L4Life Administrative & Clinical Team

Administrative Team

Mary Muirhead, BVSc, OAM

Mary Muirhead, BVSc, OAM

Chair, Director, Co-founder and Fundraising Coordinator (honorary) with over 20 years experience in Melbourne’s ASD community. Boroondara Volunteer of the Year Award (2012), KVF Jubb Community Achievement Award (2013), Medal of the Order of Australia (general division) for service to people with disabilities and their families (2014). Mary is married to Tom Gleisner, is a retired veterinarian and they have two children. Her interests are music, pets and dancing. She has worked with the Autism Behavioural Intervention Association as a past Board Member and is a current member of the ABA Today conference committee.

Pam Roy, B.B.A. – Accounting

Pam Roy, B.B.A. – Accounting

Clinical Consultant and Business Manager with over 20 years experience in ABA therapy delivery and therapist team management/development. Pam arrived in Australia in 1997 to deliver ABA programs to families in Victoria who had no other access to ABA. She has also delivered ABA therapy and supervision for over 30 families in Queensland as well as training therapists through supervisory levels.

Carol Barclay

Carol Barclay

Office Manager. Carol has supported the ASD community since she began working as the Office Manager for AMAZE, formerly known as Autism Victoria, in 1999. With her experience in operations supervision in the computer division at Tattersalls, training-program organisation for the Commonwealth Fireboard and small business bookkeeping/accounting, Carol brings a diverse range of operational support skills to L4Life.

Christine Darcas, M.B.A., Dip. Professional Writing and Editing

Christine Darcas, M.B.A., Dip. Professional Writing and Editing

Grants and Marketing Communications Coordinator. Over three decades that have included famine relief work in Chad, brand management, marketing communications writing and editing, plus extensive creative writing publication, Christine has developed significant business, marketing and story-telling experience. She particularly enjoys using her writing skills for community benefit.

Emma Davies, BSc(OT)

Emma Davies, BSc(OT)

Emma joined the L4Life team in 2013 after studying Occupational Therapy at Monash University and providing inclusion support for children in Kinder. She currently runs therapy sessions in a range of home, school and kinder settings, while completing her Master in Primary Education and Inclusive Education at Deakin University. In addition to her therapy role, Emma has taken on the position of L4Life’s NDIS Coordinator. She is responsible for supporting clients through their planning meetings with the NDIS and liaising with L4Life Supervisors to define goals for individual clients to ensure funding opportunities are maximised.

Clinical Team

Pam Roy, B.B.A. – Accounting

Pam Roy, B.B.A. – Accounting

Clinical Consultant and Business Manager with over 20 years experience in ABA therapy delivery and therapist team management/development. Pam arrived in Australia in 1997 to deliver ABA programs to families in Victoria who had no other access to ABA. She has also delivered ABA therapy and supervision for over 30 families in Queensland as well as training therapists through supervisory levels.

Emma Miller, B.A., B.Sc.

Emma Miller, B.A., B.Sc.

Clinical Director with over 20 years experience working with children with ASD, ABA therapy delivery and therapist team management/development. Emma was a finalist in the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards for Excellence in Improving Learning and Development Outcomes.

Sarah Wood, B.A., P.G. Dip. Psych, M.Ed. Psych, M.A.P.S.

Sarah Wood, B.A., P.G. Dip. Psych, M.Ed. Psych, M.A.P.S.

Sarah is an Educational and Development Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor with extensive clinical and research experience in the area of ABA. She provides behavioural consulting for children, families and educators throughout the Melbourne school system and into rural Victoria. She is also responsible for coordinating L4Life’s research program in addition to running L4Life’s Psychological Assessment Testing program. Sarah frequently presents at conferences on Autism and ABA-related clinical and research topics.

Claire Taptil

Claire Taptil

Claire is a Clinical Supervisor who joined L4Life in 2007 as an ABA therapist. For several years now, she has conducted workshops in therapist training and school integration in addition to directly assisting numerous children with ASD and their families.

Samantha Boyle, B.Sc, P.G. Dip. Psych, M. Ed. Psych, M.A.P.S.

Samantha Boyle, B.Sc, P.G. Dip. Psych, M. Ed. Psych, M.A.P.S.

Sam is a Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor who has worked with many children with ASD in their homes, kindergartens and schools since starting with L4Life in 2011. She frequently runs workshops in therapist training, school integration and social skills. Sam is also L4Life’s Chief Happiness Officer, organising social opportunities and support for our staff to help promote a happy work environment.

Sara Allen, B.Sc., P.G. Dip Psych

Sara Allen, B.Sc., P.G. Dip Psych

Sara is a provisional psychologist and L4Life Clinical Supervisor. Active in the ABA field since 2010, she has worked with many children with ASD in their homes, kindergartens and schools. She frequently runs workshops in therapist training, school integration and social skills. She is also the research assistant for L4Life’s research program.

Carlie McGough, B.A (psych)

Carlie McGough, B.A (psych)

Carlie has nearly 10 years experience in the ASD and ABA fields. With her extensive training as an ABA therapist, she is a L4Life Team Leader and Clinical Supervisor. She is also Coordinator of L4Life’s Therapist Certification Training Program.

Jodi Harris, B. Hs. (Psych & Dis)

Jodi Harris, B. Hs. (Psych & Dis)

Jodi is a Team Leader and Clinical Supervisor with widespread experience working with children with ASD in various locations including homes, kindergartens and schools. Jodi also holds the position of L4Life’s University Placement Coordinator. Jodi joined the L4Life team in 2011 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology and Disability. From 2012-2015 she also held the position of L4Life’s Timetable Coordinator.

Tiffany Poljakovic B.A., G. Dip. Psych

Tiffany Poljakovic B.A., G. Dip. Psych

Tiff is a L4Life Clinical Supervisor who has worked with various children on the Autism Spectrum. She has worked as a supervisor and as an ABA therapist across various environments including homes, kindergardens and schools. She also frequently runs training programs for new therapists, teachers and aides.