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Our Team

CIM prides itself on recruiting, training and retaining suitably qualified staff with the right skill set. We choose only the very best professionals to join our team - people with a passion and commitment to assisting people with a disability, injury or illness. Let us introduce our great team:

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics (Latrobe University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Nottingham School of Physiotherapy)
  • AHPRA Registered Physiotherapist
  • Comcare Accredited Rehabilitation Provider
  • Titled Occupational Health Physiotherapist
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association; Qld Compensable Bodies Committee Member
  • Member Human Factors and Ergonomics Association
  • Member Disability Employment Australia
  • Member Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association; Qld Executive and National Representative
  • Member, National Panel of Assessors DSS
  • Cert IV Workplace Assessor and Trainer
  • Workplace Return to Work and Rehabilitation Co-ordinator
Work Experience
  • 28 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist – community, primary care, education
  • 15 years’ experience in Occupational Rehabilitation and injury prevention
  • 15 years’ experience as an Ergonomist
  • 10 years’ experience in Human Capital Management
Special Interests
  • Evaluating the physical demands of work
  • Seating and office ergonomics
  • Specialist ergonomic assessments
Personal Passions
  • Exceeding customer and client expectations
  • Empowering our staff to maximise their potential

CIM GROUP

Donna Valiant
Director

dvaliant@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Member Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association
  • Member Disability Employment Australia
Work Experience
  • 8 years’ experience in Injury Management
  • 5 years’ experience in Local Government
  • 20 years’ experience in Management/ Sales – Civil, Construction, Manufacturing
Special Interests
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management
Personal Passions
  • Effective systems to ensure that best practise can be achieved within clear financial boundaries
  • Giving everyone a fair go

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Tim Blackwood
Business Manager

tblackwood@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Diploma of Management
  • Cert IV in Accounting
  • Cert III Business Administration
  • Workplace Drug Testing
Work Experience
  • 15 years’ experience in office and accounts management
Special Interests
  • Finance Management
  • Budgets
  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem solving
  • IT
Personal Passions
  • Business growth
  • Ensuring accuracy in personal and professional quality performance delivery
  • Accountability

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Rachael Peebles
Finance Manager

rpeebles@thecimgroup.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Member of Disability Employment Australia
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Certificate IV in Disabilities
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Partial Completion)
Work Experience
  • 30+ years’ experience in developing, conducting and reviewing training programs
  • 25+ years’ Quality Management experience including facilitating Quality Assurance Teams and developing Quality Frameworks.
  • 20+ years of Human Resource Experience including Performance Management and Team Motivation
  • 15+ years of Recruitment Experience through State Government / Federal Government / Not for profit and Private Companies
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Justice of the Peace
Special Interests
  • Innovation in practise
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Contemporary models of practise
Personal Passions
  • Motivating others to excel
  • Creating new opportunities for business growth

CIM GROUP

Wendy Ennis
People, Training and Quality Manager

wennis@thecimgroup.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Certificate IV in Business Administration
Work Experience
  • 20 years’ experience working in Administration
Special Interests
  • Learning more about the Occupation Health Industry
  • Effective Quality Assurance Practices
Personal Passions
  • Being happy, helpful, friendly
  • Keeping everyone on track

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Michelle Wilson
Administration Officer

admin@thecimgroup.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Work Experience
  • 1 years’ experience working in Occupational Health Physiotherapy
  • 18 months Physiotherapy experience working with Neurological In-patients
  • 4 months Physiotherapy experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (UK)
  • 6 years’ experience as an Exercise Therapist in Mental Health
Special Interests
  • Assisting clients to gain and maintain employment by improving functional ability
Personal Passions
  • Addressing the biopsychosocial factors influencing recovery and return to work

CIM employment

Alison Baulch
Physiotherapist

abaulch@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies)
  • Accredited Member of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Member of the Australian College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified CPR Rescuer / Community First Aid and Safety
Work Experience
  • 3.5 years’ experience as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist – Developing tailored exercise and hydrotherapy programs for individuals with musculoskeletal, neurological, chronic and cardiac conditions.
  • 2.5 years’ experience community
  • 1 years’ experience in Disability Employment Services
Special Interests
  • Developing tailored exercise programs for everyday workers managing injuries and health conditions.
  • Understanding the effects of a sedentary lifestyle on health.
Personal Passions
  • Communicating with each and every client that exercise is medicine.
  • Helping clients to discover new opportunities for movement.

