Administrative & Clinical Team

Administrative Team

Mary Muirhead, BVSc, OAM

Mary Muirhead, BVSc, OAM

Director and Fundraising Coordinator (honorary) with nearly 20 years experience in Melbourne’s ASD community. Boroondara Volunteer of the Year Award (2012), KVF Jubb Community Achievement Award (2013).

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. Christine is an extensively published writer with significant business and marketing communications experience. Since her days as an aid worker in Chad, she has enjoyed 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.

Claire Taptil

Claire Taptil

Timetables Coordinator. Claire joined L4Life in 2007 as an ABA therapist. She was a L4Life Clinical Supervisor for several years, conducting workshops in therapist training and school integration in addition to directly assisting numerous children with ASD and their families. She moved to L4Life's administrative side in 2016 and brings important insight to her role from her clinical experience.

Clinical Team

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 a Psychologist with extensive clinical and research experience in the area of ABA. She is also a Clinical Supervisor and responsible for coordinating L4Life’s research program in addition to running L4Life's Psychological Assessment Testing program.

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 who has been working in the ABA field since 2010. She is a L4Life Clinical Supervisor who 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)

Team Leader and Clinical Supervisor. Since joining L4Life in 2011, Jodi has worked as an ABA therapist with many children with ASD in their homes, kindergartens and schools. From 2012-2015 Jodi also held the position of Timetable Coordinator.

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

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

Tiff is a 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.