Our Team

Our Commitment to our families and the local Community

Your committed, local team

Quality service needs a quality 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 led to Kare [...]

Tracey Bourne

Accountant (BCom(Acct)

Tracey has more than 15 years’ experience working in accounting and legal firms in Adelaide and Port Lincoln.  In these roles she was responsible f [...]

Tegan Parsons

Clinical Lead, Speech Pathologist

BBehavSc and MSpPath Senior Speech Pathologist Before commencing her Masters of Speech Pathology, Tegan worked overseas as a live in nanny and com [...]

Bec Weston

Clinical Lead, Behaviour Support Team

Bec is a Social Worker who has been working in the community services sector since 2011. Since this time the majority of her experience has been withi [...]

Janine Franz

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Janine is an Occupational Therapist who commenced working in the community services sector in 2008 and paediatric private practice since 2009 in South [...]

Speech Pathologists & Allied Health Assistants

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 led to Kare [...]

Tegan Parsons

Clinical Lead, Speech Pathologist

BBehavSc and MSpPath Senior Speech Pathologist Before commencing her Masters of Speech Pathology, Tegan worked overseas as a live in nanny and com [...]

Adriana Mazzeo

Speech Pathologist

Adriana has recently completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is excited to begin her journey at PAHS. She has a passion for working with others a [...]

Jamie Freeman

Speech Pathologist

Jamie completed her Bachelor’s Degree of Speech Pathology in 2019 at the University of Newcastle and has moved to South Australia to start her caree [...]

Angus Robson

Mentor and Allied Health Assistant

Angus is currently studying a Speech Pathology degree at Flinders University and will be finishing at the end of 2022. He has over 10-years’ experie [...]

Greg Standley

Allied Health Assistant

Greg is currently studying a Speech Pathology degree at Flinders University finishing at the end of 2021. He has over 20 years of experience working i [...]

Occupational Therapists, Play Therapists & Allied Health Assistants

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 [...]

Jenny Witmitz

Behavioural and Play Therapist

Jenny is a Behavioural and Play therapist with a Bachelor of Special Education and Diploma of teaching (Early Childhood Education). She comes to us wi [...]

Melissa Rogers

Occupational Therapist

Janine Franz

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Janine is an Occupational Therapist who commenced working in the community services sector in 2008 and paediatric private practice since 2009 in South [...]

Social Workers / Support Coordinators

Nicola Hammond

Mentor Manager & Specialist Support Coordinator

Nicola completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders University. Nicola experience being a Specialist Support Coordinator and a great understandin [...]

Christopher Smith

Specialist Support Coordinator and Social Worker

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

Peta Hallett

Specialist Support Coordinator and Social Worker

Peta has completed a Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders University. Before joining PAHS, Peta worked in Community Inclusion, Community Engagement and [...]

Zane Treleven

Social Worker and Specialist Support Co-ordinator

Before joining Pearson Allied Health, Zane worked in the youth homelessness field for two and a half years. During his first social work placement, Za [...]

Bree Smith

Social Worker and Specialist Support Co-Ordinator

Bree’s experience includes working at a primary school doing one on one mentoring and group work with children with Autism as well as children with [...]

Chloe Kelleher

Support Coordinator

Proactive, hardworking and innovative Administrations Officer with extensive background in Administrative Duties, Service Delivery, Program Coordinati [...]

Developmental Educators & Behavioural Team

Bec Weston

Clinical Lead, Behaviour Support Team

Bec is a Social Worker who has been working in the community services sector since 2011. Since this time the majority of her experience has been withi [...]

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 [...]

Hannah Telford

Developmental Educator and Behavioural Therapist

Prior to joining the Pearson Allied Health team in 2019, Hannah worked as a retail assistant, disability support worker, OSHC assistant, student suppo [...]

Megan Crome

Developmental Educator

Prior to working as Developmental Educator Megan gained experience working for people with disabilities as a mentor at PAHS and from different work e [...]

