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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

    Chief Executive Officer

    BPsych(Hons), MSocSc(Crim), MBA(HRM), DBA

  • Anthea Smith, ORS, Gosford

    Anthea Smith

    Chief Operations Officer

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

  • Rob Savage, ORS, Perth

    Rob Savage

    Chief Information and Technology Officer

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

  • Alasdair Grant

    General Manager Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Occupational Therapist, CertIVOHS, BAppSci(OT), MBusAdm, PostGradDipMgmt

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

    Camilla Lukeman

    National Manager – Speech Pathology

    BAppSc(SpchPath), CPSP

  • Carmen Atkinson, Gosford, NSW, ORS

    Dr Carmen Atkinson

    General Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych)(Hons), PhD

  • Erene Thong

    National Manager - Dietetics

    BSc, MNutr&Diet

  • Julie MacCormick

    National Manager - New Employer Services

    BHlthSc(RehabCouns)

  • Sarah Stewart, Mascot, Psych, ORS W

    Sarah Stewart

    General Manager - Psychology

    Clinical Psychologist, BA(Psych),BPsych(Hons) MClinPsych

  • Simone Jones

    General Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

    Occupational Therapist, BOT

  • Travis Williamson, ORS, Gosford

    Travis Williamson

    General Manager - Marketing and Business Development

    BMarcom (current)

  • Chris Barnett, Broadmeadow, ORS

    Chris Barnett

    General Manager - Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology

    Physiotherapist, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, GradDipPhysio, MSc(Physio), GAICD

  • Lizz Trickey, ORS, Gosford

    Elizabeth Trickey

    General Manager - Operational Support Services

    Cert IV EmpServ, DipFLM

  • Karina Ninness, Gosford, ORS

    Karina Ninness

    General Manager - People and Culture

    DipFinServMgt, BA/BBus(Acctg), CA

  • Marko Bajic

    General Manager - Quality and Compliance

    CertIVMentalHlth, DipEmpServ, DipMgt

  • Megan D’Amico

    General Manager – Legal, Safety and Risk

    DipOHS, Bachelor of Laws

  • Alan Davidson

    Finance Manager

    FCCA

  • Alison Vidler

    National - Marketing Coordinator

    Cert III IndSupport, DipBus, BDes/AppArts

  • Amelia Margaritis

    National Quality and Compliance Manager

    Cert III BusAdmin

  • Matt Freason, ORS, Gosford

    Matthew Frearson

    National Compliance and Customer Relations Manager

    DipCouns, BBehavSt(Psych)

  • Melissa O’Brien

    National Property and Procurement Manager

    Cert IV EmpServ

  • Petrina Scott, Perth, ORS

    Petrina Scott

    National Business Development and Retention Manager

    Cert IV TAE, BA(Media&Comm)

  • Siana Heath

    Paediatric Multidisciplinary Team Manager

    Occupational Therapist, BAppSc(OT)

  • Lorraine Teeuwen-Green

    National Complex and At-Risk Client Services Manager

    Registered Psychologist. BSc(Psych), GradDipPsych, MHumServPrac

  • Carmen Lloyd

    National Onboarding and Retention Manager

    CertIVEmployServ, CertIVRetailMgmt, BHealth(HlthProm/ HlthServMgmt)

  • Christopher Galvin, Gosford, ORS

    Christopher Galvin

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    BBus(OpMgt)

  • Dr Tiffany Bodiam

    Business Planning and Tender Manager

    BSocSc, BSocSc(Hons), PhD

  • Dr Geoff Waghorn, Brisbane, ORS

    Dr Geoff Waghorn

    Senior Innovation and Research Consultant

    BSocSci, PGDipPsych, PhD

  • Dr Joyce Man

    Learning and Development Manager - Psychology

    Clinical Psychologist, BA(Psych), GradDipSc(Psych), MClinPsych, PhD, MAPS

  • Dr Michelle Brown

    National Learning and Development Systems Manager

    BA, MSpchLangPath, PhD, CPSP

  • Dr. Sharon Keesing

    Learning and Development Manager/National Report Reviewer – Occupational Therapy

    PhD, MSc(OT), BAppSc(OT)

  • Katie Cole

    Learning and Development Manager - Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BAppSc(OT) MA(HlthResearch)

  • 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

    Registered Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych, MScPsychCouns, MPhilPsych, Ph.DPsych

  • Dr Serena Cribb

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clincal Neuropsychology), PhD

  • Dr Michelle Messenger, Villawood, ORS

    Dr. Michelle Messenger

    Quality Manager - Family Restrictive Practice Plans/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(SocSc), MA(Psych), PhD

  • Louisa Gibson

    Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

    BSc(Psych)(Hons), GradDipPsych, MClinNeuropsych/PhD

  • Dr Julie Hepworth

    National Quality Manager – Psychology

    Registered Psychologist, BA(Hons), PhD, MAPS

  • Karen Lograsso

    National Internship and Supervisor Manager

    Registered Psychologist, BSocSc, PostGradDipPsych

  • Penny Bugden, Villawood, ORS

    Penny Wilkinson

    National Quality Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

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

  • Amanda Tucker, ORS, Ascot Vale

    Amanda Tucker

    State Manager – Behaviour Support

    BPsych

  • Chanel Dunn

    State Manager - Occupational Therapy

    BOT/BPsychSc, MPubHlth

  • Christie Baldock

    State Manager - Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BHlthSc(OT)

  • Claudia Dunn, Lane Cove, ORS

    Claudia Sykes

    State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    Registered Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

  • Donna Thomas

    State Manager-Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT)

  • Erin Bowcock, Fairfield East, ORS

    Erin Bowcock

    Acting State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    DipChildServ, BPsych(Child&Community)(Hons)

  • George.Tyler, Lane Cove, ORS

    George Tyler

    State Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead – Assistive Technology/Complex Seating)

    Occupational Therapist, BSc(OT)

  • Georgia Cunningham

    State Manager - Speech Pathology Services

    Speech Pathologist, BSc(SpchPath)(Hons), MAutismSt, CPSP

  • Georgia Holloway, Villawood, ORS, NSW

    Georgia Holloway

    State Manager - Psychology

    Registered Psychologist, BHumSc(PubHlthPlcyProm), BPsych(Hons), DipPsychPrac, GradDipPsych

  • Jane-Maree Perkins

    State Manager – Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologist, Cert IV Nursing, BSpchPath, CPSP

  • Joseph Carrello, ORS, Perth

    Joseph Carrello

    State Manager – Psychology/National Manager – EAP Services

    BPsych, JI Accredited Trainer

  • Kiran Sidwani, ORS, Fyshwick

    Kiran Sindhwani

    State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    Registered Psychologist, BPsych(Hons), MA(ClinPsych)

  • Laura-Jayne van Alphen

    State Manager – Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologist, BSpchPath, CPSP

  • Manuel Gomez Pazos

    Psychology Clinic Manager

    Registered Psychologist, BPsych, MNeuroPsych

  • Richard Otoba

    Psychology Clinic Manager

    Provisional Psychologist, BSc(Psych), MSc(Occ&OrgPsych)

  • Shannon Moss

    Assistant State Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    Counsellor, BA(Psych), MClinCouns

  • Sharon Hillman

    Psychology Clinic Manager

    Registered Psychologist, BA(Psych), BPsych, MPsych

  • Simone Parke, ORS, Villawood

    Simone Parke

    State Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Exercise Physiologist, BExPhysiol AEP, ASCA Level 1 Coach

  • Vivian Bromley, Morley, WA, ORS

    Vivian Bromley

    State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(Psych&Couns)

  • Amanda Stevenson

    Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Exercise Physiologist, BSc(ExSpSc), BSc(ExRehab), DipOH&S

  • Anna Dodevska

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, DipCommServ, AdvDipBus, BPsych, GradDipPsych, MProfPsych

  • Audrey Minorgan

    Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    BMarketing&Comm, MMarketing&Comm, GradDipEd, GradDipPastoralCouns

  • Babar Khan, Villawood, ORS

    Babar Khan

    Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health Services

    Rehabilitation Counsellor, GradDipMgt, MRehabCouns, MBA

  • Brittany Jenkins

    Acting Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    CertIVTrain&Assessment, BSocSc(Psych, Crim), MCouns

  • Chantelle Veron, Perth, ORS

    Chantelle Veron

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead Early Intervention)

    Occupational Therapist, BSc(OT)

  • Cliantha Govender, Morley, ORS

    Cliantha Kisten

    Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

    BSpPath

  • David Eng

    Regional Manager – Speech Pathology Services

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

  • Deanne Harrison

    Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Music), BMus(MusTherapy), BPsych(Hons), MSc(Psych)

  • Deepti (Dee) Sharma

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead Home and Living Assessments)

    BOT, DipCmmtyWelfare

  • Eden Arawa Stirling

    Regional Manager - Occupational Therapy

    BOT

  • Elliot Smith

    Acting Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsych

  • Haiden Mace, Perth, ORS WA

    Haiden Mace

    Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    GDipPsych, GDipPsychAdv

  • Jessica Manson

    Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    Registered Psychologist, BA(Psych), GradDipPsych, MProfPsych

  • Josephine Osborne, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

    Josephine Osborne

    Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BSc(Psych)(Hons), DipCouns

  • Katie Paull, Perth, WA, ORS

    Katie Paull

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    BBehSc, MEd(ABA)

  • Katie Southwell

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsych

  • Kirsten Pilgrim

    Regional Manager - Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologist, BAppSc(SpchPath), BTeach, CPSP

  • Laura Ooi, Ascot Vale, ORS

    Laura Ooi

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BAppSc/MOT

  • Monique Harman

    Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Occupational Therapist, BOT

  • Nikita Vio

    Regional Manager -Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BOT

  • Regina Wright

    Regional Manager - Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BAppSc(OT)

  • Sally Hewett

    Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead – ASD/Behaviour Disorders)

    Occupational Therapist, BOT

  • Stephanie Dagher, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Stephanie Dagher

    Acting Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support, Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BA(Psych), GradDipPsych

  • Stephanie Ramm

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

  • Todd Wright, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

    Todd Wright

    Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BBehavSt(Psych)

  • Zsofia Ablomczy, Villawood, ORS

    Zsofia Ablonczy

    Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

    Registered Psychologist, GradDipArts(Psych), PostGradDipArts(Psych), PostGradDip(AppPsych), MA(Psych)(Hons), BCBA

