Our staff

Clinical Staff

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)

Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill

Manager Clinical Administration

Dr Anne Fulcher

Dr Anne Fulcher

Principal Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

Aleisha Davis

Aleisha Davis

General Manager of Clinical Programs

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.

      Sharon Hill

      Sharon Hill

      Sharon has been with The Shepherd Centre since 2009. Sharon’s role is to manage the clinical administration team, co-ordinate support services for children and families who come to The Shepherd Centre and is instrumental in the successful running of the Residential Workshops. Sharon also performs the role of assistant to the Director of Clinical Programs and the Principal Listening & Spoken Language Specialists.

        Dr Anne Fulcher

        Dr Anne Fulcher

        2014 marks 40 years in the field of working with children with hearing loss. Anne was Introduced into the field as a tutor to Dr Bruce Shepherd’s two children with profound hearing loss while completing BADipEd in Maths, Education and Psychology at Macquarie.

        She was awarded a Rotary Postgraduate scholarship to complete Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Loss at Smith College/Clarke School, Massachusetts. In 2012 she completed her PhD: “Speaking for Themselves: Speech Outcomes of Auditory-Verbal Children with Early-Identified Severe/Profound Hearing Loss”.

          Aleisha Davis

          Aleisha Davis

          Aleisha is General Manager 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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