Our Staff

What is ECI

Kalparrin’s greatest asset is its staff.

It is a staff of which Kalparrin is very proud, one that works together, supports each other and genuinely cares about every family and child supported by Kalparrin. Kalparrin’s staff members are highly qualified, maintain regular ongoing professional development programs and offer specialist experience in the early childhood and primary school-aged sector.

They are also experts in the NDIS and will assist you manage your NDIS Package to obtain optimal value for you and your child. We encourage you to meet them and know you’ll value them as much as we do.

Click on the links below to view each therapist’s profile:


Occupational Therapists

Speech Pathologists

  • Claire Garlepp – Speech Pathologist/Supporting Team Manager/NDIS Specialist
  • Stacey Grieve– Speech Pathologist/ Groups Program Manager
  • Liana Siskos– Speech Pathologist
  • Michelle Smith – Speech Pathologist (maternity leave)
  • Vanessa Hally– Speech Pathologist
  • Rachel Ross – Speech Pathologist/Key worker
  • Natalie Chorin – Speech Pathologist/Key worker


  • Phillip Lo

Indigenous Services

  • Heather Kennedy – Indigenous Services Liaison Officer


NDIS Client Services Co-ordinator

  • Frances Mylonopolous – Occupational Therapist

Groups Programs Manager

  • Stacey Grieve – Speech Pathologist

Therapy Assistants Co-ordinator

  • Serenity McEwin – Occupational Therapist

Research and Professional Development

  • Anna McCracken – Social Worker/Research Project Officer

Management and Administration Team

  • Bert Ferro – CEO
  • Jenny Orso – Accounts Manager
  • Jacqui Powell – Executive Support
  • Simone Fullerton – NDIS Co-ordinator
  • Michelle Catena – Client Services Administrator
  • Maree Hallett – Client Services Administrator
  • Ruth Spence – Client Services Administrator
  • Len Head – Maintenance Services