Our Team

Our team at Melbourne Child Development is dedicated to providing the highest standard of services to children and their families. With experienced and passionate clinicians, supported by a friendly and caring client services team, the combined vision for services at the Practice is to investigate, create means, and facilitate a child, adolescent or young adult’s ability to achieve their communication and learning potential.

Our clinicians work with children of all ages and backgrounds, and who have a broad range of language, communication, and health needs.

Each practitioner comes from a unique background of training and prior work, and has specific special interest areas and additional qualifications, resulting in a team that is diverse in its perspectives and therapeutic approaches. Working in close collaboration with one another, this diversity combines to create a dynamic and skillful group of practitioners sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Robyn is the founder and Principal of Robyn Stephen and Associates and has over 30 years clinical & management experience in Speech Pathology in public health, education, and independent practice. Her vision together with her team of 5 Speech Pathologists and her client services team is to provide the highest standard of Speech Pathology service to families to investigate, create means, and facilitate a child, adolescent or young adult’s ability to achieve their communication and learning potential

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Robyn Stephen

Principal Speech Pathologist

Robyn Stephen

Principal Speech Pathologist
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
  • Trained provider and facilitator of the Secret Agent Society program
  • Cellfield Reading Intervention Provider
  • DIR Floortime Practitioner
  • Social Thinking Clinical Trainee
  • Certified provider of Hanen programs
Professional Associations

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia

Media Appearances

Robyn was recently interviewed by Alan Brough (11/9/11) on ABC 774 (click here to listen to the interview), and was a talkback guest on Hilary Harper’s show (8/10/11), also on ABC 774.

Robyn is the founder and Principal of Robyn Stephen and Associates and has over 30 years clinical & management experience in Speech Pathology in public health, education, and independent practice. Her vision together with her team of 5 Speech Pathologists and her client services team is to provide the highest standard of Speech Pathology service to families to investigate, create means, and facilitate a child, adolescent or young adult’s ability to achieve their communication and learning potential.

Robyn has worked extensively with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) educating and advocating for children’s communication and learning opportunities including recently writing and presenting a self study module on Screening, Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders; presenting an industry professional development workshop on A Developmental Approach to the Treatment of Children with Autism and their families, consultation on their response to the Autism State Plan; contribution to the SPA Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Group; and various contributions to media, forums and presentations to school groups, parent groups and colleagues.

Robyn Stephen & Associates is also a founding member of the Beyond Autism and Better Start Therapy consortiums: Early Intervention Provider Panel Members under the helping children with disabilities Federal Government initiative and are the lead Victorian licensee of the highly successful Cellfield program: a breakthrough computer intervention for reading disorders.

In May this year, Robyn was elected to the National Council of Speech Pathology Australia.



Tony has over 30 years of broad commercial and tax experience spanning large multi-national enterprises, venture backed expanding businesses and smaller growing local business that have a strong social purpose.

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Tony Stephen

Chairman and Director Finance

Tony Stephen

Chairman and Director Finance

Non-executive chairman supporting the board, strategy and finance functions.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws and Commerce Melbourne University LLB/BComm

Registered Tax Agent

Professional Associations

Member Australian Institute of Company Directors MAICD

Certified Tax Advisor, Taxation Institute of Australia CTA

 

Tony has over 30 years of broad commercial and tax experience spanning large multi-national enterprises, venture backed expanding businesses and smaller growing local business that have a strong social purpose.

After practicing as a Chartered Accountant as a partner with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) for 25 years, Tony has been actively involved in providing business and tax advisory services to high growth business and social enterprises. This has included significant involvement in the venture capital and start up sectors and acting in the capacity of a non-executive director for many businesses in the IT, finance, professional services and health services sectors.

Tony has maintained an active community involvement over the years including chairing Local Government community advisory committees, being chairman and treasurer of the several school boards, and various business mentoring and training roles including in the childcare services sector.



Genevieve Ackland is an experienced Speech Pathologist who worked for The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development within schools as well as several leading Private Practices in Melbourne before commencing with Robyn Stephen & Associates in 2014.

