Our staff

Clinical Staff

Amber Monk

Amber Monk

Manager of Clinical Program Development and Implementation

Jenna Golab

Jenna Golab

Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager (Canberra Centre Manager)

Danielle Lam

Danielle Lam

Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager (Wollongong Centre Manager) and Teleintervention Manager

Joanna McAdam

Joanna McAdam

Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager (Macquarie and Newtown Centre Manager)

Renee Bennett

Renee Bennett

Senior Child & Family Counsellor

Amber Monk

Amber Monk

Manager of Clinical Program Development and Implementation

    Jenna Golab

    Jenna Golab

    Jenna graduated from a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours from Flinders University in 2009 when she then worked in early intervention in Mildura with children and families with a range of disabilities. After moving back to her hometown of Adelaide she began working with children with sensory impairment (vision and hearing) and developed a strong interest in how children with hearing loss develop listening and spoken language skills. Jenna moved to Canberra at the start of 2013 and started work with The Shepherd Centre which she says is her ‘dream job’. At The Shepherd Centre she has undertaken many different roles over the past three years while focusing on growth and development of the Canberra centre. Jenna is currently the Manager of Listening and Spoken Language for Canberra. Her areas of interest include supporting children and young adults to become confident conversationalists. She is also passionate about working with children to develop theory of mind and has a special interest in teaching others about hearing loss/parent guiding and coaching.

      Danielle Lam

      Danielle Lam

      Danielle Lam is the Senior Listening and Spoken Language Manager at The Shepherd Centre based in Wollongong. Danielle manages the LSL team in Wollongong and has a keen interest in equity of access to service for all families. This interest led to Project Coordination of Rural & Remote Residential Workshop Programs across NSW for many years, and now Teleintervention Manager for families accessing the service from regional and remote areas of NSW and Tasmania.  Danielle is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and Speech Pathologist, and has a key role in the training and mentoring of Listening and Spoken Language Therapists toward their professional certification. Prior to joining The Shepherd Centre, Danielle has worked as a Speech Pathologist in a variety of community health and hospital settings.

        Joanna McAdam

        Joanna McAdam

        Joanna McAdam is the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Manager at The Shepherd Centre at the Australian Hearing Hub and is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and practicing Speech Pathologist. Joanna joined The Shepherd Centre in 2007 after completing her Masters of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University. Joanna feels very proud to work in an environment that supports each family’s vision for their child while continually breaking new ground in supporting children with hearing loss.

          Renee Bennett

          Renee Bennett

          Renée joined The Shepherd Centre in January 2012 and is the Senior Child & Family Counsellor. Renée is the manager of the Child and Family Counselling Team. The Child and Family Counselling Team provide support to families around the diagnosis of their child’s hearing loss and throughout their journey at The Shepherd Centre. Renée is a qualified social worker with a graduate certificate in management. Renée has extensive experience in Hospital Social Work, in the areas of Maternity, Paediatrics and Neonatal Care. Renée has worked in Australia and the UK in a range of family support services, disability and early intervention programs in both government and non-government sectors. Renée also worked in the field of International Development for The European Children’s Trust in Kosovo.