Executive Director, Dip Ed (EC.), B.Ed. Sp. Ed., M.Ed.
Toni has led an organisational development and consultancy company and was contracted by the Community Services and Health Industry Training Board to project manage, design, develop and roll out Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Disability Quality Framework in Victoria between 2009 – 2012 and provided ongoing quality management and organisational consultancy across Victoria, NSW, and the ACT for over 6 years before returning to North East Victoria to live and shape her own’s son’s transition to life after school.
Toni’s own lived experience as a parent of a young man with a disability, has further propelled her to explore, trial, test, and challenge the thinking and the practices of the disability sector, of local families, and more broadly, across metropolitan, regional, and rural communities to ensure that all people can live, work and participate in community life together.
Toni holds a Bachelor of Arts ( Social Science), Graduate Diploma in Social Work, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters of Education (Research). Toni also has a range of other qualifications , including Workplace Assessment and Training.
Plan Manager & Finance Coordinator, BSci, GradCertBusMgt, CertAcc
With a strong focus on quality management, Julie-Ann is highly qualified and experienced in both the financial sector and the health industry. Julie-Ann’s experience and responsibilities include business and change management, financial administration, quality control, auditing, project management, client relations and human resources.
Julie-Ann is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australian Bookkeepers Association and Australian Bookkeepers Network. After ten years in Melbourne managing a large administration services team in the Pathology industry, Julie-Ann transitioned to cancer services in the Border East region. Whilst establishing her financial administration business, Julie-Ann also worked in the superannuation sector in a quality control and regulatory compliance role.
Julie-Ann is currently undertaking a double Masters Degree in Business Administration and Health Management. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Management, a Bachelor Degree in Science, and a Cert IV in Accounting and Financial Services.
Senior Behaviour Practitioner, Dip Ed (EC.), B.Ed. Sp. Ed., M.Ed. (Special Education & Behaviour Disorders)
Kristen has worked in the field of Special Education for the last 30 years, specialising in autism, challenging behaviour and multiple disabilities.
Kristen has worked for both the New South Wales and Northern Territory Departments of Education, and has been employed as a classroom teacher, state wide consultant, and School Principal. In 2008 Kristen was appointed as the National Team Leader for the Parent Carer program of Positive Partnerships, which provided workshops for parents and teachers of children with autism across Australia. In 2011, Kristen was appointed as the inaugural principal of a school for children with Autism in regional New South Wales. In addition, Kristen has managed an Early Intervention service, completed her confirmation document for a PhD, and coordinated Learning Support for an independent F-12 school.
Kristen holds a Diploma Education, Bachelor of Education (Special Education), and a Masters of Education (Special Education & Behaviour Disorders).
Support Coordinator and Occupational Therapist, B.ScOT
Laura’s passion is to deliver dance and movement opportunities that are accessible for all individuals to access. Laura is not only passionate about inclusive dance practice, but finding ways to use dance and movement as a mode of therapy for individuals of all abilities.
Laura has worked as an occupational therapist in various settings including early childhood intervention, inpatient rehabilitation and community rehabilitation. As an occupational therapist, Laura is a firm believer in life-long learning and continues to advance her repertoire of skills and knowledge. This has seen Laura complete additional courses in the areas of Dance and Movement Therapy, Autism, Sensory Integration, Stroke, Neuroplasticity and Brain Reorganisation, as well as being a certified Transdisciplinary Key Worker. Laura is committed to ensuring that therapy is client-centred and family focused; helping to address the most pertinent needs of the client and their families whilst still maintaining a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Laura graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2015 with a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy and has a special interest in working with children and adolescents with additional needs.
Counselling, Therapy, and Mediator
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Angela holds a Bachelor Degree in Therapy.
Support Coordinator and Social Worker, BPsySc, MSocWk
Emily has previously worked within both primary and secondary schools to assist children and young people facing a range of barriers to learning to achieve their educational and developmental potential. Emily worked alongside school leadership and wellbeing teams to support the development of disability funding applications and assisted schools to implement behaviour and mental health supports.
Emily is passionate about mental health and wellbeing, advocacy, human rights and equity which underpins and motivates her practice in supporting people to reach their full potential.
Emily graduated as a Social Worker in 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Master of Social Work with La Trobe University. Her degrees and associated clinical placements within a tertiary mental health service and local government equipped her with knowledge and experience in human cognition, development, mental health, ethics, trauma informed practice and human behaviour.
Support Coordinator and Speech Pathologist, CPSP, BSpPath
Ashleigh has experience working with children and adults presenting with expressive and receptive language disorders, phonological (speech-sound) impairments, developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other physical/neurological conditions.
Ashleigh is passionate about providing individualised care that is tailored to each of her client’s unique needs as well as working collaboratively with families to achieve meaningful outcomes for all ages.
Ashleigh graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology and is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and member of The Hanen Centre. Ashleigh is committed to continual professional development to ensure quality, evidence-based practice and is trained in Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk program.