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  • Peter Scott, ORS, Perth

    Peter Scott

    Executive Director, Chairperson

    BPsych, GradDipPsych, MRehabCouns, GAICD

  • Jacqueline Lane, ORS, Perth

    Jacqueline Lane

    Director / Chief Financial Officer

    BBus(HRM), GAICD

  • Dr Vanessa Parletta, ORS, Gosford

    Dr Vanessa Parletta

    Chief Executive Officer

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

  • Lisa Baker

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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

  • alisdair grant

    Alasdair Grant

    General Manager Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    MBusAdm, PostGradDipMgmt, CertIVOHS, BAppSci(OT)

  • Anthea Smith, ORS, Gosford

    Anthea Smith

    General Manager - Psychological Services and Behaviour Support

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

  • Camilla Lukeman, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Speech Pathologist

    Camilla Lukeman

    Speech Pathology Services Manager

    BAppSc(SpchPath)

  • Shruti Jagadale

    General Manager- Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology

    BHlthSc, MPhysio

  • Simone Jones, ORS, Lane Cove

    Simone Jones

    General Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccTherapy

  • Justin Chand

    People , Culture and Performance Manager

    BBA(HR), Bcomm(Accg)

  • Marko Bajic, ORS, Lane Cove

    Marko Bajic

    Business Improvement Manager

    Cert IV MentalHlth, DipEmpServ, DipMgt

  • Matt Freason, ORS, Gosford

    Matthew Frearson

    National Customer Experience and Incident Prevention Manager

    BBSc(Psych), DipCouns

  • Travis Williamson, ORS, Gosford

    Travis Williamson

    Marketing Manager

    BMar&Com (current)

  • Christopher Galvin, Gosford, ORS

    Christopher Galvin

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    BBus(OpMgmt

  • Lizz Trickey, ORS, Gosford

    Elizabeth Trickey

    Support and Performance Manager

    DipFLM

  • Irina Risteska, Villawood, ORS

    Irina Risteska

    National Manager – Behaviour Support Services

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

  • Joseph Carrello, ORS, Perth

    Joseph Carrello

    Psychological Services Manager - WAPHA and EAP

    BPsych, JI Accredited Trainer

  • Karina Ninness, Gosford, ORS

    Karina Ninness

    Employee Experience Manager

    BA/BBus(Acct) CA

  • Rebecca Ryan, Gosford, ORS

    Rebecca Ryan

    Accountant

    BCom, DipFinPlan, CPA, Xero Partner Accreditation

  • Rob Savage, ORS, Perth

    Rob Savage

    National IT Operations Manager

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

  • Sarah Stewart, ORS, Villawood, NSW, Positive Behaviour Support

    Sarah Stewart

    National Psychological Services Manager - Clinical & Forensic Services

    Registered Psychologist, BA(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons), MClinPsych

  • Simone Parke, ORS, Villawood

    Simone Parke

    State Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health - NSW

    BExPhysiol, ESSAM AEP, ASCA Level 1 Coach 

  • Angela Contreras, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW, OT, Occupational Therapy

    Angela Contreras

    Learning and Development Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BAppSc (OT)

  • DAVE WOODWARD, LANE COVE_ORS

    David Woodward

    Learning and Development Manager- Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    MSc, BSc(Physio)

  • 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 – Psychological Services

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

  • Eimear Quigley

    Learning and Development Manager - Behaviour Support and Psychological Services

    BSc(psych)Hons MclinicPsych

  • Katina Swan, ORS, Perth, WA

    Katina Swan

    Learning and Development Manager - Speech Pathology Services

    BSpchPath, CPSP

  • Kristen Willis

    Learning and Development Manager - Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

  • Marga Marloth, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Marga Marloth

    Learning and Development Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOT

  • Dr Alina Thompson

    Learning and Development Manager – Behaviour Support

    PhD, BPsych(Hons)

  • Carmen Atkinson, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    Dr Carmen Atkinson

    Quality Manager – Behaviour Support

    PhD

  • Dr Chris Edwards, ORS, Brisbane

    Dr Chris Edwards

    National Quality Manager – Behaviour Support

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

  • Dr Julie Hepworth, ORS, Brisbane, QLD, Psychology

    Dr Julie Hepworth

    Senior Psychologist

    BA(Hons), PhD, MAPS

  • Dr Liz Cooper, ORS, Port Macquaire, NSW, Psychology

    Dr Liz Cooper

    Senior Psychologist/AHPRA Supervisor

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

  • Sanjana Malhotra, Perth, WA, ORS

    Dr Sanjana Malhotra

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych, MScPsychCouns, MPhilPsych, Ph.DPsych

  • Dr Michelle Messenger, Villawood, ORS

    Dr. Michelle Messenger

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA (Soc Sc) MA (Psych) PhD

  • Nicole Milne, Lane Cove, ORS

    Nicole Milne

    Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

    BA, PGDipPsych, MBMSc, MClinNeuropsych/PhD

  • Chris Barnett, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Chris Barnett

    National Multi-Disciplinary Team Manager

    GradDipPhysio, MSc(Physio), GAICD

  • Melissa O'Brien, Gosford, ORS

    Melissa O’Brien

    National Property Manager

    Cert IV ES

  • Ahmet Sait Yildirim, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Ahmet Sait Yildirim

    State Manager – Psychological Services

    BSc(Hons), MClinPsych

  • Amanda Tucker, ORS, Ascot Vale

    Amanda Tucker

    State Manager – Behaviour Support

    BPsych

  • Claudia Dunn, Lane Cove, ORS

    Claudia Dunn

    State Manager – Behaviour Support - NSW

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Courtney Patterson

    Assistant State Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(DevPsych), BScCogNeur, GDipPsych

  • Donna Thomas, Perth, WA

    Donna Thomas

    State Manager-Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT)

  • Erin Finucane, Morley, ORS

    Errin Finucane

    State Manager – Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons), MPublicHlth

  • Jane-Maree Perkins, ORS, NSW, Broadmeadow

    Jane-Maree Perkins

    Leaning and Development Manager/State Manager – Speech Pathology

    BSPath (UoN), MClinEd(Cwk)(Flin) – in progress

  • Lucy Stevens, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW

    Lucy Stevens

    State Manager – Speech Pathology Services

    BSSc(Psych), MSpchPath

  • Shannon Moss, Gosford, ORS

    Shannon Moss

    Assistant State Manager – Positive Behaviour

    BA (Psych), MClinCouns

  • Babar Khan, Villawood, ORS

    Babar Khan

    Regional Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health - NSW

    GradDipMgt, MRehabCouns, MBA

  • Chantelle Veron, Perth, ORS

    Chantelle Veron

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services/Early Intervention Specialist

    BSc(OT)

  • Cliantha Govender, Morley, ORS

    Cliantha Kisten

    Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

    BSpPath

  • Craig D’mello

    Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych), GDipPsych(Adv)Hons, MSocWk

  • David Eng, Perth, ORS

    David Eng

    Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

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

  • Debbie Berry, Port Macquarie, NSW, ORS

    Debbie Berry

    Regional Manager-Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(Visual), GDipEd

  • Emma Cullen, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Emma Cullen

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccThy(Hons)

  • Emma Lothian

    Regional Manager ‑ Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology

    BHSc(Physio), BSc(Sprt&ExSci)

  • Erin Bowcock, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Erin Bowcock

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Chld&Comm)Hons, DipChnServ, CertIIIChnServ

  • George.Tyler, Lane Cove, ORS

    George Tyler

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT)

  • Georgia Holloway, Villawood, ORS, NSW

    Georgia Holloway

    Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

    BHumSc(PubHlthPlcyProm), GDipPsych, BPsych(Hons)

  • Katie Scriven, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Katie Scriven

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccTherapy

  • Kristen Pilgram

    Kirsten Pilgrim

    Regional Manager - Speech Pathology Services

    BAppSc(SpchPath), BTeach

  • Munya Alam, Villawood, NSW

    Munya Alam

    Regional Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health - NSW

    BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

  • Timothy Vervaart, ORS, Broadmeadow, NSW, Workplace Rehabilitation

    Timothy Vervaart

    Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health – NSW

    BPsychSci

  • Vivian Bromley, Morley, WA, ORS

    Vivian Bromley

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    BEd(Prim)

  • Zsofia Ablomczy, Villawood, ORS

    Zsofia Ablonczy

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

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

  • Amelia Margaritis, Lane Cove, ORS

    Amelia Margaritis

    Administration Manager (WRH/WAPHA)

