Meet the team

Natalie Salib
Co-Director of Kids’ Care Centre
Principal Speech Pathologist

Natalie completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2007 at La Trobe University Bundoora. Over the past 10 years, Natalie has worked in a broad range of paediatric settings including a multidisciplinary team within the Education Department, adopting the Key Worker model in Early Childhood Intervention as well as spent 10 years establishing and growing a thriving private practice.

Alex Chinner
Co- Director of Kids Care
Principal Occupational Therapist

 Alex has a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy (hons) and has a wide variety of experience working with children in home, clinic, childcare, kindergarten and school settings. Alex has a wealth of knowledge in developmental milestones, therapy and assessments.
Alex is passionate about high quality allied health practice and enjoys teaching children and parents through play.

Marisa Tisocco
Speech Pathologist

Marisa completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Speech Pathology in 2018. Marisa enjoys developing rapport with children as well as creating exciting and creative session plans around speech, language and fluency. Marisa enjoys visiting clients at school and kinder to ensure they are achieving their full potential in a range of settings.

Stephanie Milesi
Speech Pathologist

Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Speech Pathology; she has been working within the practice for over year and has developed extensive experience with an Early Intervention population as well as working with children who have speech and language deficits as well as additional needs. Stephanie is passionate about extending the child’s skills through play and building their parent’s capacity.

Nataly Moussa
Speech Pathologist

Nataly completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2011 at La Trobe University, Bundoora. Nataly has worked with a paediatric population at the Catholic Education Office as well as with complex patients in both Community Health and Early Intervention settings and enjoys creatively delivering therapy and using a variety of resources to help children reach their goals.

Marina Youssef
Occupational Therapist

Marina has a Bachelor in health Science and Masters in Occupational Therapy degree and enjoys helping children develop their handwriting and motor planning skills and regulate their emotions. Marina learns more about children by visiting schools, kindergarten and childcare centres to complete observations and provide intervention when needed.

Marina is passionate about working with children, their families and teachers to promote participation and engagement in every day activities at home, kinder and school settings.

Jess Porciuncula
Occupational Therapist

Jessica has a Bachelor in Health Sciences/Masters of Occupational Therapy degree. She has worked privately with children attending mainstream or special development schools. She also has experience with NDIS, including helping families, carers and young carers in early intervention.

Jess has been working in disability since 2016 and runs a MyTime parents support group program through Down Syndrome Victoria. Her passion is building ways for people to best work together at home, school and in the community. She enjoys being creative and practicing her Key Word Sign skills.

Cassandra completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Psychology, and is now completing the Masters of Psychology at Australian Catholic University. Cassandra is passionate about working with children, their families and their educators within a multidisciplinary team. She is passionate about providing early intervention in order to promote holistic wellbeing and enable a higher level of functioning within the home, school and social environments. 

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