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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 [...]

Therapy Team

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 [...]

Megan Crome

Developmental Educator

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

Henry Adcock

Adult Occupational Therapist

Henry graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy (BHSMOT) in 2017. Since graduating he wo [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jo Arbon

Senior Social Worker

Jo's profile is coming soon. [...]

Michael Smith

Social Worker

Michael's profile is coming soon. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

David Beck

PA / 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 [...]

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 [...]

Mentors

Abby Lee Boles

Mentor

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

Arron Billing

Mentor

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

Bodey Sicheri-Smith

Mentor

Working Days: Available any day. Experience and Background: My background has been working as a Specialised Residential Therapeutic Care Work [...]

Brooke Shaw

Mentor

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

David Martin

Mentor

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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