    Cert III BusAdmin

  • April Hiscott, ORS, Port Macquaire, NSW, PBS

    April Hiscott

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsych (Hons)

  • Blake Murdoch, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Job Development Manager

    Blake Murdoch

    Job Development and Marketing Manager

    BBus

  • Cainan Roncati, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Cainan Roncati

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsychSc (Hons)

  • Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore, Morley, WA, ORS

    Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore

    Positive Behaviour Support Manager - Forensics

    BPsych

  • 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)

  • Kirsty Courbois, Wagga Wagga, NSW, ORS

    Kirsty Courbois

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BEd(Prim), GradDipInclEd

  • Madeleine Van Bodegom

    Quality Manager – Behaviour Support

    BTeach(Hlth&Phys Ed)Hons

  • Megan Perry, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Megan Perry

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsych (Hons)

  • Meredith Vale, Villawood, ORS

    Meredith Vale

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsychSc

  • Penny Bugden, Villawood, ORS

    Penny Bugden

    Quality Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

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

  • Petrina Scott, Perth, ORS

    Petrina Scott

    Account Manager

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

  • Shelby Coy, Villawood, ORS, NSW

    Shelby Coy

    Behaviour Support Manager

    Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, BPsych, MA(PBA)

  • Alana Fasolo, Perth, WA, ORS

    Alana Fasolo

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BSc(Psych), GradDipSc(Psych)

  • Alex Millington Blazey

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Amit Londhe, Jandakot, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

    Amit Londhe

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

  • Anika Tabassum, Lane Cove, ORS

    Anika Tabassum

    Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

    MSocWk, GDipCouns,BSc(Psych)

  • Anna Dodevska

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    AdvDipBus, Bpsych, GradDipPsych, DipCommServ, MProfPsych

  • Arslen Mizzi, ORS, Fairfield East, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Arslen Mizzi

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Averil McInnes

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    B. Occ Therapy (Hons)

  • Aye Mon, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Aye Mon

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    DipSysCounsel, BPsychSc (Neuroscience)

  • Bettina Zabat, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Bettina Zabat

    Team Leader-Positive Behaviour Support

    MSW

  • Brittany Jenkins, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Brittany Jenkins

    Positive Behaviour Support Manager - Forensic

    BSocSc(Psych, Crim), MCouns, CertIV, TrngAssmnt

  • Chloe Rainbow

    Team Leader - Administration

    Cert III Business Admin

  • Courtney Stannard, OT, Jandakot, ORS

    Courtney Stannard

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT)Hons

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

    Dilay Tuncel

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    BCCJ, GDipPsychAdv

  • Eduardo Morales Vargas, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, ORS

    Eduardo Morales Vargas

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons), MProfPsych

  • Elyssa Romero, Villawood, NSW

    Elyssa Romero

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

  • Fred Fernando, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Fredric Fernando

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Georgia Brennan, Corrimal, ORS

    Georgia Brennan

    Behaviour Support Manager

    BPsychSc, GDipPsych(Ad)

  • Haiden Mace, Perth, ORS WA

    Haiden Mace

    Team Leader- Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    GDipPsych, GDipPsychAdv

  • Hannah Vella, Villawood, ORS

    Hannah Vella

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

    BOT

  • Heidi Maunder, Broadmeadow, ORS, NSW, Speech Pathology

    Heidi Maunder

    Team Leader – Speech Pathology Services

    BSpchPath(Hons)

  • Holly McCudden

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOT

  • Imogyne Napper, Perth, WA

    Imogyne Napper

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSci(OT)

  • Jayde Litster, Perth, WA, ORS

    Jayde Litster

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Jennifer Lai, Fyshwick, ORS

    Jennifer Lai

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

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

  • Jessica Murray, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Jessica Murray

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BTeach(Sec)/BA, GDipPsych, MSW

  • Jessica Luland, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Admin, Referrals

    Jessica Taylor

    Customer Experience and Incident Prevention Coordinator

    Certificate IV in Youth Work

  • Katarina Frohlichova, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

    Katarina Frohlichova

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsych, MScClinChiPsych

  • Katie Paull, Perth, WA, ORS

    Katie Paull

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BBehSc, MEd(ABA)

  • Katrina Caton, ORS, Gosford, NSW

    Katrina Caton

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Kelly Cupido

    Team Leader- Occupational Therapy services

    BOT

  • Kesley Popescu, Fyshwick, ORS

    Kesley Popescu

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BSc (Crim&CrimJus)

  • Kevin Phang, Fyshwick, ACT

    Kevin Phang

    Team Leader-Workplace Rehabilitation

    BExPhys&Rhb

  • Kyriann Coates, ORS, Gosford, NSW

    Kyriann Coates

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

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

  • Lara Bultitude, ORS, Gosford, NSW

    Lara Bultitude

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    DipComServ, BPsychSc, GDipPsychAdv

  • Laura Ooi, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Laura Ooi

    Team Leader- Occupational Therapy Services

    MOT

  • Maddison Beard, ORS, Perth, WA

    Maddison Beard

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych), Bcom(HRM), GradDip(Psych)

  • Madison Casey, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Admin, Referrals Team

    Madison Casey

    Team Leader - Administration

    Cert III Bus Admin

  • Melanie Cook

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOT(Hons)

  • Mia Fewster, Morley, ORS

    Mia Fewster

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BOccTherapy

  • Ming Wong, Morley, ORS

    Ming Wong

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    MOT, BSc(Pharm)

  • Natascha Palmer

    Team Leader-Behaviour Support

    BSc(Psych), GradDipPsych, GradDipPsychAdv

  • Nateesha (Teesh) Tuckett, ORS, Jandakot, WA, Behaviour Support

    Nateesha (Teesh) Tuckett

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsySc, BSc(Psych)Hons

  • Nicklaus Vincent, Villawood, ORS

    Nicklaus Vincent

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BAppSc(Ex&SportSc), MPhty

  • Nikita Vio

    Occupational Therapist Team Leader-Occupational Therapy Services

    BOT

  • Nynke Vlietstra

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BSW, BPsych(Hons)

  • Oliver Vorenkamp, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Oliver Vorenkamp

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BPhysio(Hons)

  • Olivia Calleri

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    BSc(Psych)

  • Shabreena Mavi

    Team Leader Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Services

    Mphysio(MuscSc), BPhysio, APAM

  • Shivashree Kumar

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BA(Psych), BPsych

  • Stephanie Dagher, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Stephanie Dagher

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych), GDipPsych

  • Stephanie Ramm

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    BSocSci(Psych)

  • Tayla Squires

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    BSci(Psych), GDipPsych

  • Winnie Chong, Villawood, ORS

    Winnie Chong

    AHPRA Supervisor

    BSc(Psych), PGradDipPsych, DipPsychPrac

  • Yael Abitbol

    Team Leader – Psychological Services (WAPHA)

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

  • Yvonne Morris

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    DipCOT

  • Alex Vermeer, Villawood, ORS

    Alex Vermeer

    Provisional Psychologist/ Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner/ Support and Performance Coach

    BPsychSc(Honours)

  • Alissa Barker, ORS, Broadmeadow, NSW

    Alissa Barker

    Senior Exercise Physiologist

    BExSc&Nutr, PGDipExSc, AEP

  • Cassandra Holland

    Senior Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BOT

  • Clarissa Haylett

    Specialist Occupational Therapist-Neurology

    BOcc Therapy, Dip Vocational Rehabilitation

  • David Norton, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    David Norton

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BA(Psych), GradDipPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Emma Read

    Senior Psychologist / AHPRA Supervisor

    MOrgPsych, BBSc(Hons)

  • Eu Anne Lek, Lane Cove, ORS

    Eu-Anne Lek

    Occupational Therapist / Senior Rehabilitation Consultant

    BAppSc(OT)

  • Jessica Wheadon, Jandakot, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

    Jessica Wheadon

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner(Report Reviewer)

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Katie Wake, Perth, WA, ORS

    Katie Wake

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych, MEd(ABA)

  • Katya Petrova, ORS, Villawood

    Katya Petrova

    Registered Psychologist

    BPsych (Hons)

  • Kiara Johnston, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Kiara Johnston

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Kimberley Murray-Dicker, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Kimberley Murray-Dicker

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    Bach Teach/Bach Arts (Hons)

  • Lauren Hughes, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Lauren Hughes

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner( Report Reviewer)