  • Alex Millington Blazey

    Psychology Clinic Manager

    Registered Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

  • Ally Van Bodegom

    Onboarding and Retention Manager

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  • Amit Londhe

    Psychology Clinic Manager

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

  • Ashleigh Johnston

    Quality and Compliance Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Cert IV EmpServ, DipBusAdmin

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

    Blake Murdoch

    Job Development and Marketing Manager

    BBus

  • Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore, Morley, WA, ORS

    Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore

    Positive Behaviour Support Training Manager

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsych

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

    Daniel Baker

    Onboarding and Retention Manager

    Cert IV EmpServ

  • Dominika Wehbe

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsychSc

  • Emily Samuelsson

    Team Leader - Speech Pathology

    BA(SpchPath), CPSP

  • Geoffery Henrisson, Gosford, ORS

    Geoffery Henrisson

    Reporting Manager

    BBus (Acc and InfoTech)

  • Jasmin Edwards, ORS, Perth, WA

    Jasmin Edwards

    Team Leader - Exercise Physiology

    BExSpSc, GDipClinExPhys, AEP, ESSAM

  • Jean-Pierre (JP) Steyl

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BSportsSc, AEP

  • John Cardile

    Onboarding and Retention Manager

    BCrim, BPsych, GradDipEd(Sec)

  • Karen Makin

    Onboarding and Retention Manager

    Cert IV TAE, Cert IV ES

  • Kathleen Camacho

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BSc(PsychSc)(Hons)

  • Kirsty Courbois

    Quality Manager - Training and Development

    BEd(Prim), GradDipInclEd

  • Lana Holmes

    Quality Manager - Comprehensive Plans/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych&Couns), MSc

  • Madeleine Flack

    Quality Manager - Standard Plans and Progress Reports

    BTeach(Hlth&PhysEd)(Hons)

  • Nikytta Morton

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Renee Greaves

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych

  • Shelby Coy, PBS, Mascot, ORS W

    Shelby Coy

    Positive Behaviour Support Training Manager

    BA(Psych), MA(PBA), BCBA

  • Yael Abitbol

    Psychology Clinic Manager

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

  • Zoe Heath

    Allied Health Assistant/Onboarding and Retention Manager

    Cert III EarlyChildEd&Care, Cert IV AHA

  • Abbie Castillo

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Rehabilitation Counsellor, BA(Guid&Couns), BSc(Psych), GradDipPsychSc, Assoc MAPS

  • Alex Vermeer, Villawood, ORS

    Alex Vermeer

    Quality Manager - Interim Plans

    BPsychSc(Honours)

  • Althea Forbes

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BHlthSc(SportSc), MOT

  • Angela Frearson

    Team Leader - Administration

    .

  • Annika Giles

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Anthony Ngo

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc

  • Ashleigh Bryant

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych

  • Aye Mon

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    DipSystemicCounsSkills, BPsychSc(Neuroscience), GradCertForensicBehavSc

  • Belinda Lake

    Team Leader - Human Resources

    Bbus(HR)

  • Bettina Zabat

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(IntSt), MSW

  • Billie Tomkins

    Team Leader - Administration

    Cert III Bus, Cert III Individual Support Disability

  • Cassandra (Cass) Bela

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    DipCouns

  • Charlotte Finch

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BOT

  • Chelsea Davies, Perth, WA, ORS

    Chelsea Davies

    BPsych

  • Chelsea Smith

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(Sociol&Anthrop)/BSc(Psych)

  • Clarissa Haylett

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead Neurology/Assistive Technology)

    Occupational Therapist, DipVocRehab, BOT

  • Courtney Stannard, OT, Jandakot, ORS

    Courtney Stannard

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSc(OT)Hons

  • Curtis Povah

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

  • Darcy Rice-O’Connor

    Team Leader - Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath(Hons), CPSP

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

    Dilay Tuncel

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BCrim/BPsychSc, GradDipPsychAdv

  • Duncan Silcock

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BA(Pysch), GradDipPsychAdv

  • Eduardo Morales Vargas, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, ORS

    Eduardo Morales Vargas

    Team Leader – Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons), MProfPsych

  • Elizabeth Cunningham

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BOT(Hons)

  • Eloise Costa

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Eu-Anne Lek

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Occupational Therapist, BAppSc(OT)

  • Eva Kooyman

    Team Leader - Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologist, BSpch&HearSc, MSpch&LangPath

  • Hannah Jones

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Heidi Maunder

    Team Leader - Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologist, BSpchPath(Hons)
    , CPSP

  • Henrietta Ireland

    Team Leader - Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapist, BSc(Physio)(Hons)

  • Imogyne Napper, Perth, WA

    Imogyne Napper

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    BSci(OT)

  • Jake Spicer

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BBusInfoSys, MEd(AppBehavAnalysis)

  • Jennie Wong

    Team Leader - Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologist, MSpch&LangPath, CPSP

  • Jessica Capri

    Team Leader - Administration

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  • Jessica Taylor

    Compliance and Customer Relations Coordinator

    Certificate IV in Youth Work

  • Joshua Cowan

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BEx&SportSc, MClinExPhysiol, AEP

  • Jouniella Ibarra

    Assistant Quality Manager - Progress Reports

    MA, RGC

  • Juel Andrade

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

    BOT

  • Katie Taylor

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy

    BAppSc(OT)

  • Kesley Popescu, Fyshwick, ORS

    Kesley Popescu

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BSc(Crim&CrimJus)

  • Korin Hockman

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    DipCouns, BSocWk

  • Lara Bultitude, ORS, Gosford, NSW

    Lara Bultitude

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, DipComServ, BPsychSc, GradDipPsychAdv

  • Lexie Coventry

    Team Leader - Speech Pathology

    Speech Pathologist, BSpchPath, CPSP

  • Melanie Hamilton

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)Hons

  • Mia Fewster, Morley, ORS

    Mia Fewster

    Senior Occupational Therapist (Clinical Lead Home Modifications/Assistive Technology)

    Occupational Therapist, BSc(OT)

  • Ming Wong, Morley, ORS

    Ming Wong

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Services

    MOT, BSc(Pharm)

  • Natalie McAllan

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(Sociol&Psych)

  • Nicholas Ambrogio

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych

  • Olivia Calleri

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    BSc(Psych)

  • Olivia Krohn

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    Cert IV MentalHlth, BPsychSc

  • Rachel Tran

    Team Leader – Speech Pathology

    BSpchPath, CPSP

  • Rania Merheb

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    DipDisability, BBehavSt(Psych)

  • Roselyn Yeh

    Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BSc(Psych), BPsychSc, GradDipPsychAdv

  • Ryan Proctor

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Ryland Cosstick

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Shabreena Mavi

    Team Leader Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Services

    Mphysio(MuscSc), BPhysio, APAM

  • Shivashree Kumar

    Team Leader – Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    Provisional Psychologist, BA(Psych), BPsych

  • Simone Hunter

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

    BSc(OT)(Hons)

  • Stacey Thornhill

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BA(Crim), ProfGradCertEd

  • Stephanie Jong

    Team Leader – Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapist, BOT, BSocWk(Hons)

  • Tasha Reynolds

    Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

    Cert III IndividualSupp, Cert IV Fitness, BHlthSc(Paramedicine), GradDipPsych

  • Tatum Bice

    Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

    BOT(Hons)

  • Torrey Laidler

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Psych), MRehabCouns

  • Tylah O'Brien, ORS, Gosford, W

    Tylah O’Brien

    Customer Retention and Engagement Specialist

    .

  • Vivian Vu, ORS, Perth, WA

    Vivian Vu

    Acting Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    BSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)Hons

  • Wimper (Enrique) Romero Lorentzen

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    DipComplementaryMed&Therapies, DipPsych, LPsy

  • Zack Farrell

    Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

    Provisional Psychologist, BA(Psych&Couns), GradDipPsych

  • Alexandria Gutherie, Perth, WA, ORS

    Alexandria Gutherie

    Senior Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpchPath)

  • Angel Charlotte Amil Aguilar

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    MA, RGC

  • Anuja Mehta

    Senior Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath(Hons), CPSP

  • Ariana Kenny

    Senior Psychologist/AHPRA Supervisor

    BA(Psych), PGradDipPsych(ForensicPsych), MA, MBA

  • Arianne Sison

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    RPsy, MAClinPsy

  • Aryan Judith Dolores

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    .

  • Cassandra Holland

    Senior Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant

    BOT

  • David Ortiz Gil

    Senior Administration Officer - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

    BA

  • Emma Read

    Senior Psychologist / AHPRA Supervisor

    BBSc(Hons), MOrgPsych

  • Jessica Murray

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BTeach(Sec)/BA, GradDipPsych, MSW

  • Jessie Hale

    Registered Psychologist/Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Katie Wake, Perth, WA, ORS

    Katie Wake

    Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych, MEd(ABA)

  • Katya Petrova, ORS, Villawood

    Katya Petrova

    Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BPsych (Hons)

  • 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

    BTeach/BA(Teach)(Hons)(Special Education)

  • Lauren Cook

    Senior Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpchPath), CPSP

  • Luke Carr

    Senior Systems Engineer

    BSc(CompSc), MCSE Server Infrastructure, MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Cisco CCIE

  • Matthew Cologon

    Provisional Psychologist/Senior Rehabilitation Consultant

    BPysch

  • Megan Oliver-Peck

    Senior Speech Pathologist

    BHlthSc(SpchPath), CPSP

  • Megan Perry

    Quality Manager - Comprehensive Plans

    Registered Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

  • Melanie Hunter

    Senior Psychologist/AHPRA Supervisor

    BBehavSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin)

  • Monica Daloos

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    RPm, RPsy

  • Rebecca Chapple

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc&Sociol

  • Remiya Sivan

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    DipWHS, BNursing, MOT

  • Ruiqi (Rachel) Qiu

    Occupational Therapist/Senior Rehabilitation Consultant

    BAppSc(OT)

  • Stephanie Fisher

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    .

  • Teneille Salter

    Administration Officer – WAPHA/EAP

    Cert II Bus

  • Vivianne Younis, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Vivianne Younis

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(Hons), GradDipPsych, PostGradDipPsych, AdvDipMgt, ABACert

  • Abigail (Abbey) Logan

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BCrim

  • Adam Bulakovski

    Physiotherapist/Rehabilitation Consultant

    BPhysio

  • Adriana (Anne) Van Zijtveld

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Ahmet Sait Yildirim, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Ahmet Sait Yildirim

    Clinical Psychologist

    Clinical Psychology Registrar, BSc(Hons), MClinPsych

  • Alexander Longmore

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, BPsych(Hons), Assoc MAPS

  • Alexandra (Alex) Gracey

    Speech Pathologist

    BA, MSpchTherapy, CPSP

  • Alexandra Hodge, Perth, ORS

    Alexandra (Ally) Hodge

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)(Hons), GradCertSexology

  • Alexandra Baker

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)

  • Alexandra Kerjan

    Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Alice Bui

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    .

