Our Team

One Central Health is proud to offer our clients a professionally trained and experienced team of clinicians, practitioners, and therapists across a range of allied health services.

We welcome children, adults, and families to access our exceptional health care all in one convenient location.

Please click on a staff profile to find out more about our multidisciplinary team members.

Psychologists

Ankita Mishra

Provisional Psychologist and ASD assessor

Ankita is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist and an Autism Assessor at One Central Health. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in counselling psychology and a Professional Diploma in Clinical Psychology, both obtained from Amity University, India. Over the years, she has gained experience as a Clinical Psychologist, serving diverse client populations in various settings across India.

Ankita’s professional passion lies in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other developmental disabilities. 

When working with children and families, her primary focus is to empower them with a deeper understanding of their emotional and behavioural needs, enabling more effective support for their growth and development.

Outside of her professional life, Ankita finds joy in activities such as gardening and cooking during her leisure time.

Isabella Dragovic

Provisional Psychologist & PBS Practitioner

Isabella is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist and Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at One Central Health. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from Curtin University and is an associate member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi).

Isabella’s work centres on empowering clients by collaborating closely with their families to provide holistic support. She has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other developmental diversities, always maintaining a neuroaffirming and inclusive approach in her practice. Isabella is dedicated to working with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, emphasising a comprehensive and family-centred approach to enhance their well-being.

In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, spending quality time with family and friends, and going on long walks.

Mariana Cavalcanti de Sa

Provisional Psychologist

Mariana is a caring and empathetic Provisional Psychologist who completed her degree in 2017. She utilises trauma-informed practises and takes a holistic perspective of her clients’ lives in order to achieve the best therapeutic outcomes.

Mariana is passionate about working with clients all ages, abilities and backgrounds, especially on presentations of Trauma, Perinatal Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

One of her first supervised practice experiences was in a public hospital in Brazil, supporting families of medically complex babies who were staying in a Semi Intensive Care Unit. This experience sparkled a passion about working with families and supporting their journeys, whatever they might be.  

Since migrating to Australia, Mariana has worked as an Alcohol and Drugs Case Manager, as a Job Coach for Employment Services and then as a Provisional Psychologist with amazing neurodiverse clients, where she fell in love with neurodiversity affirming practises.  

In her spare time, Mariana enjoys spending time with her family and friends out in the nature, reading fantasy books and watching movies.

Olivia Byrne

Autism Assessor (Psychologist)

Olivia is a Registered Psychologist and Autism Assessor at the South Lake practice.

Olivia has been working in the disability sector providing psychology and positive behaviour support service, as well as counselling services in private practice for people of all ages and abilities. Olivia is passionate about supporting clients and their families to improve their quality of life and achieve goals through an empathic, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach. 

Olivia enjoys cooking and going to the beach with her dogs in her spare time.

Daniela Di Ciano

Daniela is a trained psychologist in both clinical and educational fields and joined the team after practicing in the UK and other countries for over 10 years. She specialises in assessment and intervention of children and adults with complex neuro-developmental needs (such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and Specific Learning Disorders) and associated emotion-regulation and challenging behaviours.  She also treats individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating and behavioural disorders.

Daniela uses Applied Behaviour Analysis (including Positive Behaviour Support), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Mentalisation-based approaches and Family Therapy. These approaches are individualised according to the client’s developmental level, preferences, and other contextual issues.

Daniela takes a holistic approach and works collaboratively with families, teachers, carers and other professionals in the network.

Kyle Chan

Registered Psychologist

Kyle is a registered psychologist and graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor’s degree with Honours. After spending six years in youth work and volunteering in poor townships in South Africa, he discovered his passion for working with youths and helping people improve their quality of life.

Kyle has worked for a few years as part of the One Central Health team in Kalgoorlie and, as a new member of the South Lake team in Perth, he looks forward to continuing to make a positive impact in people’s lives and being part of the Perth city community. 

In his free time, Kyle loves to cook with cuisines from around the world and learn about different cultures.

Michael Perry

Provisionally Registered Psychologist

Michael is a provisional psychologist at One Central Health Kalgoorlie. He graduated from Curtin University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Honours). He has worked in health care for the last four years while completing his degree and has experience working in multidisciplinary environments and co-operating with other health care professionals to achieve positive outcomes. He has experience working with and supporting individuals with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds.

In the last year, Michael has volunteered at headspace, consulting with staff regarding issues impacting young people, and helping make a safe and welcoming environment. He hopes to now take on an active role in helping people in the community.