    BPsychSci

  • Lorraine Teeuwen-Green

    Senior Psychologist/ AHPRA Supervisor

    BSc(Psych), MHSP, GradDipPsych

  • Luke Carr

    Senior Systems Engineer

    BSc CS, MCSE Server Infrastructure, MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Cisco CCIE

  • Margaret Macpherson, Perth, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

    Margaret (Cathy) Macpherson

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    MA (Psyc), MResPsych)Sci)

  • Monique Andreacchio, Lane Cove, ORS

    Monique Andreacchio

    Provisional Psychologist / Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Nicole Martelli, Perth, ORS

    Nicole Martelli

    Senior Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath

  • Ruby Walters, Broadmeadow, ORS, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Ruby Walters

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BPsychSc

  • Vivianne Younis, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Vivianne Younis

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

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

  • Abigail Meadley, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Abby Meadley

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Adam Lozi, ORS, Villawood, NSW

    Adam Lozi

    Exercise Physiologist/Senior Rehabilitation Consultant

    MClinExPhys, BSp&Ex

  • Aileen Yan, Jandakot, ORS,Occupational Therapist

    Aileen Yan

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT), Dip(OT), ProfCert(SpchThrpyAssist)

  • Akanksha Singh, Fairfield East, ORS

    Akanksha Singh

    Rehabilitation Counsellor/Rehabilitation Consultant

    Rehabilitation Counsellor, MRhbCouns, MSocWk, BCom

  • 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)

  • Alinta Paten

    Provisional Psychologist

    BPsych

  • Alison Watt, Jandakot, ORS,

    Alison Watt

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych)

  • Amber Grace

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Amber Shi, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Amber Shi

    Occupational Therapist

    BHlthSc, MOT

  • Amy Hirst-Webber

    Provisional Psychologist

    BA(Psych&AddSt), BA(Psych)Hons

  • Andrew Menz

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Angela Kinsella

    Speech Pathologist

    MBA Finance, MSc (Speech-Language Pathology), CertIVTA

  • Annie Tang, Lan Cove, ORS

    Annie Tang

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT, BHlthSc, DipCommServ

  • Annika Giles, ORS, Broadmeadow, NSW, Workplace Rehabilitation

    Annika Giles

    Provisional Psychologist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Anthony Ngo

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSci

  • Ashumeet Singh

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Asli Basaran, Fairfield East, ORS

    Asli Basaran

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    .

  • Babita Kushwaha

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(BDevS), MSW(Q)

  • Ben Etheridge, Morley, ORS

    Benjamin Etheridge

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    GradDipPsych, BA(PsychCnslg)

  • Benjamin Morgan

    Physiotherapist

    BScPhysio(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

  • Charlotte (Lottie) Hitch

    Provisional Psychologist

    BA(Psych and Couns); GradDipEd(Primary), GradDipPsych

  • Charlotte Finch

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Chelsea Davies, Perth, WA, ORS

    Chelsea Davies

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Chloe Kim, Fairfield East, ORS

    Chloe Kim

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc

  • Connor Gutteridge, Fyshwick, ORS

    Connor Gutteridge

    Exercise Physiologist/Rehabilitation Consultant

    MClinExPhysio, BSprt&ExSc

  • Deanne Harrison

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Music), BMus(MusTherapy), BPsych(Hons), MScPsych

  • Derek Hu, Fairfield East, ORS, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Derek Hu

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Dewi McNamara, Villawood, ORS, NSW

    Dewi McNamara

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    DipCrim&ComJustice, BSSci(Psych)

  • Edwin Gall

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    B.Soc.Sc

  • Elisa Johannes

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath(Hons)

  • Eliza Bloor

    Behaviour support practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Elizabeth Cunningham

    Elizabeth Cunningham

    Occupational Therapist

    B. Occ Therapy (Hons)

  • Ellie Gustard

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath(Hons)

  • Elter Lim, Jandakot, ORS,

    Elter Lim

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BScPsych(Hons)

  • Emily Darnett

    Provisional Psychologist

    GradDipPsych, BPsychSc

  • Enora Le Gall, Lane Cove, ORS

    Enora Le Gall

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychScCrimnlgy, BPsych(Hons)

  • ethan luxton, stirling, ors

    Ethan Luxton

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Evan Armstrong, Villawood, ORS

    Evan Armstong

    Physiotherapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BEd(PhysEd), BHSci, Mphysio

  • Faith Reid, Perth, WA, ORS

    Faith Reid

    Provisional Psychologist

    BA(Psych), M.ACounsPsych

  • Gail Essery, Morley, ORS

    Gail Essery

    Occupational Therapist

    MOT

  • Georgie Williams

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, GDipPsych

  • Gita Maramraju, Perth, ORS

    Gita Maramraju

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT(Hons)

  • Govand Doski

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    MSW, BSci

  • Graham Shaw

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSSci(Psych)(Hons)

  • Hannah Pose-Glandian, ORS, Gosford, NSW

    Hannah Pose-Glandian

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc

  • Hannah Sutrin

    Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

    GradDipPsych(Adv), BPsychSci, MMentHPrac

  • Hayley Murphy, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Speech

    Haylee Murphy

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath(Hons)

  • Heather Harrison, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Heather Harrison

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

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

  • Hollie Morrison, ORS, Broadmeadow, NSW, Speech Pathology

    Hollie Morrison

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath(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)

  • Jasmin Edwards, ORS, Perth, WA

    Jasmin Edwards

    Exercise Physiologist

    BExSpSc, GDipClinExPhys, AEP, ESSAM

  • Jasmina Zengovska, ORS, Villawood, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Jasmina Zengovska

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSci, GradDipPsych

  • Jessica Bulkeley, Fyshwick, ORS

    Jessica Bulkeley

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath

  • Jessica Feeney

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BJourn, MTeach

  • Jessica Luca, Morley, ORS

    Jessica Luca

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpPath

  • Jessica Manson

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), GDipPsych, MPPsych

  • Jess Vince, ORS, Jandakot

    Jessica Vince

    Exercise Physiologist

    MClinExPhys(Rehab), BSc(Exer&SprtSc)

  • Jessie Hale, Perth, WA, ORS

    Jessie Hale

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Joanne Hua, Fairfield East, ORS

    Joanne Hua

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Jonathan Roberts

    Provisional Psychologist / Rehabilitation Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych (Hons), MRC

  • Josephine Osborne, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

    Josephine Osborne

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)Hons, DipCouns

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

    Justine Lim

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), MMT, GDipPsychAdv

  • Kara Churchward

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BLaw/BPsych(Hons), MSW

  • Katherine Wilson

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych)

  • Katie Southwell, Corrimal, NSW, ORS

    Katie Southwell

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Katie Taylor

    Occupational Therapist

    BAppSc(OT)

  • Keelin Garry

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons), MPPsych

  • Ken Lim, ORS, Broadmeadow, NSW, Workplace Rehabilitation

    Ken Lim

    Provisional Psychologist / Rehabilitation Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSci(Psych), BPsychSci(Hons)

  • Kiran Sindhwani, Fyshwick, ORS

    Kiran Sindhwani

    State Manager-Positive Behaviour Support-ACT

    BA(Psych)Hons. MA(ClinPsych)

  • Kylie Konz, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    Kylie Konz

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BEd(Prim)

  • Lauren Cook, Morley, WA, ORS

    Lauren Cook

    Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpchPath)

  • Lauren Knez

    Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych&Socio), GradDipPsych

  • Lauren Smith, Port Macquarie, ORS

    Lauren Smith

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BCouns

  • Leanne Gundill, Morley, WA, ORS

    Leanne Gundill

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), PGDipPsych

  • Liana Donald

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych)

  • Maddison Abramovic, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Maddison Abramovic

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)/BCrim, GDipPsych(Adv)

  • Mayuri Bhavsar, Fyshwick, ORS

    Mayuri Bhavsar

    Physiotherapist

    MPhysio, Bphysio

  • Megan James

    Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

    Bpsych

  • Megan Johnson

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSciPsych

  • Melanie Hamilton

    Provisional Psychologist /Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)Hons

  • Mitchell Parker

    Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

    GradCertPsych(Bus&Mgmt), Bpsych

  • Neerja Korey

    Rehabilitation Counsellor/Rehabilitation Consultant

    BHomMed&Surg, MAPsych

  • Nicole Stucki, Perth, WA, ORS

    Nicole Stucki

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(AppPsych), MScAppPsych(Clin), MPsychotherapy

  • Nikita Samiotis, Lane Cove, ORS

    Nikita Samiotis

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPyschSc(Hons)