  • Alysa Soman

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, GradDipPsychAdv

  • Amal Al Mawas

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSt, BPsych(Hons)

  • Amanda Grose

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Amanda Spiteri

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

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  • Amber Grace

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Amie Thomas

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner/Report Reviewer

    BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Amina Ametovska

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), BPsychSc(Hons), MProfPsych

  • Andrea Mongelli

    Physiotherapist

    BSc(ExSprt&HlthSc), MSc(Physio)

  • Angela (Angie) Cunningham

    Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpPath)

  • Angelina Klimoski

    Rehabilitation Counsellor/Rehabilitation Consultant

    BHlthSc, GradDipRehabCouns

  • Antonia Mattioli

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BHlthSc(Hear&Spch)

  • Ashleigh Bailey

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)(Hons)

  • Ashleigh Redpath

    Provisional Psychologist

    Provisional Psychologist, BSc(Pysch), GradDipPsychAdv

  • Asli Basaran

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych (Hons)

  • Benjamin Etheridge

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    GradDipPsych, BA(PsychCnslg)

  • Blake Hattrick

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

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  • Blake Hopper

    Exercise Physiologist/Rehabilitation Consultant

    BExPhysiol

  • Bonnie Ryan

    Physiotherapist

    BPhysio(Hons)

  • Boshra Alhaidary

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Brendan Lane

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, BSocSc(Psych)(Hons)

  • Bridget Durrant​

    Dietitian

    BSc, MNutr&Diet, Accredited Practising Dietitian

  • Cagla Tekin, Villawood, NSW, ORS

    Cagla Tekin

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    Provisional Psychologist, BA(Psych), GradDipPsychAdv

  • Caitlin Hoad

    Allied Health Assistant – Occupational Therapy

    CertIV Allied Health Assistance – Physio

  • Caitlin Mills

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BScPsych, GradDipPsych

  • Carl Burnett, Perth, WA, ORS

    Carl Burnett

    Registered Psychologist

    BPsych

  • Carla Baldereschi

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    DipCouns, BPsych

  • Carlin Eddington

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)(Hons), BA(MassComm)

  • Charlotte (Lottie) Hitch

    Registered Psychologist

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

  • Charlotte Greaves

    Registered Psychologist

    MProfPsych, BPsych

  • Chen Hwa (Jerome) Choo

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)Hons

  • Chloe Carter

    Clinical Psychology Registrar

    BAppSc(Psych), GradDipPsych, MPsych(Clin)

  • Chloe Hunter

    Allied Health Assistant - Occupational Therapy

    Cert IV AlliedHlth

  • Christie Paolini

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath

  • Christina Coen

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BA(PsychCnslg), BA(Psych)Hons

  • Christine Lee

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    DipEarlyChlhdCare, BSc(CompSc), GradDipPsych, GradDipPsychAdv

  • Cindy Lau

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc

  • Claire Ingrid

    Registered Psychologist

    BSc, BA(Psych), BA(Psych)(Hons), MTeach(SchoolCouns)

  • Claudia Rothhaas

    Registered Psychologist

    MClinPsych

  • Courtney Anthonisz

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    CertIVMHlth, BHlthSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Courtney Meyer

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons), MProfPsych

  • Courtney Um

    Exercise Physiologist/Senior Rehabilitation Consultant

    BExPhysiol, AEP

  • Danial Seelahudeen

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Danielle Higgins

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitionerr

    BPsychSc&Sociol

  • David Vu

    Rehabilitation Counsellor/Rehabilitation Consultant

    BHlthSc, MRehabCouns

  • Dayna Whelan

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych)(Hons), MPsychSc(Hons)

  • Derek Hu

    Registered Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Divya Sunder

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Dr Sonya Karisma

    Senior Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner (Report Reviewer)

    BAppSocSc(Couns), BPsych(Hons), GradDipPsych, PhD

  • Dr. Vanessa Sharp

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    BBehavSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)(Hons), GradDipPsych, PostGradDipRehabStud(RehabCouns)

  • Eimear Kelly

    Occupational Therapist/Rehabilitation Consultant

    BSc(OT)(Hons)

  • Elisa Johannes

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath(Hons), CPSP

  • Eliza Giuliano

    Speech Pathologist

    BSpchPath, CPSP

  • Elizabeth (Libby) Lamb

    Occupational Therapist

    BSc(OT)(Hons)

  • Ellie Slade

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BComm(Soc&PolSc)

  • Emily Denny

    Provisional Psychologist/Senior Rehabilitation Consultant

    BPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • Emily Kerr

    Allied Health Assistant - Occupational Therapy

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  • Emily Oei

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych

  • Emma P Thomson

    Allied Health Assistant - Speech Pathology

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  • Enora Le Gall

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons), BPsychSc(Crimnlgy)

  • Fan Zang

    Occupational Therapist

    BClinMed, MClinMed, MOT

  • Fatima Soummaka

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, GradDipPsych

  • Felisse San Juan

    Assistant Quality Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

    BS Psy, MAPsy, RPm, PhD Clin Psy

  • Gammin (Gam) Oliver

    Exercise Physiologist

    BSc(MovementSc&SportHltSc), GradDipClinExPhysiol

  • Gemma Sabatino

    Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpchPath)

  • Georgia Abbott

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Georgia Oliver

    Allied Health Assistant - Speech Pathology

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  • Georgia Watkiss

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSocSc(Psych)(Hons)

  • Georgie Williams

    Registered Psychologist

    BPsychSc, GradDipPsych

  • Georgina Hepenstall

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc

  • Grace Thomas

    Allied Health Assistant - Occupational Therapy

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  • Gunieve (Nikky) Dhillon

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BCom, GradDipCouns

  • Hannah Sutrin

    Provisional Psychologist/Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, GradDipPsychAdv, MMentalHlthPrac

  • Imogen Sykes

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons), BPsychSc

  • Isabella Gerritsen

    Allied Health Assistant - Speech Pathology

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  • Isabelle Poole

    Occupational Therapist

    BOT

  • Jack White, Lane Cove, ORS

    Jack White

    Occupational Therapist

    BAppSC (OT)

  • Jacqueline Tan

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), BSc(Psych)(Hons)

  • Jade Lebon

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BCrim(CrimBehav)

  • Jaison Webb

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSocSc(Crim)

  • Jake Oliveira

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsychSc, BPsychSc(Hons)

  • James Groucutt

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BSc(Psych), GradDipPsych

  • Jamie Hegel

    Provisional Psychologist/Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BPsych(Hons)

  • Jane Cramsie

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    BSc(Psych), MClinNeuropsych

  • Jason Ahearn

    Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

    BCom(Mgmt), TESOL/TEFL

  • Jayde Watts

    Speech Pathologist

    BSc(SpchPath)

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

Chief Executive Officer

BPsych(Hons), MSocSc(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.

Anthea Smith, ORS, Gosford

Anthea Smith

Chief Operations Officer

Registered Psychologist, 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.

Rob Savage, ORS, Perth

Rob Savage

Chief Information and Technology Officer

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.

Alasdair Grant

General Manager Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

Occupational Therapist, CertIVOHS, BAppSci(OT), MBusAdm, PostGradDipMgmt

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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Camilla Lukeman, ORS, Gosford, NSW, Speech Pathologist

Camilla Lukeman

National Manager – Speech Pathology

BAppSc(SpchPath), CPSP

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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Carmen Atkinson, Gosford, NSW, ORS

Dr Carmen Atkinson

General Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

667BA(Psych)(Hons), 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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Erene Thong

National Manager - Dietetics

6BSc, MNutr&Diet

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Erene has over 10 years of experience in dietetics, working with people across the lifespan in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital, private practice, nursing homes, corporate health, teaching and more recently in the disability sector primarily assisting those requiring nutritional advice.

Erene believes that there’s no one-size fits all diet, and for a healthy diet to work, it has to be individualised to meet one’s daily needs and lifestyle. Erene is dedicated to working with people with disability to bridge the gap in our healthcare system and improve the health and wellbeing of those with disability. As a mother of 2 and having grown up with someone on the spectrum, she understands the challenges it brings to parents and family, while caring for a love one with disabilities.

Erene is currently working towards her second masters with the University of New South Wales, in Health Leadership and Management, as she has a passion to not only provide dietetic care but improve and provide quality dietetic and health care to others.


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Julie MacCormick

National Manager - New Employer Services

BHlthSc(RehabCouns)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Julie is a highly experienced occupational rehabilitation professional with more than 25 years dedicated to the provision of strategic health, rehabilitation and wellness service development and delivery in Australia and the UK with a demonstrated track record in building high-performing teams, leading organisational change, strategic management and driving commercial results in a regulated environment.

A Rehabilitation Counsellor by background Julie has a particular interest in the management of mental health disorders in a compensable environment. Julie’s early career was spent providing vocational counselling and occupational rehabilitation support to customers within the workers’ compensation and motor accidents schemes in NSW. Julie has worked in the life insurance industry for the past 20 years and is the proud recipient of Life Insurance industry awards including Financial Services Council Life Insurance Leader of the Year, Swiss Re Excellence and Innovation in Rehabilitation, TurksLegal – ALUCA Scholarship.


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Sarah Stewart, Mascot, Psych, ORS W

Sarah Stewart

General Manager - Psychology

Clinical Psychologist, BA(Psych),BPsych(Hons) MClinPsych

Location: Mascot, NSW

About Sarah
Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist and General Manager of Psychological Services. Sarah has worked in Disability and Out of Home Care (OOHC) sectors in a range of roles, including Support Worker, Behaviour Support Practitioner and Psychologist over the last 7 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 clinical experience has predominantly involved client contact in hospital, forensic and community settings that focus on assessment, formulation and client rehabilitation. Sarah specialises in assessing autism and understanding the complexities of differential diagnoses and gender and cultural differences with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her additional interests also include conducting neuropsychological and complex mental health assessments, case conceptualisation and assisting clients to transition from forensic settings into the community, as well as supporting early career Psychologists to develop their competencies in the field.

Specialities

Medicare, NDIS, Private Health, Private billing - Psychological therapy (all ages)
IQ assessments (all ages)
ADHD assessments (all ages)
Autism assessments (all ages)
Mental health diagnostic assessments (all ages)

Simone Jones

General Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapist, BOT

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.

