Adele Houghton

Speech Pathologist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Speech Pathology – Edith Cowan University

My specialisation / special interest

I enjoy providing communication therapy (particularly voice therapy) to clients with neurological conditions. I like being able to help people communicate to those who are important to them, about things that are important to them.

My superpower, if I could have anything

The ability to “borrow” other superpowers, like Rogue from X-Men. Or telekinesis – it would be very convenient to make things come to you.

What gets me up in the morning

Puppy cuddles!

Why I joined Superyou

For the opportunity to be part of a new organisation, which allowed me to develop my skills and reimagine therapy.

Amy-Beth Bowker

Clinical Manager (South)

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Health Science) – Curtin University
Master of Occupational Therapy – Curtin University

My specialisation / special interest

I’ve worked with older adults in both community and residential aged care settings for many years. I am still passionate about this area and improving the lives of older adults.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Being able to function in space – imagine being able to explore the entire universe!

What gets me up in the morning

Usually, a lick to the face from my beautiful border collie Willow. This is usually my husband and I’s cue to take her to the dog beach. Dog beach and coffee, the perfect start to the morning. I also love my job, doing what I do and the people that I work with. I really enjoy going to work, knowing that I can make an impact in someone’s life.

Why I joined Superyou

I wanted to be part of “reimagining therapy” in WA and make a real impact in the community. I wanted to grow and develop my own skill set, which has been supported since my first day with Superyou. I also love the flexible work-life balance.

Andrew Browton

Clinical Manager (Central)

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – Curtin University.

My specialisation/special interest

Driving assessment and rehabilitation! I have a special interest in vehicle modifications and assisting people with a disability to drive. Driving for me is so important, not just for transport but also for engaging with the community and quality of life!

My superpower, if I could have anything

Teleporting so I could go wherever I want in the blink of an eye (it would also help because I am always late!)

What gets me up in the morning

Coffee!

Why I joined Superyou

The opportunity to join an already incredible organisation and develop a therapy service where both clients and therapists thrive.

Chloe Hampel

Senior Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Human Movement and Sports Science) – Uni SA
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – ECU

My specialisation / special interest

I enjoy Early Intervention and have experience in Behaviour Support. I am currently exploring animal therapy.

My superpower, if I could have anything

I would want the ability to read and control people’s emotions.

What gets me up in the morning

My cat wanting food, so she sits on my chest and meows… before the sun comes up!

Why I joined Superyou

To be involved in a new organisation and having more of a say in the work. It also helps that my team is pretty cool!

Ellen Gracie

Senior Speech Pathologist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) – Curtin University.

My specialisation/special interest

I am passionate about supporting people with complex communication needs and all things Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). I also love working in early childhood intervention and empowering families.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Hand-eye coordination. Not technically a superpower, but it would be for me! Apologies to the many drinks and breakables lost due to my bad hand-eye coordination.

What gets me up in the morning

About 10 alarms spaced three minutes apart. Also getting to do a job that I love, with an amazing team helps too… (but mostly the alarms).

Why I joined Superyou

I joined Superyou for the chance to be part of something new and different. Everything about ‘reimagining therapy’ resonated with me, particularly the flexibility to change, adapt and add to our service to match our client needs. When I heard that Superyou is committed to putting people first, I knew it was for me.

Emma Pang

Graduate Physiotherapist

My qualifications

BSc in Physiotherapy – Curtin University (2021)

BA in Communications – Leeds University (2015)

My specialisation/special interest

As a graduate, everything is interesting and unfortunately, I have not had enough experience to specialise in a field. However, I am interested in post-stroke rehab, cerebellar ataxia, Parkinson’s, and have recently been more open to cerebral palsy diagnosis and how physiotherapy can impact their lives. I do hope I can incorporate my hobby of powerlifting and resistance training into my rehab sessions in time!

My superpower, if I could have anything

The ability to converse with all animals, but particularly dogs and cats!