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Genevieve Ackland

Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist

Genevieve Ackland

Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology M.S.P.A.A
Professional Associations

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia

Genevieve Ackland is an experienced Speech Pathologist who worked for The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development within schools as well as several leading Private Practices in Melbourne before commencing with Robyn Stephen & Associates in 2014.

Genevieve has worked with clients from preschool age to adolescents and she has a passion for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has experience working in the areas of:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and intervention
  • Delayed speech and language
  • Pragmatics/Social skills
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Voice
  • Childhood apraxia of speech ( CAS)
  • Auditory processing difficulties
  • Reading/learning disorders and;
  • Funding assessments/applications.

Genevieve has additional training in:

  • The Developmental Individual Relationship (DIR) – Floortime; a model of understanding the child as a whole and developing emotional engagement for the most effective learning
  • Lidcombe Program for Early stuttering
  • Hanen (It Takes 2 to Talk)
  • The Secret Agent Society Social skills program
  • Picture Exchange System training

Genevieve is a highly organised and motivated professional committed to providing excellence in speech pathology services. She enjoys undertaking any new opportunities and challenges and has the necessary skills to adapt to new situations. She is a strong team player and has the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary team environments. Genevieve’s focus is very much client centered and she aims to make a positive difference to each client and their family.



Kate Down has extensive experience across a diverse range of settings, including work within public hospitals, community health, and in private practice. Kate joined Robyn Stephen & Associates in 2014, bringing with her a comprehensive work background and unique areas of special interest.

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Kate Down

Deputy Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist

Kate Down

Deputy Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist
Qualifications
  • Master of Speech Pathology
Professional Associations

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (C.P.S.P) with Speech Pathology Australia

Kate Down has extensive experience across a diverse range of settings, including work within public hospitals, community health, and in private practice. Kate joined Robyn Stephen & Associates in 2014, bringing with her a comprehensive work background and unique areas of special interest.

Kate is passionate about working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), particularly young girls, and was the pioneer behind Robyn Stephen & Associates running the first and hugely successful ‘Girls Only’ Secret Agent Society group in 2016. Kate contributes her valuable expertise with ASD assessments and therapy, working with great dedication to help children and families with the process of diagnosis and early intervention.

Kate’s areas of special interest include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Infants
  • Literacy, particularly at a whole class level
  • Leading Social Skills groups
  • Facilitating parent coaching sessions

Kate has a warm and approachable nature, and brings a fun and friendly element to every area of her clinical work. Working with children across all ages, from 12 months old to adolescents, Kate assesses and provides intervention for speech, language, literacy, social skills, and stuttering, working in a range of kindergartens, primary schools and high schools across Melbourne.

With her current therapy approach including individual, dyad, and group sessions, Kate genuinely cares for each individual client and is always aiming to ensure that every child receives the most beneficial therapy arrangement to help them achieve their goals. To add, Kate works in close collaboration with parents and families to enable the smooth transition of Speech Pathology strategies from the clinical environment into the home and school life.

In addition to her ongoing clinical contributions, Kate continues to pursue her ongoing passion for research in the field of Speech and Language Development. Her works have been published in academic journals and presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference in 2012 and 2016.

Kate has additional training in:

  • The Developmental Individual Relationship (DIR) – Floortime; a model of understanding the child as a whole and developing emotional engagement for the most effective learning
  • Infant Mental Health
  • PROMPT
  • Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering
  • SCIP – Social Communication Intervention Program
  • Trained provider and facilitator of the Secret Agent Society
  • Trained provider of Cellfield Reading Intervention program


Liselle Grant joined the Robyn Stephen & Associates Speech Pathology team in 2013, bringing with her a rich and diverse background. As a Senior Speech Pathologist at MCD Liselle delights in working with children and adolescents of all ages on their speech, language, play, and pragmatic goals.

