Meet the team

We are a professional team of deeply enthusiastic, personable and evidence-based speech pathologists. The GRP promise is to exceed boundaries, expose communication potential and to enhance one’s capacity to lead a functional life.
CEO, Founding Director and Lead Speech Pathologist

Gabriella Ptasznik

Clinical Lead and Senior Speech Pathologist

Skye

Practice Manager

Renee

Senior Speech Pathologist 

Receptionist

Val

Administration

Lauren

Administration

Rommi

Administration

Kirralee

Administration

Quincy

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Allied Health Assistant

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CEO, Founding Director and Lead Speech Pathologist

Gabriella Ptasznik

Gabriella is the CEO, Founding Director of GRP Speech Pathology and a certified practising Speech Pathologist. Gabriella is a passionate clinician committed to assisting people on their journey of restoring their ability to communicate, capacity to eat and swallow safely and ultimately to enhance their quality of life through the highest quality and most evidence-based approaches.

Gabriella comes with a wealth of experience both locally in Australia and at internationally acclaimed teaching hospitals throughout the UK. This includes working as a speech pathologist at Monash, Austin and St Vincent’s health’s neurological department as well as time spent working in the UK at the Royal Free and Wellington hospitals and St Bart’s Health.

Gabriella established the Melbourne based mobile speech pathology practice in 2017 in order to provide a functional approach to therapy which facilitates the implementation of intervention within the comfort of client’s own homes. Gabriella believes in therapy that makes a tangible difference to each client’s communication function and overall quality of life.

Clinical Lead and Senior Speech Pathologist

Skye

Skye is our GRP Clinical Lead and a Senior Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with over 15 years industry experience. Skye has worked in all areas of Speech Pathology across the continuum of care and specialises in the assessment and management of complex swallowing disorders in adults, aged care and individuals with a disability.

Skye has worked in numerous public, private and community settings across Melbourne including Knox Private Hospital, Monash Health, Cabrini and Eastern Health. She also has extensive experience in student and peer clinical supervision, teaching and training.

Her passion is to always provide empathy and advocacy for her patients and to enhance their quality of life with a holistic approach to their care.

Outside the professional setting, Skye is busy creating custom made sugar cookies and spending quality time with her 4 children.

Practice Manager

Renee

Renee is our Practice Manager at GRP Speech Pathology. Renee comes with a plethora of talent, having completed a Bachelor of Nursing and garnered extensive leadership experience in retail management across sales, logistics and operations.

She is passionate about coaching and mentoring, leading teams to achieve success and outstanding client outcomes. Being results-driven and client obsessed, Renee believes that a great service provider values both their clients and their team.

Renee is also mum to two daughters with her husband, James. They enjoy travelling and exploring new parks and cafes as a family.

 

Senior Speech Pathologist 

I am a senior speech pathologist and clinical educator at La Trobe University with over 10 years of clinical knowledge working in health and education. After qualifying as a speech pathologist in England and completing extensive work with adults in a variety of hospital and community settings, I moved to Australia to work for Austin and Monash Health followed by attaining a role as voice clinic coordinator at La Trobe University. I have extensive experience working with adults and children and is enthusiastic to help you and/or your loved one in achieving every therapy goal. In my free time, I enjoy playing and coaching field hockey for Yarra Valley Hockey Club, travelling and volunteering my time supporting animal rescues around Victoria.

Receptionist

Val

Valisa is our receptionist at GRP. Over the past two decades, Val has dedicated her life and passion to nursing and healthcare administration. Val thrives on building amazing client relationships and is driven by client outcomes. She enjoys fishing, gardening and spending time with her family and two fur babies, Lily and Leroy! Val is looking forward to meeting you to start your journey with GRP Speech Pathology!

Administration

Lauren

Lauren is an experienced administrator and coordinates the GRP team to ensure an excellent client experience. Outside of the GRP team, Lauren is a mother to two sons and is passionate about enhancing her client’s quality of life through her personal training work. Lauren enjoys being active and helping others look after their health. Lauren looks forward to being in contact with you to commence your journey with GRP Speech Pathology.

Administration

Rommi

For the last five years Rommi has worked in retail management for large beauty brands in Sydney and Melbourne and is a trained makeup artist. Rommi brings with her strong organisational management skills, excellent attention to detail as well as a warm heart for customer care.
Rommi is excited to transition to the healthcare industry to make a meaningful impact through supporting both our team and the extended GRP community in any way she can.
A little bit more about Rommi outside of work; Sydney born and bred, Rommi spends her time cooking, listening to country tunes, with friends and family and loves a weekend away out in the country to ground herself!
Administration

Kirralee

Kirralee once worked as a primary school teacher for 6 years before moving to live in sunny Western Australia with her beautiful family.  However, with her move and growing family, she decided to make a little change to better align with their new life in WA. Kirralee truly loved being a teacher, and working with various personalities has always been a highlight for her. Throughout her teaching career, Kirralee had the opportunity to guide families through situations similar to what GRP families deal with, and she looks forward to bringing these refined skills to her new role as Logistics Coordinator.