In his spare time, Michael likes reading and writing science fiction

Speech Pathologists

Eloise Purdy

Speech Pathologist & Autism Assessor

Eloise graduated from Curtin University in 2020, with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology. She has worked in a range of settings with children and their families, with extensive experience in providing support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Eloise is certified in Hanen More Than Words and is passionate about early intervention and providing holistic services to families.

In her free time, Eloise enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs and reading.

Jahde Sumner

Senior Speech Pathologist and Autism Assessor

Jahde is currently on parental leave.

Jahde graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology in 2012. She has worked across a range of professional organisations in Perth (Western Australia), Melbourne (Victoria) and, more recently, in London (United Kingdom).

Jahde has a wide range of specialist skills in the areas of speech, language, literacy, communication and AAC, and has extensive experience providing assessments and treatments for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is passionate about supporting individuals with disabilities and their families to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Jahde loves spending time with her family and friends at the beach or the local coffee shop, and enjoys reading, baking, and playing tennis.

Marie-Louise Brennan

Speech Therapist

Marie graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology in 2021. She originally worked in regional Western Australia (Geraldton) supporting young and school aged children across a range of areas including speech, language, literacy, mealtime management and AAC. Marie is passionate about providing family-centred care to support individuals and their families achieve their goals.  

In her spare time, Marie enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, listening to podcasts and reading. 

Michelle Brankovic

Senior Speech Pathologist and Autism Assessor

Michelle has been a speech pathologist for over 15 years. Having acquired her qualification in 2000, Michelle initially travelled to Karratha to work and then relocated to Perth to work in a specialist position for autism clients. Michelle has a wide range of skills from general speech therapy to working with children with disabilities. Michelle enjoys building relationships with families and helping to coordinate interactions between teachers, carers and other therapists to achieve the best outcomes for their children.

Michelle enjoys playing and watching sport (especially basketball). But, in reality, she spends most of her time chasing around after her husband, three young children, three pet fish and three pet frogs.

Occupational Therapists

Ayushi Dhingra

Occupational Therapist

Ayushi completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2015. She specializes in brain injury rehabilitation and concussion management for children, adolescents, and adults. She has also gained experience in working with children with emotional regulation difficulties, ADHD, and sensory processing issues. She works collaboratively with everyone involved in her clients’ care, including families and schools, to ensure best possible outcomes and meaningful lives.

Ayushi can speak Hindi and in her free time, enjoys writing, playing beach volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Dawn Ginete

Occupational Therapist

I am Dawn, I am an Occupational Therapist registered both in the Philippines and Australia. I finished
my Bachelors Degree in 2014 and have worked in various Occupational Therapy settings such as
Acute Rehabilitation, Private Practice, Academe and Aged Care. With the various clientele I have
catered, I am always drawn back to paediatrics and believes in the therapeutic use of play as a form
of intervention.
Outside of work, I enjoy the beach and diving (if weather and/or location permits), being around
dogs and catching up with friends.

Prue Bowman

Occupational Therapist

Prue specialises in paediatric occupational therapy (including Autism Spectrum Disorder) and is passionate about working with parent’s to make life more meaningful, easier and enjoyable.

In addition to working with children and families, Prue enjoys working with adults on social skills, anxiety management and functional capacity.

Over the past decade, she has worked in private practice, rurally and for larger organisations in the disability sector. 

Outside of work, Prue enjoys spending time with her baby, husband and King Charles Cavalier. Prue also enjoys being outdoors and bouldering with her husband at the various indoor boulder hubs in Perth. 

Rebecca Boshoff

Occupational Therapist

Rebecca has grown up in Kalgoorlie. She completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2022. She has a special interest in Dyslexia and ADHD. 

Rebecca has gained experience in functional capacity evaluations and cognitive assessments through working with older adults in aged care. She strives to work as a team to ensure her clients receive the best care possible. 

Her particular areas of high professional interest include:

  • Dyslexia and ADHD 
  • Gross & Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Sensory processing

In Rebecca’s free time she likes to spend time with her two children, painting and going for walks.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioners

Belinda Britton

Positive Behaviour Support Clinician

Before joining One Central Health as a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, Belinda had a number of other roles including :

– Working as an Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy Assistant in the field of autism early intervention,
– An Education Therapist.
– A Family Dispute Resolution Mediator.
– A Support Worker for individuals and families dealing with mental health challenges.
– A Family Therapist working with families of trauma victims, in particular, traumatic brain injury.

After she completed her Bachelor of Social Science degree in Psychology, she continued to enrol in numerous courses, workshops and other training opportunities through the years, always wanting to extend her professional development in order to provide the best possible support that she could for her clients.