What gets me up in the morning

Morning physical activity! Usually going to the gym, or a morning walk.

Why I joined Superyou

It’s a new company, therefore lots of changes will be happening which is expected.  I am excited to be able to play a part and drive changes that I want to happen. Superyou is a blank canvas and it is what we make it!

Harman Phillips

Physiotherapist

My qualifications

BSc Physiotherapy – Curtin Univeristy

My specialisation/special interest

My special interests are: Neurological Physiotherapy, Muscular Dystrophy, complex pain.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Time travel, so that I have infinite time in the day to do what I like.

What gets me up in the morning

Saying hello to and patting my Labrador, Truffles

Why I joined Superyou

As cliché as it sounds, helping people achieve what they want to achieve. Superyou gives me the chance to spend time getting to know clients and understanding their goals and how they want to go about achieving it, whether it’s learning to run or standing up for the first time. The best feeling is a client coming to a session and telling me about how they got to use a skill they’ve worked on in physio in their day to day life or how it’s made their life easier.

Hayley Thorburn

Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Human Biology and Anatomy) – UWA
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours) – Curtin University

My specialisation / special interest

I enjoy Assistive Technology and have a keen interest in the Upper Limb, however I enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities, no matter their goal.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Super speed, so I could travel to places fast!

What gets me up in the morning

I have always been a morning person, but on mornings that are more difficult, my dog Winnie can be a real help!

Why I joined Superyou

To be creative and reimagine therapy, while working with a team of beautiful people. It was a great opportunity that I just couldn’t say no to!

Jasmine Forden

Senior Speech Pathologist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) – Curtin University

My specialisation/special interest

My biggest passion is in Early Intervention. I love working with families to incorporate simple strategies into their child’s everyday routines that can make positive changes. Seeing the reduction in the stress levels of the parents and carers as they become empowered to help their children is really rewarding. I also enjoy working in dysphagia and mealtime management, including providing education to individuals, families, and support staff on how to create safe and enjoyable meals.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Telekinesis (moving objects with my mind). Especially after watching the movie, Matilda, growing up.

What gets me up in the morning

Listening to music and coffee. And if I sleep in, my cat Reuben will wake me up meowing for food.

Why I joined Superyou

The Superyou management team really care about us as employees and are open to feedback and change. I believe this is so important so we can better care for our clients and continually improve the services we deliver.

Jessica Lowden

Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – ECU

My specialisation / special interest

I recently graduated so I am keen to learn everything about everything! So far, my experience has been mostly in paediatrics. I love working with children and adolescents to achieve their goals.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Be able to fly so I could see the beauty of our world from above whenever I want to.

What gets me up in the morning

My two small dogs who are always happy to go out for a walk regardless of the weather!

Why I joined Superyou

I feel lucky to be a part of the super new, Superyou team! I absolutely love working in the disability sector, particularly with such a talented team of clinicians with various experiences.

Jodie Herberte

Senior Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – Curtin University

Driver Assessment and Training for Occupational Therapists – University of Sydney

My specialisation/special interest

Driving assessments and vehicle modification. I love working with people who require vehicle modifications and/or specialist support to gain the skills to learn to drive. Reaching the goal at the end is so rewarding. I also have a keen interest in working with older adults and those with a diagnosis of Dementia. I have been involved in this area since I graduated in a range of settings. It is a privilege to listen to their life stories and reminisce.

My superpower, if I could have anything

To be able to turn into any animal. The options are endless, my two dogs live a great life so that would be a good place to start.

What gets me up in the morning

My son – he is quite literally my alarm clock!

Why I joined Superyou

It was an exciting opportunity which both recognised my current skill set and gave me the opportunity to build on them further, developing new skills which will create opportunities for myself and my clients.

Johanna Walley

Senior Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Masters Occupational Therapy (Curtin University)

My specialisation/special interest

Accessibility, be it through home modifications, assistive technology or therapy. I focus on assisting people in doing what they want or need to do.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Teleportation. I have family all over Australia and overseas, so it would be great to see them all in the blink of an eye.

