Our Team

 

Ishwari Samarakoon

Proprietor / Speech Pathologist

Ishwari is the proud owner and Principal Speech Pathologist at Speech Therapy Services.

After graduating from Curtin University in 2000 she worked in a number of settings in both the public health and education sectors. As the founding Speech Pathologist at the Peel Language Development Centre, she was instrumental in setting up their school based programs. Her dedication and expertise in communication therapies has helped many children lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Her areas of special interest are literacy, behaviour and autism. If all that isn’t enough, she also finds the time to do arty things like photography, going to the theatre and watching foreign films.

 

Jessica Evans

Speech Pathologist
As our newest addition to the Speech Therapy Services team, Jessica Evans is wholly committed to helping children reach their full potential. She holds a degree in Speech Pathology from Curtin University and a diploma in Counselling. As a Speech Pathologist, her areas of special interest include literacy and articulation. Jessica’s journey into healthcare began as part of international children’s charity Radio Lollipop, providing comfort, fun and entertainment to sick children in hospital.
On the weekends, Jessica’s strengths shine in upcycling tired furniture into modern, artsy creations and the friendly competition of games night with friends and family.

 

Courtney Hill

Speech Pathologist

With a background in retail, sales and IT, Courtney felt there was something missing and set her sights on a new career. Graduating from Curtin University with a degree in Speech Pathology, she is dedicated to working with children with autism, language delay and disability. Her work with clients registered with NDIS has further sparked her passion for helping, supporting and advocating for clients and their families. Yoga keeps her physically busy, while a passion for reading, film and needlework keeps her mentally stimulated. When not at Speech Therapy Services, Courtney can be found spending time with her partner Anthony and their three rescue cats.

 

Doha Youssef

Speech Pathologist
Doha Youssef is an exceptionally motivated Speech Pathologist with experience working as a therapy assistant with children with autism.  She is passionate about developing relationships with her clients and their families. Assisting children to develop their pre-literacy and literacy skills is a specific area of interest for her.
While she has a soft spot for cats and old-school music, you will most likely find her reading, watching films, traveling or spending time with family and friends when she is not working.