Our Team

AUTISM ADVISORY AND SUPPORT SERVICE

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

Before joining AASS, Karen worked for government, local and international businesses. 

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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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Adriana Van Soest

Office Administrator

SUPPORT

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

My prior experience as a diversional therapist has allowed me to develop new skills and knowledge to provide the best support and assistance.

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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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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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SPEECH

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

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Kate Piromalli

Senior Occupational Therapist

Kate Piromalli is a senior Occupational Therapist currently working at the Autism Advisory and Support Service

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PHYSIOTHERAPY

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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MUSIC THERAPY

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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ART THERAPY

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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TRAINEE

Harry Cooper

Retail Trainee

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

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