Meet the Team

 

Mary-Ann Georgy

Director/Principal Speech Pathologist 

Mary-Ann completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology degree at La Trobe University and is a Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Mary-Ann has been working as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of school settings and private clinics. She specialises in assessing and providing therapeutic support for children and adolescents with speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, Autism Spectrum disorders, stuttering, delayed literacy skills, dyslexia, and difficulties with social skills.

She runs social skills groups for children and adolescents who need support to develop their social skills. Mary-Ann is committed to continuing lifelong learning to develop her skills. Some of her previous training includes; Hanen-‘More than words’ training, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and the Orton-Gillingham Program. As the director of Sound It Out Speech Pathology, Mary-Ann is committed to helping each family that enters the practice and providing them with the best service and care.

    

Elaine Braga

Speech Pathologist 

Elaine completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University and is a Certified Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Elaine has a wide range of Speech Pathology experiences including in schools and hospitals as well as having worked as a community-based Speech Pathologist.

Elaine has a good understanding of the NDIS and has experience working with both adults and children with a range of disabilities and support needs. Elaine has a particular interest in the areas of speech sound delays, literacy, and stuttering. She also has experience supporting individuals with language development, social skills, and AAC.

Elaine strongly believes in the importance of delivering client and family-centred supports. Additionally, she is passionate about completing professional development to better support her clients. Some of the training she has completed includes Hanen It Takes Two to Talk, the Sounds-Write literacy program, and Key Word Sign.

   

Mia Morabito

Speech Pathologist

Mia completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Australian Catholic University and is a Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Mia has a wide variety of Speech Pathology experiences in various settings such as community health centres, schools, paediatric clinics, and hospitals. She is also confident in running speech pathology sessions via Telehealth with linguistically diverse populations.

Mia has a keen interest in working with children and believes that client and family-centred care is a high priority for therapy to achieve the best outcomes both in and out of the clinic. She enjoys working with speech sound delays and disorders as well as language and literacy development.

Mia loves to create a fun and happy environment for all clients to learn to the best of their abilities. She is keen to continuously develop her knowledge through various professional development opportunities. 

   

Mario Mekhaiel

Speech Pathologist

Mario completed his Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. He is a Certified Member of Speech Pathology Australia and has extensive experience working in a variety of Speech Pathology settings including in hospitals, private health clinics, community health clinics, and in schools. As a result, Mario has experience working with a range of populations including neurodiverse children and culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Alongside his calm and reassuring communication manner, Mario recognises the importance of holistic care through collaboration with families and other health professionals to ensure that concerns and priorities are met with compassion and understanding.

Mario is passionate about lifelong learning and the development of his skills. As a result, he is a certified Hanen-‘More Than Words’, Lidcombe, and Sounds-Write trained therapist. Additionally, he has undertaken specialised training in Gestalt Language Processing.  

Mario enjoys working in all areas of Speech Pathology, particularly early language, social communication, stuttering and literacy development. 

   

Danielle Gingell

Speech Pathologist

AHA Clinical Coordinator 

Danielle completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She is also a Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Danielle has an interest across all Speech Pathology practice areas, in particular Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech, early language, literacy, social skills, and AAC.

Danielle is a PROMPT Trained therapist and has also completed training in LAMP Words for Life and Key Word Sign. Danielle is passionate about working with children and is committed to ensuring that sessions are family-centred, and incorporate fun and engaging activities, that focus on the development of children’s communication and social abilities.

   

Stephanie Bishara

Speech Pathologist

Stephanie completed her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University and is a Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Stephanie has a wide variety of Speech Pathology experiences in various settings such as community health centres, schools, paediatric clinics, and hospitals. She is also confident in running speech pathology sessions via Telehealth with linguistically diverse populations.

Stephanie has always been passionate about cultivating a family-centred approach to intervention.  She has a specific interest in the impact of early intervention on later life outcomes and is focused on providing a family-centred approach to maximise the outcomes of early intervention. 

She enjoys working with a variety of caseloads and is eager to stay up to date with evidence-based interventions. Stephanie believes that learning should be fun and enjoyable, and will work hard to create a positive relationship toward learning for her clients. 

   

Crista Watson Colvin

Speech Pathologist

Crista completed her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University and previously completed a Bachelor of Arts Psychology at Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology at Monash University. Crista is a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Crista has a passion for working with children within all areas of communication and particularly enjoys working with speech sound disorders. Crista loves working with kids and families to create a positive and energetic therapy environment.

   

Isabella Stylianou

Speech Pathologist

Isabella completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She is also a Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Isabella has a wide variety of Speech Pathology experiences in various settings such as paediatric clinics, schools, hospitals, community health centres, and working with adults and adolescents who stutter. She is trained in Hanen-’More Than Words’ and Sounds-Write.

Isabella is passionate about working with children and their families to achieve optimal outcomes and create a positive environment for all clients. She enjoys working with speech sound disorders, literacy, social skills, and fluency and has an interest in paediatric feeding. Isabella is a keen learner and loves to continuously develop her knowledge through professional development. 

   

Jasmine Roberts

Speech Pathologist

Jasmine completed her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University, Bendigo and is a Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Jasmine has a wide variety of Speech Pathology experience in various settings such as schools, paediatrics clinics and hospitals.

Jasmine has a passion for working with children and an interest in speech sound disorders, language delays and social communication and skills. Jasmine loves sessions that incorporate fun and engaging activities as well as movement that focus on not only the child's communication and social abilities, but them as a whole person. 

   

Annmaria Jimmy

Speech Pathologist

Annmaria completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She is also a Certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Annmaria has experience working in a variety of different Speech Pathology settings including in hospitals, private health clinics, community health clinics, hospitals, and schools. 

Annmaria is deeply committed to collaborating with families to support client-centred care. Fluent in Malayalam, she endeavours to enhance effective communication with families with ESL backgrounds. Her areas of interest include providing support for social skills, literacy, speech sound disorders, and language delays.

   

Tianna Van De Veerdonk

Speech Pathologist

Tiana completed her Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University, and previously completed a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Linguistics and Spanish. She is also a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia. Tiana has experience in a range of practice settings including paediatric clinics, schools, hospitals and community health clinics.

Tiana strongly believes in a family-centred, collaborative approach to intervention. She prioritises client confidence by using fun and engaging activities to support skill progression, and is passionate about ongoing professional development. Tiana enjoys working with children and teens of many communication backgrounds such as speech sound disorders, clefts, literacy, and early language development. 

   

Tessa Schultink

Speech Pathologist

Tessa completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University and is a Certified Member of Speech Pathology Australia. Tessa has worked across a range of areas including community health, inpatient and community rehabilitation, regional hospital services and paediatric clinics. She is a trained Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) provider.

Tessa enjoys working with clients across all areas of speech. She has a special interest in speech sound disorders, language and early language and has experience with social skills, literacy, AAC and fluency.

She takes joy in ensuring clients are supported holistically and sessions are a fun, safe place for families to be equipped with the skills for their child to learn to the best of their ability. Tessa is keen to continuously develop her skills and knowledge through a range of professional development opportunities. 

   

Raquel Gubroail

Reception Administrator

Raquel is our friendly Reception Administrator at Sound it Out. She completed her Masters in Communication (Public Relations) at La Trobe University. Raquel is passionate about building relationships and improving the operations of how things work. She enjoys interacting with children and families and will be able to assist you with any of your enquiries.

Raquel has a strong background in customer service and has worked in various management roles. In her spare time, she loves making home & body products for her small business and going on road trip adventures with her partner and her dog.