Our Team

AUTISM ADVISORY AND SUPPORT SERVICE

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.

Management

Grace Fava OAM

CLO, JP - Founder & Chief executive Officer

Certificate IV Frontline Management, Adjunct Fellow Faculty of Health Sciences at Western Sydney University

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Stephanie Cusack

Chief Financial
Officer

Stephanie worked as a Chartered Accountant in public practice and commercial business for over a decade
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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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Administration

Merissa Sadler

Resource Store Coordinator

Merissa has experience in education as well as retail but it wasn’t until her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder 
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Lisa Campbell

Project Officer

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience working in Child and Family Services
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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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SUPPORT

Lina Nashmi

Support Group Coordinator

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 is our Support Coordination Team Leader. She loves the Community Services sector and has been a part of the sector for over 12 years.
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Myrna Dominguez

Clinical Team Leader Family Support Coordinator

Myrna has worked with children and families for over 20 years… 
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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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Jennifer Marie

SUPPORT Coordinator

Jennifer is a qualified support coordinator who has been working in the community services sector for over 15 years
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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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Maruva Tiki

SUPPORT Coordinator

Maruva is an enthusiastic, goal-oriented and understanding Support Coordinator with over seven years’ experience

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PSYCHOLOGY

Stephanie Watts

Psychologist

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

Psychologist

Steve has worked for AASS since 2016, helping young ASD clients and their families navigate challenges they face
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Tiba Abbas

Psychologist

Tiba is a provisional psychologist who is motivated and committed to providing the best support possible to the families that she works with.

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SPEECH

Thanh Nguyen

Senior Speech Pathologist

Thanh is our Clinical Team Leader and Senior Speech Pathologist who has a passion for working with clients with additional needs and their families
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Cherryn Hassan

Speech Pathologist

Cherryn is a Speech Pathologist with an interest in helping people communicate with their families and communities

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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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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Gabby Maldonado

Occupational Therapist

Gabby completed a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2020 and has a background in Nursing. 

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ART & MUSIC THERAPY

Matthew Breaden

Music Therapist

Matthew is a Registered Music Therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association. 
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Kyu Won Song

Art Therapist

Kyu Song is a qualified art therapist and also a psychotherapist.

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Netta Dor

Music Therapist

Netta is a Registered Music Therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association. 
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Social Groups

Ben Warner

Young Adult Social Group Coordinator & Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Group Coordinator

Ben’s lifelong interest in games and social activity and recent entry into education work allows young people to explore in a safe and supportive environment.
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TRAINEE

Harry Cooper

Retail Trainee

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

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