Our Staff

Victoria Williams

Clinical Director and Occupational Therapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Master of Occupational Therapy. Currently completing Doctor of Health.

University Attended: University of South Australia, La Trobe University, University of Tasmania

Special Interest Area: Complex Physical Disability, Sensory Based Feeding Difficulties’.

Favourite Food: Chicken Schnitzel

Family: Lives with husband and fur baby-Winston (pictured).

Likes: David Attenborough and Jurassic Park. Also loves to travel.

Dislikes: Eating with a spoon, wet and lumpy food.

Claire Kurtz

Occupational Therapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of science in Occupational Therapy (hons)

University Attended: University of Leicester; United Kingdom

Special Interest Area: Adults, spinal injury, pressure injury, falls, complex seating, home modifications.

Favourite Food: Too many to mention, I like variety and different cuisines. Raspberry dark chocolate is always a winner.

Family: One husband, one daughter and one guinea pig (Cookie – pictured).

Likes: Yoga, gardening, paddle boarding, swimming, and reading when I have time.

Dislikes: Watching the same movie twice (there are a couple of exceptions), desiccated coconut.

Kati Bulgarelli

Occupational Therapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

University Attended: The University of Queensland

Special Interest Area: Working with children with complex physical disabilities and investigating assistive technology and complex home modifications solutions to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.

Favourite Food: Pizza and pasta – tomato sauce base only!

Family: A husband, 2 little boys and a big black Labrador.

Likes: Baking, being outside exploring, enjoying a good coffee and brunch with a friend.

Dislikes: Mushrooms, paper straws, squeaky foods and humidity.

Kaitlin Perotti

Occupational Therapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

University attended: Deakin University

Special interest area: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities.

Favourite food: Cheese

Likes: Painting, exploring Tassie and spending time with her family and friends

Dislikes: Touching velvet

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Chantelle Purton

Occupational Therapist

Qualifications: Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Bachelor of Health Science, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation.

University Attended: LaTrobe University, University of Tasmania, Flinders University

Special Interest Area:  Neurological conditions, Rehabilitation, Health Promotion.

Favourite Food: Thai green curry, Avocado and Vegemite on toast.

Family: Husband and two young children who keep me very busy!

Likes:  Coffee! Going for a walk, yoga, reading a good novel whilst lying in a sunny spot! Getting outside in the fresh air.

Dislikes: Running late, bad customer service, broad beans, being stuck inside too long…

Carolyn Pearce

Speech Pathology Assistant

Qualifications: previously Worked at the Mersey Community Hospital for 15 years, 14 plus of those in the pharmacy department as a Pharmacy Assistant

University Attended: This is the best University to study at as you learn something new everyday with no essays or assignments it is known as “The University of Life”

Special Interest Area:  Speech Pathology Therapy Assistant am currently completing “Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance” focusing on Speech Pathology

Favourite Food: Roast meat and baked vegetables (not roast beef)

Family/Pets: 3 Adult Children, 8 almost 9 grandchildren (5 girls and 3 boys) 2 Green Cheek Conures

Likes:  Spending quality time with my family and friends, and attempting to garden

Dislikes: Silverbeet/Spinach and impatient and inconsiderate driver’s

Kiara Hyland

Speech Pathologist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Master of Speech Pathology Studies

University Attended: University of Tasmania, The University of Queensland

Special Interest Area: Anything early intervention. Early language and speech delays and disorders, Autism, augmentative and alternative communication, parent coaching

Favourite Food: Pizza and chocolate

Family: Husband and a little boy and girl

Likes: Camping, music, singing, dancing, coffee and good food

Dislikes: Mushrooms, cold weather, birds!

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Rebekah Boss-Walker

Paediatric Physiotherapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

University Attended: University of Sydney

Special Interest Area: Early intervention clients who present with developmental delay. Cerebral Palsy specific treatment including casting and Botox, Hammersmith Infant Neuro Assessment, accredited in the General Movements Assessment and completed the Advancing Paediatric Short Course in Cerebral Palsy with Monash University. She has also previously been trained in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) as well as Bayley Scales of Infant Development (Bayley-III).

Favourite Food: Dumplings

Family: Husband and 2 beautiful girls.