CIM employment

Christie Brennan
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

cbrennan@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Kinetics
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Comcare Accredited Rehabilitation Provider
  • Kinesiology Association of Ontario
  • AHPRA Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Member Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • Member Occupational Therapy Australia
  • National Panel of Assessors - Ongoing Support and Supported Wage Assessor
  • Workplace Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator (2013)
Work Experience
  • 2 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist in the Occupational Health industry
  • 1 years’ experience in completion of Ergonomic Task Evaluation – Industrial / factory environment
  • 1 years’ experience as a Kinesiologist / Physiotherapist Assistant – Community Physiotherapy clinic
Special Interests
  • Home and major modifications
  • Specialized equipment prescription
  • Cognitive evaluation and subsequent strategies for independence
  • Evaluating the physical demands of work
  • Injury prevention and education within the workplace
Personal Passions
  • Taking a holistic approach in assisting clients to reach their goals

CIM HEALTH

Sarah Gurske
Occupational Therapist

sgurske@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Member of Disability Employment Australia
  • Certificate III Children’s Services
  • Diploma in Children’s Services
Work Experience
  • 3.5 years’ experience as an Employment Service Industry
  • 14 years’ experience in the Childcare industry
Special Interests
  • Building positive supportive relationships in the community
Personal Passions
  • To build positive relationships with each client to ensure they are receiving a high level of support in achieving their goals both employment and education based.
  • To assist my clients with ensuring realistic goals are being set to achieve their career outcome
  • To build relationships with employers in the community and inform them of the benefits of working with our clients and our service.

CIM employment

Monica Lucas
Marketing and Employer Engagement

mlucas@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Registered Member of the Australian Counselling Association
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology
  • Diploma in Counselling
Work Experience
  • 1 year Counselling experience within Disability Employment Services.
  • 1 year Telephone Counselling experience for Quitline - Providing assessment and counselling support for clients wanting to quit smoking. Using person centred and motivational interviewing counsellor practices to assist clients explore motivation and develop a quit plan.
  • 1 year Lifestyle Support Worker experience working with people with acquired brain injuries - assisting them to access the community and reach their life and employment goals while helping them work through their challenging behaviour and cognitive barriers.
  • 2 years’ experience in HR and Employee Relations at a large mining engineering firm - Focus on employee compliancy, site HR practices and team alignment and development.
Special Interests
  • Person centred, motivational interviewing and CBT counselling
Personal Passions
  • Supporting clients to develop the motivation and confidence to tackle their barriers to employment and feeling more prepared to re-enter the working environment.

CIM employment

Annabel McKerrow
Counsellor

amckerrow@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Member of Disability Employment Australia
  • Currently completing Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling)
Work Experience
  • 3 years’ experience as an Employment Consultant
  • 3+ years’ experience in Administration
Special Interests
  • Addressing complex barriers in a holistic approach
Personal Passions
  • Providing the best support possible for my clients
  • Supporting clients through difficult times
  • Motivating clients
  • Achieving goals with clients

