Marlene has over 35 years experience in the early childhood and early intervention sector, with a strong commitment to quality, innovation, access and equity.
Andrea has over 25 years’ experience working with children with additional needs and their families, in a variety of different settings around Australia and in the UK.
Early Childhood Teacher / Program Manager
Jacqui began work as a kindergarten teacher and as her contact with children with special needs and disability grew so too did her interest in this field.
Finance & Administration Coordinator Team Leader
Leanne is an experienced Finance Administrator with a background encompassing roles in the banking and small business sectors.
Ali has been a part of the Biala family for 5 years. First as a volunteer, then as a student and now a Speech Pathologist.
Claire is an experienced Speech Pathologist who believes in family-centred care and creating a fun learning environment for children.
Heidi is a speech pathologist with over 12 years’ experience working with children and families in this field and has a special interest in working with Autism Spectrum conditions.
Kylie is a dedicated, family orientated speech pathologist. Kylie commits herself to making therapy enjoyable and motivating, incorporating holistic approaches to meet the varied needs of her clients.
Charlotte is a Speech Pathologist who is passionate about the rights that all children have to communicate, whether that be through use of words, pictures, signs or a speech generating device.
Jenna is a paediatric occupational therapist who has completed further training in assessment and strategies for sensory processing difficulties in children at the SPD Foundation in Denver, USA.
Leanne de Groot
Leanne is an occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience in paediatric settings.
Rachael has a passion for supporting children to develop and grow to reach their full potential. For her it is so encouraging and a privilege to witness progression in children’s development.
Rachel is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist. She studied at ACU graduating with a Bachelor Occupational Therapy.
Shannon is an AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist, graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).
Stephanie is a registered occupational therapist having received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with honours from Monash University.
Tesharnie helped to develop ‘Fine Motor Fun’, a program that Biala OT’s use to improve fine motor skills of prep students in a school setting.
A paediatric Occupational Therapist who has a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma and has a strong interest in working with young children and their families who have experienced trauma.
Ashley is a paediatric allied health occupational therapy assistant who is passionate about working with children and their families in a play-based fun environment.
Bronwyn is a paediatric Occupational Therapist who has a special interest in assistive equipment and home modifications.
Stacey is an AHPRA registered occupational therapist who loves working with children and graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).
Currently studying the second year of her Bachelor’s Degree at Australia Catholic University, Loyce first came to Biala to complete a voluntary community placement in early 2018.
Georgi’s first career was in the wine industry, both in Australia and overseas. Once her children became a little older, she developed a strong interest in speech and communication.
Early Childhood Teacher
Originally from South Africa, Karyn lived and worked in London for 8 years before moving to Australia in 2012.
Anna is an experienced psychotherapist with is a particular interest in childhood trauma and is passionate about exploring ways to creatively engage with children.
Anna is a Social Worker with a Masters in Human Rights Law. She has followed the NDIS around Australia since the roll-out started in 2013 and supports families at Biala to navigate the NDIS.
Jennifer is employed as a paediatric physiotherapist for Biala Peninsula ECIS and has spent most of her career working within early intervention programmes.
Megan is an experienced music therapist (RMT) who has an additional Masters Degree in Adolescent Health and Wellness, and Neurologic Music Therapy Techniques Training.
Kaye works in administration and in the reception area at Biala.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Margot is an experienced Executive Assistant having gained a broad range of expertise in the varied roles she has occupied within both the private and public sectors in Australia and overseas.
In 2010, Neha was appointed as Executive - Human Resources by the Panasonic Group just after finishing her Master of Business Administration specialised in Human Resources.
Eddie really enjoys long walks, the park, and dinner. But more than anything he likes helping children have fun.