Outside of work, Kirralee cherishes spending time with family, indulging in outdoor activities, camping on the nearby beach, and occasionally curling up with a good book or TV series.

Administration

Quincy

Quincy is an Administrative Assistant who is so excited to be working with GRP Speech Pathology. Quincy recently relocated to Sydney from London, where she was getting her Masters degree in piano performance.  In addition to her administrative work with GRP Speech Pathology, Quincy teaches piano and accompanies students of all levels and ages. In her spare time, Quincy loves to cook, travel, spend time with her family and has recently started a small beading company with her sister and best friend called ‘Sister Jaq’.

Speech Pathologist

I have a Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University and have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, aged care homes and community health services.

I currently living in Darwin, practising in a local public hospital. I also perform as a vocalist with the Australian Army Band and various acoustic duos at a variety of public venues and corporate/community events.  I enjoy working for GRP Speech Pathology as a Telehealth Speech Pathologist and hope to move back home to Melbourne in the near future.

Speech Pathologist

I have a Master of Speech Pathology from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Languages from Monash University. I have worked in a range of clinical settings and health networks in both rural Queensland and metropolitan Melbourne, with clients across the life span in the community, acute, aged care & rehabilitation settings. I enjoy keeping up to date with research to ensure that patients receive the most evidence-based therapy. Prior to Speech Pathology, I was a French translator and I still love attending conversation groups and watching French films in my spare time.

Speech Pathologist

I am a Certified Speech Pathologist from Ireland. I am passionate about empowering individuals to live meaningful and enjoyable lives while supporting them to reach their individual goals. I am dedicated to promoting independence and enabling participants to optimise their functional communication skills and maintain swallow safety. 

I have experience from her career in Ireland where she provided person-centred care in a busy hospital setting and then for individuals with disabilities in a community setting. I enjoy using a holistic approach and value each individual’s autonomy. 

Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends and family, being outdoors exploring new places and travelling.

Speech Pathologist

I achieved a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master’s in Speech Pathology from Latrobe University, Bendigo. My passion for Speech Pathology stemmed from personal experiences within the disability sector and desire for extending accessibility for speech pathology services regionally.

I love the diversity that Speech Pathology can provide and has an interest in many of the areas within this growing field. I value listening to and working in liaison with participants and their families/carers to achieve their goals.

Outside of work, I am obsessed with being involved in and up to date with all things netball and spending quality time with my friends and family.

Speech Pathologist

I am an ASHA-certified Speech Pathologist and hold a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology. I enjoy working with people of all ages and thrive on putting in my best efforts to make client’s lives a little easier every day.

I have worked at a long-term acute rehab in California, USA and in a paediatric private practice in New Delhi, India. I am most passionate about incorporating research-based interventions with client-specific targets to make therapy as functional as possible.

Outside of work, I enjoy  Zumba, road trips, cooking and catching up on TV shows!

Speech Pathologist

I have completed a Bachelor in Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. I previously worked as a Support Worker, during this time I have developed a passion for working in the disability sector. I am excited to provide person-centred care to make a functional impact with my clients.

Allied Health Assistant

I am a third-year Speech Pathology student at ACU, and excited to develop and grow her skill set in the health industry. In my spare time, I volunteer at 55 Reasons and enjoy organising and partaking in fundraisers and social campaigns at Advocating for Altruism.

Speech Pathologist

I am a Certified Speech Pathologist. My passion lies in delivering meaningful and personalised therapy to highlight the strengths of the individual. I have a warm and nurturing approach and love providing support to clients and families by listening to what they have to say and implementing this in future therapy.

Outside of work I enjoy running, shopping and fine dining.

Speech Pathologist

Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of supporting diverse populations, via telehealth, in homes, schools, clinics, NICU, and hospitals. As someone who is neurodivergent with lived experience, I bring a unique perspective to my work, advocating for inclusivity and understanding in the field of speech-language pathology.

With my extensive experience and compassionate approach, I am dedicated to providing inclusive care. I promote a holistic approach, recognising that every individual is unique and deserves person-centred care that considers their individuality.

While I am not working, I enjoy physical fitness and I love the beach! I find solace in reading, exploring new destinations through travel, and spending quality time with my family, including my rescue greyhound, Cindy.

Speech Pathologist

I am a paediatric specialist, who has worked with children for my entire speech pathology career. I have a passion for working with children, and believe children thrive and learn in an environment that is supportive, playful and full of joy, which I endeavour to implement in all her sessions. 

I have a special interest in working with children requiring support in the areas of speech, literacy and stuttering. I work with children up to 13 years of age, and am able to support assessment and therapeutic intervention for speech, language, literacy, fluency and social skills. I am trained in a number of evidence-based programs, including More Than Words, Sounds Write and the Lidcombe Program. 

I have worked for the Department of Education and within private practice in both clinic-based, telehealth and mobile settings. I love the opportunities I have to engage with families in their home environments, and believe delivering therapy in these natural settings help my clients and families get the most out of their sessions.

