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About
Natasha Schellander

Natasha has ten years experience as a qualified practicing Speech Pathologist, and six of those years have been spent learning about gender affirming voice therapy.

In 2020 Natasha established Gender Voice Centre to help people achieve a voice they are happier and more comfortable with.

Natasha's diagnosis of ADHD is a blessing in this field as she picks up on the subtle changes and placements of the voice.
Natasha is a Speech Pathology Australia registered provider and a member of AusPATH and WPATH.

In her personal time, she enjoys being in nature with her family.

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About
Maryanne Fonceca

Maryanne graduated with a Masters of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Canberra in 2022 after completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2017.

 

Maryanne is passionate about providing a high level of personalised therapy to support clients in achieving their individual communication and swallowing goals. In addition to her passion for optimizing vocal function, she has a special interest in neurological and neuro-degenerative conditions.

 

In her spare time she enjoys live theatre, drinking tea and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.  

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About
Abigail de Vos 

Abigail graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology from University of Technology (UTS) in 2021, with Bachelor of Speech, Hearing & Language Sciences from Macquarie University in 2019.

 

Abigail has a background in neurodivergent paediatrics in private and public settings and university experience with working alongside clients  in gender-affirming voice therapy.  She enjoys helping clients progress towards their voice goals step-by-step in a safe and motivating environment. 

 

Abigail enjoys spending time with her family & friends, exploring new restaurants, and watching too much Netflix.

About
Roisin McDonnell


Roisin has a Masters of Speech Pathology from Macquarie University as well as Bachelors degrees in Speech, Hearing & Language Science and Music Theatre. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community she is passionate about providing her clients with the skills to safely discover their most authentic voice. Roisin also enjoys working with a broad range of speech pathology clients and in disability support. She has personal interest in the areas of mental health, music and sustainability. Outside of work Roisin enjoys going to trivia, seeing musicals and hanging out with friends.

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About
Brittany Fong 

Brittany completed her Masters of Speech Pathology degree from The University of Melbourne in 2022. Previously, she worked in mainstream schools and supported students with special educational needs. she is fluent is Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

 

Brittany is keen to help clients with achieving their speech-language and vocal goals. She believes that communication is not only important for expressing one’s thoughts but also important for building one’s social and self-identity. Her other career interests also include: social skills, bilingual development, mental health and acquired brain injuries. 

In her free time, Brittany enjoys language-learning (working on her fifth language!), playing the ukulele, listening to podcasts and socialising with friends. 

About
Steph Hogg

Steph (she/her) is a Speech Pathologist who graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) in 2015. 

Steph is part of the LGBTQI+ community in Perth. She is passionate about empowering trans and gender diverse people to express their authentic selves in a way feels safe and genuine to them. Steph will take the time to get to know you and to truly listen to what it is you want to achieve. She will support you on your journey as you gain the skills and knowledge you are seeking, whether that be in your voice, other gender presentation practices, or in communicating your gender identity to others.

Steph has had 7 years of experience working with adults in community disability, specialising in neurological rehabilitation. Through this, Steph has gained valuable experience working with diverse people and supporting them to live their lives the way they choose. She is attentive to the need to take a holisitic and individualised approach to therapy.

Outside of work, Steph enjoys surfing, diving, going to AUSLAN classes, and spending time with her amazing friends and family.

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About
Ellie Price

Ellie grew up on the Sunshine Coast and completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of Queensland. Ellie has been practicing Speech Pathology for over three years in rural and remote Queensland communities. Ellie has been working as a rural generalist and enjoys seeing both Paediatric and adult clients. Ellie has a passion for increasing access and availability to medical services for people living in Australia.

Ellie has previous experience both delivering and receiving voice therapy and assessment. She believes in helping others reach a level of communication that is functional and allows them to participate and complete daily tasks that are important to the individual.

Ellie enjoys spending her down time with friends, travelling, going to the beach, and exercising. She can often be found with a delicious meal and a glass of red wine in her hand.

About
Imogen Dean 

After initially training as a classical singer and studying musical theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, Imogen moved into the sphere of speech pathology, completing her Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) between the University of Newcastle and the University of Hong Kong. 
Imogen currently lives in Hong Kong, where she runs her own speech-language pathology clinic. A proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, her practice has a strong focus on celebrating culture, gender identity, and neurodiversity. Always up for something new, Imogen has written a picture book which supports parents and caregivers to track their child's speech sound development, and also dabbles in voice acting.
Imogen lives by the motto that "Life is for living", and finds joy in experiencing new sights and sounds around the world, cooking delicious food, trail running, op shopping, snowboarding, and fostering cats 

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About 
Martin Badway

Martin is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia having completed his Master of Speech Pathology in 2021. He has a B. Mus (Voice) Sydney Conservatorium, B. Health Science (Hearing and Speech) Sydney University, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Studies (Applied Linguistics) Sydney University. 

