Therapy staff are responsible for assessing individual client needs and matching these needs with volunteer members who have appropriate skills, expertise and experience. They act as liaison between volunteers and clients, monitoring progress of the project and ensuring outcomes are satisfactory. They are also responsible for ongoing education and development of volunteers.



Liz has over 9 years of occupational therapy experience in a variety of settings. She has worked in rural health in Australia, and in the United Kingdom in acute, community and corporate sectors.  Liz's interests include home assessment and modifications, wheelchair/scooter assessment and general functional assessment, with the aim of promoting functional independence for all.  Liz also has an interest in innovation and OT peer mentoring via OT Australia.  Liz coordinates across the North Western metropolitan regions, Barwon, Ballarat and Bendigo, as well as Freedom Wheels. 

Melissa joined Solve in 2018. She has a background in physiotherapy and uses this knowledge combined with her occupational therapy skills to assess clients for our Freedom Wheels program. She also is responsible for our metropolitan projects and the Peninsula Branch. Melissa is multilingual; fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay. 

Anne Collins is an Occupational Therapist and joined Solve Disability Solutions in 2009 as Project Coordinator for the Central Gippsland branch. Anne combines her work with Solve with part-time work in community health. Her area of expertise is in falls prevention.

Fiona joined Solve in 2018 and has vast experience and knowledge, assisting people in the Ballarat area to achieve their goals of greater independence and quality of life. As an OT she has always been interested in practical, creative solutions that improve the lives of her clients. 

Coralie joined the OT team of Solve in 2018. Having worked within the health sector in the Geelong community for a number of years, Coralie uses her local knowledge and experience to solve assistive technology solutions and further reach and support all those who would benefit from our service.