What gets me up in the morning

Coffee… and my kids :)

Why I joined Superyou

The opportunity to be part of a great multidisciplinary team.

Joni Howell

Senior Speech Pathologist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Human Communication Science) – Curtin University

My specialisation/special interest

I have spent the last 15 years working in the Pilbara with a wide range of paediatric clients and their families. During this time, I developed a passion for supporting families to develop stronger relationships and understanding each other’s needs. As a result, I am trained in Hanen, Circle of Security Parenting and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. These approaches have shaped how I work with families and in considering the whole family unit in the therapeutic process. I also have a strong passion for working with school aged children in their literacy development as well as supporting their ability to access the academic curriculum.

My superpower, if I could have anything

To be invisible… so I could hide from my kids when I need to take some time out from everyone!

What gets me up in the morning

Coffee… and my kids!

Why I joined Superyou

As clinicians, we are very good at helping others, but not so great at looking after ourselves. I’ve always believed that if clinicians are looked after, they are supported and happy, then their clients will reap the benefits. They will get a clinician who is innovative and creative, that can put in 110%, can hold space for them and support them. When I discovered Superyou’s philosophy that clinicians come first – I knew I had found a company that mirrored my own values and couldn’t wait to sign up!

Jordan Brierley

Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – Curtin University.

My specialisation / special interest

Working with people living with disabilities.

My superpower, if I could have anything

The ability to fly, so I could visit anywhere I’d like.

What gets me up in the morning

Going for a walk along the river.

Why I joined Superyou

The opportunity to work in a new organisation around a bunch of experienced therapists who I can learn from.

Jordan-Tyla Cable

Speech Pathologist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (First Class Honours) – Curtin University

My specialisation/special interest

Supporting individuals with complex communication needs. I have a particular interest in speech sound disorders and assistive technology; however, I am also passionate about mental health, executive functions, literacy, and language development.

My superpower, if I could have anything

To be able to teleport! A sneaky way to travel around the world.

What gets me up in the morning

My Aussie Shepherd puppy (Riley) does a pretty good job of this. Also, the fresh pot of coffee my partner has usually put on for me. Knowing I have full day of doing what I love is what gets me out the door though.

Why I joined Superyou

I joined Superyou for three main reasons. Firstly, to be part of an organisation with a service delivery model that aligns with my personal values. Superyou is committed to thinking outside the box and providing supports to individuals wherever, whenever, and however it is needed. Secondly, I joined Superyou for the opportunities available to me professionally. I know that at Superyou, I will be supported to continue to develop and hone my clinical and leaderships skills so I can continue to be the best clinician for my clients and my colleagues. Lastly, the flexible working at Superyou allows me to maintain a positive work-life balance, which means my cup is always full and I am able to give 100% to all of my clients.

Joshua Panelo

Senior Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – Curtin University

My specialisation / special interest

I specialise in assistive technology and smart home access for people with disability. I have extensive experience working with Deaf people (mostly adults) and have expertise in post school transitions and life skills.

What I wanted to be when I grew up

An astronaut, of course!

My superpower, if I could have anything

To be fluent in all world languages, including cultures, dialects and non-verbal.

What gets me up in the morning

I love planning to do things in the morning before going to work as it helps me get out of bed, whether it’s a morning walk, going to the gym or going out to breakfast with a friend.

Why I joined Superyou

To be a part of something new and different. I have a very alternate way of thinking and delivering services and am excited to see how this develops in this new service!

Kate Miller

Senior Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – Curtin University

My specialisation / special interest

I work predominantly with adults with brain injury, spinal cord injury or neurological conditions.  I specialise in equipment prescription, 24/7 positioning and upper limb and cognitive rehabilitation. I am passionate about providing people with resources and skills that allow them to increase their independence in activities they enjoy. I believe it is important to think about not only a person’s present function and life but also what this may look like in the future.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Time travel. I think it would be amazing to see how people lived in the past, be present for historical moments and spend more time with family and friends that have passed.