Likes: Travelling, rock climbing and spending time with family.

Dislikes: Flappy things. Especially birds. Definitely birds.

Kyra Summers

Physiotherapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), Grad Certificate of Physiotherapy (Paediatrics)

University Attended: James Cook University, University of Melbourne

Special Interest Area: Rehabilitation, spinal injury and neurological conditions, across the lifespan.

Favourite Food: Lollies!

Family: Husband, 4 boys and a naughty dachshund.

Likes: Coffee, the beach, moments of silence :)

Dislikes: Country music

Curtis Mollison

Physiotherapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy

University Attended: Charles Sturt University

Special Interest Area: Across the lifespan, neurological conditions, pain management

Favourite Food: A good burger of any kind

Family/Pets: Wife and 2 children (pigeon pair)

Likes: Hiking, outdoors, any kind of sport, anything related to the ocean, science, wood craft

Dislikes: Unfinished jobs, cooked nuts in food

Penny Rainbow

Business Manager

Qualifications: Bachelor of Pharmacy

University attended: UTAS

Special Interest Area: Business management and organisation.

Favourite food: Cherry pie with cream

Family: Husband, Michael and daughters, Maggie and Gemma.

Likes: Puzzles, sunshine and endless cups of tea.

Dislikes: Touching paddle pop sticks and eating brussel sprouts.

Katrina Gottliebsen

Therapy and Administration Assistant

Qualifications: Over 20 years of Allied Health experience having previously worked in Hospital and for a non-profit organisation. Currently working at the clinic as a Therapy and Administration Assistant

Special Interest Area: A keen interest in life skills

Favourite food: Anything that includes pasta

Likes: Music, reading and getting out for a bush or beach walk. My hope is to one day walk The Overland Track with my husband and Son

Dislikes: Coriander and filling my car up with petrol.

Robyn Quirk

Therapy Assistant and Administration

Nicknames: Popeye, Chicken, Rob, Robby.

Favourite Food: Definitely chocolate. Growing up, we always were able to choose what homemade meal we ate on our birthdays. Most of the time, my choice was chicken and cashews and a mudcake.

Family/Pets: My husband, Andrew, and I have been married for 15 years. We have one son, Sam (8), who is our miracle child.

Likes: Family bike rides, short walks to waterfall, reading novels, baking, camping; the beach; crafts – paper and timber based; and spending quality time with family and friends.

Dislikes: Fish – except tinned tuna; Bananas – really don’t like the taste or texture, not even as a baby.

Kelsi Jarvis

Therapy Assistant

Studying: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science At UTAS

Special interest area: Business management and organisation.

Favourite food: Curried sausages

Likes: Hockey and puppy dogs

Dislikes: Spiders and vacuuming

Lauren Hingston

Therapy Assistant

Qualifications: Diploma of Education Support UTAS

University Attended: UTAS

Interest Area: Early Childhood Intervention

Favourite food: Chocolate

Family: 3 boys (including twins) and 1 dog!

Likes: Bushwalking, watching my children play sport and exploring Tassie.

Dislikes: Ironing

Nikki Holland

Therapy Assistant

Qualifications: Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Advanced Diploma in Autism. Currently studying Associate degree in Education support.

University Attended: UTAS

Special Interest Area: DIR Floortime, emotional regulation and children on the autism spectrum.

Favourite Food: Curried chicken.

Pets: One pet, Lucy the Cane Corso.

Likes: Food, spending time with family, being creative and adventuring.

Dislikes: Loud noises.

Monique Cowmeadow

Clinic Assistant

Favourite Food: Sweet and sour chicken, chocolate, fruit salad, and strawberries and cream lollies.

Family/Pets: My fur baby Bonnie (an American Staffordshire).

Likes: Hiking, paddle boarding, road trips, live music and reading books.

Dislikes: People tapping their nails or fingers on a desk or hard surface, spiders, and touching wet tea bags.

Winston Williams

Qualifications: Graduate of A Bark Above Puppy School. Currently undergoing advanced training.

University attended: Give him time – he is only young

Special interest area: Play

Favourite food: Chicken Tenders

Family: Lives with Victoria and his fur dad-Dave.

Likes: Making new friends

Dislikes: Loud noises