Our Team

Our Commitment to our families and the local Community

Your committed, local team

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 (BSpPath)

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 [...]

James Hothersall

General Manager

James commenced at PAHS as our General Manager earlier this year. Prior to joining PAHS he spent 15 years in public service with the Pharmaceutical Be [...]

Danielle Rogers

Practice Manager

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 10 years finance experience, working in accounting and legal firms in Adelaide and in Port Lincoln. In these roles, she was respo [...]

Tegan Parsons

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Esther Hurley

Speech Pathologist

Esther recently completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is excited to begin her career at PAHS. Esther has a passion for helping others to see th [...]

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 [...]

Sam Dimitrious

Occupational Therapist

Sam completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Adelaide University, Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabi [...]

Melissa Rogers

Occupational Therapist

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. [...]

Administration Team

Danielle Rogers

Practice Manager

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 10 years finance experience, working in accounting and legal firms in Adelaide and in Port Lincoln. In these roles, she was respo [...]

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 [...]

Kelsey Gore

Media & Marketing Coordinator

Kelsey joined the team at Pearson Allied Health Services early 2019. Having a younger brother with disabilities she has had exposure to a wide group o [...]

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 [...]

Amalia Rovina

Administration Trainee

Amalia has always had a passion for working with kids. Amalia was previously a dance teacher for children aged 4-18 and she loved making kids happy an [...]

Samuel Sersli

Desktop Support Officer

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Angus Robson

Mentor and Allied Health Assistant

Working days: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Evenings, Wed afternoons and all day Saturday & Sundays Experience and background: Angus [...]

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 [...]

Animals

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Goat

Daisy

Goat