  • Oliver Standing, Morley, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

    Oliver Standing

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych) GradDipPsych

  • Olivia Byrne, Perth, WA, ORS

    Olivia Byrne

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Patricia Starkie, ORS, Stirling

    Patricia Starkie

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(EarlyChlhd), CertIVTrng&Assmnt

  • Pauline Abou Melhem

    Occupational Therapist

    MOT BHlthSc

  • Rachael Tran, Lane Cove, ORS

    Rachel Tran

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath

  • Raquel Allgaier, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW

    Raquel Allgaier

    Physiotherapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BAppSc(Phty)

  • Rebecca Lee, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Rebecca Lee

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsychSc, GDipPsychAdv

  • Rebecca O’Brien

    Occupational Therapist

    BPubHlth, MOT

  • Reinette Chavet

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BAPsych, GDipPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Reka Voros, Jandakot, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

    Reka Voros

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), GradDipPsych(Adv)(Hons)

  • 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

    BPsych(Hons), DipLang

  • Riad Khalaf, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Riad Khalaf

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    MSc(Psych), BSc(Neuro)

  • Richard Otoba

    Provisional Psychologist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    MSc(Occ&OrgPsych), BSc Psychology

  • Rocco Rossi, Perth, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

    Rocco Rossi

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych & Couns), GradDipPsych

  • Sagar Nagaraj, ORS, Villawood, NSW

    Sagar Nagaraj

    Provisional Psychologist

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Salehe Ghasempour

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), MClinPsych

  • Sam Victory, Morley, oRS

    Sam Victory

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSocSc(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Sandra Joshua

    Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), GDipPsych

  • Savio Gracias Flor, Villawood, NSW

    Savio Gracias Flor

    Exercise Physiologist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BExPhysim AEP, AES

  • Shilpi Ashta, ORS, Villawood, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Shilpi Ashta

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    MClinPsych, BPh

  • Shirley Tang

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Sienna Lipscombe, Stirling, ORS

    Sienna Lipscombe

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsyc

  • Sinnead Cullen

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSWork

  • Soumadip Das, Fyshwick, ORS

    Soumadip Das

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    MSocWk

  • Stephanie Murray

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)

  • Stephanie Wong, Lane Cove, ORS, NSW, Physio Therapy

    Stephanie Wong

    Physiotherapist

    Bachelor of Health Sciences, Masters of Physiotherapy

  • Sunnie Dasgupta, Villawood, ORS

    Sunnie Dasgupta

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Susannah Twigger

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BTeach(Prim)(Hons), DipCommServ

  • Sylvia Haedrich, Gosford, ORS

    Sylvia Haedrich

    Occupational Therapist

    DipOT

  • Tarryn Vlismas, Broadmeadow, NSW

    Tarryn Vlismas

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Tasha Reynolds, Fairfield East, ORS, NSW, Behaviour Support

    Tasha Reynolds

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BHlthSci (Paramedicine), CertIV Fitness, CertIII IndSupp

  • Thomas Chang

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Adv)Hons

  • Todd Wright, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Todd Wright

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BBehSc(Psych)

  • Torrey Laidler

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    MRehabCouns, BA(Psych)

  • Tristan Kay

    Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Vivian Vu, ORS, Perth, WA

    Vivian Vu

    Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)Hons

  • Will Hoffmann, Perth, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

    Will Hoffmann

    Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)Hons, MPsych

  • Xian Wong, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

    Xian Wong

    Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Zoe Porch, Fyshwick, ORS

    Zoe Porch

    Physiotherapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BPhysio

  • Adam Marshall, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Strategy and Performance

    Adam Marshall

    Support and Performance Coach

    DipBusMgt

  • Alex Caterjian, ORS, Sydney

    Alex Caterjian

    External Psychological Supervisor and Clinical Registrar Supervisor

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

  • Ali Vidler, Gosford, ORS, NSW, Marketing

    Alison Vidler

    Marketing Coordinator

    DipBus, B.Des./A

  • Ashleigh Johnston, Gosford, ORS

    Ashleigh Johnston

    Strategy and Performance Coordinator

    Cert IV ES, Cert IV FLM

  • Carmen Lloyd

    Support and Performance Coach

    CertIVRetailMgmt, B Health(Health Promotion/ Health Services Mgmt)

  • Daniel Baker, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Strategy and Performance Coordinator

    Daniel Baker

    Support and Performance Coach

    Cert IV ES

  • Ella Varley

    Support and Performance Coach

    Cert IV ES, Cert IV FM, DipL&M

  • Harry Luck

    Support and Performance Coach

    Cert IV ES, Cert IV Bus(FLM), DipMgt

  • Jason Ahearn

    Support and Performance Coach

    BCom(Mgmt), TESOL/TEFL

  • Jessica Sparkes

    Quality Coordinator - Positive Behaviour Support

    Cert IV ES, DipMgt

  • Karen Makin

    Support and Performance Coach

    Cert II Bus Admin

  • Larry Osborne, ORS, Gosford, DipGrapDes, NSW, Marketing

    Larry Osborne

    Marketing Coordinator

    DipGraphDes

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

Director / Chief Financial Officer

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.

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

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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

Location: Gosford, NSW

Lisa has over 15 years’ experience in disability and allied health services, vocational rehabilitation, and workers compensation; and over 10 years’ experience in senior management positions. Her responsibilities at ORS include the direct leadership of ORS’ Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Workplace Rehabilitation and Health, Corporate Services (People and Culture, Finance, IT, Talent Acquisition, Property) and Support Services (Business Improvement, Marketing, and Strategy and Performance) divisions.

Lisa thrives on implementing transformational change through effective strategic business management and continuous improvement. Lisa’s most valuable expertise are within the areas of process design and implementation, training and development, project management, and corporate governance. Lisa’s ability to comprehend complex data and information, and her attention to detail is exceptional.

Lisa has mentored hundreds of employees throughout her career, and currently runs ORS’ management development program nationally. She loves nothing more than seeing people progress and succeed as a result. With a strong focus on business health and significant growth, Lisa is continuing to coordinate projects and strategies that will see ORS’ success and reputation continually improve.

alisdair grant

Alasdair Grant

General Manager Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

MBusAdm, PostGradDipMgmt, CertIVOHS, BAppSci(OT)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Alasdair has worked within the occupational health industry in a national capacity for the past ten years and has developed an in-depth understanding of varying insurance models. He brings a strong track record of leading detailed implementation projects structuring new interventions that effectively bring results to organisations and individuals alike. Alasdair is committed to guiding best practice organisational programs inclusive of design, delivery, and process monitoring. Specific areas of focus are linked to outcome fulfilment, customer experience, and service satisfaction supporting stronger relationships with key stakeholders.


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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.

Camilla Lukeman, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Speech Pathologist

Camilla Lukeman

Speech Pathology Services Manager

BAppSc(SpchPath)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Camilla has been a practising Speech Pathologist for over 15 years working in some of the largest tertiary hospitals across Western Australia and Victoria. She specialises in acute management of adults, particularly in the areas of Dysphagia, Voice, Critical Care and Oncology.
Camilla has a strong background in quality and research and believes in providing individualised, evidence based care. She enjoys working closely with the Speech Pathology team and strives to ensure every Speech Pathologist has the opportunities they need to be the best they can be and provide the highest quality service to ORS clients.


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Shruti Jagadale

General Manager- Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology

BHlthSc, MPhysio

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Shruti is an experienced physiotherapist and has worked across the NDIS and aged care sector in both clinical and managerial roles. Her area of expertise is rehab and gerontology. She is passionate about providing services that are evidence-based, person-centred and working collaboratively with ORS clients, ensuring they are a proactive part of their physiotherapy management plan. Shruti enjoys working closely with the Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Team and endeavours to train and develop staff to adopt a holistic and goal-oriented approach to support ORS clients to be the best version of themselves.


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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.

Justin Chand

People , Culture and Performance Manager

BBA(HR), Bcomm(Accg)

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Justin has worked within the healthcare and disability services industry for over 10 years and is a tertiary qualified, solutions-driven and highly accomplished leader and project manager. With more than 13 years experience pioneering complex operations and projects across people and culture, accounting, business analytics, workforce management, and governance, Justin possesses a proven track record of employing strategic leadership, building performance-focused teams that are capable of driving high productivity whilst delivering critical projects on time and to budget.


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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

National Customer Experience and Incident Prevention 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.

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.


