Meet Kate Laherty

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Senior Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

Kate is a speech pathologist with a passion for delivering high quality speech pathology services that focus on the unique needs of each client and their family.  She has worked in rural, regional and metropolitan settings in hospitals, community health centres and schools.  For the early part of her career, she was a generalist speech pathologist.  This was a fantastic foundation that enabled her to embark on a career specialising in adult services, including the areas cancer care, intensive care, spinal injuries, general medicine, stroke and brain injury.  

Kate has a passion for teaching and leadership in our profession and has a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management.  She has been involved at a state-wide level in the development of clinical guidelines and provision of teaching and training of junior speech pathologist. She has also undertaken large scale cross disciplinary projects to establish and evaluate new services in hospitals, and is bringing this unique knowledge to further the impact that Spot is making across different settings. 

When not a work, Kate is mother to 4 young children, step mum to 2 older children, wife to a busy husband and active member of her kids’ school and kindy communities.  Her experience as a mum helps her to understand the joys and challenges that parenting brings and helps her to empathise with and support families on their journey.

Kate’s current role in Spot is within the Intake Team where we provide free advice to families about how speech pathology will be able to assist you on your journey.   She is also a Senior Speech Pathologist and Formal Clinical Supervisor and spends as much time as possible teaching and empowering junior speech pathologists to be the best they can be! 

The Spot Family

Anna Johnson

Senior Speech Pathologist

Jemima Commens

Speech Pathologist

Olivia Fotheringham

Speech Pathologist

Emilie Adams

Speech Pathologist

Verity Rose

Marketing & Communication Coordinator

Rebecca Calabrese

Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologists Australia - Maddy

Madeleine Colquhoun

Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologists Australia - Fiona

Fiona Skjaerbaek

Financial Controller

Speech Pathologists Australia - Lyndal

Lyndal Thomas

Speech Pathologist

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Taylor Daly

Speech Pathologist, Formal Clinical Supervisor & Team Leader

Speech Pathologists Australia - Sarah

Sarah Wear-Rolfe

Speech Pathologist & Formal Clinical Supervisor

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Sabrina Kwan

Speech Pathologist

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Olivia McLeod

Office Coordinator

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Jade McRae

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

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Heidi Begg

Speech Pathologist & CEO

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Erin Buddery

Speech Pathologist

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Emma Hewett

Head of People/Support Team Leader

Speech Pathologists Australia - Emily

Emily Blackstock

Speech Pathologist

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Danielle Wales

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

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Cassandra Trotman

Speech Pathologist

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Bonnie Hayes

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

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Annie Towers

Speech Pathologist & Team Leader

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Ashlee O’Neill

Speech Pathologist

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