Lynette Purton, Owner/Director


  • Masters of Public Health

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Clinically trained

  • Extensive experience in the design, development and implementation of direct and indirect health services

  • Extensive experience in the operational management of direct client services, Mental health, chronic disease, support coordination and Aboriginal Health.

  • Highly respected for skills in stakeholder engagement

  • Comprehensive human resource management skills and experience (for both clinical and professional staff) including recruitment, professional development and performance management

  • High level financial management, contract management and compliance monitoring skills

  • Knowledge and experience in organisational accreditation (particularly against the Australian Quality Improvement Council Standards)

  • Results Based Accountability Framework to assess client outcomes and service performance consultant with FAMS Australia, the Australian franchise for Results Based Leadership Group’s, Results Based Accountability Framework – working with organisations in the NFP sector assisting these organisations to implement effective and efficient accountability frameworks.

Bronwyn McLaren, Managing Director



  • Certificate III in Business Administration

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Over 15 years in health industry

  • Experience in hospital and general practice administration.

  • 9 years’ experience delivering practice support service to local general practices.

  • Workforce Development Officer

  • Knowledge and experience in organisational accreditation

Michael O'Donnell, Psychologist -  Ulverstone and Wynyard



  • Bachelor of Psychology


Key Skills and Experience:

  • Practicing since 1999

  • Counselling and presenting programs in Correctional Setting

  • Employee Assistance Programs delivering individual and couple counselling, mental health and resilience presentations in various organisations

  • Working with young people and their families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Alicia Fenner, Adminstration Support


Janine Brown, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Ulverstone, Somerset and Sheffield
NDIS Specialised Support Coordinator



  • Bachelor of Social Work 

  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker 

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work

  • Certificate II in Community Services 

Key Skills and Experience 

  • Case Management

  • Mental Health counselling specialising in Solution Focused Interviewing, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing

  • Drug and alcohol intervention and harm minimisation

  • Smoking cessation training

  • Working with clients with acquired brain injuries

  • Care coordinator for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific training in alcohol and other Drug, historical and contemporary Aboriginal issues

  • Disability

  • Dementia training

Geoff Cooper, Psychologist - West Coast (Zeehan and Queenstown)



  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Geoff, specialises in all fields of Mental Health including Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Anger Management, Alcohol and Drug dependency, Sleep Disorders (including nightmares), Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and assessment and verification of diagnosis under the DSM 5.

Maree Cooper, Registered Accredited Mental Health  Clinical Social Worker - West Coast (Zeehan and Queenstown)



  • Bachelor Social Work

  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

  • Member AASW

  • Member AASW College

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in Mental Health issues

  • Extensive experience in Assessment and treatment

  • Experience working with Children and Adolescents

  • Experience in Relationship Counselling

  • Experience in Family Therapy

Erika Philpott, NDIS Support Coordinator - Ulverstone



  • Certificate III in Community Services

  • Certificate IV in Community Services

  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Enjoys working with young people, and people with persistent mental health issues, Asperger’s, and Autism

  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention training

  • Domestic and Family Violence training

Katherine Hitch, NDIS Support Coordinator - Ulverstone



  • Batchelor Science- Paramedic Science

  • Batchelor Science -Landscape Design

  • Batchelor Arts- Education

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Care coordinator for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients 

  • Care coordination for people with Chronic Disease

  • Dementia Studies

  • Bridges out of Poverty Training

  • End of Life Planning Training

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bulling Awareness Training

  • Cultural sensitivity training

Suzanne Sutcliffe, NDIS Support Coordinator - Launceston and Ulverstone



  • Diploma in community services (management)

  • Certificate 4 service coordination (ageing and disability)

  • Certificate 4 in Training and assessment

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in providing a range of support to people across the Aged, Disability sectors with roles such as Team Leader - Adult Day Centre, Aged Care Package Case Manager, Coordinator for ISP Clients, Support work in child respite, Team Leader - Group Homes.