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Lizz Trickey, ORS, Gosford

Elizabeth Trickey

Support 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.

Irina Risteska, Villawood, ORS

Irina Risteska

National Manager – Behaviour Support Services

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

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Irina is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with many 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.

Karina Ninness, Gosford, ORS

Karina Ninness

Employee Experience Manager

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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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

National IT Operations 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.

Sarah Stewart, ORS, Villawood, NSW, Positive Behaviour Support

Sarah Stewart

National Psychological Services Manager - Clinical & Forensic Services

Registered Psychologist, BA(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons), MClinPsych

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar and Regional Manager of Behaviour Support at Villawood. She has experience working with a range of presentations across multiple settings through her academic and professional experience. Sarah has worked in Disability and Out of Home Care (OOHC) in a range of roles, including Support Worker, Behaviour Support Practitioner and Psychologist over the last 5 years. She has worked with a range of client presentations including neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, complex trauma, personality disorders, psychosis and substance use. Her experience as a Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner has predominantly involved client contact in hospital, forensic and community settings that focus on assessment, formulation and client rehabilitation. Sarah’s interests include conducting neuropsychological and functional behaviour assessments, case conceptualisation, assisting clients to transition from forensic settings into the community and working within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimal outcomes for our clients.


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Simone Parke, ORS, Villawood

Simone Parke

State Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health - NSW

BExPhysiol, ESSAM AEP, ASCA Level 1 Coach 

Location: Fairfield East, 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.

Angela Contreras, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW, OT, Occupational Therapy

Angela Contreras

Learning and Development Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

BAppSc (OT)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Angela is an Occupational Therapist with over 18 years’ experience working in rehabilitation and community settings. She has worked with a diverse group of clients presenting with chronic conditions, catastrophic injuries or living with long-term disabilities. Her area of clinical expertise is in complex home modifications involving structural re-design to create enabling environments that promote participation in meaningful activities.

As a sessional academic at the University of Sydney, Angela teaches and coordinates a range of occupational therapy professional practice units for the undergraduate and masters OT programs. She has extensive experience providing clinical supervision to community occupational therapists, focusing on facilitating learning opportunities that allow therapists to build confidence in their clinical reasoning skills. She encourages therapists to form genuine connections with their clients through evidenced-based interventions.

Angela brings an appreciation of different learning styles to her role at ORS, and is adept in creating safe learning spaces that foster professional growth and critical thinking for occupational therapists. She values her own professional development and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) at The University of Sydney, with a view to be awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

She is an AHPRA registered occupational therapist, and a proud member of Occupational Therapy Australia, Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A)and the Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR).


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DAVE WOODWARD, LANE COVE_ORS

David Woodward

Learning and Development Manager- Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

MSc, BSc(Physio)(Hons)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

David has 19 years’ experience working for the NHS in the UK as a physiotherapist, specialising in spinal conditions and neurosurgery before relocating to Australia. After completing his Masters in Advanced Practice he worked as a Service Manager in a Neurosurgery Specialist unit. David has worked as a team leader across many settings within public health and brought his advanced practice knowledge and skill to work as a Team Lead working in the Australian health sector including workplace rehabilitation, NDIS and DVA. David has also worked as an Honorary Lecturer for the University of Liverpool lecturing on the under and postgraduate programmes.
David has a passion for service development through innovation and nurturing the development of staff and service users alike.


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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

BSocSci, 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. Dr Waghorn 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 the implementation of best practice innovations. He is currently overseeing a systematic review of best practices in insurance-based vocational rehabilitation along with Dr Helen Lockett.

Dr Joyce Man, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW

Dr Joyce Man

Learning and Development Manager – Psychological Services

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

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Dr Joyce Man is a clinical psychologist and researcher with over 14 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 2017 Australian Psychological Society, Psychology of Intellectual Disability and Autism Thesis Award.
Joyce has extensive clinical experience in government and non-government disability agencies in Australia, primarily with people with intellectual disabilities and autism. 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.
Joyce is passionate about promoting evidence-based practice in the disability field and regularly contributes via lecturing, training, clinical supervision, reviewing papers submitted to journal publications and publishing peer-reviewed research.
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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Eimear Quigley

Learning and Development Manager - Behaviour Support and Psychological Services

BSc(psych)Hons, MclinicPsych

Location: Stirling, WA

For the last 20 years, Eimear has worked in mental health, child protection and disability, with an unwavering passion for embedding person-centred humanistic approaches in psychological practice. Working as a clinical psychologist and senior leader in the government, non-government and university sectors in Perth and regional WA has given her a strong grounding and focus on compassionately healing others. Most recently, Eimear was the director of the psychology training clinic at Edith Cowan University (ECU), where she led 5 clinical supervisors and 15 provisional psychologist in providing high-quality, ethical psychological services to the community. In her Senior Lecturing role at ECU she provided training for clinical psychology students in foundational therapeutic and professional skills.

Eimear is passionate about disseminating psychological information to multiple audiences. She enjoys writing about psychology and has published two journal articles in peer-reviewed journals and one piece for The Conversation. Whilst at ECU, she created and facilitated staff wellbeing and Alumni psycho-educational sessions on self-compassion, behavioural change and Life Values. She has completed Pod Cast interviews for YouTube in collaboration with a suicide prevention charity organisation and has assisted journalists in print media articles and radio interviews.

Eimear is also focused on giving back to the community and volunteers with the Lion Heart Camp for Kids and is an Executive Director (Secretary) on the Board of Management for ConnectGroups WA.

She is driven to create systemic change in our society and does this by supporting best practice in the development, training and supervision of early career psychologists at ORS.


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Katina Swan, ORS, Perth, WA

Katina Swan

Learning and Development Manager - Speech Pathology Services

BSpchPath, CPSP

Location: Morley, WA

Katina is a skilled speech pathologist, researcher and mentor. She has practiced clinically for more than a decade across NSW, the ACT, QLD and WA. She is currently completing a PhD focussed on analysis of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies. She brings a diverse range of experience from her work with a variety of caseloads, from infants to aged care, rehabilitation to palliation, mental health and complex care needs. She has published and presented research in scientific journals and at national and international conferences on the topics of psychometrics, dysphagia, dementia, food services and aphasia. Katina has a passion for excellence and practice that is informed by evidence. She has mentored numerous speech pathologists and enjoys supporting the development of each clinician’s skills to the very highest standard. Her vision for ORS Speech Pathology Learning and Development is bridging the gap between the lab and the frontline and ensuring every clinician can use the best research to help their clients and helping clinicians to grow their scientific skills and contribute to the evidence base.
Current Memberships include Speech Pathology Australia and the Laryngology Society of Australiasia.


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Kristen Willis

Learning and Development Manager - Behaviour Support

BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Kristen is a clinical psychologist with significant experience working with complex clients with interactions with multiple service systems. Her expertise is in positive behaviour support, cognitive behaviour therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy – including adapted forms for clients with intellectual disabilities. Kristen is passionate about the translation of research into practice and making information and interventions accessible for clients, clinicians, families, and providers. She is interested in creating systemic change to improve outcomes for clients through the development of training, policy, practice and governance frameworks. Prior to joining ORS, Kristen implemented a number of initiatives to successfully reduce restrictive practices within a non-government organisation including through training specialist behaviour support practitioners and frontline leaders. Kristen takes a curious, collaborative and person-centred approach when working with individuals and teams.


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Marga Marloth, Broadmeadow, ORS

Marga Marloth

Learning and Development Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

15BOT

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Marga is an Occupational therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with a diverse group of clients within the paediatric field. She has worked with diverse paediatric clients including syndromes, chronic conditions, physical disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Her area of expertise lies within the paediatric field with a special interest in Cerebral Palsy, sensory integration and early intervention. She is passionate about helping children and their families reach their full potential by engaging in meaningful activities through intervention and education.

Marga has extensive experience in mentoring younger therapists within the paediatric clinical setting, Facilitating learning experiences and building practical skills. She is passionate to help therapists use the best practice principles through evidence-based interventions.

Marga brings an enthusiasm for learning and researching to her Learning and development role at ORS, ensuring she stays up to date with trending topics and new research. She is keen on attending courses, webinars and conferences to continually build on her own skills and build on her CPD portfolio.

Marga is AHPRA registered and a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.