 

Martin has also completed the 'The Voice Therapy Spectrum' which qualifies him to use the gold-standard in voice therapies including Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice, Casper-Stone Flow, and the Adventures in Voice Program for paediatric nodules.

 

Martin has a special interest in clinical laryngology. Most recently, he participated in and completed a workshop for The Dr. Liang Voice Program where he trained to learn how to perform a flexible nasendoscopy for assessing and reading vocal fold appearance and pathology. 

 

For over a year, Martin has been working with transgender and gender-diverse people to support them with gender-affirming voice care, stuttering, and pragmatic difficulties. He is passionate about evidence-based practise and brings his knowledge as a singer and of vocal pedagogy to assist his patients to achieve their goals. He regularly attends meetings by the Australia Voice Association in regard to Transgender and Gender-Diverse health as well as works at a multidisciplinary practice in Sydney which focuses on transgender and gender-diverse health. 

 

Most importantly, Martin is a proud member of the LGBTQiA+ community and a performer. As singer who understands vocal science and laryngeal techniques he is able to treat female to male but also male to female clients as well as those on the gender spectrum because he is able to achieve and demonstrate desired outcomes in even higher pitches.

About
Rachel McKenzie

Rachel is a senior speech pathologist who provides high quality voice training in a supportive and encouraging environment. Her practice is person-centered, and she works collaboratively with clients to achieve a voice they are happy and confident with. She has memberships with the Australian Voice Association and Speech Pathology Australia. In her personal time she loves exploring Sydney.  

 

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About
Kirsten McCosker

Kirsten is a speech pathologist with a particular interest in the intricacies of speech and voice production.

With her person-centred approach, she places utmost importance on her clients’ personal motivations and unique circumstances to support them in safely achieving

their communication goals.

Since commencing her speech pathology career in 2013, Kirsten has worked with adults across a range of settings including hospitals, mental health and aged care and enjoys a

sessional university role teaching linguistics and phonetics to speech pathology students.

She is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia with a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney as well as a previous Master of Arts in

Applied Linguistics from the University of NSW.

In her spare time, Kirsten is a passionate bird watcher and wildlife enthusiast. She loves gardening, pub trivia and sitting down with friends over a good coffee.

 

About
Janine Lee

Janine is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia as well as a certified LSVT LOUD clinician with a master of Speech Pathology from the Flinders University. She is passionate in the areas of communication, swallowing, voice, and various neurological conditions. Having worked with clients of all ages and abilities, she takes a client-centred and family-oriented approach to optimising their functions and goals. Coming from community work into speech pathology, she enjoys working closely with clients across their therapeutic journey.

In her spare time, Janine loves swimming, cooking, and catching up with her loved ones.

 

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About
Shevaun Pope

Shevaun is a neurodivergent speech therapist who works with clients across the lifespan. Her professional journey encompasses working across various settings, including private practice, primary school, and secondary school environments. She has experience working with LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse communities and is passionate about providing gender-affirming voice and communication support to trans, gender diverse, and non-binary people. Shevaun is dedicated to fostering a holistic, client-centered approach, integrating neurodiversity-affirming, mental health, and trauma-informed practices that celebrate human diversity. 

In her free time, Shevaun enjoys singing, going to the theatre, traveling, and doing Pilates. She can often be found spending time with her greyhound, Fergie, or grabbing a chai latte at her local farmers market in Melbourne.

 

About
Alex Bryant

Alex Bryant (she/ they) is a student studying a bachelor of applied science (speech pathology), who runs our free groups. She wants to support people to express themselves using a voice that they love. She has a passion for creating safe spaces where people can express themselves freely, such as working as a stage manager for queer theatre or running queer dungeons and dragons games. She also has an interest in trans advocacy, sustainability and caring communication. In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending time in parks, playing board games with friends and watching the lowest quality television she can find

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Our Approach

Our aim is to provide a holistic, individualised, and caring approach that is both personal and highly professional. We enjoy engaging with people, listening to their story, and providing education, support, and evidence based research.

 

We are dedicated to ongoing professional development with the aim to provide up-to-date evidence-based strategies, as well as maintaining our connections within the community. 

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