Travis Williamson, ORS, Gosford

Travis Williamson

General Manager - Marketing and Business Development

BMarcom (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.

Chris Barnett, Broadmeadow, ORS

Chris Barnett

General Manager - Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology

Physiotherapist, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, GradDipPhysio, MSc(Physio), GAICD

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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Lizz Trickey, ORS, Gosford

Elizabeth Trickey

General Manager - Operational Support Services

Cert IV EmpServ, 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.

Karina Ninness, Gosford, ORS

Karina Ninness

General Manager - People and Culture

DipFinServMgt, BA/BBus(Acctg), 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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Marko Bajic

General Manager - Quality and Compliance

CertIVMentalHlth, 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.

Megan D’Amico

General Manager – Legal, Safety and Risk

DipOHS, Bachelor of Laws

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Megan D’Amico is the General Manager of Legal, Safety and Risk at ORS, and has extensive experience having worked in the healthcare and disability sector for over 30 years.

Megan is an accomplished practitioner and has worked in both the public and private sectors, not-for profit and specialises in enterprise risk management, workforce wellness and wellbeing, workers compensation, insurable risk, clinical governance and mandatory reporting. Megan’s practice is supported by qualifications in Nursing, OHS and Law.

Megan is committed to the safety and wellbeing of staff and clients with a particular focus on coaching and mentoring allied health professionals in best practice risk management standards.


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Alan Davidson

Finance Manager

FCCA

Location: Gosford, NSW

After 14 years working in finance for several global brands in the UK including Lufthansa and JCDecaux Alan emigrated to Australia in 2013, embracing the pull of sunshine and extended family. Having worked in public health for 8 years and now happily living on the NSW Central Coast, he’s putting his extensive accounting, financial reporting and controlling experience to good use. He is passionate about working with stakeholders and using technology to drive process efficiency, Alan loves a challenge and is excited to bring his strong change management skills, as well as accounting expertise, to the ORS family.


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Alison Vidler

National - Marketing Coordinator

Cert III IndSupport, DipBus, BDes/AppArts /A

Location: Gosford, NSW

Ali Brings to ORS over 20 years of experience in the Design, Brand Management and Marketing space.

She also has extensive experience and knowledge in print, point of sale, exterior/interior signage, Social Media, along with many other forms of visual communication.

Ali was on the Gosford City Marketing Committee for over 20 years. This position involved creating marketing and retail campaigns, events creation/implementation and other forms of strategy implementation.

She has held various board positions, including a Director of Gosford City Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years, along with being President for four years.

Ali’s education experience consists of Bachelor of Design, Cert IV and Diploma in Business, Cert IV in Frontline Management, Certificate in Board Governance & Effectiveness, Certificate in Instagram & Facebook for Business and a ‘Women in Business’ mentor, to name a few.

She has been an award recipient for: JCI Australia Top Ten Australian; Outstanding Young Persons Award Winner; Gosford City Australia Day Award Nominee; Rotary Vocational Award Winner; Local Hero Award Winner.

Ali has a real passion for design and looks forward to helping ORS continue to grow its extensive experience in the NDIS sector through attention to detail and helping to continue to provide Design and Marketing concepts that ‘work’.


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Amelia Margaritis

National Quality and Compliance Manager

Cert III BusAdmin

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

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

Matt Freason, ORS, Gosford

Matthew Frearson

National Compliance and Customer Relations Manager

DipCouns, BBehavSt(Psych)

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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Melissa O’Brien

National Property and Procurement Manager

7Cert IV EmpServ

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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Petrina Scott, Perth, ORS

Petrina Scott

National Business Development and Retention Manager

Cert IV TAE, BA(Media&Comm)

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.

Siana Heath

Paediatric Multidisciplinary Team Manager

Occupational Therapist, BAppSc(OT)

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC

Siana has worked as an Occupational Therapist, predominately in paediatrics for over a decade. Siana has worked in a variety of settings including specialist school, early intervention, private practice, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. Siana also works as a casual academic at La Trobe University and Federation University supporting paediatric subjects. Siana has a strong focus on strengths-based, family centred intervention. Siana enjoys providing mentoring and support to clinicians to develop their skills in working effectively with children and families.


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Lorraine Teeuwen-Green

National Complex and At-Risk Client Services Manager

Registered Psychologist. BSc(Psych), GradDipPsych, MHumServPrac

Location: Corrimal, NSW

Lorraine has worked in disability-specific services for the past 26 years within a variety of roles including direct support and clinical roles. Most recently Lorraine has worked as a Senior Psychologist / Supervisor and Team Manager supporting clinical teams in providing NDIS, Medicare and NPA services.
Lorraine has a keen focus on building and maintaining strong relationships with customers, families, and staff believing that this is key to providing quality services that meet the needs of customers.
Lorraine specializes in working with families/networks and people with complex support needs including those with mental health and other disabilities.
Lorraine has worked as an accredited Supervisor for 10 years and enjoys helping early-career psychologists develop their skills and find their interest areas.


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Carmen Lloyd

National Onboarding and Retention Manager

10CertIVEmployServ, CertIVRetailMgmt, BHealth(HlthProm/ HlthServMgmt)

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Carmen has worked within the disability sector for the last 15 years, predominately managing teams to excel within government performance frameworks, identifying and implementing performance improvement strategies, learning and development, and building positive work culture within a business. Carmen’s area of expertise ranges from contractual/service area knowledge, identifying improved performance strategies within multiple service areas, and providing exceptional customer service.

Carmen’s role within ORS as a Strategy and Performance Coordinator is responsible for all staff inductions across the NSW and Greater Sydney areas and more often than not, will be one of the faces you see when joining ORS. Carmen thrives on ensuring all staff achieves targets whilst supporting them across different facets and developing skills and capabilities within ORS.

Carmen believes that a positive and supportive work culture will contribute to high performance across all disciplines within NDIS.

Carmen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health (Health Promotion and Health Services Management) from the University of Western Sydney, along with Certificate IV in Employment Services and Cert IV in Retail Management. Carmen’s extensive management history is evident throughout her time with ORS contributing to many roles including Region, National, and Service Area Management. Carmen has a passion for everything people and wholeheartedly believes in improving the quality of lives through the dedicated supports that ORS provides.


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Christopher Galvin, Gosford, ORS

Christopher Galvin

Talent Acquisition Manager

BBus(OpMgt)

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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Dr Tiffany Bodiam

Business Planning and Tender Manager

8BSocSc, BSocSc(Hons), PhD

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Dr Tiffany Bodiam has worked in the area of mental health and early-intervention research and practice for more than twenty years. Working across the criminal justice, OOHC, homelessness, disability, youth at-risk and youth mental health sectors, Tiffany has mobilised research, clinical and practice teams to integrate trauma-informed, person-centred and strengths-based therapeutic approaches to the care and support of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Tiffany has established research and performance departments for leading NGOs and managed customer and practice teams in disability and OOHC. Partnering with state and federal government, universities and international practice specialists, Tiffany works to mobilise localised, evidence-based responses to the current and emerging needs communities face. Having worked closely with families and communities in the areas of suicide bereavement, grief and resilience, Tiffany understands the significance of early-intervention approaches, creating spaces for meaningful connections, and engaging with each other from places of empowerment, listening to hear, and hearing to understand. Tiffany is now a business planning manager in the clinical and allied health sector and a clinical consultant with an OOHC provider.


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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

Learning and Development Manager - Psychology

Clinical Psychologist, BA(Psych), GradDipSc(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.
Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=E9XsQ0MAAAAJ

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=E9XsQ0MAAAAJ


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Dr Michelle Brown

National Learning and Development Systems Manager

BA, MSpchLangPath, PhD, CPSP

Location: Remote, NSW

Dr. Michelle Brown is a certified practising speech-language pathologist and researcher. Michelle is passionate about empowering others to achieve their personal best. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Special Education and a Masters of Speech-Language Pathology. In 2018, Michelle completed her PhD titled “Effectiveness of early storybook reading for promoting language and social communication skills with babies and young children with and without a hearing loss”. Michelle has worked at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, a Community Health Centre, and has been lecturing since 2012. Michelle has taught in both Bachelor and Master of Speech-Language Pathology Programs. Michelle commenced a post-doctoral fellowship in 2018, building on her PhD research, to support caregivers, educators, and health professionals to capitalise on learning opportunities with children through early storybook reading. Michelle aims to continue her passion for empowering others in her ORS role through sharing of knowledge from all team members, and building capacity by working collaboratively, to ensure we provide a high-quality service that is evidence-based and family-centred


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Dr. Sharon Keesing

Learning and Development Manager/National Report Reviewer – Occupational Therapy

PhD, MSc(OT), BAppSc(OT)

Location: Jandakot, WA

Sharon has extensive experience as an Occupational Therapist, Academic and Researcher. Sharon has worked across a range of clinical, community and rehabilitation settings with people who have a variety of different health difficulties. She has most recently worked in the tertiary education sector with occupational therapy students. Sharon is particularly focussed on the application of evidence-based practice allowing her clients to receive the best possible occupational therapy services.


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Katie Cole

Learning and Development Manager - Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist, BAppSc(OT) MA(HlthResearch)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Katie has over 20 years’ experience as an occupational therapist in both Australia and the UK. Katie has worked in various clinical settings, including acute hospitals, rehabilitation, school and community settings. Katie has developed expertise working with children with a range of conditions, including cerebral palsy and developmental delay in the hospital, school, and community environment.

Katie has several years’ experience assisting clients recovering from stroke, brain injury and other complex illnesses. Katie has worked with people with dementia and is a COPE (Care of People with Dementia in their Environments) certified occupational therapist. Katie has experience working in oncology with adults and children.

Katie completed a Master of Arts in Health Research in 2011 which has strengthened her evidence-based approach to health service design, delivery, evaluation, and education. Katie has worked in the University sector as a lecturer for Master’s and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy programs and enjoys supervising occupational therapists and students.

Katie is an AHPRA registered occupational therapist and a member of the Australian Occupational Therapy Association.


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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 professionals.

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Sanjana Malhotra, Perth, WA, ORS

Dr Sanjana Malhotra

Registered Psychologist/Positive 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 Serena Cribb

Clinical Neuropsychologist

BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clincal Neuropsychology), PhD

Location: Striling, NSW

Serena is a Registered Psychologist with an endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology. She has experience conducting individual and multidisciplinary assessments with all age groups and has worked across a variety of settings including community, remote outreach, and the justice system. She has a background in neurodevelopmental disorders and an interest in differing presentations of neurodiversity throughout the lifespan, across genders and cultures. She is passionate about conducting diagnostic assessments in a manner that helps the individual to better understand themselves and to be better understood by the important people in their lives.