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Dr Alina Thompson

Learning and Development Manager – Behaviour Support

PhD, BPsych(Hons)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Dr Alina Thompson has conducted experimental research to investigate methods of long-lasting fear reduction. Her research showed that symptoms associated with anxiety and stress disorders can be persistently eliminated with safe, non-invasive behavioural interventions. As part of her PhD, she investigated three separate pathways to long-lasting fear reduction: Behavioural manipulations of the memory reconsolidation process, occasionally reinforced extinction training and US devaluation. She has also examined the role of individual differences and intolerance of uncertainty in the acquisition and reduction of fears. Her research was published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr Thompson is particularly interested in the translation of experimental research findings to the clinical setting. She has won the APS Prize, awarded by the Australian Psychological Society, for her research into behavioural manipulations of the memory reconsolidation process.
In addition to conducting research, Dr Thompson has taught several Psychology undergraduate courses at Curtin University, worked in the clinical setting with people who were homeless, and contributed to the Athena SWAN initiative to foster equity, inclusion, and diversity in higher education.

Dr Thompson joined ORS as a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner and currently works in the role of Learning and Development Manager in Behaviour Support. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.


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Carmen Atkinson, Gosford, NSW, ORS

Dr Carmen Atkinson

Quality Manager – Behaviour Support

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

National Quality Manager – Behaviour Support

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 Julie Hepworth, ORS, Brisbane, QLD, Psychology

Dr Julie Hepworth

Senior Psychologist

BA(Hons), PhD, MAPS

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Julie is a Senior Psychologist with ORS with extensive experience in psychological practice and research. Julie has conducted psychological assessments and interventions with clients from diverse groups in various settings including in the areas of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, complex trauma, interpersonal conflict and others. In her work, Julie also uses tools and strategies for quality improvement and evidence-based practice.

Julie has a PhD in Psychology and has over 25 years of experience as a university teacher and researcher. She is an internationally recognised researcher with over 100 publications, conference papers, book chapters and book in the field of health services research. Julie has published research in high quality journals on topics such as equity of access to health services, health governance, therapeutic approaches to eating disorders, and research methodology and ethics. She is passionate about training and mentoring practitioners and the design and delivery of optimal services for clients.


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Dr Liz Cooper, ORS, Port Macquaire, NSW, Psychology

Dr Liz Cooper

Senior Psychologist/AHPRA Supervisor

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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Sanjana Malhotra, Perth, WA, ORS

Dr Sanjana Malhotra

Provisional Psychologist / Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsych, MScPsychCouns, MPhilPsych, Ph.DPsych

Location: Morley, 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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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.

Nicole Milne, Lane Cove, ORS

Nicole Milne

Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

BA, PGDipPsych, MBMSc, MClinNeuropsych/PhD

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Dr Nicole Milne is a Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar. She completed her training in clinical neuropsychology at The University of Western Australia, which included working in busy hospital settings in Perth and Adelaide. Nicole’s doctoral research investigated cognitive functioning in older adults with Type 2 diabetes. Since graduating, Nicole has worked in dementia research as well as in private practice. Nicole has clinical experience with a range of presentations impacting the brain and behaviour, including neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurological conditions, and she has worked with children through to older adults. Nicole enjoys helping people to discover their cognitive strengths and compensate for areas of weakness, in order to enhance their quality of life.


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Chris Barnett, Broadmeadow, ORS

Chris Barnett

National Multi-Disciplinary Team Manager

NSW

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Chris qualified as a physiotherapist in the UK in 1995, and undertook a clinical and research Masters at the University of Manchester before moving to Australia with his wife and three children.
Chris has since expanded his roles to work as a guest lecturer at the University of Newcastle and was elected to the Board of Directors for Hunter Medicare Local, now Hunter Primary Care. During that time he completed his Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors course. He loves working with complex problems, involving team solutions that improve the day to day lives of clinicians and clients.


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Melissa O'Brien, Gosford, ORS

Melissa O’Brien

National 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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Ahmet Sait Yildirim, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Ahmet Sait Yildirim

State Manager – Psychological Services

BSc(Hons), MClinPsych

Location: Fairfield East, 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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Amanda Tucker, ORS, Ascot Vale

Amanda Tucker

State Manager – Behaviour Support

BPsych

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.

Claudia Dunn, Lane Cove, ORS

Claudia Dunn

State Manager – Behaviour Support - NSW

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.

Courtney Patterson

Assistant State Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

BA(DevPsych), BScCogNeur, GDipPsych

Location: Jandakot, WA

Courtney is a Regional Manager of Behaviour Support Services with over 5 years’ experience working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Increasing independence, achieving personal goals and eliminating behaviours of concerns have been the focus of Courtney’s work with her clients and continues to drive her in supporting clients now. Courtney has a particular interest in play therapy and using a client’s skills to help overcome challenging times. She has experience working across a range of environments including; home, schools, group homes, within the community and in clinical settings. Courtney is currently completing her internship to become a registered psychologist and as such enjoys supporting clients with complex psychological presentations.


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Donna Thomas, Perth, WA

Donna Thomas

State 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.

Erin Finucane, Morley, ORS

Errin Finucane

State Manager – Behaviour Support

BPsych(Hons), MPublicHlth

Location: Perth, WA

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.

Jane-Maree Perkins, ORS, NSW, Broadmeadow

Jane-Maree Perkins

Leaning and Development Manager/State Manager – Speech Pathology

BSPath (UoN), MClinEd(Cwk)(Flin) – in progress

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Jane-Maree has worked within the disability and health sector for the past 20 years within many different roles including senior / specialist speech pathologist and clinical educator roles. Jane-Maree has a strong focus on supporting undergraduate, new graduate and early career speech pathologists and other allied health professions develop independent critical thinking and reflection skills. She values building a resilient workforce that is able to best manage the complex clinical and social needs in the caseload with which we work. Jane-Maree’s areas of clinical expertise include complex paediatric and adult swallowing and saliva management difficulties and complex communication difficulties across the life span; with a particular focus on adult or childhood acquired / progressive conditions.


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Lucy Stevens, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW

Lucy Stevens

State Manager – Speech Pathology Services

BSSc(Psych), MSpchPath

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Lucy graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology at Griffith University in 2013. She has experience across a diverse range settings, caseloads and age groups including:

• Children with mild to severe impairments in speech, language, fluency;
• In hospital wards such as ICU, major trauma, care of the elderly, respiratory, hyper-acute and sub-acute stroke units;
• In nursing homes and in the community with people with intellectual disabilities, mental health conditions and neurodegenerative diseases such as Motor Neuron Disease and Parkinson’s Disease; and
• With people from different backgrounds, cultures and ability levels.

Lucy has completed a range of evidence-based professional development courses including Hanen, Sensory Oral Sequential Approach to Feeding (SOS), PODD (Pragmatically Organised Dynamic Display) and Lidcombe stuttering therapy. Lucy has a special interest in clinical education and enjoys supporting Speech Pathology students and early career Speech Pathologists.

Lucy is passionate about supporting people to reach their full potential and advocating for those who are less able to advocate for themselves. Her area of expertise is supporting people with complex swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and working with the client and their family/carers to find the best balance between quality of life, independence, efficiency and swallow safety.

Lucy believes that providing a client centred and holistic approach is key for working with families and within a multidisciplinary team.


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Shannon Moss, Gosford, ORS

Shannon Moss

Assistant State Manager – Positive Behaviour

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.

Babar Khan, Villawood, ORS

Babar Khan

Regional Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health - NSW

GradDipMgt, MRehabCouns, MBA

Location: Fairfield East, 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.

Chantelle Veron, Perth, ORS

Chantelle Veron

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services/Early Intervention Specialist

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 Kisten

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 is PROMPT and Sounds Write Trained.

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.

Craig D’mello

Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

BA(Psych), GDipPsych(Adv)Hons, MSocWk

Location: Morley, WA

Craig has been working within disability and mental health sectors for over seven years. He is passionate about providing an evidence-based, client-cantered, and holistic approach to mental health; choosing to work within a trauma focussed and recovery model to best assist clients and their families in meeting their behavioural and personal goals. Craig has extensive experience working with clients presenting with complex and comorbid personality, psychotic, and mood disorders in a culturally safe and promotive manner adhering to best practice standards. Craig is also passionate about building his teams’ emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication and clinical skills to meet not only their professional goals but to also increase their capacity to work with clients with complex presentations whilst promoting their own sell-care and resilience


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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.

Debbie Berry, Port Macquarie, NSW, ORS

Debbie Berry

Regional Manager-Positive Behaviour Support

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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Emma Cullen, Broadmeadow, ORS

Emma Cullen

Regional Manager – 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.

