Our Team


A not for profit charity run for children and adults with Autism and their families.

Our team of dedicated professionals use an evidence based, collaborative and holistic approach to service delivery. We work in partnership with individuals with autism, their families and carers, to evaluate, plan and implement appropriate services to support and deliver positive outcomes.

Grace Fava OAM

CLO, JP - Founder & Chief executive Officer

Stephanie Cusack

Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie has worked as a Chartered Accountant in public practice for 16 years. 
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Karen Humphrey

HR, People & Culture Manager

Merissa Sadler

Events Coordinator

Merissa has experience in education as well as retail and book keeping  
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Lisa Campbell

Project Officer

Lisa is one of the smiley faces who greets you when you visit AASS House 
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Vicky Guilfoyle

Chartered Accountant

Vicky has worked as a Chartered Accountant in public practice for over 20 years. In December 2016 she decided to make the leap to not for profit and volunteering.
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Roselyn Mtimbe

Graphic Designer

Roselyn has joined the team as the in-house Graphic Designer. 
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Adriana Van Soest

Office Administrator


Myrna Dominguez

Family Support Coordinator

Myrna has worked with children and families for over 20 years… 
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Lina Nashmi

Support Group Worker

Lina coordinates the support groups for AASS consisting of the Arabic Support Group and the Carers Support Groups. 
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Melissa Sedrak

Support Coordinator

Melissa has recently joined us as our new Support Coordinator. 
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Sajah Aguleh

Support Coordinator

Dazley Narayan

Support Coordinator

Marla Phu

Support Coordinator


Stephanie Watts


Stephanie is a qualified Psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Applied Psychology. 
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Thanh Nguyen

Senior Speech Pathologist

Thanh is a Speech Pathologist who has a passion for working with children with additional needs and their families. 
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Kim Truong

Speech Pathologist

Kim graduated in 2011 and has a special interest in working with children with additional needs. 
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Nelly Charchar

Speech Therapist

Nelly has joined the team at AASS as a Graduate with a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney,
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Samantha Rumbel

Speech Therapist



Kate Piromalli

Senior Occupational Therapist


Steve Kenny

Physiotherapist/Behaviour Management

Steve Kenny graduated from Sydney University as a Physiotherapist and has many years experience as a private practitioner. 
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Matthew Breaden

Music Therapist

Matthew is a Registered Music Therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association. 
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Adrian Luis Mendoza

Music Therapist

Adrian is a Registered Music Therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association. 
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Sil Jin

Music Therapist

Sil is a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) who has worked in various settings including trauma, autism, disabilities, cancer care and dementia. 
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Elizabeth Wellard

Art Therapist

Elizabeth is an Art Therapist who is passionate about finding connection in diversity using art as a path way to individual growth and communication. 
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Harry Cooper

Retail Trainee

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