Your Child Is Precious So Experience Matters

Meet our team.

Staff Who Really Listen To Where You & Your Family Are At

Our staff are all committed to evidence based, occupation based practice and a family centered approach. They regularly participate in continuing professional development opportunities with leading national and international Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists to ensure they provide your family with cutting edge Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Our staff strive to go above and beyond to ensure the best outcomes can be achieved for your child.

natalie - occupational therapist & director

Occupational therapist and Director Natalie Brown, has been practicing since 2001 and has worked with children and their families for her whole career. Natalie has also completed her Masters Degree specialising in Occupational Therapy for children with learning and coordination difficulties. Occumax was established by Natalie Brown in 2007, covering Mackay and surrounding regions. Natalie and her husband Damien, have assembled a team of dedicated Occupational Therapists and support staff who believe in putting the needs of their clients and their families above their own agendas. Outside of work Natalie enjoys cooking, gardening and watching her Wyandotte chooks scratch around the yard.

damien - property manager & strategic direction

Damien, has been involved with Occumax since day one. He has been a key driver in helping Occumax to grow into the organisation that it is today. His current roles include strategic direction and property maintenance. Damien has a background in administration and advocating for people with disabilities. Outside of work Damien enjoys photography and playing Lego® and dinosaurs with his son.

hannah - allied health team leader

Hannah Keogh is our Allied Health Team Leader and she is also Certified Practising Speech Pathologist by profession. Hannah graduated from James Cook University in 2011 and holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours. She has worked with children her whole career and is currently enjoying maternity leave with her own little one. Hannah has advanced certification in the Hanen Program®, having completed both the More Than Words® and Talkability™ workshops. She is also completed the a Picture Exchange Communication Level 1 workshop many other professional development courses is the areas of PODD communication books, autism, stuttering and literacy.

ashley - occupational therapist

Check back soon to learn more about Ashley Vella.

tara - occupational therapist

Check back soon to learn more about Tara Krome.

courtney - social worker

Check back soon to learn more about Courtney Bear.

sarah - registered psychologist

Check back here soon to learn more about Dr Sarah Kadzomba.

lachlan - registered psychologist

Check back here soon to learn more about Lachlan Rebetzke.

charlotte - practice manager

Charlotte Vassallo's profile is coming soon.

amanda - administration assistant

Amanda Scriha keeps the Occumax engine running by taking care of client bookings and other administrative duties. Amanda also is a mum of three and has a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, so she understands what life is like in the trenches. Outside of work Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying a rare quiet moment with a cup of tea.

claire - client care administrator

Claire Owen's profile is coming soon.