Our Team

Our Commitment to our families and the local Community

Our Commitment to our Community

At Pearson Allied Health Services, we strive to be a leader in the disability and support services sector, driving positive changes in the sector and community that empower people with disabilities. We provide a range of individual and group services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of the person and assist them to live the life they want. We design our programs to ensure people with disabilities are receiving the supports they need to live comfortably and to access and engage with their local community.

 

We provide tailored and person-centred services to over 400 South Australians with disabilities throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area and the Fleurieu Peninsula, helping them to best utilise their NDIS funding and to connect into existing community and government programs and services.

 

We strive to lead change in our local community by addressing the publics perspectives of people with disabilities, through building greater knowledge and understanding of disabilities. This includes working with local businesses, governments organisations and community groups to build their understanding and ability to work with people with disabilities and ensure their services are appropriate and accessible.

 

Our Commitment to our Staff

We recognise that our team is our most important asset, and as such we strive to maintain a supportive, positive and happy workplace and team culture. Through ongoing investment in staff culture and training, we work to ensure we have a happy and productive team to provide high quality services to our Participants. We pride ourselves on maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace, drawing on the unique individual strengths, experiences and backgrounds of each member of our team.

 

Our Commitment to Ongoing Training and Development

To meet the ongoing unique and individual needs of our Participants, we are committed to ongoing staff training and development to ensure we are providing high quality and evidence-based services. We maintain this through a combination of regular staff supervision, quarterly full staff training and planning days and external professional development opportunities. Our training program includes specialist training in therapies, practices and disabilities, general best practice principle and standards training, and staff culture and team building programs.

Karen Pearson

Managing Director and Speech Pathologist

Quality service requires a team! Meet ours…

Leadership Team

Andrew Gaborit

Operations Manager

GradCertDisSt Andrew has over two decades of experience working in the disabilities sector, working for both Government and Non-Government agen [...]

Karen Pearson

Managing Director and Speech Pathologist

BSpPath Karen first became fascinated in the practice of Speech Pathology after two of her own children needed a Speech Pathologist. This interest [...]

Nicholas Smith

Chief Executive Officer

BPsychSc Joining the Pearson Allied Health Services team in 2014, Nicholas has had roles in service delivery, operations and management and has [...]

Yasmine Smith

Morphett Vale Practice Manager and Scheduling Officer

Prior to joining the Pearson Allied Health Services team in February 2017, Yasmine held management positions in the retail sector, managing teams of j [...]

Therapy Team

Amanda Hollingsworth

Senior Developmental Educator/Mentoring Coordinator

BDisComRehab Amanda has extensive experience working in the disabilities sector, working first as a Disability Support Worker before graduating in [...]

Breeanna Witmitz

Occupational Therapist

BSc(OT) Bree has previously worked in the aged care sector, providing pain management treatments to individuals in both metropolitan and regional S [...]

Christopher Smith

Social Worker

BSocWkSocPg   Chris has worked in the human services and disabilities field for over a decade, with roles including: Personal Care Worker, [...]

Desrae Bauer

Senior Practitioner and Senior Social Worker

This information is still coming! Des' first day is Thursday August 23rd, check back soon for more information! [...]

Jessica Crispe

Occupational Therapist

BHlthSc and MOT Prior to joining the Pearson Allied Health Services team in early 2017, Jess has provided therapeutic interventions to children wit [...]

Katie Laakmann

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath Katie joined the Pearson Allied Health Services team in mid 2016 as an Allied Health Assistant and Client Support Officer whilst she comple [...]

Melanie Mehuys

Social Worker

BSocWkSocPg After graduating in early 2017, Melanie joined the Pearson Allied Health Services team as a Social Worker and Support Coordinator. Thro [...]

Rhianna Cheney

Speech Pathologist

BSpPath Joining the Pearson Allied Health Services team after graduating in December 2016, Rhianna has shown herself to be a conscientious and empa [...]

Sharon McGowan

Senior Speech Pathologist

BSpPath Graduating in 2003, Sharon has had roles in both Government and Non-government organisations in metro and regional South Australia in Healt [...]

Stuart George

Community Development Coordinator

With over 20 years’ experience working in the community and disability service sector, Stuart joins the Pearson Allied Health Service team with a we [...]

Tegan Ashton

Speech Pathologist

BBehavSc and MSpPath Before commencing her Masters of Speech Pathology, Tegan worked overseas as a live in nanny and completed a Bachelor of Behavi [...]

Administration Team

Brooke Brown

Client Support Officer and Group Coordinator

Brooke has always been passionate about working in a child focused industry as she has always enjoyed working with and being around children. Whilst B [...]

Jessica Dixon

Mentor Team Leader and Client Support Officer

Beginning her career in disabilities as a Disability Support Worker, Jess has since worked in various roles in the disabilities field, including as a [...]

Leanne Brown

Client Support Officer and Mentor Scheduler

Leanne is passionate about children and ensuring they have access to the services they need to thrive and develop. She joined the Pearson Allied Healt [...]

Tracey Bourne

Accountant

BCom(Acct) Tracey has more than 10 years finance experience, working in accounting and legal firms in Adelaide and in Port Lincoln. In these roles, [...]

Mentors

Adam Hamdorf

Mentor

Working Days: Saturdays and Sundays   Experience and Background: My experience as a youth Mentor with Pearson’s for the past 2 years a [...]

Ali Mullins

Mentor and Allied Health Assistant

Working Days:   Experience and Background: As a final year Speech Pathology student, I have experience supporting children and adults wi [...]

Arron Billing

Mentor

Working Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - subject to change depending on his University Schedule   Experience and Background: I [...]

Jimmy Jones-Moody

Mentor

Working Days:   Experience and Background: 14 months experience as an Individual Support Worker, supporting Adults with a disability in [...]

Julie Barlow

Mentor

This information is still coming! Check back soon for Julie's staff bio and working days! [...]

Krystina Dianos

Mentor and Allied Health Assistant

Working Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays, Friday mornings and weekends.   Experience and Background: I am a spee [...]

Megan Crome

Mentor

Working Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays   Experience and Background: Children's Church leader Volunteer 2011- Current Chr [...]

Robbie Poignand

Mentor

This information is still coming! Check back soon for Robbie's staff bio and working days! [...]

Sam Jordan

Administration Assistant and Domestic Support

This information is still coming! Check back soon for Sam's staff bio and working days! [...]

Shane Neville

Mentor and Personal Trainer

This information is still coming! Check back soon for Shane's staff bio and working days! [...]

Stephanie Bettens

Mentor and Allied Health Assistant

This information is still coming! Check back soon for Stephanie's staff bio and working days! [...]