DANIELLA POLITA, Director of Rehab Alive, has worked in the field of Occupational Therapy since graduating in 2001, in New South Wales, Tasmania and overseas in the United Kingdom, gaining significant exposure to rehabilitation practices over this time. Daniella has also completed a Masters Degree in Management and most recently a Post Graduate Certificate in Work Health Safety and Ergonomics and is currently working towards the Graduate Diploma in the same specialist field.
Daniella’s clinical specialty has been in neurological rehabilitation with significant exposure to amputee rehabilitation prior to this time. Daniella has had significant experience in the management of complex and chronic conditions and over the last 6 years has been working increasingly with corporate organisations to promote workplace health and well-being and manage workers compensation claims.
LISA GUY has worked as an occupational therapist for 14 years and has recently re-joined the Rehab Alive team after working for 18 months in the United Kingdom. Lisa worked with the National Health Service and Community Social Services across the UK undertaking assessments and intervention for clients with a wide range of complex medical conditions, major/minor home modification requirements; equipment and manual handling needs.
In 2015, Lisa commenced work in private practice and worked in a rural outreach program as well as with Rehab Alive. Lisa was involved in undertaking ergonomic assessments as well as providing occupational therapy services to a range of client groups within the community. Prior to working in private practice Lisa worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 10 years and is a skilled clinician with specialised skills in general medical/surgical conditions, rehabilitation, complex palliative, oncology and aged care clients.
ROB RICKARD has worked in a wide range of Occupational Therapy roles in regional and remote areas over the last 29 years. After many years working in Aboriginal health in Northern Australia he returned to part time study and completed a master’s degree in public health. 21 years ago he made a sea change and moved to North West Tasmania. Over recent years Rob has worked in the area of specialist Disability Services as both an OT and as a team manager of the assessment and advisory team.
Over the length of his professional career Rob has focused on supporting people to continue living as independently as possible in the community, whether that be in there own home or in a supported setting. To achieve this he takes a client centred problem solving approach to all of his work.
ELISABETH ARNOL is a Senior Business Consultant for Rehab Alive Occupational Therapy Services. Elisabeth has worked in the health sector for the majority of her career and was a senior manager with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine for nearly 10 years. Elisabeth has held roles with Australian Government Departments’ of Health & Ageing and Veterans Affairs, the Menzies Research Institute and the Victorian Government Department of Education.
Elisabeth specialises in business and operations management and follows client centric principles and we are excited to have her work with us in a consultancy position.”
EION JENNINGS has worked as an Occupational Therapist since graduating from AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand in 2006. Eion then completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation for the Visually impaired and an Orientation and Mobility Instructors qualification in 2008.
Eion’s clinical speciality is low vision and he has extensive experience working as both an Occupational Therapist and Orientation & Mobility Instructor in this area. Eion moved to Tasmania in 2010 to work for Guide Dogs Tasmania as a senior clinician, firstly in Launceston and then Hobart.
To develop his clinical skills, Eion moved from his specialty area to inpatient and community-based Occupational Therapy in 2016. Eion has worked at Calvary Care Tasmania as both an inpatient rehabilitation and acute hospital Occupational Therapist as well as working part-time within the aged care sector servicing clients living in their own homes.