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 to 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 public’s 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

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 [...]

Robert Godden

General Manager

Experience and background: Robert has responsibility for the non-clinical aspects of the PAHS operation. He brings a diversity of management consul [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Speech Pathologists

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 [...]

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 [...]

Samantha Hosking

Speech Pathologist

Working days: Monday to Thursday Experience and background: Before returning to study as a mature aged student Samantha worked in communicati [...]

Allira Soutter

Speech Pathologist

Working days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs Experience and background: Allira has always worked with children and young people in many different work [...]

Occupational Therapists

Amy Slade

Occupational Therapist

Working days: Monday to Friday. Experience and background: Amy has previously worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist providing therape [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Social Workers / Support Coordinators

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, [...]

Nicola Hammond

Social Worker

Nicola joined the team at Pearson Allied Health Services in late 2018, Nicola is a social worker and has had experience working with families and yout [...]

Peta Hallett

Support Coordinator

Working days: Monday to Friday Experience and background: Peta has recently joined the Pearson team and has completed a Bachelor of Social Wo [...]

Developmental Educators & Behavioural Team

Bec Weston

Clinical Lead, Behaviour Support Team

Working Days: Monday - Friday Experience and Background: Bec is a Social Worker who has been working in the community services sector since 2 [...]

Hannah Telford

Developmental Educator and Behavioural Therapist

Working days: Monday to Friday Experience and background: Prior to joining the Pearson Allied Health team in 2019, Hannah worked as a retail [...]

Megan Crome

Developmental Educator

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

Michael Smith

Social Worker and Behavioural Practitioner

Michael graduated in 2014, Prior to working at PAHS Michael worked in Junction Australia’s, Exceptional Needs Unit for young people and adults with [...]

Peter Rankine

(Consultant) Senior Psychologist & Behavioural Practitioner

Peter conducts Autism Spectrum Diagnostic assessments and is a leading clinician in PAHS behavioural support team. Peter has had a long and disting [...]

Administration Team

Brooke Brown

Group Coordinator & Scheduling Officer

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 [...]

David Beck

Personal Assistant to the Director & Return to Work Coordinator

Experience and background: David’s main role is as the personal assistant to the Director and as such can be a jack of all trades, filling in whe [...]

Kelsey Gore

Administration

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (changes) Experience and background: Having a younger brother with disabilities Kelsey has h [...]

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 [...]

Mentors

Arron Billing

Mentor

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

Luke Van Gool

Mentor

Luke works part time and while sharing care of his two young daughters. Luke enjoys martial arts (2 time Australian champion, in Taekwondo) , and k [...]

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

Julie enjoys combining her passion for helping people with her love for horses. Julia has a rescued horse sanctuary and enjoys taking her clients to s [...]

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 [...]

Robbie Poignand

Mentor

Working days: Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Experience and background: Robert has worked in the Aged Care and Disability secto [...]

Sam Jordan

Administration Assistant and Domestic Support

Experience and background: Sam joined the PAHS team in December 2016, with over 20years working in the domestic/hospitality industry, also raising [...]

Brooke Shaw

Allied Health Assistant & Mentor

Working days: Mondays, Tuesdays and weekends but is subject to change depending on her university schedule. Experience and background: Brooke [...]

Sam Webb

Mentor

Working days: Monday to Friday Experience and background: Samantha decided to care for people when her own father was diagnosed with Parkinso [...]

Pamela Stasiuk

Mentor

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (fortnightly) and Sunday (fortnightly) Experience and background: Pamela first got [...]

Phil Woodcock

Mentor

Working days: Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Experience and background: Phil has had a diverse range of jobs including owin [...]

Abby Lee Boles

Mentor

Working Days:   Experience and Background: Social Work student at Flinders University – 3rd year in 2019. Mentoring through the Fli [...]

David Martin

Mentor

Working Days:   Experience and Background: David has 28yrs experience in Landscape gardening and Home Maintenance. He also enjoys the od [...]

Anne Drury-Godden

Mentor

Working days: It varies. Experience and background: Anne has a background in community services, primarily helping people with mental health [...]

Graham Beck

Mentor

Working days:   Experience and background: Graham has a lot of experience in Epilepsy with a close family member. His brother also had M [...]

Courtney Ross

Mentor

Experience and background: Courtney has 2 years’ experience within the disability field as a mentor and support worker. Interests and hobbies: [...]

Yuan Lau

Mentor

Interests and hobbies: Yuan has a cert 3 in Disability Support and enjoys helping people to reach their goals. He likes watching television and pla [...]