Meet the Allied Health Team

Ted Brown - Occupational therapy supervisor

Madeline Hanrahan - Occupational Therapist


 Madeleine is a registered Occupational Therapist with a passion to make a real difference to increase occupational independence and satisfaction in the lives of children and their families. In addition to working with WeSupportU ,  Madeleine works part time as an Occupational Therapist at a primary school in Keysborough and has been developing the occupational therapy program and providing intervention to children with a variety of needs. Madeleine has volunteered in Vietnam working with children living with disability in remote and disadvantaged communities. This role included providing interventions to increase children’s independence and educating families to ensure sustainability.

She is excited in to provided her new and evidence based knowledge to support families and children in the WeSupportU community. 


Emily Spender - Occupational Therapist


 Emily Spender is a graduate Occupational Therapist, recently completing her studies at Monash University. She is passionate about accessibility and inclusiveness, as everybody deserves to have the opportunity for a meaningful life. In addition to working within the Behaviour Support Team, she has a role as a mentor within the WeSupportU community. She has had previous placements working with children with developmental delays and disabilities, and worked as a support worker with children and adults. This has helped her to understand the impact of people’s difficulties upon occupational engagement in everyday activities, and the family. Her passion for creating change within the community has also lead her to volunteer opportunities supporting the health of school children in Nepal, as well as the Melbourne Bandmates program for access to live music for those with a disability.  

Sarah Jackson - Speech Pathologist supervisor

Georgia Alderuccio - Speech Pathologist


Therapy Assistants


Roee Kohen - Mental Health Social worker

Roee has extensive experience working as a counsellor, mental health social worker and personal deve

 Roee has extensive experience working as a counsellor, mental health social worker and personal development coach. Roee has worked across the public, private and corporate sectors in both the UK and Australia dealing with various clients and presenting issues.  Roee has worked across sectors working with people with disability, mental health and in the Aged Care.

Roee uses positive psychology principles and a strengths based approach to improve emotional health, psychological flexibility and ultimately the ability to see things from a greater perspective. 

*individual Counselling - ACT, CBT, NLP

*Personal Development Coaching, 

*motivational interviewing, goal setting, 

*beliefs/values work. 

*Managing Stress/Anxiety/Depression 

BA (psych), BSW, AMHSW, MAASW (adv Acc), Dip. Personal Performance Coaching
* Qualified Personal Development Coach (Life Coach)
* Qualified ACT therapist,
* Accredited Mental Health Social Worker,
* Medicare Provider (Australia) 

Provisional Psychologist


Brien Lobascher - Intensive Therapeutic Support Team Leader


Brien Lobascher has been working in the welfare industry for 25 years.  He  worked in child protection with Berry Street for 7 years and provided disability support for youth under the age of 18 for a further 9 years with Berry Street.  Brien is experienced in crisis intervention and crisis management and is committed in helping people who find themselves in crisis, providing intensive support when they need it.  Brien is enjoying working with mature aged adults at WeSupportU. 

Christine Houben - Intensive Theraputic Support Worker

Leanne Shaw - Nurse