CIM employment

Jo Murray
Employment Consultant

jmurray@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Organisational Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
  • AHPRA Registered Psychologist
  • Associate Member Australian Psychological Society
  • Member Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group
  • Member of Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • QLD Branch President Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • Comcare Accredited Rehabilitation Provider
Work Experience
  • 8 years’ experience as a Psychologist - general counselling, occupational interventions, psychometric assessment
  • 4 years’ experience in Occupational Rehabilitation and Injury Management including vocational assistance
  • 6 years’ experience in assisting organisations with recruitment and selection processes, organisational change interventions, and monitoring of staff health
  • 5 years’ experience in adjustment to injury, pain management and general counselling
  • 4 years’ experience in development and delivery of educational programs relating to occupational psychology
Special Interests
  • Evaluating psychosocial risk factors and safety compliance in organisations.
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Occupational stress and Work-Life Balance issues
  • Cognitive and Psychological Assessments for determining work capacity / suitability
Personal Passions
  • Empowering clients to improve their health, performance and/or skills through a strengths-based approach
  • Working with employers / organisations to find the most effective and relevant solution to issues around worker health, performance, and culture.

CIM HEALTH

Dr. Katrina Norris
Occupational Psychologist

knorris@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Member of Disability Employment Australia
Work Experience
  • 2 years’ experience in Employment Services
  • 2 years’ experience in Recruitment
  • 3 years’ experience in Administration
  • 12 years’ experience in Food Processing industry
  • 3 years’ experience in Childcare
  • 3 years’ experience in Banking
  • 4 years’ experience in Computing
Special Interests
  • Finding the ways to motivate people
  • Assisting people to improve their self-esteem and quality of life
Personal Passions
  • Helping people to discover and realise their personal strengths and potential

CIM employment

Nadia Pavlovic
Employment Consultant

npavlovic@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Member of Disability Employment Australia
  • Diploma of Business Administration
  • Diploma of Employment Services
  • Diploma of Management
Work Experience
  • 11+ years’ experience in the Employment Services Industry
  • 6 years’ experience in the Retail Sector
Special Interests
  • Creating a strong team environment
  • Developing exciting and innovative support mechanisms
Personal Passions
  • Helping people to overcome their personal barriers so they can achieve their employment/educational goals

CIM employment

Drew Reese
Manager

dreese@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Physiotherapy
  • Master of Business
  • AHPRA Registered Physiotherapist
  • Comcare Accredited Rehabilitation Provider
  • Workhab FCE accredited provider
  • Member, National Panel of Assessors – DSS
  • Member Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • Cert IV Workplace Assessor and Trainer
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator
Work Experience
  • 6 years’ clinical physiotherapy experience in the areas of hand therapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, paediatrics, orthopaedics, acute care, and spinal rehabilitation.
  • 7 years’ experience in Occupational Rehabilitation including complex case management; development and delivery of injury management models; tailoring preventative health services; tailoring and delivery of manual task training; risk assessments; job task analyses; worksite assessments; ergonomic assessments and pre-employments.
Special Interests
  • Development of systems and processes to streamline service delivery and facilitate consistent, quality service provision
  • Building on service capacity to improve outcomes for customers
  • Increasing transparency in work practices and reporting
Personal Passions
  • Assisting employers to identify issues within their workplaces and in the area of health and safety; and working with them to developed tailored and effective solutions to address these.
  • Assisting clients to become self-aware and pro-active in the management of their general health and well-being to optimise rehabilitation outcomes.

CIMHealth

Amanda Russell
Physiotherapist

arussell@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Member of Disability Employment Australia
  • Cert IV in Workplace Assessment & Training
  • Cert IV in Small Business Management
  • Cert IV in Front Line Management
Work Experience
  • 14 years’ experience within Employment Services Industry
  • JSA, DES – ESS & DMS
  • 4 years’ experience with RTO
Special Interests
  • New challenges
  • Fostering new ideas
  • Business growth
  • Guiding staff to be the best they can be & achieve their goals
Personal Passions
  • Making a difference in a client’s life for the better
  • Showing leadership to staff
  • Having a “Can Do” attitude