Arron Billing

Developmental Educator

Arron has been working at Pearson Allied Health Services as a Mentor since October 2016. He is currently at Flinders University Studying a Bachelor of [...]

Jemma Smith

Developmental Educator

Jemma graduated with her Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education in 2019, and worked as a support worker before joining the team at PAHS. [...]

Animal Assistive Therapy Team

Garry

He's so very cheeky

Princess Layer

The force is with her

Willow, Coco & Ginger

Bella

Totally cute but she loves to chew

Henny, Penny & Val

They are a little bit shy

Hennifer Lopaz & Reese Featherspoon

Coco

Such big eyes

Coco

She's as black as midnight

Daisy

She loves to cuddle

Tucker & Tinkle

We're inseperable

Juna

Loves to follow her sister into trouble

Loppy

Oh so fluffy

Lulu

She's a little bit cute

Pedro

The rock star

The sheep

That live at the PAHS fram

Spunky

She rules the roost

Tilly

I am a miniature donkey, that makes me a bit special

Administration Team

Danielle Rogers

Finance assistant

Prior to joining the Pearson Allied Health team in 2019 Danielle worked as an Office Manager and Sales Representative within the disability sector. Da [...]

Tracey Bourne

Accountant (BCom(Acct)

Tracey has more than 15 years’ experience working in accounting and legal firms in Adelaide and Port Lincoln.  In these roles she was responsible f [...]

Brooke Brown

Scheduling Officer & 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. Brooke h [...]

James Sheppard

Accounts Assistant & Mentor

James is currently studying at University of South Australia in his first year of a Bachelor of Business, Master’s in management previously, moving [...]

Xavier Clarke

Desktop Support Officer & Mentor

Xavier joined the team at Pearson Allied Health Services in 2019. He has worked as an aid with children and adults alike for a number of years and enj [...]

Jayne Shaw

Human Resources Officer

Jayne has 20 years of Human Resource Advisory experience, holding Generalist HR roles within the Utilities, IT, Telecommunications and Resources indus [...]

Mentor Coordinators

Nicola Hammond

Mentor Manager & Specialist Support Coordinator

Nicola completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders University. Nicola experience being a Specialist Support Coordinator and a great understandin [...]

Leanne Brown

Mentor Coordinator

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 [...]

David Beck

Mentor Coordinator

David’s main role is as a Mentor Co-ordinator. Other duties include being the Return to Work Coordinator and enjoying helping the staff at Pearson A [...]

Mentors

Jenny Brzezinski

Mentor

Prior to starting with PAHS, Jenny worked for nearly 10 years in an educational support role at a local high school. This employment had her working w [...]

Xavier Clarke

Desktop Support Officer & Mentor

Xavier joined the team at Pearson Allied Health Services in 2019. He has worked as an aid with children and adults alike for a number of years and enj [...]

Oliver Clarke

Mentor

Oliver previously worked at a professional level as a volunteer for TEAR, a non-for-profit organisation. He is currently at University and has just co [...]

Romy Dilly

Mentor

Romy relocated from France to Adelaide last November with her partner. She previously worked in hospitality in France and Spain and decided to work as [...]

Brooke Shaw

Mentor

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

Monique Gallagher

Mentor

Monique has previously worked in hospitality and has 15 years of experience both front and back of house as well as management of the family pub in Ne [...]

Adam Zain

Mentor

Adam is a passionate guy, who likes to engage with people and help support them achieve their potential. He holds a degree in social work, working on [...]

Louis Parcell

Mentor

Experience and Background: 2 years as a photographer - Now currently 2 years through his bachelor or Disability and Developmental Education (Rehab [...]

Courtney Ross

Mentor

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

David Martin

Mentor

Experience and Background: David has 28yrs experience in Landscape gardening and Home Maintenance. He also enjoys the odd mentoring shift, especial [...]

Tracy West

Mentor

Experience and Background: Customer Service Personal Training Motivation Support Guidance Interests and Hobbies: Gym Beach Dinner with [...]