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Liselle Grant

Deputy Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist

Liselle Grant

Deputy Clinical Manager & Senior Speech Pathologist
Qualifications

· Masters of Speech Pathology

· Masters of Communication

· Masters of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)

Professional Associations

· Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia

· Provisional Victorian Institute of Teaching [VIT] Registration

Liselle Grant joined the Melbourne Child Development (MCD) Speech Pathology team in 2013, bringing with her a rich and diverse background including over 20 years of experience in business communications and management (incorporating 8 years as a State Manager in the corporate sector). As a Speech Pathologist, Liselle initially worked at Eastern Health with adults in a sub-acute/rehabilitation setting, prior to moving into Paediatric Speech Pathology.

As a Senior Speech Pathologist at MCD Liselle delights in working with children and adolescents of all ages on their speech, language, play, and pragmatic goals. Over the years, she has developed enthusiastic special interests in both assisting clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as helping clients with literacy and learning difficulties.

As an adjunct to her Masters of Speech Pathology and Masters of Communication, Liselle has also completed a Masters of Teaching. She is now a qualified Primary and Secondary level School Teacher (specialising in English and Humanities) with provisional VIT teaching registration. Liselle utilises a family-centred approach to Speech therapy enabling parents/carers to incorporate strategies into functional everyday settings. Liselle enjoys maximising client outcomes by working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary partnership with families, medical/health professionals, and educators.

Liselle works with clients who present with: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (diagnosis and intervention); delayed speech and language; pragmatic/social skill difficulties; speech sound disorders; dysfluency and stuttering; voice issues; Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS); Auditory Processing difficulties; and literacy and learning disorders. She also undertakes funding assessments/applications.

Liselle frequently incorporates DIR Model® and Floortime® approach principles to assist clients’ social-emotional development and has completed additional training in:

  • The Lidcome Program® – to assist young children who stutter
  • Both Spalding® and Thrass® – to assist phonological awareness and literacy development
  • Social Thinking ® – to help address clients’ pragmatic goals
  • “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More than Words” Hanen® training – to develop clients’ play and language skills
  • Prompt® – which can be used to treat speech production disorders.

Liselle finds tremendous satisfaction and joy in working with children/adolescents, and their families, to support their development and to achieve their potential.



Genevieve is a friendly and engaging clinician who adores working with children and providing evidence-based speech pathology services. She is passionate about empowering families to help their child in reaching their full potential.

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Genevieve Ward

Speech Pathologist

Genevieve Ward

Speech Pathologist
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Masters in Speech Pathology
Professional Associations

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (C.P.S.P) with Speech Pathology Australia

Genevieve is a friendly and engaging clinician who adores working with children and providing evidence based speech pathology services. She is passionate about empowering families to help their child in reaching their full potential. Genevieve strives to keep therapy fun whilst providing parents with education to enrich her sessions. She has been working with families at Melbourne Child Development since early 2018. Genevieve has worked as a speech pathologist with children in schools, early learning centres and in private practice.  Genevieve frequently utilises her extensive knowledge and skills attained, previously working as an Early Childhood Educator for 5 years whilst undertaking her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology at La Trobe University.  

Genevieve has additional training  in a variety of speech pathology programs including:  

  • The Hanen Centre: It Takes Two to Talk Program  
  • The Lidcombe Program (stuttering treatment for young children)  
  • PECS: Picture Exchange Communication System  
  • Cued Articulation  
  • SAS: Secret Agent Society  
  • DIR Floortime 
  • SOS(Sequential, Oral, Sensory) Approach to Feeding 

Genevieve’s areas of special interest include:  

  • Late Talkers 
  • Stuttering  
  • Speech delays/disorders 
  • Leading Social Skill groups 
  • Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders 

When Genevieve is not working she enjoys spending time with her family (including her beloved pussy cat Pollyanna), creating delicious foods or burning up a sweat at the gym or on adventures outdoors.  She is known to others by her vibrant and warm personality and devotes her time to supporting families and nurturing children.  



Alexandra “Alex” Crea is an enthusiastic and passionate Speech Pathologist who joined the Melbourne Child Development (MCD) team in November 2017. Since starting, she has since hit the ground running taking on a broad and diverse caseload of children of all ages and capabilities.

