Donna Hanna

– Donna Hanna –

Bachelor of Social Work

Donna joins Lively Eaters with over ten years in Customer Service and a Bachelor of Social Work. She has experience working with children under the Guardianship of the Minister and high school students. Donna enjoys welcoming clients and seeing positive outcomes for families. She feels fortunate to be part of a team that cares for children and families.

Bernadette Kent

– Bernadette Kent –

Bachelor of Social Science

Bernadette brings over 12 years experience working in business administration roles in the medical and legal fields in Australia and Hong Kong. Bernadette has also worked as a case manager in an early intervention setting with children and families and has recently completed a Bachelor of Social Science. She enjoys supporting children and families to reach their goals.

Libby Dunkley
– Libby Dunkley –

Cert 3 in Allied Health Assistant

Libby is a qualified Allied Health Assistant (cert 3 in Allied Health Assistant). She enjoys working
alongside the therapists to keep sessions running smoothly and efficiently to give the clients the best
outcomes.  Libby has worked in hospitality for several years including as a food service assistant at
Flinders Private Hospital covering diverse roles. She has a love for working with children and seeing
them develop into their own little personalities.

– Davita Koh –

Master of Occupational Therapy (University of South Australia)
Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
Registered Therapist with APHRA

Davita is a registered Occupational Therapist who has worked with children with a range of complex developmental and mental health conditions such as Global Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depression. She has also worked with young people and adults within Mental Health and Aged Care settings.

Davita has a special interest in Sensory Processing and Mental Health, and how challenges within these areas affect mealtimes and feeding. Davita is passionate about delivering therapy from a holistic and person-centred perspective. She enjoys connecting with children and their families and coming together to figure out positive and meaningful ways to reach their family mealtime and feeding goals.

Gemma Morath – Dietitian
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Flinders University)
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

Gemma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, who’s career transition into this health profession was motivated through her own family experience. Gemma’s three daughters have all experienced food allergy in their early years, and as a result Gemma has seen first hand the benefits that nutrition support from a Dietitian has provided.

Gemma has a keen interest in food allergy and intolerance, and feeding and mealtime difficulties. She has a passion for building positive relationships with food early in childhood, and believes in an evidenced based and multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child and their family.

Gemma has experienced an extreme picky eater in her household, and she understands how stressful, emotional and disruptive mealtimes can be for the whole family.

– Dr Dildeepa Naveen –

Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, India
Diploma in Othorhinolaryngology, India
Diploma in Child Health – Australia 2005
Fellowship (Paediatrics) Royal Australasian
College of Physicians – 2005

Dildeepa is passionate about caring for children and their families. As a parent, she understand the stress and anxiety associated with concerns about a child’s health, development or wellbeing. Dildeepa works collaboratively with families by respecting families’ choices and their decision‐making recognising them as equal partners in supporting the child’s learning and development.

Dildeepa has worked within the Adelaide Paediatric Network including Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Lyell McEwin Hospital, Port Augusta Hospital Services as a trainee for over 7 years. She has worked as a consultant in the Child Development Unit, WCH and currently works as a Consultant on the Metabolic team, WCH. Dildeepa is an affiliate lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Dildeepa provides specialist paediatric care for newborns, children and adolescents across a range of paediatric medical and developmental conditions. She is committed to supporting families of children, with chronic progressive conditions who have complex care needs, ensuring their care is well coordinated and they are able to access the services they need and receive the best possible care.

– Georgina Holloway –
BSc Clinical Language Sciences (Speech & Language Therapy)
Post Basic Dysphagia Qualification (UK)
Member of Speech Pathology Australia
Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (UK)

Georgina qualified as a speech pathologist in the U.K. in 1996 and is passionate about speech pathology. Over the past 21 years she has provided speech pathology services across Australia and the North of England. Read More

She has worked across all areas of paediatric domains including government, not for profit and private services, working in community and private clinics, clients’ homes, hospitals and schools. She helps children with a range of challenges including Autism Spectrum Disorder, communication disorders, developmental delays, and physical impairments to eat and communicate.

Over the course of her career Georgina has completed many courses and worked along a variety of other professionals, developing her skills in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder and breast feeding.

Georgina strives to be excellent in all she does and prides herself on building genuine relationships with her clients and their families. She believes that, with a strong foundation, all children can achieve their true potential.

Georgina has just moved to Adelaide with her husband and two daughters (11 & 13) from private practice and the Mater Hospital in Queensland where she was focusing on communication and feeding skills from birth to teens. She is excited to be working at Lively Eaters and looks forward to working alongside parents and families to improve your children’s lives.

Roanna Whiting

 – Roanna Whiting –
Bachelor of Speech Pathology
Member of Speech Pathology Australia (PSR)

Roanna is a Speech Pathologist who is passionate about paediatric feeding and working with young children and their families. Roanna has experience in both private practice and public health settings and has worked with children with significant sensory feeding and swallowing difficulties. Roanna has also worked with a variety of fussy feeders in group settings across Adelaide.  She strives to maintain her knowledge in the area through regular professional development.  Her enthusiasm and ability to build a great rapport with children and families ensures she provides family centred therapy based around meeting the needs of both the child and their family.

– Jessica Smith –
BAppSc (Occupational Therapy)
Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
Registered Occupational Therapist with AHPRA

Jess is a passionate Occupational Therapist with over 7 years experience working with children and families. She has supported children across many settings, including home, kindergarten, school and clinic. Jess has recently returned to Adelaide after spending the last few years in Melbourne and London working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and developmental delays.

Jess has a special interest in working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing difficulties and has undertaken additional training in these areas.  She is passionate about supporting families to enjoy mealtimes together and have positive experiences with food and eating.

Skye Shute

– Skye Shute –
Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology) Honours
Member of Speech Pathology Australia (PSR)

Since graduating from Flinders University in 2007, Skye has worked as a paediatric speech pathologist in both South Australia and Tasmania providing services in not for profit, private clinic and educational settings. Prior to returning to South Australia in 2015, Skye worked in Tasmania providing assessment and therapy services for children with speech and language delays and disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delay, intellectual and physical disability, complex communication needs, and complex medical and feeding difficulties. Skye has participated in a range of professional development courses focussing on feeding difficulties and their assessment and treatment and is committed to ongoing development in this area.

Over the years, Skye has developed a keen interest in the areas of paediatric feeding, feeding difficulties, tongue and lip ties and breastfeeding and the effect difficulties in these areas can have on clients and their families. Skye enjoys working closely with families to ensure targeted, family centred therapy to meet the needs of both the client and their family.