Wendy O’Connor is Managing Director at Melior Positive Behaviour Support. She has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical/Educational). Wendy has taken a leadership role in providing positive behaviour support for people with the most complex behaviours of concern for over 30 years. She is committed to expanding and developing a highly skilled team of PBS practitioners at Melior.
Karyn Concanen is the team’s participant engagement coordinator – the team’s first point of contact. Karyn joined the Melior team following a long career at Silver Chain. Her role is to manage new referrals, develop service agreements and support the team to manage workload. Karyn is greatly enjoying working to support people with disability following a successful career in aged care.
Leanne Larkin is Acting Co-Managing Director (North) at Melior. She has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and received a special purpose award in Positively Managing Behaviours that Challenge. Leanne is extremely passionate about her role as a PBS practitioner with Melior and enjoys working alongside people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers.
Tim Stalker is Acting Co-Managing Director (South) at Melior. Tim has a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology. He is a Registered Psychologist and has over 10 years’ experience in the disability sector, working in multiple roles during that time. Tim is passionate about empowering his clients and working with them to achieve the best outcomes.
Rebecca Singleton is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior. She has a Bachelor of Psychology and Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Community). Rebecca has held various positions within the justice and disability sectors and is passionate about empowering the clients that she works with. Rebecca is committed to working alongside individuals and their support team from a holistic and evidence-based approach.
Samantha Merritt is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior who is committed in supporting people to find their voice. She has completed her Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with the University of Western Australia. Followed by her Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Murdoch University and was awarded the O’Byrne Prize in Psychology and Social Justice.
Kellie Hill joined the Positive Behaviour Support Team at Melior in 2021. She has a Bachelor of Psychology and has worked in various roles within the disability sector supporting individuals with behaviours of concern for over ten years. She is passionate about supporting people with disability to live full, happy lives.
Matthew Chadwick is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior who completed his Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours degree in 2019. Following six years of experience as a disability support worker, leading a small team of support workers, he joined the team at Melior. He is excited to have the opportunity to support the improvement of quality of life for people with a disability.
Ebbe Hawkins is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior. She finished her Bachelor of Psychology in 2014 and completed a thesis in disability studies during that time, developing a passion for the area. Ebbe has six years’ professional experience in the justice and disability sectors and is a dedicated advocate for the rights of people living with disability and mental health conditions.
Finn Leen is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior and completed his Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in 2021. Previously an educator, Finn has 7 years’ in-depth knowledge of child development and has experience caring for children with disability. Finn is inspired to assist people with disability to access the support and opportunities they need to thrive.
Kalle Jarvinen is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior. He has a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Hons), with research focusing on pathologisation in disability and mental health. As a sibling, Kalle’s lived experience of disability has made him a strong proponent of empowering people with disability to have more control in their lives.
Rajiv is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior. He has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Psychology. Rajiv has previous experience working in the education sector as a teaching assistant and a boarding supervisor, supporting students from rural and remote communities who experience mental health and disability concerns. He is passionate about improving the quality of life of people and supporting them to achieve their full potential.
Lorna Marns is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior. She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with The University of Western Australia and has professional experience in medical science. Lorna also has a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours from Edith Cowan University. A passionate practitioner, Lorna is eager to improve the quality of life for people using an evidence-based approach.
Shaun is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) and has written a thesis in neuropsychology and developmental psychology. Shaun has experience working with people with disability and mental health challenges for over three years. Shaun is passionate about caring for people with behaviours of concern to help them live fulfilling and happier lives.
Kiera is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner at Melior. She has a double Bachelor of Psychology, Criminology and Justice and has extensive experience in the disability space, including being a disability support worker. She is passionate about helping people with disability live a more fulfilled and independent life through holistic practices.
Melior Positive Behaviour Support acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we provide our services. We recognise the unique connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to Country and waters, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.