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Alexandra Crea

Speech Pathologist

Alexandra Crea

Speech Pathologist
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Masters of Speech Pathology
Professional Associations
  • Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (C.P.S.P) with Speech Pathology Australia

Alexandra “Alex” Crea is an enthusiastic and passionate Speech Pathologist who joined the Melbourne Child Development (MCD) team in November 2017. Since starting, she has since hit the ground running taking on a broad and diverse caseload of children of all ages and capabilities. Alex was thrilled for the opportunity to work with MCD, as she has always had a passion for working with children and their families, and aspires to help children reach their communication goals and full potential. Her caring and compassionate nature, combined with her lively energy result in a

As a recent graduate from La Trobe University, Alex incorporates the most recent evidence based approaches from her training into her clinical work and enjoys using contemporary therapeutic intervention techniques for all therapy and assessments. Being a caring and compassionate clinician, Alex has the ability to combine her excellent technical skills with her lively enthusiasm and love for kids to make all of her sessions both beneficial and enjoyable for the children that she works with.

Alex holds a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology, which has provided her with immersive experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including in community health and in education. Within this, she focused on speech and language, paediatric feeding, literacy and phonology with people of all ages. With her commitment to ongoing professional development, she continues to regularly attend training and workshops, some of which have included additional training in the fields of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), paediatric feeding, cued articulation, and the effects of early childhood trauma.

In October 2017, Alex was a contributor to the Speech Therapy Cambodia program, where she travelled to Cambodia to train local physical therapists in public hospitals to become competent in conducting swallowing screening and assessment, and in providing dysphagia management. While in Cambodia, Alex also spent time volunteering at CHOICE Cambodia, a non-for-profit school for children aged 3-13 year to learn English and IT, providing support for the greater community.

Alex’s special interest areas include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Paediatric feeding


Natasha is a friendly and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist who uses her clinical skills and evidence-based knowledge to empower children to reach their communication goals. She is passionate about working with her clients and their families, to ensure that families feel confident and have the knowledge required to help their child reach their full potential.

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Natasha Kolivas

Speech Pathologist

Natasha Kolivas

Speech Pathologist
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Master of Speech Pathology
Professional Associations
  • Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (C.P.S.P) with Speech Pathology Australia

Natasha is a friendly and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist who uses her clinical skills and evidence-based knowledge to empower children to reach their communication goals. She is passionate about working with her clients and their families, to ensure that families feel confident and have the knowledge required to help their child reach their full potential. Natasha strives to make her sessions not only valuable, but also lots of fun, for the children she works with.

Natasha holds a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology, which has provided her with immersive clinical experiences in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospitals, outpatient speech pathology clinics, and educational settings. Within this, she has worked with people across the lifespan to improve their speech and language, literacy and phonology, swallowing, voice, fluency, and social communication abilities. Natasha has since completed additional professional development in the field of early childhood communication, and is a Hanen Certified provider of the More Than Words Program. Her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology has also provided her with a thorough understanding of a child’s typical developmental trajectory and the many clinical difficulties or disorders that can have a significant impact on this. Taking a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Natasha completed her honours thesis within this field of research. She went on to work as a Research Assistant within an ASD-specific research centre on a variety of research projects and saw the important role that the Speech Pathologists played in the development of the children she was working with. This insight lead to Natasha’s passion to begin her career as a Speech Pathologist.



Bridgette is a passionate and friendly speech pathologist who joined the Melbourne Child Development team in 2019.  She is committed to working closely with families, teachers, and other healthcare professionals to provide holistic and evidence-based intervention with each of her clients. She strives to empower and support families to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. 

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Bridgette Mulhern

Speech Pathologist

Bridgette Mulhern

Speech Pathologist

Bridgette is a passionate and friendly speech pathologist who joined the Melbourne Child Development team in 2019.

She is committed to working closely with families, teachers, and other healthcare professionals to provide holistic and evidence-based intervention with each of her clients. She strives to empower and support families to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.