When not working, Belinda enjoys doing a variety of different things with her family, friends and two small dogs.

Ciana Cripps

Positive Behaviour Support & ABA Therapy Practitioner

Ciana works as both a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Practitioner. Before working as a therapist at One Central Health, she completed a Master’s degree in ABA from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and received her Board Certified Behaviour accreditation in August 2021.

Ciana has worked in a variety of professional settings providing support to children, adults and their families. Her main area of expertise involves using the principles of ABA to manage challenging behaviours and increase skill acquisition in early intervention settings.

When she’s not busy with her very rewarding work, Ciana loves going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and reading or listening to music.

Iasmina Lambi

Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Iasmina (pronounced Yasmeena) works as Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioner, and part of her role is to identify behavioural risks and implement behavioural management plans working with clients of all ages. To complement this role, Iasmina has completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology with Monash University, giving her the experience to undertake casual work as an online therapist. Her professional experience extends to Mental Health and Wellbeing, including crisis management.

Iasmina has worked in diverse professional settings, having completed her Bachelor of Social Science in Security and CT, as well as one-on-one career mentoring and coaching involving Disability Employment Services (DES) candidates.

In her leisure time Iasmina enjoys spending time with her family, friends, travelling, hiking, and long beach walks.

Paula Albarran

Positive Behaviour Support Clinician

Paula works as a Positive Behaviour Support  (PBS) practitioner at One Central Health.

Paula has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Systemic Psychotherapy.

Before joining the team, Paula worked as an assistant psychologist in a residential care home for young people, as well as a student support worker and community rehabilitation support worker. Paula also collaborated in the implementation of Trauma-informed practices in the social sector across Bradford (UK).

In her free time, Paula enjoys going to the beach, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Thorn

Positive Behaviour Support Clinician

Sarah has a Bachelor of Psychology (UWA) and is currently pursuing a Master of Professional
Psychology.

She initially gained a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts (Monash University) and has over 20 years’
experience in the financial services sector. However, her true passion has always been psychology
and over the past decade she has worked towards a qualification in this field.

Post graduating, Sarah accepted a six-month internship with the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
where she conducted neuropsychological tests on older adults. She then worked as a Network
Facilitator supporting people with disability in self-direction. More recently Sarah held a Research
Assistant position in UWA’s Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology Laboratory before
gaining experience as a Sleep Technician in a busy Perth hospital.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys running, being creative, and spending time with friends and family.

Tasha Talib

PBS Supervisor

As a Behaviour support practitioner and PBS supervisor, I bring 9 years of combined
experience in Positive behaviour support and Mental health. With a passion for working with
the people to do functional assessments, developing person centred behaviour support
plans, and implementing PBS strategies, I thrive in dynamic environments where I can apply
my expertise to drive positive changes in people’s life. My dedication to coach people on
PBS and PBS values fuels my commitment to delivering positive results to the families.

I began my career journey in 2009 by working a bit in mental health. In 2013, after migrating
to New Zealand, where I honed my skills in disability sector and PBS, I started my behaviour
support journey as a Behaviour Specialist with the national behaviour support provider in NZ.
Throughout my tenure, I consistently demonstrated my ability to consistently support families
and the staff by training on positive behaviour support. I was working as a Behaviour Advisor
and PBS trainer for a residential provider in NZ in the last two years. These experiences laid
a solid foundation for me to transition to my current role at One Central Health, where I
continue to supervise behaviour support practitioners, conduct FBA and coach on PBS
plans.
I hold a master’s degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from India and Post
Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Massey University, NZ. My academic background has
provided me with a strong framework for continuous learning.

Yara Lerga

Positive Behaviour Support Clinician

My name is Yara Lerga Martínez. I am 25 years old and I come from Spain. I have been living in Perth for a year and a half, and I have been working as a Support Worker since then. I have a degree in Psychology, and I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I really enjoy working in multidisciplinary environments and learning from the people around me. I also love engaging in outdoor activities, dancing, and singing. Animals are my passion, especially cats.

Dietitians

Diana D’Auria

Dietitian

Diana is a dietitian with specialist training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding and an interest in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

She is a food enthusiast with a passion for helping people learn to enjoy all foods and manage their health without restrictive and depriving diets. Diana uses non-diet approach techniques, as well as intuitive and mindful eating principles, to help clients nurture a more positive relationship with food and their bodies. 

Diana specialises in helping people of all ages with chronic illness such as heart disease, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, high blood lipids and coeliac disease, as well as having experience in the management of under and over nutrition, eating disorders, food intolerances and gastrointestinal disorders. She is also interested in working with families who struggle with fussy eating and feeding problems.

