Meet Kate Laherty

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Senior Speech Pathologist & Head of Speech Pathology

Kate is a Speech Pathologist with a passion for delivering high quality services that focus on the unique needs of each client and their family.  She has worked in rural, regional and metropolitan settings in hospitals, community health centres and schools.  For the early part of her career, she was a generalist Speech Pathologist.  This was a fantastic foundation that enabled her to embark on a career concentrating on adult services, including the areas cancer care, intensive care, spinal injuries, general medicine, stroke and brain injury.  

Kate has a passion for teaching and leadership in our profession and has a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management.  She has been involved at a state-wide level in the development of clinical guidelines and provision of teaching and training of Junior Speech Pathologist. She has also undertaken large scale cross disciplinary projects to establish and evaluate new services in hospitals, and is bringing this unique knowledge to further the impact that Pop is making across different settings. 

When not at work, Kate is mother to 4 young children, step mum to 2 older children, wife to a busy husband and active member of her kids’ school and kindy communities.  Her experience as a mum helps her to understand the joys and challenges that parenting brings and helps her to empathise with and support families on their journey.

Kate’s current role at Pop lies heavily within the Intake Team where we provide free advice to families about how speech pathology will be able to assist you on your journey.  She is also a Senior Speech Pathologist and one of our Heads of Speech Pathology, so she spends lots of her time teaching and empowering Junior Speech Pathologists to be the best they can be! 

The Spot Family

Heidi Begg

Speech Pathologist & CEO

Emma Hewett

Head of People/Support Team Leader

Bonnie Hayes

Speech Pathologist & Head of Speech Pathology

Fiona Skjaerbaek

Financial Controller

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Danielle Wales

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Jade McRae

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Jemima Commens

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Lyndal Thomas

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Olivia Fotheringham

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Taylor Daly

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Tina Evans

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

Jo Kenny

Virtual Practice Manager

Lucy Barker

Finance + Customer Service Officer

Verity Rose

Marketing Operations Manager

Breanna Maria

Office Manager & Customer Service Coordinator

Francesca Sanders

Administration and Office Support

Annie Towers

Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Anna Johnson

Senior Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

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Ashlee O’Neill

Speech Pathologist

Audrey Cheng

Speech Pathologist

Belinda Mahendran

Speech Pathologist

Bella Graff

Speech Pathologist

Bianka Landrigan

Speech Pathologist

Cassandra Trotman

Speech Pathologist

Chiara Isaacs

Speech Pathologist

Emilie Adams

Speech Pathologist

Emily Buurman

Speech Pathologist

Emily Parker

Speech Pathologist

Erin Buddery

Speech Pathologist

Gabrielle Scabellone

Speech Pathologist

Grace McKellar

Speech Pathologist

Janet Barrow

Speech Pathologist

Janine Suter

Senior Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Jodie Peake

Speech Pathologist

Jordon Condello

Senior Speech Pathologist

Lauren Barber

Speech Pathologist

Monique Martino

Speech Pathologist

Rebecca Calabrese

Speech Pathologist

Sarah Wear-Rolfe

Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Tina Goodman

Speech Pathologist

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