What gets me up in the morning

In spring/summer, I love getting up early and going for a walk along the coast with a coffee in hand.

Why I joined Superyou

To be part of something new and an organisation that is open to feedback and growth. I am excited to be surrounded by a team that is as passionate as I am about allied health and the impact our roles can have on other people’s lives.

Kate Purslowe

Senior Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – Curtin University

My specialisation / special interest

I have recently moved into the NDIS space, prior to working in NDIS I specialised in sub-acute rehabilitation primarily working with older adults. In this space I developed a keen interest in assistive technology as well as falls prevention. I also have a keen interest in working with people with a diagnosis of dementia.

My superpower, if I could have anything

My superpower would be being able to eat gluten. I really miss bread, and croissants, and cake. I believe I could take over the world if I had a functional immune system!

What gets me up in the morning

Usually a screaming child – that’s what wakes me up each morning. What motivates me is that each day presents a new opportunity and so much potential.

Why I joined Superyou

I joined Superyou because I was looking for a workplace that provided me with good work-life balance and an opportunity to continue to build and develop my professional skills.

Kelvin Kong

Manager Assistive Technology and Innovation

My qualifications

Bachelor of Human Biology (Preclinical) – Curtin University
Master of Occupational Therapy – Curtin University

My specialisation / special interest

Anything innovative and technology related – Robotics, VR, Gaming, Access, etc.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Photographic memory.

What gets me up in the morning

I am not a morning person, and I don’t drink coffee, but my child jumping into bed and waking me up helps.

Why I joined Superyou

The opportunity to join an organisation with an overarching ethos that values employees and is always looking at better ways of delivering therapy.

Lily Harris

Senior Physiotherapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of Notre Dame 

My specialisation/special interest

My specialisation includes paediatrics, cerebral palsy, and assistive technology. I am also particularly skilled in making up songs on the spot and blowing bubbles – a necessary skill in paediatrics!

My superpower, if I could have anything

Definitely talking to animals.

What gets me up in the morning

My horses – not literally, but to feed them I have to get out of bed, so they’re a good motivator!

Why I joined Superyou

To provide my clients with the best care possible and help them to achieve their goals. 

Madison Statham

Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – ECU.

My specialisation / special interest

I enjoy Assistive Technology and am currently exploring supporting people to access Support Disability Accommodation (SDA).

My superpower, if I could have anything

To read minds, because I am nosey, or to turn water into wine.

What gets me up in the morning

Coffee or my dogs barking.

Why I joined Superyou

To be part of a new organisation and a great team. I want to be able to reimagine the way we deliver therapy.

Natasha Weir

Senior Physiotherapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) – ECU
Master of Physiotherapy – Curtin University

My specialisation / special interest

I work with older adults within the community and residential aged care settings. I am passionate about helping to improve the lives of older adults.

My superpower, if I could have anything

So many to choose from, but probably being able to see what the future holds.

What gets me up in the morning

I have always been a morning person, even waking up before my alarm goes off. I enjoy being able to spend extra time with family and friends.

Why I joined Superyou

I wanted to be part of something new and exciting, and work for an organisation which truly values its staff and clients. I want to be able to help reimagine therapy in WA and provide excellent person-centred care to achieve great outcomes for our clients.

Nebojsha Franich

Managing Director

Nebojsha Franich (Nebs) is an experienced leader and business strategist with a passion for community development. He has significant experience working in leadership positions in the corporate and for-purpose sectors, and is highly adept in using stakeholder engagement and data analysis to formulate business strategy.

Nebs has a passion for helping people realise their potential. As a leader, he sees his role as an enabler to ensure employees have the resources, investment and support they need to achieve professional growth. Through this approach, Nebs believes employees will be fully engaged in their roles and will deliver the highest quality of service to clients. This is a key way in which he believes Superyou Therapy is reimagining therapy for people with disability in WA.