Specialties

IQ assessments (all ages)
Neuropsychological assessments (all ages)
ADHD assessments (all ages)
Autism assessments (all ages)
Decision-making capacity assessments (all ages)
Dr Michelle Messenger, Villawood, ORS

Dr. Michelle Messenger

Quality Manager - Family Restrictive Practice Plans/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(SocSc), 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.

Louisa Gibson

Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar

BSc(Psych)(Hons), GradDipPsych, MClinNeuropsych/PhD

Location: Mascot, NSW
Louisa has previously worked in the Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry at the Prince of Wales Hospital, as well as the Dementia Centre for Collaborative Research in the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. Louisa has also been clinically trained at Westmead Chidren’s Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and the Concord Centre for Mental Health at Concord Hospital. Louisa enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and believes in the open and honest discussion of mental health issues. Louisa believes that everybody deserves understanding and respect.

Specialties

IQ assessments (all ages)
Neuropsychological assessments (all ages)
ADHD assessments (all ages)
Autism assessments (all ages)
Decision-making capacity assessments (all ages)

Dr Julie Hepworth

National Quality Manager – Psychology

Registered 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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Karen Lograsso

National Internship and Supervisor Manager

Registered Psychologist, BSocSc, PostGradDipPsych

Location: Gosford, NSW

Karen Lograsso is a registered psychologist and practising Board Approved Supervisor. Karen is a seasoned professional in the field of psychology with a passion for developing supervisory skills. Karen’s expertise stems from her extensive experience and deep understanding of the various psychology training programs, including the 4+2, 5+1, and registrar programs. With experience as both a primary and secondary supervisor across a diverse range of professional environments, Karen offers a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities we face as a supervisor. Her ability to cater to the specific needs of supervisors and interns has been finely honed over the years, making Karen a valuable resource for those seeking to enhance their supervisory abilities.

Karen places a large emphasis on evidence-based supervision practices and competency-based models. She recognises the importance of staying up to date with the latest research and psychology standards and incorporates this knowledge into her supervision methods. This commitment to evidence-based practices not only ensures that supervisors are equipped with the most effective tools and strategies, but also contributes to the overall quality and efficacy of the training programs.

As the leader of a dynamic psychology team at ORS, Karen has fostered a nurturing and collaborative environment where supervisors can thrive in their roles and interns can flourish in their training. Under her guidance sits a team of Board Approved Supervisors that supports over 120 psychology interns nationwide. Karen ensures that all provisional psychologists and registrars receive top-tier supervision aligned with the latest best practices in the field.

In addition to her supervisory responsibilities, Karen has been instrumental in developing various psychology Learning and Development programs across her career. Karen’s training experience has a focus on offering a wide range of training opportunities, tailored to meet the requirements for Continuous Professional Development for registered psychologists. By leveraging her expertise and industry knowledge, Karen has created programs that equip supervisors with practical insights, strategies, and resources to enhance their supervision capabilities.


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Penny Bugden, Villawood, ORS

Penny Wilkinson

National Quality Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

Registered Psychologist, 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.

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.

Chanel Dunn

State Manager - Occupational Therapy

BOT/BPsychSc, MPubHlth

Location: Ascot Vale, VIC
Chanel is a paediatric Occupational Therapist who has worked in a hospital, school, community and early intervention settings. Chanel enjoys leading a team of clinicians and supporting them to best support their clients. In addition to her clinical and leadership work, Chanel has completed her Master of Public Health. She has a passion for innovative projects that promote the inclusion of children and people with disabilities in the community.


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Christie Baldock

State Manager - Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist, BHlthSc(OT)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Christie has 20 years experience as an occupational therapist working in acute and rehabilitation hospitals, community settings, workplace rehabilitation, aged care and universities. She has extensive experience working with adults with a range of complex illnesses and disabilities throughout the continuum of care. Christie has a particular interest in functional cognition and types of dementia, scar management, amputation, home modifications, equipment prescription, functional retraining and engagement in vocational activities. She is passionate about exploring all domains of a person’s function and recognises this as integral to overall health and wellbeing. Christie has extensive experience in clinical supervision and enjoys fostering clinical reasoning and confidence in junior therapists. Christie has had the opportunity to live in most states and territories of Australia and has enjoyed exploring our beautiful country and providing health care in many interesting regional, remote and metropolitan areas.


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Claudia Dunn, Lane Cove, ORS

Claudia Sykes

State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

Registered Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

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

Donna Thomas

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 their quality of life.

Erin Bowcock, Fairfield East, ORS

Erin Bowcock

Acting State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

DipChildServ, BPsych(Child&Community)(Hons)

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Erin has extensive experience in working with children and young people in both educational and therapeutic settings. More recently, Erin has been primarily supporting individuals who are residing in out-of-home care, experiencing family violence or working through childhood trauma. 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 to support them.
Erin strongly believes that all individuals, regardless of age are entitled to a caring, safe and supportive environment. Erin has a particular interest in play therapy, believing that through the use of play we can instil a love of lifelong learning while improving memory and overall quality of life. Erin is a strong advocate for her clients and is passionate about ensuring that all individuals, regardless of ability, have their voices heard and are provided with sound foundational skills to help them succeed.
Erin enjoys research and teaching and is a co-author of a published journal article that supported the norming Australian English Language tool which is now used nationally. Erin regularly advocates for children with disability and is an active participant in Early Childhood Education to support educators in continued understanding, inclusion and strategies to support emotional literacy and regulation.


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George.Tyler, Lane Cove, ORS

George Tyler

State Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead – Assistive Technology/Complex Seating)

Occupational Therapist, 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 Cunningham

State Manager - Speech Pathology Services

Speech Pathologist, BSc(SpchPath)(Hons), MAutismSt, CPSP

Location: Stirling, WA

Georgia has a passion for supporting people with complex communication needs. In addition to completing her undergraduate degree, she has also completed a Master of Autism Studies degree and has spent over 10 years working with people on the autism spectrum. She has worked in a range of roles in the not-for-profit and private practice sectors and has also worked in clinical education. She has extensive knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and has been involved in the development of early intervention services in research into practice clinics in Western Australia. She has specialist skills in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and parent-mediated intervention for children with social communication differences. She is excited to lead a fantastic team of Speech Pathologists to make a difference in the lives of people with communication difficulties.


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Georgia Holloway, Villawood, ORS, NSW

Georgia Holloway

State Manager - Psychology

Registered Psychologist, BHumSc(PubHlthPlcyProm), BPsych(Hons), DipPsychPrac, GradDipPsych

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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Jane-Maree Perkins

State Manager – Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologist, Cert IV Nursing, BSpchPath, CPSP

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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Joseph Carrello, ORS, Perth

Joseph Carrello

State Manager – Psychology/National Manager – EAP Services

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.

Kiran Sidwani, ORS, Fyshwick

Kiran Sindhwani

State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

Registered Psychologist, BPsych(Hons), MA(ClinPsych)

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

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


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Laura-Jayne van Alphen

State Manager – Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologist, BSpchPath, CPSP

Location: Fyshwick, ACT18

Laura-Jayne has been an Adult Rehabilitation Specialist for 14 years. Her experience crosses both private and public sectors with international experience in London’s NHS as well as tertiary hospitals in Melbourne and Canberra. In 2014, Laura-Jayne received the “Allied Health Professional of the Year” award in the ACT Public Health sector for her contributions to Multidisciplinary team work by upholding and advocating for the Speech Pathology profession and her Clients. Laura-Jayne believes in empowering Clients to understand their condition which enables them to learn how to manage their own rehabilitation while aiming to move forward to reach personal goals and milestones. Laura-Jayne has a breadth of experience in Dysphagia and Communication disorders, including voice. Laura-Jayne’s special interests include Mental Health and Cognitive Functioning as well as Functional Neurological Disorder.

 

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Manuel Gomez Pazos

Psychology Clinic Manager

Registered Psychologist, BPsych, MNeuroPsych

Location: Fyshwick, ACT/strong>

Manuel is an overseas trained Psychologist and Neuropsychologist who holds full registration with AHPRA as a Registered Psychologist in Australia. During his most recent professional experience, he specialised in working with people experiencing suicidal ideation. He also has experience conducting cognitive assessments. Manuel started his Psychology career on Wiradjuri Country in Griffith, NSW, working for Community Mental Health, an acute clinical setting focused on assessing and providing intervention to people suffering with suicidal thoughts, psychotic illnesses, and personality disorders.

Manuel is passionate about understanding the presentation of his clients from a holistic point of view, focusing on active listening with a non-judgmental approach. He is constantly studying and learning from issues affecting local communities, which informs his therapeutic practice. He has been the representative for Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) for the Towards Zero Suicide Committee. He is also an advocate for the wellbeing and professional safety of mental health professionals, having sat on the Staff Advisory Council in the MLHD.


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Richard Otoba

Psychology Clinic Manager

Provisional Psychologist, BSc(Psych), MSc(Occ&OrgPsych)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Richard is a Registered Psychologist with experience working with individuals and families across the lifespan and presenting with a range of mental health conditions (such as anxiety and depression), as well as neurodevelopmental disorders. With a unique blend of expertise in both clinical and organizational psychology and a deep understanding of human behaviour and mental processes, Richard brings a comprehensive skill set that enables him to excel in diverse professional settings. Richard has honed his abilities to assess, diagnose, and provide evidence-based interventions for individuals facing various psychological challenges. Through his experience working in clinical settings, Richard has developed strong therapeutic skills and a compassionate approach to helping individuals navigate emotional difficulties, manage stress, and improve their overall well-being. Richard uses principles and evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) and Family Systems Theory to inform treatment and take a collaborative approach including connecting with his clients support systems to optimise therapeutic outcomes including Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Support/Case Workers, Behavioural Support Specialists, Teachers and any other relevant support persons identified by the client. Given the range of presentations that Richard works with, Richard understands the importance of offering a flexible therapeutic approach. This involves giving clients choice and control over their therapy so that they can meet their needs in ways that make them feel safe and empowered.