CIM employment

Carmen Schulz
Program Coordinator

cschulz@cimemployment.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • AHPRA Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member of the Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
Work Experience
  • 12 months’ experience working as a Rehabilitation Consultant / Physiotherapist at CIM Health completing various Occupational Health, Rehabilitation and Return to Work Services
  • 2 years’ experience working as a clinical physiotherapist at Logan Hospital working in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy; the Intensive Care Unit; and across various wards including Orthopaedic Ward, Surgical Ward, Cardiac Ward, General Medical Ward, Palliative Care Ward, and Stroke Ward.
Special Interests
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment services
  • Work hardening programs to improve physical outcomes
Personal Passions
  • Maximising client physical potential during the return to work process

CIM HEALTH

Madelaine Stevens
Physiotherapist

mstevens@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Member of Disability Employment Australia
  • Diploma Community Welfare
  • Certificate IV Community Services
  • Certificate III Customer Contact
Work Experience
  • 4 years’ experience in the Employment Services Industry
  • 20 years’ experience in Administration
  • Has also worked in hospitality and events
Special Interests
  • Working with parents with children who have special needs
Personal Passions
  • Exceeding the client’s expectations
  • Seeing clients turn their lives around by gaining employment
  • Showing clients that employment / education can truly change their life

CIM employment

Kim Stowers
Employment Consultant

kstowers@cimemployment.com.cu

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • AHPRA Registered Physiotherapist
  • National Panel of Assessors - Ongoing Support and Supported Wage Assessor
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work Co-ordinator – February 2013
  • Member of the Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • Comcare Accredited Rehabilitation Provider
  • MINZ (Member of the McKenzie Institute NZ)
Work Experience
  • 3 years’ experience working in Occupational Rehabilitation and Injury Management – Including provision of onsite physiotherapy services for various organisations - treatment services; manual task training; manual task risk assessments; pre employment functional assessments
  • 6 years’ experience working as a physiotherapist, primarily in the musculoskeletal private setting
Special Interests
  • Manual Therapy
  • Observing people in their normal working environment to provide specific physiotherapy treatment and advice
Personal Passions
  • Maintaining an active lifestyle, and promoting this too!

CIM HEALTH

Cory Toatoa
Physiotherapist

ctoatoa@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Chair of the OHPA QLD branch
  • Health Provider of the Year - 2014 Queensland Return to Work Awards
  • AHPRA Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member Occupational Health Physiotherapy special interest group
  • Member Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
  • Member, National Panel of Assessors DSS
  • Comcare Accredited Rehabilitation Provider
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator
  • Cert IV Workplace Assessor and Trainer
Work Experience
  • 9 years’ experience in Occupational Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention
  • 26 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist – primary care public and private, amputee service, education of undergraduate physiotherapy students in areas of orthopaedics and occupational health for the University of Qld
  • Mentoring and training of new staff members
Special Interests
  • Heath promotion and work productivity
  • Ergonomics and injury management strategies
  • Case management
  • Education of students in the Occupational Health setting
Personal Passions
  • Inspiring workplaces to focus on preventative strategies to improve worker health and reduce musculoskeletal risk.
  • Assisting employers meet their injury management goals for their workers

CIM HEALTH

Marina Vitale
Occupational Physiotherapist

mvitale@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758

PROFILE

Affiliations/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Master of Human Services (Rehabilitation Counselling)
  • Full Member ASORC - Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors Inc.
  • Professional Career Development Practitioner (CICA)
  • Member of the Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
Work Experience
  • 18 months’ experience in the provision of Vocational and Rehabilitation and Return to Work Services in an Occupational Health setting. Specific service delivery includes: Vocational Rehabilitation; Complex case management and co-ordination of services; Professional skills in personal counselling; Injury prevention and management; Vocational counselling, assessment, and rehabilitation; Job placement
Special Interests
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Assisting clients with navigating their post-injury journey
  • Facilitating services clients may be unaware of or unable to access
  • Achieving successful, safe and fulfilling outcomes
Personal Passions
  • Maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle at home and at work

CIM HEALTH

Olivia Whitehouse
Rehabilitation Counsellor

owhitehouse@cimhealth.com.au

1300 133 758