Our Team - OTFC
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Our Team

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Directors

OTFC has been directed by Dino and Michelle Mennillo since 2005. Dino is the Clinical Director and Michelle is the Operations and HR Manager. Together with the Clinical Management Team (consisting of Dino, Michelle, Ali, Michael and Jo) they lead a talented team of clinicians and support staff to ensure OTFC adheres to its core values; where children and families feel validated in their concerns, supported in difficult times, encouraged to be proactive and inspired to facilitate change.

Dino
I LOVE MY FAMILY AND ENJOY BEING ACTIVE IN THEIR LIVES AND INTERESTS
I WOULD TRADE MY SOCCER CAREER FOR ONE IN MUSIC -
A REALLY COOL PROG ROCK BAND
I LOVE CHIPS AND HUNT THEM DOWN WHEN I CAN
OTFC Clinical Director
Sensory Integration Certified Therapist
Proficient in all Assessment Tools used at OTFC
Key Note presenter at Schools, Kindy’s, allied health organisations
Clinical Mentor to all OT’s
OTFC lecture series author
Michelle
“WHAT IF I FALL? OH, BUT MY DARLING WHAT IF YOU FLY?”
NEVER STOP TRYING TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE
Clinical Team

The clinical team at OTFC has been developed and cultured over many years. Whilst Dino remains the clinical director and oversees assessment and treatment of all OTFC children, the evolving structure of OTFC has enabled the team to work collaboratively, dynamically and in doing so has met the challenges of providing a genuine, holistic and high quality service.

Dino has worked with children for nearly 20 years, has a background in child and adolescent mental health, and is internationally certified to practice in Ayres Sensory Integration (assessment and treatment). Similarly, Ali (OTFC clinical Manager) has international certification in Ayres Sensory Integration (assessment and treatment) and together with Michael (OTFC senior clinician. Whilst Dino no longer provides individual therapy, Ali and Michael continue to provide individual therapy and group sessions in order to maintain clinical skills essential in their development as therapists practising in Sensory Integration.

OTFC has invested significantly into acquiring therapists that complement the values of the practice, show initiative and drive to challenge the direction of services offered and have exceptional personal skills to deliver to clients and their families. Tyson, Kultar, Amy, Kyra, Michael (Sharpy), Veronica are all exceptional therapist and individuals. Their passion and desire to assist children and families is only matched by the unique set of skills they each bring to OTFC. Through intensive professional development training internally, complemented by various external opportunities the therapists at OTFC are able to provide a level of service that ensures consistency in the therapy process at OTFC. Over the last 18 months, this group of amazing therapists together with the management team have established several group programs, developed unique parent and teacher information sessions, contributed and planned the first sensory motor camp in SA, developed specialised programs for selected schools and has committed to providing ongoing field work placement for undergraduate and masters OT students through Uni SA and Flinders Uni.

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Dino
I LOVE MY FAMILY AND ENJOY BEING ACTIVE IN THEIR LIVES AND INTERESTS
I WOULD TRADE MY SOCCER CAREER FOR ONE IN MUSIC -
A REALLY COOL PROG ROCK BAND
I LOVE CHIPS AND HUNT THEM DOWN WHEN I CAN
OTFC Clinical Director
Sensory Integration Certified Therapist
Proficient in all Assessment Tools used at OTFC
Key Note presenter at Schools, Kindy’s, allied health organisations
Clinical Mentor to all OT’s
OTFC lecture series author
Ali
I'M PASSIONATE AND CARING.
I LIKE MOVIES, HOT CHIPS,WOODEN JEWELLERY AND TIMEWITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
I'M ALWAYS INSPIRED BY THE LITTLE PEOPLE I MEET.
OTFC Clinical Senior Manager Proficient in all Assessment Tools used at OTFC
Sensory Integration
Life Skills Group Facilitator
Special Interests are Children on the spectrum.
Her week is divided managing the OT Team, 2 Days of Assessment and 3 Days of Individual/Group Therapy
Michael
I LIKE SPORT, MUSIC, BOARD GAMES WITH FRIENDS AND MAKING PEOPLE SMILE
SOME DAY I’D REALLY LOVE TOOWN A TIME TRAVEL DEVICE
Team Leader at OTFC
Proficient in MAP(Millers Assessment)
Group Program Innovator and Facilitator at OTFC
Social Media Marketing Guru at OTFC
Provides Individualand Group Therapy
Tyson
Fun, thoughtful, passionate and kind. I am a new parent.
I like helping others and watching kids grow.
I love food, friends and family.
Kultar
I like music, playing instruments, movies, animals, the beach, soccer, basketball..... oh and dessert of course.
Kyra
“Magic happens at the end of your comfort zone”
MICHAEL (SHARPY).
like my friends, sport, being barefoot and listening to a well written song......
But what I really love are those Milo ice creams that you eat with a spoon!
Amy
I like being outdoors, going on holidays, eating, playing netball, spending time with friend and of course, being an OT!
VERONICA.
“You're braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”.
Sue
In each moment, there is a life, a dream and a new beginning.

I love that children teach me this.

Support Team

The support team consists of a wonderful group of individuals who love working with children from an administrative perspective. Their role is to make each families experience at OTFC as pleasant as possible and be there for you in any way they can with making appointments, funding and support concerns. OTFC is motivated to facilitate and empower our staff and the families that access our service to reach their potential because we care about helping others achieve their goals and dreams.

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Michelle
“WHAT IF I FALL? OH, BUT MY DARLING WHAT IF YOU FLY?”
NEVER STOP TRYING TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE
Jo
Family means we all stay together, no matter what.
Leigh
Family, friends, camping, being outdoors and spending time with the ones
I love are a few of my favourite things.
Ashleigh
Angela