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Meet Our Team

Meet our awesome team. We searched high and low for people who were highly qualified with years of experience in their fields. Checkout their bios to learn more about them.

Jacintha Bell
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Jacintha Bell

Chief Executive Officer

Jacintha is our Director and Principal Occupational Therapist, graduating with a BSc (Occupational Therapy) from Curtin University WA in 2001. She has over 20 years of experience as an OT.…

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Heidi Perera
South Team, Occupational Therapy

Heidi Perera

Principal Occupational Therapist

Heidi is an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist, graduating from Curtin University in 2001. She has over 20 years experience as an OT, working in both community and inpatient mental…

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Elyse Graham
North Team, Occupational Therapy

Elyse Graham

Principal Occupational Therapist

Elyse is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated from Curtin University WA in 1998 with a BSc(OT). She has since worked in Occupational Therapy positions across both the South &…

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Ian Cheok
South Team, Occupational Therapy

Ian Cheok

Senior Principal Occupational Therapist

Ian completed his Occupational Therapy training at Curtin University, receiving the Head of the School Award and and Outstanding Mentor Award. Additionally, he has received training in chronic pain management…

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Simon Gao
South Team, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Services

Simon Gao

Principal Occupational Therapist

Simon has over seven years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist working with people of all ages, from children aged 3+ to teenagers, adults, and older adults with complex health needs…

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Hayley McDonnell
North Team, Occupational Therapy

Hayley McDonnell

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Hayley is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated from Curtin University and has over 20 years of mental health experience.She is registered with APHRA and is a member of Occupational…

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Natalie
Psychological Services

Natalie

Psychologist

Natalie has extensive experience working with both adults and children providing evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health issues. She has a special interest in health-related issues, managing pain,…

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Jingshu
Psychological Services

Jingshu

Counsellor/Mental Health Professional

Jingshu is an experienced and qualified bilingual counsellor, graduating from Murdoch University in 2016. She has over 10 years experience, working as a counsellor and mental health professional across Australia…

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Tamsin Pagett
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Tamsin Pagett

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Tamsin graduated from Curtin University with a BSc (Occupational Therapy) in 2000. Tamsin is passionate about working as an OT and brings empathy and compassion to her sessions with clients…

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Julie Morriss
South Team, Occupational Therapy

Julie Morriss

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Julie has worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years – too many to count! Most of this time has been in the area of Mental Health with Adults, Adolescents,…

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Annabelle Taylor
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Annabelle Taylor

Occupational Therapist (Level 2)

Annabelle is an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist, graduating from Curtin University in 1994. She has worked for over 20 years in a variety of health-related settings, including acute psychiatry,…

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Melanie Galbraith
Central Team, Pain Physiotherapy

Melanie Galbraith

APA Pain Physiotherapist

Mel is a graduate from Curtin University with 20+ years’ experience working as a physiotherapist treating people with musculoskeletal conditions in the UK and Australia. Mel was attached to Fremantle…

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Holly Mynott
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Holly Mynott

Occupational Therapist (Level 2)

Holly is a qualified and registered occupational therapist who graduated from Curtin University in 2017. Since graduating, she has worked in both residential and community settings with the last three…

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Pia Remund
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Pia Remund

Occupational Therapist (Level 2)

Pia is a dedicated Occupational Therapist registered with AHPRA, specialising in mental health for over a decade. Her extensive experience includes case management, inpatient OT, and community rehabilitation, with a…

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Kirsten Reidy-Crofts
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Kirsten Reidy-Crofts

Occupational Therapist (Level 2)

Kirsten Reidy-Crofts is a dedicated AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist with over a decade of experience in mental health services. She has worked in various settings, including inpatient, community, and rehabilitation,…

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Mitchell Furness
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Mitchell Furness

Occupational Therapist (Level 1)

Mitch is a dedicated Occupational Therapist with a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mitch also has an interest in providing…

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Andrea O’Reilly
Central Team, Occupational Therapy

Andrea O’Reilly

Occupational Therapist (Level 1)

Andrea is a dedicated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist, bringing a unique blend of professional expertise and personal experience to her practice. With a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from…

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Zeta Orrman
North Team, Occupational Therapy

Zeta Orrman

Occupational Therapist (Level 1)

Zeta is a qualified and AHPRA registered occupational therapist who graduated from Curtin University in 2022. Zeta has experience working closely with people and families of people who have complex…

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Peta Delaney
Central Team, Customer Care

Peta Delaney

Practice Manager

Peta has been a part of the LifeWorks team since 2015. She has over 25 years’ experience working in administrative roles. Peta has worked as an executive assistant, a receptionist…

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Jessica Stapleton
South Team, Occupational Therapy

Jessica Stapleton

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Jessica commenced working as an OT assistant at Lifeworks in mid 2023. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy Honours) at Curtin University. Jessica has previous experience…

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Desi Orloff
Central Team, South Team, Customer Care

Desi Orloff

Administration Assistant

Desi commenced at LifeWorks in July 2020. She has over 25 years of administrative experience working in two universities, the Department of Justice, and medical practices in secretarial and PA…

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