In addition to his clinical proficiency, Richard possesses a solid foundation in organizational psychology with a thorough understanding of human resources practices, employee motivation, leadership development, and organisational dynamics. This knowledge allows Richard to effectively address issues related to workplace well-being, team dynamics, and organizational change. Richard is skilled at conducting assessments, implementing interventions, and providing guidance to individuals and teams, fostering a positive work environment and enhancing overall organizational performance.

Richard combined expertise in clinical and organisational psychology equips him with a unique perspective when addressing workplace mental health concerns with the capability of identifying and addressing individual psychological issues that may be impacting performance, satisfaction, and overall engagement within the organization. Richard is also adept at developing and implementing organizational strategies and initiatives that promote employee well-being, resilience, and productivity.

Overall Richard’s diverse background in both clinical and organizational psychology allows him to offer a holistic approach to psychological well-being in various professional settings. Richard is passionate about empowering individuals, fostering healthy work environments, and facilitating positive change at both individual levels.


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Shannon Moss

Assistant State Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

Counsellor, BA(Psych), MClinCouns

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.

Sharon Hillman

Psychology Clinic Manager

Registered Psychologist, BA(Psych), BPsych, MPsych

Location: Morley, WA

Sharon’s personal style is warm, engaging and passionate and builds upon her Masters qualifications in psychology and experience in managing mental health programs and services, working with children, young people and adults.

Clients can expect a safe and supportive therapeutic space to work within, one without judgement, focusing on strengths and building resilience.
Sharon is a registered psychologist, manager, and training consultant. With more than 20 year’ experience, Sharon is focused on developing a partnership with her clients and to work together to find a path to wellness, and achieving counselling goals.

Sharon’s client work involves working with anxiety, depression, risk, stress and worry, self-esteem, relationship issues, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, life transitions, bullying and trauma in a person-centred approach. Sharon utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness based strategies, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, problem solving and psycho education to empower and facilitate personal and meaningful growth with her clients.


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Simone Parke, ORS, Villawood

Simone Parke

State Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

Exercise Physiologist, BExPhysiol AEP, ASCA Level 1 Coach

Location: Mascot, 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.

Vivian Bromley, Morley, WA, ORS

Vivian Bromley

State Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

BA(Psych&Couns)

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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Amanda Stevenson

Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

Exercise Physiologist, BSc(ExSpSc), BSc(ExRehab), DipOH&S

Location: Stirling, WA

Amanda has spent 13 years assisting with the rehabilitation and support of injured individuals through a variety of legislations and schemes including Workcover WA (7 years), Comcare (5 years), and WorkCover NSW (1 year). She has specialised in the local WA market with innovative solutions to New Employer services, redeployment, and work placement services, as well as complex case management (including psychological injury, multiple injuries, and common law conditions). She has implemented a variety of pilot projects, ongoing services, and one-off assessments tailored to the customer, business, or individual to assist in achieving the best possible outcome.

Amanda has also spent 5 years specialising in Comcare/SRC Act legislation, passionately driving toward positive outcomes for all key stakeholders as a technical specialist. This has included facilitating national case reviews, deep strategy thinking, technical support for all stakeholders, and provision of localised services.

Amanda is passionate about finding innovative solutions to workplace rehabilitation whilst applying a ‘whole person approach’ to recovery and support.


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Anna Dodevska

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist, DipCommServ, AdvDipBus, BPsych, GradDipPsych, 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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Audrey Minorgan

Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

BMarketing&Comm, MMarketing&Comm, GradDipEd, GradDipPastoralCouns

Location: Mandurah, WA

Audrey has extensive experience working in schools as an experienced and energetic teacher and registered counsellor. She is passionate about working with youth and aspires to enhance the well-being and resilience of clients. Audrey is trained in a number of evidence-based therapies such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Play and Art Therapy. Audrey is client-focused, striving to establish a positive rapport with the client, providing a safe, non-judgmental space to encourage a therapeutic relationship. She aims to provide a safe environment where clients are individually and holistically treated with empathy and unconditional positive regard. Audrey collaborates with them to help develop the skills they need to overcome their specific obstacles and reach the objectives they set for themselves. She is a firm believer in lifelong learning and is constantly on the lookout for new evidence-based practices and interventions to incorporate into her behaviour support plans and counselling interventions.


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Babar Khan, Villawood, ORS

Babar Khan

Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health Services

Rehabilitation Counsellor, 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.

Brittany Jenkins

Acting Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

CertIVTrain&Assessment, BSocSc(Psych, Crim), MCouns

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Brittany has a devotion for emotional well-being, education and creating behavioural change through innovative strategies with a person centered approach. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a double major in Psychology and Criminology, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counselling. Brittany is currently registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation Australia (PACFA), the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and working towards registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She specialises in forensics, Schizophrenia, BPD, ODD, ADHD and ASD. Brittany uses therapeutic interventions to build individuality, independence and confidence, including evidence based models such as Play Therapy, CBT, DBT and SFT. She also has a passion for educating, she has completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which allows successful staff and stakeholder training in behavioural management.


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Chantelle Veron, Perth, ORS

Chantelle Veron

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead Early Intervention)

Occupational Therapist, 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.

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.

Deanne Harrison

Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

BA(Music), BMus(MusTherapy), BPsych(Hons), MSc(Psych)

Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Deanne is a provisional psychologist and behaviour support practitioner with ORS. She has a Masters of Science in Psychology (Counselling Psychology) and three Bachelor degrees in Psychology (honours), Music (Music Therapy) and Arts. Deanne has extensive experience in test administration, scoring and report writing using the WISC-IV, WAIS-V, BASC-3, NEPSY, WPPS, Woodcock Johnson-IV and DKEFS. Deanne also has experience conducting individual and group-based interventions in psychological and music therapy. Deanne has worked with clients across the lifespan and still enjoys working with both children, adolescents and adults. Deanne’s believes in a collaborative approach to help clients reach their full potential to achieve their goals and as a clinician it is her role to facilitate their journey towards empowerment and change.


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Deepti (Dee) Sharma

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead Home and Living Assessments)

BOT, DipCmmtyWelfare

Location: Stirling, WA

Dee has many years of experience working within the disability services sector and has spent a significant amount of time working with adults with Autism. Dee has worked in the employment services, and within the NDIS with people with various difficulties including mental health. Dee has worked in Management, and Senior Advisory roles, with her most recent experience being with the NDIA. Dee has a particular focus on functional capacity assessments to ensure clients receive the best support through their NDIS plans. Dee is passionate about supporting her team to achieve great outcomes for their clients.


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Eden Arawa Stirling

Regional Manager - Occupational Therapy

BOT

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

Eden Arawa graduated from Otago Polytechnic, School of Occupational Therapy, New Zealand in 2017 and since then has worked in a range of fields including private practice, hospital and the department of education. Eden Arawa has experience working with a range of people in different stages of life however has a special interest in paediatrics with sensory and behavioural needs.

Eden Arawa is passionate about supporting clients on their journey and guiding them to engaging in functional and meaningful activities. Eden Arawa enjoys working alongside clients with a holistic approach to ensure they feel heard, welcomed and supported.


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Elliot Smith

Acting Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Provisional Psychologist, BPsych

Location: Morley, WA

Elliot has experience working with children aged 4 to 17 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Elliot is trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis and has managed a variety of challenging behaviours and promoted the development of children’s social, communication and play skills. Elliot also has a background in Child Protection where he worked closely with families, support networks and stakeholders to promote the well-being of children and adolescents. Elliot is passionate about working collaboratively with families and enjoys seeing his clients achieve their goals.


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Haiden Mace, Perth, ORS WA

Haiden Mace

Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

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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Jessica Manson

Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

Registered Psychologist, BA(Psych), GradDipPsych, MProfPsych

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW

Jessica is a Registered Psychologist and Team Leader for Positive Behaviour Support Services. Jessica has experience working with a range of client presentations including neurodevelopmental disorders, intellectual disability, anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance use. She uses CBT, DBT, ACT, and motivational interviewing techniques in her interventions with clients and has experience using a range of psychometrics and assessment tools. Jessica’s therapy style is driven by a strength-based and client-centered approach and she strives to increase the motivation, independence, and confidence of her clients. Jessica’s interests include fitness, travel, and gaming.


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Josephine Osborne, Lane Cove, NSW, ORS

Josephine Osborne

Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist, BSc(Psych)(Hons), DipCouns

Location: Mascot, NSW

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


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Katie Paull, Perth, WA, ORS

Katie Paull

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

BBehSc, MEd(ABA)

Location: Morley, WA

Katie is a Regional Manager for Positive Behaviour Support Services with many years of experience working with a range of children, adolescents and adults, to improve their quality of life through a person-centred and individualised approaches. 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 being a Developmental Therapist for children with Autism to develop their essential life skills through early intervention.

Katie has a diverse interest working with clients across the lifespan and with varying diagnoses. She enjoys working with her clients one on one, as well as working with their families and their support team in order to achieve positive behavioural outcomes for everyone involved. As a manger, Katie has a passion for guiding her practitioners with utilising tailored strategies and interventions so they can continue to see behavioural reductions as well as to see an increased quality of life for their clients.

Katie has completed her Bachelor of 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 unique strategies to help her clients and their families.


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Katie Southwell

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist, BPsych

Location: Corrimal, NSW

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


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Kirsten Pilgrim

Regional Manager - Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologist, BAppSc(SpchPath), BTeach, CPSP

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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Laura Ooi, Ascot Vale, ORS

Laura Ooi

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist, BAppSc/MOT

Location: Mount Waverly, 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.

Monique Harman

Regional Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

Occupational Therapist, BOT

Location:Fyshwick, ACT

Monique has over 5 years experience working in the occupational rehabilitation industry as a Rehabilitation Consultant, Injury Management Specialist and Team Leader, assisting individuals throughout their recovery and return to work. She has worked in the workers compensation, life insurance and compulsory third-party schemes within the ACT and NSW jurisdictions. Monique has also worked as an Occupational Therapist providing services to NDIS participants including paediatrics and geriatrics with a variety of physical, psychological, neurological and developmental disabilities.

As a registered Occupational Therapist, Monique’s area of expertise are Activities of Daily Living Assessments including provision of home modifications and assistive technology. She also has extensive knowledge of ergonomics for injury prevention and symptom reduction. Monique is a firm believer in the benefits of returning to work and everyday activities to promote recovery and improve mental health.

Monique has developed a high level of insight as a family member of individuals with varying disabilities which is evident throughout her services. Monique prides herself on being approachable and reliable to support her clients and staff to achieve their goals.


