Exemplary Allied Health Professionals with caring and supportive attitudes

Meerkats by nature don’t work alone and we are no different.

Mark Gowland

Rehabilitation Counsellor – Grad Dip Rehab Counselling, Cert IV WH&S

Mark has over 25 years’ experience working with people who have experienced acquired disability in achieving their employment goals. Warm-hearted and honest in his approach, Mark approaches his work with his client’s goals as the number one priority.

I love Vocational Counselling, helping people find and keep jobs, and camping with the family but I hate early morning alarms!

Elizabeth Wishart

Occupational Therapist – B. Human Movement, M. Occupational Therapy, Accredited FIM Clinician

Elizabeth is a well-rounded and well-loved Occupational Therapist with a special interest in driving and capacity building. Elizabeth has been undertaking assessments with her clients for nearly 10 years and hasn’t slowed down a bit. With a quick sense of humor, Elizabeth quickly establishes fantastic rapport with her clients and enjoys seeing them live their best lives.

I love Driver Assessment and Training, Activities of Daily Living Assessment, doggos and deadlifts at the gym but I hate earwigs!

Jessica Napoletano

Social Worker – BA Social Work/BA Social Planning

Jess is a high energy social worker with a passion for working with people to develop their life skills. Whether it’s putting together a budget, finding and keeping a job, or developing social skills there is no challenge too big or small for Jess.

I love Life Skill Development, Vocational Counselling, Behavioural Support, and singing
but I hate the smell of burnt toast!

Julia Paltridge

Occupational Therapist – B.A.Sc (OT), Dip. Clinical Pilates, Accredited FIM Clinician

Julia has a track record of making things work in times where everyone feels stuck. As a goal oriented Occupational Therapist and highly-regarded businesswoman she knows how to get the best out of people and she particularly loves helping young women to achieve their health and life goals. She is sought out for her abilities to simplify complex situations and create both opportunities and joy for her participants. She is looking forward to rolling out her Clinical Pilates program in 2021 to assist participants to discover freedom and confidence in movement.

I love Pilates, FCAs, Goal Setting and Attainment, and almond milk lattes
but I hate getting sand in the bed after my daily beach run!

Scott Kay

Rehabilitation Counsellor – B. Psych, BA Arts (Hons), M. Edu

Scott has a varied background in both Psychology and Education coupled with multi-state business management experience. With advanced vocational knowledge and capacity building capabilities is objective is always to help those with disabilities to live their best lives and experience what the world has to offer! Scott is in training to become a Registered Psychologist and loves working with both young and old alike to achieve optimal health and life goal attainment.

I love helping people find and keep jobs, building micro-enterprising skills, capacity building and video games but I hate hitting my head on low hanging branches!

Kimberley Fisher

Occupational Therapist – B.A.Sc (OT)

Kimberley has nearly 15 years’ experience as an OT working across South Australia and is now based in Victor Harbor, but will go wherever she is needed! Kim’s extensive experience in a community and hospital setting has allowed her to work with people from all walks of life. This has also allowed her to help people with an incredibly vast array of physical, psychosocial and neurological disabilities. Kim is a mum of two and loves her active life on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Her kind and gentle nature makes everyone around her feel so at ease.

I love Home Modifications assessments and making environments safer for my clients, candles burning all the time and all-day breakfasts but I hate wearing shoes and finding the dishwasher tablet hasn’t dissolved properly!

Adele Richards

Physiotherapist – B. Physiotherapy, M. Health Science (Business)

Adele is a physiotherapist with over two decades of experience both as a manual therapist in private practice and within the occupational rehabilitation sector. Her positive outlook, friendly, inquisitive nature and can-do attitude allow Adele to quickly build rapport and achieve goals efficiently and effectively. Adele loves assisting clients to identify their strengths to make the most out of life!

I love Functional Capacity Assessments, Assistive Technology Assessments, fluffy puppies and travelling but I hate cucumber and capsicum!

Samantha Desborough

Developmental Educator – B.Disabiltiy & DevEd
Samantha has 10 years’ experience in the disability sector including community engagement, social support, and multidisciplinary team work. She has a keen interest in working with young people to achieve their best lives and brings not only academic experience, but lived experience as both a parent and foster parent of children with disabilities. Samantha is a fully registered Developmental Educator and loves supporting participants as a formal practitioner after many years as a Support Worker. Sam’s general therapy interests include capacity building/daily living skill development, accessing education and employment and family education.

I love helping young people find and keep jobs, my dog Oscar and cooking, especially cake decorating but I hate ants! If I see one ant, I will vacuum the whole house!

Sally Eblen

Administration Manager

Sally is our totally indispensable admin goddess who we would all be lost without! Sal has many years’ experience in helping maintain the foundation of a business and keeping it strong. She is the link in the business that ensures smooth flow of information between our clients and team members. She helps the team with the day to day running of the business and their needs, scheduling appointments with clients and keeping things organised for us.

I love lifting weights, plant-based food, helping others and making them feel valued but I hate riddles like ‘what came first – the chicken or the egg?’ because of course it’s the egg!

Sam Fletcher

A keen team player, Sam brings a passion for coaching and capacity building well-developed through his sporting background. Having played in both Australia and America, Sam knows the value in high quality coaching and always keeps an eye out for his team mates (which could include you!). Though gentle in his approach, he gets people and what makes them tick both on and off the court and looks forward to helping you smash some of those goals!

I love capacity building, small goal setting, the great outdoors, relationship building, and teamwork skill development but I hate spiders and heights (unless I’m hanging from the rim!)

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