Our staff

Executive Team

Sharon Baldacchino

Sharon Baldacchino

Director, Listening & Spoken Language Services

Sandra Slade

Sandra Slade

Director of Operations and Company Secretary

Maureen Kludass

Maureen Kludass

Senior Finance Manager

Tatiana Isaacs

Tatiana Isaacs

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Aleisha Davis

Aleisha Davis

General Manager, Director of Clinical Programs

Sharon Baldacchino

Sharon Baldacchino

Sharon is the Director of our Listening & Spoken Language Services and has been a practicing Speech Pathologist with children with disabilities for 20 years. Sharon was previously the Principal Manager Listening and Spoken Language Therapist at The Shepherd Centre. She leads the Senior Clinical team of Listening & Spoken Language Specialists, Child & Family Counsellors and Audiologists to implement programs across the centres. Sharon has a strong interest in public health and policy and completed her Masters of Health & International Development in 2006. She has worked for a number of national and international non-government organisations including Australian Red Cross & UNICEF. Her expertise in policy is being utilised through the lead out of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme for the organisation. Clinically, Sharon continues to have a special interest in the use of technology for children with communication difficulties.

    Sandra Slade

    Sandra Slade

    Sandra joined The Shepherd Centre in February 2015 as Director of Operations and Company Secretary. Sandra is responsible for finance, human resources, information technology and systems management, facilities management, risk management and the direction of our Preschool Program. Sandra is a Chartered Accountant having completed her undergraduate degree at Macquarie University and commencing her accounting career in with Ernst and Young and then Grant Thornton. Sandra’s corporate finance roles have included Gucci (in the UK), Panavision Australia Pty Limited and more recently Free TV Australia Limited where she was Director of Finance and Company Secretary.

      Maureen Kludass

      Maureen Kludass

      Responsible for finance, human resources, information technology and systems management, facilities management and the direction of our Pre-Schools Program.

        Tatiana Isaacs

        Tatiana Isaacs

        Responsible for fundraising, bequests, events, government funding liaison and administration, communications, online and social media.

          Aleisha Davis

          Aleisha Davis

          Aleisha is General Manager, Director of Clinical Programs and a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and practicing Speech Pathologist. Aleisha joined The Shepherd Centre in 2003 after completing her Masters in Applied Linguistics at Cambridge University in the UK. Aleisha leads the Senior Clinical team to implement the programs across the centres, through the cross matrix multidisciplinary team of Listening & Spoken Language Specialists, Child & Family Counsellors and Researchers & Assessors. Aleisha is currently undertaking her PhD through Macquarie University and the Hearing CRC on Language Acquisition in Children’s Hearing Loss and is looking forward to this contributing to improved intervention technologies and strategies for progression, and an evidence base for parents to guide their decision making. Aleisha received the 2016 State Finalist Award for leadership in the 2016 NSW Business Chamber Awards. This prestigious award recognizes Aleisha’s leadership in the field of childhood hearing loss, particularly her strong work in research and clinical practice, reflecting her passionate commitment to providing the best outcomes for children and families living with hearing loss.

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