Meet the team

Daniel Yang

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Daniel enjoys working with children and providing support to individuals within the LGBTQ community.

With a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, as well as a master’s degree in social work studies, Daniel brings a diverse skill set to his profession. His experience spans across education, child safety, and the disability sector, showcasing a dynamic and comprehensive background.

Daniel is a dedicated and imaginative professional with a commitment to helping young children shape brighter futures. He thrives on thinking outside the box, and provides support through a holistic approach.

In his role as a behaviour support practitioner, Daniel looks forward to crafting personalised plans for his clients. With expertise in supporting children with conditions such as ASD, ADHD, ODD, and varying degrees of global development delay, he understands the significance of delivering customised assistance to help individuals overcome challenges and achieve positive outcomes.

Fiona Peter

Speech Pathologist

By choosing Fiona as your dedicated speech pathologist, you can trust that she possesses the knowledge, skills, and empathy necessary to address your specific communication needs.

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Jaye Melville

Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

Jaye's particular passion lies in working with young males and adults who have experienced trauma and may be at risk of or have had extensive involvement with the justice system.

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Alison Blyth

Team Leader / Senior Occupational Therapist

Ali is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with 18 years of diverse clinical expertise in the community, disability, and sub-acute rehabilitation space.

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Sarah Willoughby

Clinical Lead- Behaviour Support

Sarah uses her comprehensive skill set to make a positive impact in the lives of those she supports.

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Zoe Samuels

Senior Occupational Therapist

Zoe finds immense satisfaction in working with the community, supporting individuals to meaningfully engage in their lives.

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Nowar Islam

Occupational Therapist

Nowar is passionate about helping people improve their overall wellbeing and has a particular interest in disability assessment and capacity building therapy.

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Brooke Thorsen

Senior Occupational Therapist

Brooke graduated with first class honors from the University of Queensland in 2017.  She has a passion for working with individuals with complex physical and neurological presentations.

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Katrina Dowd

Occupational Therapist

Katrina has a background in Psychology (first class honours in neuropsychology) and Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland. She is particularly interested in working with teens and adults with mental health and psychosocial disability.

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Lauryn Gaunt

Occupational Therapist

Lauryn is fuelled by a passion for holistic and collaborative care to support individuals to achieve their goals.

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Lauren Maloney

Senior Occupational Therapist

Lauren has extensive experience in both acute and community occupational therapy. She has spent 6 years working in a hospital across acute, medical, neurological, orthopaedic, acute hand therapy services and rehabilitation.

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David Muller

Clinical Lead Speech Pathology

David is an experienced Speech Pathologist with a mixed background working in community, hospital, nursing homes, and specialised clinics.

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Anna Opertowski-Marshall

Speech Pathologist

Anna is passionate about assisting clients with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) and developing communication methods.

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Maheen Khan

Occupational Therapist

Maheen is a New Graduate Occupational Therapist (Honours) from Griffith University who is passionate about empowering clients to achieve meaningful goals and engage in activities that enhance their quality of life.

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Thomas Stark

Allied Health Assistant

Thomas is in his third year at ACU, and is studying to complete a Bachelor of Nursing and Paramedicine.

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Peter Larose

Speech Pathologist

Peter is committed to positively impacting individuals of all ages by enhancing their communication and swallowing abilities. Trust in his skills, knowledge, and genuine passion as your speech pathologist to help you achieve your goals.

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Daniel Yang

With a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, as well as a master’s degree in social work studies, Daniel brings a diverse skill set to his profession. His experience spans across education, child safety, and the disability sector, showcasing a dynamic and comprehensive background.

Daniel is a dedicated and imaginative professional with a commitment to helping young children shape brighter futures. He thrives on thinking outside the box, and provides support through a holistic approach.

In his role as a behaviour support practitioner, Daniel looks forward to crafting personalised plans for his clients. With expertise in supporting children with conditions such as ASD, ADHD, ODD, and varying degrees of global development delay, he understands the significance of delivering customised assistance to help individuals overcome challenges and achieve positive outcomes.