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

Grace is responsible for the day to day running of AASS and overseeing all aspects of the organisation.

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Stephanie Cusack

Chief Financial

Stephanie has worked as a Chartered Accountant in public practice for 16 years. 
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Hamdia Khan

People & Culture Manager

Hamdia has over fourteen years of experience working as a HR professional within the not-for-profit, commercial and government sectors

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Merissa Sadler

Resource Store 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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Adriana Van Soest

Office Administrator

Adriana’s genuine interest and pride in assisting people is evident the moment you meet or speak to her

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Roselyn Mtimbe

Graphic Designer

Roselyn has joined the team as the in-house Graphic Designer. 
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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 Team leader

Melissa has recently joined us as our new Support Coordinator. 
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Dazley Narayan

Support Coordinator

I have recently joined AASS as a support coordinator to combine my passion to help together with my allied health background

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Marla Phu

Support Coordinator

Marla has joined our team as a Support Coordinator and she is passionate about equal opportunity for everyone.

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Stephanie Watts


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


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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


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


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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Kiara Watson


Kiara is a qualified Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with children with additional needs and their families.

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Laura Nedelkovski

Occupational Therapist

Laura completed  a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2021 and has found  passion in supporting children and adults with additional needs.

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Steve Kenny

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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Sil Jin


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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Harry Cooper

Retail Trainee

We are so lucky to have Harry join our team as our first retail trainee

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