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Nikita Vio

Regional Manager -Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist, BOT

Location: Gosford, NSW

Nikita is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist. She is a driven and people-oriented professional whose skills and experience spans across both the NDIS and workplace rehabilitation sectors.

Nikita enjoys working collaboratively with participants and their families, as well as within a multidisciplinary team to empower and support individuals to achieve their goals. Nikita has experience working with adults and children living with a wide range of disabilities, conditions and/or injuries. She is a proactive and caring therapist who is passionate about enabling her clients to develop their skills and capacities to participate in meaningful activities and promote quality of life.


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Regina Wright

Regional Manager - Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist, BAppSc(OT)
 
Location: Broadmeadow, NSW
 

Regina is an accomplished occupational therapist with over 20 years of diverse experience in clinical practice, leadership, and project management. Throughout her career, she has provided comprehensive occupational therapy services to individuals with various conditions and disabilities. Currently serving as the Acting Clinical Team Leader, Regina efficiently manages an Occupational Therapy caseload, oversees clinical supervision, and drives change to achieve key billing performance indicators. Her responsibilities include managing human resources commitments, incident and complaints management, as well as performance development and reviews.

Passionate about her work, Regina specializes in mid and high-cost assistive equipment prescription, home modifications, and assessments for supported independent living and specialist disability accommodation. She has a strong belief in the power of occupational therapy to facilitate recovery and improve clinical practices. Regina has mentored junior therapists, developed clinical decision-making pathways, and provided clinical advice for facility design and equipment selection. She also served as a Senior Project Officer, where she recruited participants for clinical care coordination and disability advice line trials, and provided expertise on care pathways and improvement opportunities.

Regina’s achievements reflect her dedication to excellence in occupational therapy. She received the Family and Community Services Occupational Therapy Award for Excellence in Practice in 2013 and the Marilyn Ryan Memorial Award for Excellence and Innovation in Healthcare for People with an Intellectual Disability in 2017. Regina’s commitment to occupational health and safety earned her recognition as an Occupational Health and Safety Champion by Ageing, Disability, and Home Care in 2009. She even showcased her innovative work on ABC’s New Inventors, presenting a WHS solution to manual handling hazards. Outside of her profession, Regina is a passionate endurance athlete competing at a national level in track and road racing.

 

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Sally Hewett

Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead – ASD/Behaviour Disorders)

Occupational Therapist, BOT

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Sally has extensive experience working as an Occupational Therapist and with individuals on the Autism Spectrum both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Sally has experience in early intervention, school-based therapy and adult services. She has a specific interest in vocational opportunities for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Sally has extensive experience leading small and large allied health teams and support workers to success.


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Stephanie Dagher, Villawood, NSW, ORS

Stephanie Dagher

Acting Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support, Positive Behaviour Support

21Provisional Psychologist, BA(Psych), GradDipPsych

Location: Fairfield East, NSW

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


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Stephanie Ramm

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Stephanie has a Bachelor in Social Science (Psychology) and is a behaviour support practitioner with a keen interest in providing best practice support to children and adults by using evidence-based methods. Stephanie is a part-time student with Charles Sturt University, studying to complete her Honours degree in Psychology and will be joining the team as a provisional psychologist. Stephanie previously worked part-time as a Student Support Worker in the primary school sector. This experience formed the foundation for her passion towards working within the community and a drive to increase the wellbeing of others, by helping them overcome barriers and reach their full potential. Stephanie enjoys building a rapport with her clients and uses a multidisciplinary approach to enhance a person-centred style of support.


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Todd Wright, Broadmeadow, NSW, ORS

Todd Wright

Regional Manager - Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist, BBehavSt(Psych)

Location: Maitland, NSW

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


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Zsofia Ablomczy, Villawood, ORS

Zsofia Ablonczy

Regional Manager – Positive Behaviour Support

Registered Psychologist, GradDipArts(Psych), PostGradDipArts(Psych), PostGradDip(AppPsych), MA(Psych)(Hons), BCBA

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.

Alex Millington Blazey

Psychology Clinic Manager

Registered Psychologist, 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 Registered Psychologist and has experience working with individuals with a disability, history of trauma, anxiety and depression. Alex is Medicare and SIRA accredited for psychology and has extensive experience within the Workplace Rehabilitation area with extensive experience 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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Ally Van Bodegom

Onboarding and Retention Manager

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Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Ally is a Support and Performance Coach who completes new staff inductions and supports all staff in assisting them to achieve their targets each month.

Ally believes that office morale and supportive culture are fundamental parts of a successful working environment and overall employee motivation.

She enjoys supporting her team and seeing them succeed in their roles.


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Amit Londhe

Psychology Clinic Manager

Provisional Psychologist, BPsych(Hons)

Location: Jandakot, WA

Amit is a Positive Behaviour Support Training Manager 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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Ashleigh Johnston

Quality and Compliance Manager - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

Cert IV EmpServ, DipBusAdmin

Location: Gosford, NSW

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

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

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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Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore, Morley, WA, ORS

Courtney Fletcher-Skidmore

Positive Behaviour Support Training Manager

Provisional Psychologist, 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 Manager for Forensic Services. Courtney is specialising in the area of Forensics with a particular interest in rehabilitating offenders living with a disability through behaviour support interventions, including both skill building the person and working with care teams to reduce environmental triggers. Courtney works with clients of many different backgrounds and presentations, including clients with co-morbid or multi-morbid disorders. She has experience in ASD, ADHD, ODD, PDA, ADHD, DID, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar and many more.”


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

Daniel Baker

Onboarding and Retention Manager

21Cert IV EmpServ

Location: Gosford, NSW

Daniel is a Strategy and Performance Coordinator who completes new staff inductions and supports all staff in assisting them to achieve their targets each month. Dan manages this process for all NDIS disciplines for the Gosford office and Occupational Therapy services across greater Sydney.

Dan believes that supporting staff helps them enjoy their time at work and makes using their time a lot easier having a support team involved to help them achieve their targets.

Dan really enjoy supporting staff and seeing them succeed in the job. Daniel has a certificate 4 in Employment Services. Daniel also has achieved the highest performer in the strategy and performance team for January and February 2021, from induction surveys that are sent to our new staff once the 2 week induction has been completed.


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Dominika Wehbe

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

BPsychSc

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Dominika is passionate about looking past the diagnosis of a child and improving the quality of life in children. Driven by creating positive relationships, she takes pride in helping children advance through their developmental life stages in achieving their potential. -Dominika has experience working with children and adolescents with challenging behaviours, Developmental disabilities, and mental health disorders. She has a wide range of experience in service delivery in-Home in Clinics, Telehealth, and school-based settings. Dominika has worked alongside multidisciplinary teams carrying out their goals. Dominika is experienced in implementing applied behavioural analysis (ABA) therapy, and early starter Denver (ESDM) therapy.


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Emily Samuelsson

Team Leader - Speech Pathology

BA(SpchPath), CPSP

Location: Pakenham, VIC

Emily has over six years of experience as a Speech Pathologist, working primarily with the paediatric population in private practice and primary and secondary schools. Emily has worked with children and families across various areas, including feeding, speech, language, AAC, and fluency. Emily also has a particular interest and specialty skills in paediatric feeding and dysphagia management.

Emily’s gentle and compassionate nature allows for open and honest communication between her and her clients about the support that her clients need the most. Emily is passionate about partnering with children and their families to create positive and meaningful mealtime experiences. Emily believes a responsive feeding therapy approach is vital to developing positive relationships around food and mealtimes for children and their families.


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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.

Jasmin Edwards, ORS, Perth, WA

Jasmin Edwards

Team Leader - Exercise Physiology

BExSpSc, GDipClinExPhys, AEP, ESSAM

Location: Perth, WA

Working in a clinical environment Jasmin has been exposed to a range of conditions and worked with both NDIS and Workers compensation cases. During her experience she has developed an interest in mental and chronic health. Jasmin has assisted with a number of youth programs for obesity, teens diagnosed with anxiety and depression, youth cancer and has experience in hydrotherapy and strength and conditioning for individuals and groups. Jasmin builds a strong rapport with clients and has extensive customer service experience. Being in the field of Exercise Physiology allows Jasmin to help clients make everyday life easier by working towards improving mobility, reducing pain and achieving their health and lifestyle goals.


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Jean-Pierre (JP) Steyl

Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BSportsSc, AEP

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Jean-Pierre is an experienced clinician with extensive experience as an Exercise Physiologist. He has worked as an allied health professional in South Africa, England and Australia in a number of roles ranging from specialised live-in care, Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor for the British Military and as an private practice AEP in Sydney. He is passionate about integrated healthcare and prides himself on maintaining the highest standard of quality care with a unique patient focused approach to support clients from any walk of life achieve their health and wellbeing goals.


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John Cardile

Onboarding and Retention Manager

BCrim, BPsych, GradDipEd(Sec)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

John has worked within Disability Employment Services (DES) as an Employer-Account Manager & Business Manager for numerous sites in Sydney Metro. John is a self-driven, high achieving individual with over 10 years’ experience in a fast paced, high achieving Specialist Roles (Coaching,Training,Relationship Management, Leadership & Performance Strategy implementation) John has a demonstrated passion for delivering results in a growing business with a proven work ethic & professional skills to ensure a seamless transition within a team environment.


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Karen Makin

Onboarding and Retention Manager

21Cert IV TAE, Cert IV ES

Location: Jandakot, WA

Karen has worked within the Employment services industry, Registered Training Organiasations and NDIS for the past 15 years, within many different roles including Site Manager and Regional Manager for ORS. Karens skill set includes Compliance, Training and Assessment, Strategy and Performance and implementation.


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Kathleen Camacho

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

BSc(PsychSc)(Hons)

Location: Stirling, WA

Kathleen is in the final months of completing her PhD in Psychological science, which focuses on how therapists can identify and help clients who are struggling to apply the skills taught in therapy. While Kathleen has been an active researcher over the last four years, she is also passionate about applying the research to practice. She has worked in group therapy, suicide support, trauma recovery, and with individuals who have an NDIS support plan. Kathleen’s clinical interests include PTSD and C-PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, anger management, improving wellbeing, and mindfulness-based treatments.


