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About
Natasha Schellander

Natasha has eleven years experience as a qualified practicing Speech Pathologist, and seven 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 and traveling the world. 

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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
Hilana Alouani-Roby

Hilana holds a Master of Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, in addition to a Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics, and a Master of Conference Interpreting and Translation in English, French, and Arabic.

Hilana is committed to providing client-centred, trauma-informed, and neurodiversity-affirming practice, and aims to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore and grow their skills. 

Hilana is passionate about advocacy work, having given talks in the community to advocate for access to speech pathology services, particularly in the early years of life. 

Hilana also works with a neurodiverse paediatric caseload. She has a special interest in areas such as motor speech disorders and Gestalt Language Processing. 

Hilana is a self-described vocal athlete; as an opera singer, she understands the importance of training one's voice. She continues to hone her craft, recognising that there is a continuous process of learning and re-learning involved. Her dedication extends beyond her own voice; she is equally committed to helping others discover and develop their own voices.

Hilana enjoys cooking up a feast for friends, exploring Sydney’s food scene, trivia quizzes, going for walks, and sharing her space with two cats and an Australian Shepherd.

About
Steph Duffy

Steph graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology from Charles Sturt University with the goal to specialise in voice upon graduation. Steph is also a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre and spent 15 years working as a professional musical theatre performer across Australia and Asia. She has a special interest in voice therapy and prevention as well as neurodegenerative conditions. She is a qualified provider of LVST Loud and Speak Out for Parkinson’s Disease.

Steph enjoys spending time with family and friends and adventuring around Sydney after living in Melbourne for the last 5 years.

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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
Pam Yam

Pam is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist who is passionate, personable, and persistent to support people’s goals in their most comfortable self. After completing Master of Speech Pathology at Curtin University, she moved to Melbourne for a couple of years, and is now based in Sydney. She has experiences supporting people with different communication needs, through a person-centred approach to maximize therapeutic outcome. As a vision impaired triathlete, she spends her free time swimming, biking, and running in Sydney. 

 

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
SNeelam Babani

Neelam has a Masters of Speech Pathology from University of Melbourne (2022), as well as a Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology (2011) from Mumbai, India.  Her experience and interests include acquired communication and swallowing disorders, and voice rehabilitation.
Neelam implements a person-centred approach to her practice by supporting her clients to achieve their communication goals and enabling them to participate in their life activities. Coming from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, she understands the importance of sensitivity and inclusion to foster well-being and progress.
Outside of work, Neelam cherishes spending time with her little one and cheeky fur baby

 

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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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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