Emma Lothian

Regional Manager ‑ Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology

BHSc(Physio), BSc(Sprt&ExSci)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Emma has completed her BSc in Sport & Exercise Science, and her BHSc in Physiotherapy in NZ and has her Pilates qualifications in NZ and the UK. She has taken her passion for Physiotherapy around the world, with experience working in NZ, Australia & the UK. Emma has worked in both private and public health care systems, from the ICU in NZ to the Community in East London. This wide range of experience has made her a well-rounded therapist with experience working across many different client groups and within a variety of Allied Health teams. One of the great joys of her career is being able to make an impact in her patients’ lives and helping other therapists achieve their full potential.


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Erin Bowcock, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Erin Bowcock

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

BPsych(Chld&Comm)Hons

Location: Fairfield East, 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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George.Tyler, Lane Cove, ORS

George Tyler

Regional Manager – 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 Holloway, Villawood, ORS, NSW

Georgia Holloway

Regional Manager – Behaviour Support

BHumSc(PubHlthPlcyProm), GDipPsych, BPsych(Hons)(Hons)

Location: Fairfield East, 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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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.

Kristen Pilgram

Kirsten Pilgrim

Regional Manager - Speech Pathology Services

BAppSc(SpchPath), BTeach

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Kirsten has been working predominantly within the disability sector and schools. She has an interest in early language delays, Autism Spectrum, developmental disability, preschool language disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. In addition to this, Kirsten enjoys supporting a collaborative approach to the care of participants, as well as focusing on the development of staff members to ensure confidence in the delivery of evidence based practice.
Kirsten is a graduate of the University of Sydney and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and a Member of Speech Pathology Australia.


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Munya Alam, Villawood, NSW

Munya Alam

Regional Manager – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health - NSW

BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

Location: Fairfield East, 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)

Timothy Vervaart, ORS, Broadmeadow, NSW, Workplace Rehabilitation

Timothy Vervaart

Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health – NSW

BPsychSci

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Tim has 4 years’ experience working within the workplace rehabilitation and insurance industries across multiple roles including Rehabilitation Consultant, Team Leader, and Injury Management Specialist. Tim is a Rehabilitation Counsellor who believes in the benefits of return to work as well as holistic management of injuries. His areas of interest include: vocational rehabilitation, new employer services, trauma rehabilitation, rural health and complex multi-factorial WorkCover claims. Tim has extensive experience working within and alongside the coal industry to support injured workers recover and return to work.


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Vivian Bromley, Morley, WA, ORS

Vivian Bromley

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

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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Zsofia Ablomczy, Villawood, ORS

Zsofia Ablonczy

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

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

Location: Gosford, 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.

Amelia Margaritis, Lane Cove, ORS

Amelia Margaritis

Administration Manager (WRH/WAPHA)

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, ORS, Port Macquaire, NSW, PBS

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.

Blake Murdoch, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Job Development Manager

Blake Murdoch

Job Development and Marketing Manager

BBus

Location: Gosford, NSW

Blake brings with him an extensive and diverse background of skills and experience.

He spent a number of years in the music industry followed by some time at The Central Coast Mariners and years of experience with the NDIS and the Disability Sector, Blake brings a wealth of knowledge and Experience to the ORS team which our clients value.

Having such a focus on new business development and client relations throughout his career, Blake is able to build and maintain strong, lasting relationships within the community and is always looking to refer business to his networks to continue to grow the local business community’s.


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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.

Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore, Morley, WA, ORS

Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore

Positive Behaviour Support Manager - Forensics

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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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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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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Madeleine Van Bodegom

Quality Manager – Behaviour Support

BTeach(Hlth&Phys Ed)Hons

Location: Gosford, NSW

Madeleine is an enthusiastic individual with a passion for working with children with disability. She has a Bachelor of Teaching and specialises in Special Education and has close to two years’ experience working in Behaviour Support and the NDIS area of ORS. Although, she has a passion for working with children Madeleine has experience supporting a variety of clients and has experienced success in working with individuals support networks to improve their capacity to support the person with a disability. Presently, Madeleine is working in our report reviewing team and amplifies the desire to uphold the ORS Group’s commitment to releasing quality, professional, person-centred Behaviour Support Plans and assisting other practitioners to increase their report writing skills.


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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.

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.

Penny Bugden, Villawood, ORS

Penny Bugden

Quality Manager - Positive 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.

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.

Shelby Coy, Villawood, ORS, NSW

Shelby Coy

Behaviour Support Manager

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, BPsych, MA(PBA)

Location: Fairfield East, 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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Alana Fasolo, Perth, WA, ORS

Alana Fasolo

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

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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Alex Millington Blazey

Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Alex started with ORS in the Disability Employment Services sector in 2018 and since then has worked in multiple roles extending his expertise. Alex is a provisionally registered Psychologist and as such has previous experience working with individuals with a disability, history of trauma, anxiety and depression. Alex has extensive experience within the Workplace Rehabilitation area and specialises in new employer services, vocational assessments, psychological injury claims and psychological functional capacity evaluations. Alex’s current focus is on management, workplace rehabilitation and psychological services and his areas of interest include staff management, trauma, mediation and psychometric assessments.


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Amit Londhe, Jandakot, ORS, WA, Behaviour Support

Amit Londhe

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

Location: Jandakot, WA

Amit is a Team Leader – Behaviour Support at the ORS Jandakot site. He is a Provisional Psychologist with previous experience working with people with disabilities in a support worker and therapy assistant role (occupational therapy/speech pathology) before commencing with ORS in Behaviour Support and Psychology. He is a passionate advocate for anti-bullying, men’s mental health, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and helping others. Amit is a high achiever and always goes above and beyond in his work to ensure clients are supported to meet their goals. He has a special interest in working with diverse client groups and enjoys helping others in counselling and other behaviour support interventions. Amit also enjoys helping his team excel in their roles by providing training/supervision to improve their skills/knowledge and ensure they provide high quality and value-added services that work.


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Anika Tabassum, Lane Cove, ORS

Anika Tabassum

Regional Manager – 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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Anna Dodevska

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

AdvDipBus, Bpsych, GradDipPsych, DipCommServ, MProfPsych

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Anna is a Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner with ORS. Anna has many years’ experience working with children involved with Child Protection Services and Youth Justice and adults with substance use issues. Anna has previously worked within the youth justice system and community organisations with children and young people that have experienced complex trauma, children who have developmental delays, mental health diagnoses and engaging in complex problematic behaviours.

Anna enjoys finding ways to engage difficult clients and seeing the progress that they make over time. Seeing the positive impact that she makes in the client’s quality of life is her motivation to continue to try and achieve the best outcomes for her clients.


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Arslen Mizzi, ORS, Fairfield East, NSW, Behaviour Support

Arslen Mizzi

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BA(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons)

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Arslen is an experienced Team Leader of Behaviour Support within ORS and has significant experience working with physically aggressive and forensic clients. Arslen enjoys supporting families and staff to develop enhanced strategies to reduce challenging behaviours and improve the safety and well-being of everyone involved. Arslen has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours. He has previous experience working as an ABA Therapist and Support Worker for people with mental illness. Arslen is passionate about making a difference and improving the quality of life of his clients and their families/supports. He enjoys supporting his team of Behaviour Support Practitioners and is adept at working with organistions to reduce restrictive practices.


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Averil McInnes

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

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.

Aye Mon, ORS, Lane Cove, NSW, Behaviour Support

Aye Mon

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

DipSysCounsel, BPsychSc (Neuroscience)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Aye Mon is currently a Behaviour Support Practitioner at ORS. Prior to her appointment as Behaviour Support Practitioner from June 2020, she worked as an independent behaviour therapist. In addition, she has over nine years of experience working with children, teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Aye Mon was born in Myanmar and raised in Australia. She obtained her Bachelor of Psychological Science (major in Neuroscience) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2018. Upon completion of her Psychology degree, she continues to practice her degree. As part of the volunteer program, she facilitated the PEERS Program (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills). The PEERS Program is designed to promote social skills for motivated teens and young adults interested in learning ways to help them make and maintain a friendship. In February 2020, she was a part of the Lead Advocacy Group, RESULTS Australia. She was involved in a campaign that saves 7-8 million lives of children around the globe through routine immunisation programs that raised $300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance


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Bettina Zabat, Fyshwick, ACT, ORS

Bettina Zabat

Team Leader-Positive Behaviour Support

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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Brittany Jenkins, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Brittany Jenkins

Positive Behaviour Support Manager - Forensic

BSocSc(Psych, Crim), MCouns, CertIV, TrngAssmnt

Location: Fairfield East, 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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Chloe Rainbow

Team Leader - Administration

Cert III Business Admin

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Chloe has recently completed her Certificate lll in Business and is currently completing her Certificate lV in Leadership and Management whilst working at ORS. Chloe is the Team Leader of the Administration Team and Site Coordinator of the Broadmeadow office and is in charge of overseeing our internal NDIS Inbox and referrals to ensure they are being actioned promptly. Chloe has strong leadership skills and provides support and direction to Administration Officers under her supervision. With over 4 years of customer service experience, Chloe has a strong focus on customer service and ensures to provide outstanding services to our clients and support coordinators at the first point of contact and maintaining strong relationships.