I take a child-centred and family-led approach to her sessions. I believe that the most important people in a child’s therapy journey are the child and their caregivers, therefore there is nothing more important than gaining their trust, engagement and supporting their own empowerment. 

Speech Pathologist

I have completed a Masters of Speech Pathology at CSU as well as a Bachelor of Education at Deakin University. I have many years experience as an educator, and I aim to extend this experience into my speech pathology programs. I have developed a range of strategies to help clients achieve their goals.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in the garden, spending time with my sons, and looking after my menagerie of pets.

Speech Pathologist

I am a certified Speech Pathologist. I have a passion for working with people and helping them achieve goals through meaningful activities. I am dedicated to listening to clients’ needs through client clinician partnership while also ensuring to adhere to evidence based practice.

Speech Pathologist

I am an experienced speech pathologist who is committed to supporting people of all ages to achieve their unique goals. I have developed a wealth of knowledge through my experience working as a speech pathologist in community and hospital settings across Australia and the UK. I have a keen focus on the aged population and in 2021 I completed a Masters of Dementia: International Experience, Policy and Practice at Edinburgh University.

I aim to make genuine connections with her clients. I believe that therapy is most effective when delivered in a real and practical way in the context of the person’s life. I aim to improve client’s overall quality of life by striving to deliver interventions that provide positive and meaningful changes.

I love spending my free time baking and travelling with my husband and two daughters.

Speech Pathologist

I completed my Master’s programme at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. I also hold a Master’s degree in Music Therapy. I have extensive experience working with paediatrics and adults in various settings. My primary area of expertise is providing assessment and training in assistive technology (AAC) to support clients’ communication needs.

Outside of work, I enjoy skateboarding, quality time with my German Shepherd dog Kip, jamming on the guitar, and going on fashion retail expeditions.

Speech Pathologist

I have a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Australian Catholic University. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and am particularly passionate about empowering clients to be the best versions of themselves as well as enhancing meaningful communication and connection with those around them. Outside of work, I enjoy going for hikes, exploring nature with my drone, and soaking up the sunshine with my friends and family.
Speech Pathologist

I am an ASHA-certified Speech Pathologist and hold a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology. I have experience working as a Speech Language Pathologist in the United States within paediatric clinics, rehab hospitals, and a community based setting prior to moving to Australia. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of developmental and acquired speech, language, and swallowing difficulties. I am passionate about client-centred care and focusing treatment on the goals most meaningful for clients.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and eating my way across Melbourne.
Speech Pathologist

I am an experienced Speech Pathologist, with over 10 years of public and private practice behind me. I specialise in complex neurological rehabilitation, and have spent the last 7 years working across Melbourne’s public hospital network. I also have previous private practice experience working with aged care and disability caseloads.

I have dedicated my career towards improving outcomes for patients/clients, particularly in terms of creating ‘communication access’ and ensuring that meal times can be a safe, enjoyable and social experience.

I forge strong relationships with my patients/clients, in order to understand their goals and motivations for therapy.

When I am not working, I enjoy buying and cooking fresh produce –  part of why I feel so passionately about working with patients/clients around meal time quality of life.

Speech Pathologist

I am a graduate speech pathologist and have recently achieved a Masters of Speech Pathology from the University of Melbourne.

I have a passion for empowering clients and families through client-centred practice that is evidence-based and in tune with their personal goals.

In my spare time, you will find me cooking for friends and family or perusing the shelves of my local second hand bookstore.

Speech Pathologist

I have completed my Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe in Bendigo, and I also have a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Public Health. I have recently moved to Geelong and excited to explore the area. I have a passion for empowering others to achieve their goals and advocating for their best quality of life.  In my spare time, I love being with my family and friends, being active outside and spending quality time with my partner and our two gorgeous dogs.

Speech Pathologist

I am an experienced Certified Practising Speech Pathologist committed to taking a person-centred approach, grounded in evidence. I work  alongside families and individuals to help them achieve their goals, sharing her wealth of experience from working across Australia in rural and urban settings, hospital and community, private and not for profit, with a focus on children and adults with disabilities including Autism and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. I have been part of many Autism Diagnostic teams and provided training at University and to community providers about FASD and speech pathology. Outside of work, I am kept busy with my children, their sports and the menagerie of animals that share their lives, cats, birds and Harry the loopy Labrador.

Speech Pathologist

I have dedicated my career as a Speech Pathologist to helping people regain function in communication and swallowing. I feel passionately that a person’s ability to communicate and eat and drink are fundamental to their quality of life. I really enjoy getting to know each client, their family and what they value in life. When I am not working, I like watching my kids play sport, playing sport myself, reading and going on holidays with my family in our caravan.

Speech Pathologist

I have recently graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master’s in Speech Pathology from La Trobe University, Bendigo. I feel passionate about working with people within their homes and communities to achieve their swallowing and/or communication goals.  I prioritise spending the time to get to know my clients, their values, interests and passions in order to collaboratively set meaningful goals and support clients to reach their fullest potential.

Outside of work, I love getting outside. You’ll find me on the netball court, up the river, gardening in the backyard or spending time with friends, family and my cheeky Kelpie.

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