weight and the evidence-based interventions to treat these conditions, notably emotion regulation training and cognitive remediation.

Alex is highly skilled in the provision of a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, interpersonal psychotherapy, and brief solution-focused therapies. He has significant experiences and skills in the delivery of neurocognitive assessments for cognitive and intellectual functioning, personality disturbances, and forensic and medico-legal preparations and reports.

Ashleigh Johnston, Gosford, ORS

Ashleigh Johnston

Strategy and Performance Coordinator

Cert IV ES, Cert IV FLM

Location: Gosford, NSW

Ashleigh has over 12 years’ experience working in Employment Services, Workplace Rehabilitation and Health and more recently within the employment area of the NDIS. Ashleigh has placed hundreds of clients into employment throughout her employment with ORS. She has also managed five star employment service sites and regions and helped to train others to replicate her results.

Ashleigh strongly believes in the benefits of employment in improving health outcomes and recovery. However, she understands the need for the vocational goal and company culture to match the needs, wants and career aspirations as well as the capacity of the client for any placement to be successful. Ashleigh’s expertise is in the area of motivational interviewing, vocational goal planning and in employer selection and marketing.

Vahna Soucie, Brisbane, ORS

Vahna Soucie

Strategy and Performance Coordinator

Dip Management & Leadership

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Vahna has 13 years’ experience in managing, training and developing high performing individuals and teams. She has worked in the disability employment services industry for 9 years holding roles as a consultant and manager for sites, regions and service areas. A consistent high performer herself, she has led the transition of numerous disability employment service sites and regions to achieve a five-star rating. Vahna believes that building an inclusive and resilient team culture is essential for the success of performance improvement initiatives. Her passion for empowering others and her expertise in performance management, training and development enable her to bring out the best in co-workers and clients alike.

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