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Kirsty Courbois

Quality Manager - Training and Development

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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Lana Holmes

Quality Manager - Comprehensive Plans/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

BSc(Psych&Couns), MSc

Location: Remote, QLD

Lana has many years of experience completing analysis of autism support, staff training and company development planning, resulting in improved outcomes for neurodiverse people. Lana has a unique insight into a huge array of support services including kindergartens, schools, further education, residential/supported living, day centres, employment/job centres, hospitals and prisons. Prior to this, on completion of her Masters of Science, Lana spent several years leading a 5 home residential service, Positive Behaviour Support analysis and intervention program. During this time she provided training and mentoring to staff and transformed the lives of individuals with challenging behaviours, through Function Behaviour Assessment and implementation. Lana has a passion for ensuring communication is accessible to everyone and improving the quality of life of the people she supports.


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Madeleine Flack

Quality Manager - Standard Plans and Progress Reports

BTeach(Hlth&PhysEd)(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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Nikytta Morton

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Broadmeadow, NSW
Nikytta is a provisional psychologist with experience working in the workplace rehabilitation industry and private practice. She has worked with adults recovering from physical and psychological injury or illness and has experience providing both assessment and intervention to adults with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Nikytta loves having the ability to really help someone. It gives her overwhelming pride and a sense of real accomplishment when she sees her clients achieving the goals they set out to achieve. Nikytta has a passion for neuropsychology and understanding how neurological pathways influence behaviour. Nikytta has conducted research for over three years, looking at how the circadian cycles in our eyes can influence melatonin release and sleep behaviour. She has also looked into the effects of blue light on our eyes and how this affects our sleeping patterns. She has had the privilege to publish an abstract and present at an internal conference for vision science.


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Renee Greaves

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

BPsych

Location: Morley, WA

Renee is a Provisional Psychologist and Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner with a particular interest in psychological comorbidities. Renee is a dynamic and engaging individual who prides herself on building warm and open trust-based relationships. She
places emphasis on working collaboratively within the therapeutic relationship in order to assist her clients in achieving their goals and improving their overall quality of life.


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Shelby Coy, PBS, Mascot, ORS W

Shelby Coy

Positive Behaviour Support Training Manager

BA(Psych), MA(PBA), BCBA

Location: Mascot, 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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Yael Abitbol

Psychology Clinic Manager

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

Location: Perth, WA

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

Zoe Heath

Allied Health Assistant/Onboarding and Retention Manager

Cert III EarlyChildEd&Care, Cert IV AHA

Location: Pakenham, VIC
Zoe is a qualified Allied Health Assistant who is passionate about supporting children with multifaceted needs. She has completed additional qualifications in early childhood education and development.
Her experience as an Allied Health Assistant consists of working with both Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy clients within paediatrics. Zoe enjoys working with children and families to establish routines and implement environmental and transactional supports.


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Abbie Castillo

Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

BBus(OpMgmt

Location: Gosford, NSW

Abbie is a dedicated and values-driven professional with over 10 years of professional experience in psychology, counselling, case management, training, coaching and mentoring. She worked across Child Protection Services, Disability Employment Services, NDIS and Worker’s Compensation sectors. Abbie worked in Occupational Rehabilitation since 2018 within the new employer and same employer divisions and also honed her skills in negotiation, mediation, strategic planning, business development, and project development. Alongside this, she provided student placement supervision for the University of Sydney and Griffith University.

Abbie completed her degrees in Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counselling, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Graduate Diploma in Psych and utilised a holistic approach with practical applications of Solution Focused Therapy. She believes that incorporating the principles of positive psychology, utilising their strengths and a person-centred approach are effective tools in developing a good rapport and gaining the trust of clients to help them attain their goals, with a strong focus on employment and its benefits for mental health and recovery.

Abbie has an unwavering passion for helping people. She has strong advocacy for mental health promoting equality, empowerment, respect, understanding and kindness to help them feel safe and to be assimilated within the community.


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Alex Vermeer, Villawood, ORS

Alex Vermeer

Quality Manager - Interim Plans

BPsychSc(Honours)

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

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

Althea Forbes

Team Leader - Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist, BHlthSc(SportSc), MOT

Location: Pakenham, VIC

Althea has worked for five years as an Occupational Therapist within the NDIS sector, managing a caseload of adult and paediatric clients.

During this time, Althea has mainly worked with adults, including younger adults, with physical and neurological disabilities. She has special interest in supporting clients with complex and minor home modifications, vehicle modifications, assistive technology and housing supports.

Althea’s broader experiences has involved helping adult and paediatric clients access specialist equipment, including custom-built assistive technology, assistance and retraining with activities of daily living and assisting individuals with transitioning into independent living.

Althea enjoys being able to assist people to gain independence in their lives and feel part of their community, and she brings energy and passion to her role.


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Angela Frearson

Team Leader - Administration

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Location: Gosford, NSW

Angela is on the cusp of graduating from her undergraduate degree in Psychological Science at the University of Newcastle and has recently embarked on her journey into the field of Physiotherapy. She envisions leveraging her background in Psychology to complement her studies in Physiotherapy. Her goal is to become a dedicated neuro physiotherapist, using her expertise in both fields to assist individuals with the physical and emotional aspects of recovery. Working at ORS has given Angela extensive insight in allied health and the NDIS. In her current role as a Customer Retention and Engagement Specialist, Angela is responsible for completing all internal case handovers and providing excellent customer service to ensure customers always receive the best possible experience. Her ability to work independently and use initiative allows her to complete all allocated duties within required timeframes.


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Annika Giles

Team Leader - Workplace Rehabilitation and Health

22BPsych(Hons)

Location: Maitland, NSW

Annika is a Provisional Psychologist and Rehabilitation Consultant with ORS. Annika has previously worked as a research assistant where she was responsible for the administration of psychological tests, conducted in-person focus groups and performed qualitative and quantitative analysis of research findings. Annika has a strong client focus and has extensive experience working with others to achieve positive outcomes across varying environments. Annika understands the importance of work, including the psychological health and self-esteem benefits. She enjoys working with her clients and improving their capacity to return to work in a timeframe that matches their recovery.


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Anthony Ngo

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support/Proficient Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

BPsychSc

Location: Mascot, NSW

Anthony has completed his Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of New South Wales with majors in Psychology and Linguistics. Utilising a diverse knowledge base informed by linguistic diversity and a multi-disciplinary understanding of behaviour, He is passionate about driving long-term outcomes through functional collaboration and a focus on building genuine relationships with clients from different backgrounds.


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Ashleigh Bryant

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

BPsych

Location: Stirling, WA

Ash has recently been awarded a Bachelor of Psychology and has been accepted into post-graduate studies, enabling her to pursue her career goal of becoming a Clinical Psychologist working alongside children, adolescents, and families from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Ash is passionate about studying and following a holistic and person-centered approach when working with others and is motivated to proactively follow and support her client’s lead when assisting with their individual goals and total wellbeing.

Notably, Ash takes on additional studies to support her personal goal of being a culturally competent practitioner where she can support the livelihoods of minority groups within Australia.


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Aye Mon

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

DipSystemicCounsSkills, BPsychSc(Neuroscience), GradCertForensicBehavSc

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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Belinda Lake

Team Leader - Human Resources

Bbus(HR)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Belinda has completed her Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) and has 14 years of experience working in the higher education sector, with 8 of those years in Human Resources. Belinda is passionate about helping people by providing access to information, advice and has a strong focus on identifying problems and implementing process improvements.


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Bettina Zabat

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

BA(IntSt), MSW

Location: Fyshwick, ACT

Bettina is an AASW-accredited social worker specialising in disability and the NDIS. She is particularly passionate about early interventions and therapeutic care. As such, she has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in crisis due to trauma, abuse, neglect, and other forms of severe adversity. Through interagency MOUs, Bettina works closely with local community organisations and relevant offices under the ACT Community Services Directorate umbrella to create a safe and nurturing environment for young clients with special needs.

Bettina values the active participation of carers and emphasises the importance of consistently implementing environmental enrichment strategies to help clients reduce their engagement with challenging behaviours. Most importantly, she strives to improve each client’s quality of life by implementing tailored action plans that demonstrate the person-centred practice and focus on developing emotional literacy, emotional regulation, functional communication, independence, and social skill.


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Billie Tomkins

Team Leader - Administration

22Cert III Bus, Cert III Individual Support Disability

Location: Stirling, WA

Billie has worked within the allied health and care industry adapting to many different roles throughout her career as well as obtaining and developing multiple skills. Her main career goal is to expand her skill set and experience in the administration field as she has already obtained her certifications in business and has previously excelled in similar administrative roles. Billie is a dedicated, compassionate, individual who is always eager to expand her knowledge.


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Cassandra (Cass) Bela

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

DipCouns

Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Cassandra has just completed her Diploma in Counselling and currently working towards her Bachelor. She is a mother of three (one diagnosed with ADHD) and hopes to bring her lived experience, learned skills and great level of empathy into her role at ORS to help support those in need to achieve their goals and a greater level of life satisfaction.


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Charlotte Finch

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist, BOT

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Charlotte completed her studies of a Bachelor Degree of Occupational Therapy at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). She has experience working in acute and rehabilitation hospital settings, neurological conditions, geriatrics, and paediatrics. Charlotte has a specific interest in older adults, dementia clients, equipment prescription, and home modifications. She is passionate about empowering others to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.


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Chelsea Davies, Perth, WA, ORS

Chelsea Davies

BPsych

Location: Perth, WA

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


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Chelsea Smith

Team Leader - Positive Behaviour Support

BA(Sociol&Anthrop)/BSc(Psych)

Location: Gosford, NSW

Chelsea is a Behaviour Support Practitioner and a registered Social Worker with experience working in the disability industry. After studying an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Chelsea discovered an interest in understanding human behaviour and mental health and pursued a Master of Social Work.
Chelsea is passionate about working with people to achieve their goals, embracing a person-centred approach in all her work and is committed to working together to help individuals overcome barriers and reach their potential. Chelsea is dedicated to working with people with disability and strives to build a positive and unique rapport with every individual she works with.


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Clarissa Haylett

Team Leader – Occupational Therapy (Clinical Lead Neurology/Assistive Technology)

Occupational Therapist, DipVocRehab, BOT

Location: Lane Cove, NSW

Clarissa has been working as a qualified occupational therapist for more than eight years. She has a special interest in the fields of adult neurology and vocational rehabilitation. Additionally, she is skilled in cognitive rehabilitation and performing functional capacity evaluations for ill or injured workers as part of their return to work journey. She is passionate about multi-disciplinary teamwork and considers this as an important part of the rehabilitation process. Clarissa is personable and confident with her clients and believes in building a therapeutic relationship with each of them and treating each client holistically.


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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.

Curtis Povah

Team Leader – Positive Behaviour Support

BPsych(Hons)

Location: Stirling, WA Curtis graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is passionate about providi