Graham Beck

Mentor

Experience and background: Graham has a lot of experience in Epilepsy with a close family member. His brother also had MND and unfortunately went d [...]

Ashleigh Bonham

Mentor

Working hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Staff Background Experience and Background: Ashleigh is currently in her second year [...]

Ruby Davis

Mentor

Prior to joining PAHS Ruby worked withing the Hospitality Industry for 7 years working in children's play cafe's and hotels. Ruby loves nature and [...]

Angela Steel

Mentor

Working hours: Monday - Friday Experience and Background: 16 years customer service supervisor. Personal care worker at Sandpiper lodge. Basic [...]

Charlie Ford

Mentor

Charlie joined PAHS in October 2019. Most of his working background is in the gardening and landscaping field, and he has also spent a couple of year [...]

Sherie Smith

Mentor

Sherie is currently studying Aged-Care and has experience in Cleaning. In her free time Sherie enjoys Macrame, knitting, woodwork, bike riding, wal [...]

Ashleigh Rathjen

Mentor

Angus Robson

Mentor and Allied Health Assistant

Angus is currently studying a Speech Pathology degree at Flinders University and will be finishing at the end of 2022. He has over 10-years’ experie [...]

James Sheppard

Accounts Assistant & Mentor

James is currently studying at University of South Australia in his first year of a Bachelor of Business, Master’s in management previously, moving [...]

Jessica Laczko

Mentor

Jessica has been working with children in childcare for 4 years. During this time she has worked with a few children that displayed symptoms of specia [...]

Michael Piovesan

Mentor

Michael's previous work experience and background include the following: Youth Worker – Individual and group recreation programs – SA Street [...]

Michelle Garland

Mentor

Michelle has worked in Disability for 8 years within many different houses and over this time period has experienced many different things. She has al [...]

Henriette Coetzee

Mentor

Henriette previously studied  Exercise Science and Pilates and has a dance/gymnastics background. She formerly worked in the Memory Support Unit as w [...]

Raymond Rose

Mentor

Raymond previously worked supporting children with Variety SA. In his free time Raymond enjoys Bike Riding, Kayaking, Bush Walking, Movies, Concerts a [...]

Tyler Wilkins

Mentor

Tyler feels as if his life experiences have gotten him to where he is today and believes that helping people is my purpose in life. As a chef by tr [...]

Sam Sersli

Mentor

Samuel has always had a passion for working with people with disabilities and child related work. He has previously worked as an SSO at a primary s [...]

Chris Davey

Mentor

Chris has over 10 years office experience working in a variety of industries. She has also spent 7 years at the Adelaide Convention Centre maint [...]

Suzy Bridgland

Mentor

Working hours: Sunday to Thursday Staff Background Experience and Background: Suzy has been in aged care for 20 years and worked in both nursing [...]

Robert Oxton

Mentor

Experience and Background: Creative arts including traditional: drawing, painting, and clay modelling. Digital Art that includes: 3d modellin [...]

Natasha Baird

Mentor

Hi my name is Natasha I enjoy Walks along the beach, Markets, Board Games, Arts n Crafts, Yoga, I Love all animals especially my dog Eddie. I li [...]

Anthony Chammas

Mentor

Anthony has worked in Disability Services for 3 years. Anthony has a passion for working with the community. He volunteers in charitable events, [...]

Jill Hansen

Mentor

Working days: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, Subject to change Experience and background: Jill has decided to take on this role as a mentor [...]

Bernie Mitchell

Mentor

Staff Background Experience and Background: Currently mentoring a 22 year old male, general life skills, car maintenance, shopping , money handling [...]

Tara Farris

Mentor

Working hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Experience and Background: Tara has had business experience in Hair and Beauty salons. She also h [...]

Randal Fairlie

Mentor

Working hours: Works full time Staff Background Experience and Background: Team Leader/House Manager in home support work/disability day options [...]

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 [...]

Pamela Stasiuk

Mentor

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

Sam Jordan

Mentor & Domestic Support

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

Robbie Poignand

Mentor

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