Nebs holds a BComm (Economics) and BComm Honours (Economics) at Curtin University. As part of his Honours Degree, Nebs’ Thesis was a policy evaluation on the NDIS.

Rebecca Parker

Senior Speech Pathologist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Speech Pathology – The University of Queensland
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS Cert. AVT) – AG Bell Academy

My specialisation / special interest

Due to personal experience and family history, my specialisation is in hearing loss. I am passionate about ensuring children and people of all ages are fitted with optimal technology and have access to intervention early, so they can reach their listening and spoken language potential.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Having the ability to talk to animals (specifically my pet dog!)

What gets me up in the morning

Coffee!

Why I joined Superyou

I joined Superyou because I was excited about being part of something ‘new’ and helping to shape a person-centred service. I was also really interested in working alongside my allied health peers (occupational therapists and physiotherapists), so I can learn more strategies to best support our clients.

Sacha Pitcher

Speech Pathologist

My Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) – Curtin University

My Specialisations/Special interest

I am passionate about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). I love working with people with complex communication needs, to problem solve and determine the best AAC systems for them to use in their everyday life, so they can communicate with anyone and everyone. I also enjoy working with people with feeding difficulties including dysphagia or sensory aversions to food.

My superpower, if I could do anything

I would like to have the superpower of extreme luck. I think this would be a handy superpower in life – win the lotto, have good health, be presented with exciting opportunities.

What gets me up in the morning

There are two possible things that get me up in the morning – my dog jumping on the bed to say “good morning” or a strong coffee.

Why I joined Superyou

I joined Superyou for the opportunity to be part of a team of therapists who are innovative and passionate about the services they provide. I am excited to work for a company that prioritises their therapist’s wellbeing.

Sandra Nwe

Lead Client Relationship Officer

My qualifications

Degree in Marketing and Media – Murdoch University
Diploma of Multimedia Studies – Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre.

My specialisation/special interest

I love films from every genre, especially comedy and fantasy (K-Dramas are also a guilty pleasure!). I also love to see the cinematography and film sets from different countries around the world.

My superpower, if I could have anything

Teleportation, because I would snap my fingers and travel anywhere in the world, try different coffee blends internationally and be able to get to places on time!

What gets me up in the morning

The smell of coffee – addicted to caffeine – certified coffeeholic!

Why I joined Superyou

For new experiences, to meet new people, to face new challenges and to grow personally.

Simon Cochrane

Senior Occupational Therapist

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) – Edith Cowan University

My specialisation/special interest

I am really interested in home modifications and assistive technology.

My superpower, if I could have anything

I like the idea of being able to teleport anywhere, so I can travel in my spare time.

What gets me up in the morning

Aside from enjoying work, I also enjoy cooking, attempting to grow some veggies and sport of any kind.

Why I joined Superyou

I liked the idea of joining something new and fresh and being able to work with a bunch of like-minded individuals to put a new spin on the way we do things.

Stephanie Reeves

Clinical Manager (North)

My qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Human Communication Science) – Curtin University.

My specialisation/special interest

I love Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), high-tech and low-tech. I specialise in finding creative ways to support people to communicate including eye-gaze and switching.

My superpower, if I could have anything

I would be able to see into the future, just by a few hours, so I could help people when they really needed help, but couldn’t find a way to ask for it.

What gets me up in the morning

I am not a morning person! But my gorgeous children and coffee help. I am also lucky enough to love the work that I do and the people I do it with. After 14 years as a Speechie, I still love to celebrate every goal that we achieve, big or small.

Why I joined Superyou

When I heard about the opportunity to be part of reimaging therapy in WA, I knew I had to be part of it! For me, it was the opportunity to create a workplace where employees are truly valued and celebrated and together, we achieve amazing outcomes with our clients.