Bridgette aspires to make every therapy session fun and engaging for all of her clients, whilst providing parents with valuable education and confidence.

During her Speech Pathology training, Bridgette gained invaluable experience as an allied health assistant and disability support worker. She collaborated closely in a multidisciplinary team and her work was highly regarded by families. This involvement enabled her to volunteer her time at a local primary school as part of their literacy program.

​Bridgette is passionate about nurturing a child’s growth and independence as they transition from initial stages of having difficulty with communication, to being able to be fully themselves, feeling at home in the clinic ​and communicating effectively, as a stepping stone to successful communication in their education centers, community and home.

She continues to undertake regular professional development to keep informed about current best practice and highly values networking with all team members to ensure the best outcome for her clients.



Taly is passionate about working with children and their families. She has spent numerous years engaging with these age groups across various settings, including schools and private practices. Taly aims to develop children’s independence, self-care, play and social skills, self-regulation, as well as fine and gross motor skills. She encourages participation through client-centred practice, by utilising the strengths and interests of the child and educating families.

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Taly Rink

Occupational Therapist

Taly Rink

Occupational Therapist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice

Professional Associations

Certified Practising Occupational Therapist with Australian Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Member of Occupational Therapy Australia.

 

Taly is passionate about working with children and their families. She has spent numerous years engaging with these age groups across various settings, including schools and private practices. Taly aims to develop children’s independence, self-care, play and social skills, self-regulation, as well as fine and gross motor skills. She encourages participation through client-centred practice, by utilising the strengths and interests of the child and educating families.

 

Taly has worked with children with a range of conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Sensory Processing disorder, Intellectual disability, Down syndrome, Global Developmental Delays, as well as non-verbal, vision and hearing-impaired.

 

Taly loves to create a fun learning environment that is meaningful for each individual child to reach their full potential. She believes in a holistic approach and likes to share her knowledge across all areas of health. Taly is very excited to be adding Occupational Therapy to the Melbourne Child Development Team!



Lisa is an experienced psychologist with a particular interest in children’s education and development. She enjoys assisting families access the most appropriate support and strategies and advocating for a child’s individual needs. Lisa is a great believer in the benefits of working in a multidisciplinary environment to deliver all the supports a family requires.

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Lisa Jones

Psychologist

Lisa Jones

Psychologist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) Hons

Masters of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

 

Professional Associations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Golden Key International Honour Society

 

Lisa is an experienced psychologist with a particular interest in children’s education and  development. She enjoys assisting families access the most appropriate support and strategies and  advocating for a child’s individual needs. Lisa has experience in providing assessment and intervention including under the NDIS. Lisa is a great believer in the benefits of working in a multidisciplinary environment to deliver all the supports a family requires.

 

Lisa has experience working in a number of settings including private practice, early childhood intervention services and primary schools.

 

Lisa is qualified to provide psychological assessment including WISC-V, WIAT-III, Conners-3, BACS-3, CBCL, Vineland-3 etc.



Georgie is a degree qualified clinical naturopath who considers it a great privilege to be able to work closely with individuals, families, and children to help them to improve their health. As a compassionate and conscientious practitioner, Georgie is committed to providing her clients with the highest quality of care in order to assist them to achieve their health goals, improve their quality of life, and address the underlying drivers of their illness and disease.

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Georgie Stephen

Naturopath

Georgie Stephen

Naturopath
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy
Professional Associations
  • Naturopath & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)

Georgie is a degree qualified clinical naturopath who considers it a great privilege to be able to work closely with individuals, families, and children to help them to improve their health. As a compassionate and conscientious practitioner, Georgie is committed to providing her clients with the highest quality of care in order to assist them to achieve their health goals, improve their quality of life, and address the underlying drivers of their illness and disease.

Georgie is a fierce advocate for personalised medicine, believing that there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach to health care. Rather, she has observed that the best outcomes are achieved when treatment is tailor-made for each individual’s unique body, environment, and lifestyle. Georgie hopes to bring improved health and wellbeing to the clients she works with by supporting them to implement realistic and sustainable strategies that will result in the most meaningful and lasting changes.