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Courtney Stannard, OT, Jandakot, ORS

Courtney Stannard

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

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.

Dilay Tuncel, Melbourne, Ascot Vale, VIC, ORS

Dilay Tuncel

Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

22BCCJ, 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

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

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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Elyssa Romero, Villawood, NSW

Elyssa Romero

Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

23BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM

Location: Fairfield East, 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.

Fred Fernando, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Fredric Fernando

Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Fairfield East, 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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Georgia Brennan, Corrimal, ORS

Georgia Brennan

Behaviour Support Manager

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.

Haiden Mace, Perth, ORS WA

Haiden Mace

Team Leader- Positive 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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Hannah Vella, Villawood, ORS

Hannah Vella

Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

BOT

Location: Fairfield East, 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.

Heidi Maunder, Broadmeadow, ORS, NSW, Speech Pathology

Heidi Maunder

Team Leader – Speech Pathology Services

BSpchPath(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Heidi is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (SPA) with over five years’ experience. Heidi has extensive paediatric experience and has worked with children with varying presentations and diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, down syndrome, intellectual disability, the full range of learning disorders, and children with challenging behaviours. Heidi has experience working with families, support staff and teachers in introducing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, including Proloquo2Go, Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) boards, The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) book, Key Word Signs and other assistive technology. Heidi is multi-lingual and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Her special interest areas include neurodiversity and special communication needs.


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Holly McCudden

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

BOT

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Holly is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings in Sydney. Holly has experience working with clients with physical disabilities, neurological conditions, mental health and substance use. She has specific interest in assistive technology, home modifications and functional retraining. Holly is passionate about providing client centred care to ensure her clients and their families achieve their personalised goals.


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Imogyne Napper, Perth, WA

Imogyne Napper

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

BSci(OT)

Location: Morley, 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.

Jayde Litster, Perth, WA, ORS

Jayde Litster

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

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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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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Jessica Luland, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Admin, Referrals

Jessica Taylor

Customer Experience and Incident Prevention Coordinator

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Location: Gosford, NSW

Jess has recently studied her certificate IV in Youth Work and has a passion to help others is what makes this role perfect for her. Jess’ role with ORS is Team Leader in Administration, she is in charge of overseeing our referrals and ensuring they are being actioned in a timely manner, along with any enquiries we receive on a daily basis. She has proven strong leadership skills and provides support and direction to Administration Officers under her supervision. With over 5 years experience in customer service, providing outstanding service to our clients and support coordinators at the first point of contact and maintaining strong relationships.


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Katarina Frohlichova, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

Katarina Frohlichova

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

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

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BBehSc, MEd(ABA)

Location: Morley, 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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Katrina Caton, ORS, Gosford, NSW

Katrina Caton

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Katrina works as an NDIS Behaviour Support Team Leader and has a caseload of NDIS supported clients. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Prior to working for ORS, Katrina spent four years working with adolescents, in the Out of Home Care System, living with complex trauma. This has given her a unique insight into the challenges of clients living with complex trauma experience and comprehensive, experience-based knowledge on evidence-based, person-centred, and trauma-informed care models to support them. Katrina has also worked for four years managing a support and supervision program with clients in the Morisset Psychiatric Hospital Forensic Unit. This has provided her with extensive skills in working with extremely complex clients. She also gained experience in working closely with multi-disciplinary teams and excels at training both support staff and her Behavioural Support Team in practical and easy to apply behaviour strategies. Katrina’s passion is working with complex clients living with Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.


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Kelly Cupido

Team Leader- Occupational Therapy services

BOT

Location: Ascot Vale, ACT

Kelly graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2014 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Kelly worked in rural communities in South Africa with interventions focused on mental health disorders, substance abuse, early childhood development and developmental milestones, and stroke rehabilitation before transitioning into occupational rehabilitation. Before moving to Australia, Kelly worked as an Occupational Therapist/Case Manager for one of the largest insurance companies in South Africa. As part of her role, she assessed and managed claims for injured workers and provided suitable recommendations for further treatment and return to meaningful occupations.

On Australian soil, Kelly worked as a Workplace Rehabilitation Consultant for a boutique rehabilitation provider in ACT performing workplace and ergonomic assessments to ensure the safe and sustainable return of injured workers to the workforce. Kelly later transitioned into the Team Leader role in the company. Currently, Kelly is employed as an Occupational Therapist with ORS and conducts a range of assessments, including functional capacity assessment, home modifications assessments, and assistive technology assessments. Kelly is also able to provide occupational therapy interventions with individuals of all ages.


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Kesley Popescu, Fyshwick, ORS

Kesley Popescu

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

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

Team Leader-Workplace Rehabilitation

2224BExPhys&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.

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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Lara Bultitude, ORS, Gosford, NSW

Lara Bultitude

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

DipComServ, BPsychSc, GDipPsychAdv

Location: Gosford, NSW

Lara is a Registered Behaviour Support Practitioner and Provisional Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working in the disability field. Lara is a highly dedicated, empathetic and passionate person who aims to deliver a person centered approach by focusing on an individual’s strengths and goals by motivating them to believe that they can live their best life possible. She has a special interest in working with individuals with complex mental health needs as she believes with the right and adequate support anyone can overcome barriers and improve their quality of life.


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Laura Ooi, Ascot Vale, ORS

Laura Ooi

Team Leader- Occupational Therapy Services

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.

Maddison Beard, ORS, Perth, WA

Maddison Beard

Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

BA(Psych), Bcom(HRM), GradDip(Psych)

Location: Morley, WA

Maddison has worked within inpatient psychiatric services, and the employment services industry. Maddison has a particular interest in Dialetic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with a holistic view of personal well-being.


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Madison Casey, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Admin, Referrals Team

Madison Casey

Team Leader - Administration

Cert III Bus Admin

Location: Gosford, NSW

Madison has been working with ORS for 1.5 years, during this time she has completed her Certificate III in Business Administration. Madison works with the Administrative Team, specialising in scheduling clients appointments along with the processing of referrals and providing excellent service at the first point of contact. With outstanding customer service, she has demonstrated strong abilities in building and maintaining strong relationships and speaking with clients across a variety of industries and backgrounds.


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Melanie Cook

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

BOT(Hons)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Melanie graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) from The University of Newcastle. Melanie is a compassionate, energetic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a natural ability to build rapport with individuals of all ages and needs. Melanie takes particular care to incorporate each individual’s interests and novel activities into therapy sessions to maintain engagement, and ultimately achieve goals. Melanie is committed to professional development and is always eager to participate in learning activities and skill development.

Melanie has experience in providing occupational therapy services to children and adults with a range of physical disabilities and neurological conditions including autism spectrum disorder, Downs Syndrome, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorder, developmental delays, as well as challenging behaviour.


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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.

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.

Natascha Palmer

Team Leader-Behaviour Support

Bsci(Psych), GradDipPsych, GradDipPsychAdv

Location: Jandakot, WA

After spending 20 years working in the complementary space as a naturopath focussing on the delivery of evidence-based training and patient-centred treatment protocols, Natascha completed her four-year Psychology studies at Monash University in June 2020. Since then, Natascha has been involved in facilitating mental health sessions being delivered to sporting clubs and highlighting the need to talk about the importance of mental health with our young people. Natascha takes a holistic view of health and incorporates evidence-based approaches that are individualised for each client. She has an interest in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD and enjoys working with people of all ages to support them to live their best life.


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Nateesha (Teesh) Tuckett, ORS, Jandakot, WA, Behaviour Support

Nateesha (Teesh) Tuckett

Team Leader – Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist, BPsySc, BSc(Psych)Hons

Location: Jandakot, WA

Teesh is a Team Leader – Behaviour Support at our Ja