Every person who is part of the Everyday Independence team is working to deliver on our goal of supporting people to live to their full potential and enjoy an everyday life. We recruit and support our team members based on their passion for this goal and their commitment to our values as well as holding high standards of professional skills and the use of evidence-based practice.

We invest heavily in training, mentoring and supporting our team members to continually improve our clinical practice and to focus on the needs and goals of the people we work with.

Interesting in joining our team? Visit our current opportunities page to find your next role!

Our Directors

Leanne Healey

Leanne Healey

Leanne Healey has worked as an occupational therapist in Australia for over 30 years. She founded Everyday Independence in 1997 and has developed it into a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, allied health organisation that achieves great outcomes for people and their families, that they experience everyday. Her focus is to make a lasting difference in the lives of the people she works with by understanding what is important to the person and their family to be able to provide services that will have the most impact, and endure the ebb and flow of daily life.
 
Leanne is passionate about developing the Everyday Independence team to be the best in the world at providing people centred therapy services. She is regularly asked to present across Australia on the latest evidence based therapy approaches and practice, and she has also acted in advisory roles to Occupational Therapy Australia in the development of industry best practice and supported many individuals and organisations with their NDIS planning. Leanne leads the clinical excellence team at Everyday Independence and still retains a clinical caseload specialising in complex support needs.

Ingrid Cole

Ingrid Cole

Ingrid Cole is a Physiotherapist and the Director of People and Culture at Everyday Independence. Graduating from Latrobe University in 1999 Ingrid worked in a number of Melbourne Hospitals before moving to Dundee in Scotland where she worked at one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals as well as completing a postgraduate Masters in Neurological Physiotherapy from Edinburgh University. On returning to Melbourne, Ingrid worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital and later Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney before joining EI in 2012. Ingrid is passionate about the NDIS and building an allied health workforce that is NDIS ready and capable of delivering high impact outcomes to people with a disability and the disability sector.

Mal Healey

Mal Healey

Mal Healey has 20 years experience leading community service organizations. Mal has a Masters in Management and leads the business support and development functions of Everyday Independence. Mal works with a dedicated team of admin people who deliver systems that make us easy to work with.

Our Chief Executive Officer

Glyn Davies

Glyn Davies

Glyn is an experienced leader and shares the Everyday Independence vision and values. He has worked in senior executive and CEO roles in the community, government, and private sectors for over 25 years, in organisations primarily focused on health, wellbeing, disability and youth. He has a passion for leading people within a culture where people feel valued, connected and genuinely enjoy coming to work. His vision for his role as CEO is to lead the Everyday Independence team to continue to grow and achieve even more positive business and people-centred outcomes.

Our Leadership Team

Brianna Massey

Brianna Massey

Brianna Massey joined the Everyday Independence team in 2015 after completing her Masters of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University. With a background in paediatrics Brianna enjoys working closely with children and their families to support them to build capacity and independence. Brianna also has an interest in Acquired Brain Injury, sensory processing and behavioural support. Brianna is the Regional Facilitator for the North and Western Melbourne teams and is based in Derrimut.

Elyse Hower

Elyse Hower

Elyse Hower has been an Occupational Therapist at Everyday Independence since 2013. With extensive expertise in paediatrics she loves having the opportunity to work closely with families and see each child grow and develop. Just recently Elyse has shifted her focus to working with adults and has a keen interest in assistive technology, vehicle modifications, sensory processing and behavioural support. Elyse is the Regional Facilitator for the South and South Eastern Melbourne teams at Everyday Independence.

Kit Chan

Kit Chan

Kit Chan has worked in public accounting practice and various commercial industries over the past 20 years before joining Everyday Independence in 2018. Kit is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and Certified Practising Accountants (CPA). Kit overseas the finance team members at Everyday Independence and manages all functions within accounting, finance, taxation, and other related roles. He enjoys numbers and analytical review.

Roxanne Strauss

Roxanne Strauss

Roxanne has over 20 years of People and Culture and business experience in corporate, profit-for-purpose, start-ups and Government sectors. With diverse leadership experience across four continents, she has worked in a number of Executive roles before taking the role of People and Transformation Executive Lead at Everyday Independence. Roxanne aims to create a sense of belonging for all Everyday Independence's team members and provide the opportunity for everyone to do their best work and to reach their potential in life. Roxanne’s passion for yoga, health and well-being and her practices of gratitude and meditation are huge influences on her personal life and professional practice. Roxanne is the Board Chair of a not-for-profit organisation that supports youth living in extreme poverty in Tanzania and is also proud mother to her son, Mateo.

Tara Cahill

Tara Cahill

Tara has over 25 years experience in brand, communications and marketing across the corporate, global branding agency, not-for-profit and disability sectors. With a background in brand consulting and management, she’s been fortunate to have worked as part of teams responsible for rebranding many iconic Australian organisations and understands the role creativity and innovation play in ensuring brands stand out and remain competitive. She’s passionate about social justice and dedicated to aligning herself to marketing brands that do good and make a difference to people who face exceptional challenges to realise their everyday goals and aspirations.

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