Diana is a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner and in her spare time enjoys cooking, fermenting and entertaining loved ones.

Administration

Kelly

Client Liaison Officer

Kelly has worked in a wide variety of roles, predominantly in cleaning, from Administrator through to Site Manager.  As she approaches her ‘Golden Years’, she is looking for a change in direction and wants to explore new avenues in Allied Health. 

When she isn’t at work, you will find Kelly with her family – camping, fishing, at BBQ’s and at regular get togethers.

Megan Kummerow

Client Liaison Officer

Megan has a background in Allied Health and Community Support work. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, loves  serving others and aims to provide good quality customer service to all clients at the Balcatta clinic.   

She prioritises looking after the needs of her family, and in her free time, enjoys catching up with friends and trying to see the beauty in each moment.

Tarra Cornell-Santos

Tarra is an experienced administration and client services officer, having spent the last few years working in NDIS, aged care and mental health services in Melbourne. She has a passion for helping people and working in the allied health sector, and is looking forward to contributing her own skills and knowledge to the team as she learns and grows.

In her free time Tarra writes poetry and novels, paints, enjoys yoga and spending time with her dog.

Jodie

Client Services Officer

Jodie is a highly experienced administration officer having worked for many years in a wide variety of companies, industries and fields. She takes great pride and enjoy in learning about new things and looks forwards to exploring new avenues in the allied health field, a space she is working in for the first time.

When she isn’t providing exceptional administrative support, Jodie can be found spending time with her family and two dogs or doing everything that a “car race girl” does!

Support Coordinators

Caris Henderson

Allied Health Officer (Regional WA)

Caris works as an NDIS Administrator and ensures that all of One Central Health’s approved NDIS participating clients receive smooth and efficient therapy and care.

Plan Managers

Ruth Sandri

Plan Manager

Ruth brings her broad business experience to her role as NDIS Plan Manager. Ruth is a Chartered Accountant and has also completed a Bachelor of Arts in sustainable development which she pursued as part of her interest in social justice and diversity.

Ruth enjoys live music, yoga, cooking and exploring the local beaches and bushland areas with her dogs. 

Annette Sparks

NDIS Plan Manager, Payroll Officer & Bookkeeper

Annette brings over 10 years of experience to her role as One Central Health’s NDIS Plan Manager and payroll officer/bookkeeper. She also holds a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and has worked extensively as a paralegal specialising in banking and finance.

When Annette’s not working, she loves entertaining, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

Consultants

Nina Shapiro

Registered Psychologist

Nina qualified as a psychologist over 24 years ago. Since then she has worked in a variety of schools, children’s therapy centres and in private practices. She sees both children and adults, and has extensive experience with trauma, anxiety and transitions (such as divorce, bereavement, moving, becoming a parent etc). 

When working with children/teenagers, Nina uses mostly play therapy, bibliotherapy, art, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. With adults, she also uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (particularly with trauma), as well as BWRT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the more traditional Talking Therapies.  

Nina recently completed training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has also become a registered practitioner in Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT), a unique and relatively new therapy which uses knowledge of the structure and functioning on the brain to make lasting changes for a wide variety of psychological difficulties.

Management

Alana Maley-Berg

CEO/Founder

Alana has a Bachelor of Psychology (UWA), Master of Education (Applied Behaviour Analysis) from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration (University of Newcastle).

Over the past two decades Alana has been working as a psychologist and recently retired from clinical practise. She worked throughout the state of Western Australia over her years as a psychologist. Thanks to these experiences, Alana has developed a passion for ensuring easy access to multidisciplinary therapy for all Western Australians. The expansion of One Central Health across the state is a direct result of Alana travelling to many of the towns and regional centres across the state, and seeing the need for a greater range of high quality services for everyone to access.

In her spare time, Alana loves to travel, paint, and spend time with her family.

Annie Schmidt

Kylie Rigg

Clinical Manager & Registered Psychologist

Kylie has well over 20 years’ experience working as a psychologist. Having commenced in the Education Department as a school psychologist, Kylie moved on to specialise in autism and disabilities, working for Disability Services and the Autism Association.

Kylie is skilled in helping clients deal with issues such as anger management, anxiety, compulsive behaviours, toileting, school avoidance, study skills, self-harm, parental separation, child protection and peer/sibling interactions, as well as providing support for FIFO workers and families. 

Kylie has experience working in multidisciplinary therapy environments where clients can access support and achieve their potential.

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