  • Teachers Aid, providing early intervention for children in mainstream education and early childhood/pre-school programs

  • Board Member (Womens Shelter)

  • Support relationships with carers and families

Kellie Gale, NDIS Support Coordinator - Ulverstone



  • Certificate 4 in Community Services

  • Certificate 4 in Drug & Alcohol

  • Certificate 2 in Aged Care

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in providing a range of supports to people across the Aged, Disability, Mental Health and Complex Care sectors with roles such as;

    • Support Coordination for NDIS Participants

    • Workforce Administrator - management of staff rosters 

    • Site Management -including First aid officer and fire Warden 

    • Coordinator / Facilitator for CHSP funded social activity groups for over 65 clients  

    • Disability / Teachers Aid for Autistic school aged clients - In a home setting and class room based programs

    • Support Worker for Complex care / Disability Clients

    • Team Leader / Case Manager for Drug & Alcohol / Mental heath clients 

    • Medication - First Aid - Bowel Management - PEG - CPR - Mental Health First Aid - Epilepsy Awareness -  Health Body - Insulin - Experience / Certificate

Jan Robinson, Registered Nurse (Continence Assessments) - Ulverstone



  • Registered Nurse for 47 years

  • Registered Midwife

  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing - Child and Family Health Nurse

  • Family Planning Certificate

  • Nurse Immuniser Certificate

  • Donation Specialist Nurse with core Family Donation Conversation (cFDC) and practical Family Donation Conversation (pFDC) certificates and Transportation of Biological Materials Certificate



  • Midwifery

  • Emergency nursing for 22 years

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation nursing – including managing continence issues

  • Senior Organiser with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation


Key Strengths

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Emergency Department nursing

  • Experience in Rehabilitation Nursing including continence issues

  • Extensive personal experience with organ donation and transplantation

  • Extensive professional knowledge in organ and tissue Donation

  • Extensive knowledge in leading and managing emergency situations

  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Caring for families after sudden death

  • Building relationships with and empowering clients

  • Enthusiastic in researching and using evidence-based information to practice by and to educate clients

  • Long term interest and enjoyment of educating clients for health benefits

  • Time management and prioritisation skills

  • Working as an independent practitioner

Rosie Butler, Occupational Therapist - Ulverstone and Surrounding



  • First Degree Honours BHSC - Occupational Therapy,

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Rosie graduated from York St John University in England with a First Class Honours in Occupational Therapy in 2012, having completed a research thesis focused on the ‘Theories, Models and Approaches used by Occupational Therapists in Forensic Mental Health’. Rosie was accepted to present this research at the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in Yokohama, Japan in 2014 and it has since been cited in a number of Mental Health guidelines in the UK.

  • Since graduation Rosie has worked in Tasmania with a variety of different clients/participants.

  • With 6 years being part of the Tasmanian Health Service which saw her move through the acute hospital services, the specialised area of Hand Therapy and also community based services. Rosie then moved in to a Paediatrics Private Practice for a year and had a focus on working with children with Autism. 

  • Rosie has now established her own private practice to utilise her expertise more broadly and to expand her aged group.

Jayne Grubits-King, Physiotherapist - Ulverstone and surrounding



  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Key Skills and Experience:

  • She has almost 10 years’ experience working across a wide range of sectors and age groups.

  • Jayne currently works in a private practice which covers; musculoskeletal, hydrotherapy, paediatrics, aged care, NDIS, cancer rehabilitation and clinical pilates

  • Jayne enjoys helping people improve their physical function to allow better independence and be able to participate in activities they enjoy. This may be through individualised exercise programs, hydrotherapy or hands on treatment.

Vanessa Gale, Psychologist -  Ulverstone and surrounding



  • Bachelor of Psychology

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Vanessa has clinical experience working across the life-span: with a particular interest in developmental psychology, child and adolescent mental health, cognitive and learning assessment and diagnosis. She has experience in working with adults and children with various diagnoses and presentations, including mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, trauma and adjustment disorders, and substance dependence.

ELPE Health

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Ulverstone, TAS 7315

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Help Line 1800 332 388                 1800 800 110

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