In her clinical work, Georgie places a strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine, incorporating the most recent and reliable scientific research with what is known to be best clinical practice so that she can address each client’s individual health needs in the most clinically effective way. Underpinning Georgie’s work is a strong focus on collaborative care and she is always looking for opportunities to contribute her piece of the health puzzle towards the big picture by integrating and working closely with all health care providers within a person’s support team.

Georgie holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy from the Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) and was the recipient of the Award for Excellence In Clinic upon graduation in 2017. Further to this, Georgie has been selected for a number of notable internship programs where she has received additional mentoring and training in the areas of fertility and pregnancy care, and thyroid disease.

In her commitment to the evidence-based nature of contemporary naturopathic medicine, Georgie completed a research paper through SSNT in 2016 on the role that herbal medicine can play in neurodegenerative conditions and she continues to pursue her passion for research and writing alongside her clinical work.

Georgie enjoys working with children and their families, particularly children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), children with behavioural challenges, and picky eaters or problem feeders. She also has a special interest in working with individuals experiencing complex gastrointestinal or mental health conditions, and those with hormonal dysfunction, such as diabetes or insulin resistance, obesity, adrenal imbalance, or thyroid disorders.



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Emily Peev

Practice Manager

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Practice Manager

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Tara Wallace

Deputy Practice Manager

Tara Wallace

Deputy Practice Manager

Andrea joined Melbourne Child Development in May 2019. She is a friendly and engaging member of the Client Services Team. She enjoys interacting with children and their families on a day to day basis.

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Andrea Dodd

Client Services

Andrea Dodd

Client Services

Andrea joined Melbourne Child Development in May 2019. She is a friendly and engaging member of the Client Services Team. She enjoys interacting with children and their families on a day to day basis. She has 7 years of experience as a Medical Receptionist working in private practice. She has also worked as a Clerk in a very busy Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Andrea also has had over 10 years of experience working full-time as an Integration Aide for children with additional needs in mainstream primary schools. She has also worked as a qualified Kindergarten Teacher.

Outside of work she spends time with her 3 adult children and catching up with friends. She enjoys reaping the benefits from the vegetables that she grows and sharing them with others – her favourite shop is Bunnings! She has also volunteered for many years with the non-for-profit Make-A-Wish Foundation where she helped granted wishes to sick Children.



Steph has been working as part of the Melbourne Child Development client services team since February 2019. She loves greeting families with a friendly smile, in addition to working in the background on the MCD newsletter and website.

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Stephanie Dalo

Client Services

Stephanie Dalo

Client Services

Steph has been working as part of the Melbourne Child Development client services team since February 2019. She loves greeting families with a friendly smile, in addition to working in the background on the MCD newsletter and website. She joined the team shortly after her return to Melbourne, having spent the past 5 years living overseas. 

In Malaysia and Tanzania, Steph worked as an English Language teacher at language centres, training colleges, schools, and kindergartens. She has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from RMIT University and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. 

In 2019 she completed training as a Childbirth Educator and now runs independent antenatal classes for couples teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia TM Positive Birth Program through her business, The Nurtured Seed.  



Anthony joined the team at Melbourne Child Development in February 2020. He brings enthusiasm for working with our families and children, and a diverse skill set to the client services team.

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Anthony Chebaia

Client Services

Anthony Chebaia

Client Services

Anthony joined the team at Melbourne Child Development in February 2020. He brings enthusiasm for working with our families and children, and a diverse skill set to the client services team. Anthony is currently studying Psychology at The University of Melbourne and aspires to practice as a clinical psychologist upon completion of his studies. With 3 years of experience as a medical receptionist and 2 years of experience as a children’s martial arts instructor, Anthony brings a sense of both professionalism and fun to the MCD team!



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Susan Croft

Administration Assistant

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Administration Assistant

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Sharon Douglas

Client Services

Sharon Douglas

Client Services