Our Team

Kathleen Conti

Owner / Business Manager

Kathleen returned to Brisbane in 2022 after 23 years in the USA, where she worked in a number of information technology related business enterprises. Together with Pippa van Wijk, Playstream was opened in early 2022, with the vision of providing flexible, supportive Allied Health options that would help families more easily access services.  Utilising Pippa’s extensive experience working in Allied Health, Playstream has thrived.

Continuing Playstream on her own in 2023, Kathleen has established a team of therapists who share her goals and vision, and believe in the value of working with children and their families at critical stages of their development. Using her knowledge and experience in business management, and her belief in the importance of paediatric Allied Health, Kathleen’s goal is to create a multidisciplinary team who can be a one-stop shop for families seeking services and support for their children.

Kathleen loves coming to work every day to collaborate with amazing and talented people and help families and carers manoeuvre through the complexities of guiding and supporting children to be their best.

When not working Kathleen keeps very busy with her three teenagers but also loves to travel, play tennis, and catch up with friends.

Pippa van Wijk

Principal Occupational Therapist

Pippa graduated from the University of Queensland in 1994 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. She completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 1999 through the University of South Australia. She has worked across the world (Australia; UK; Cambodia; Romania; Bhutan) in both metropolitan and rural settings, hospital, community and home visiting, face to face and via telehealth. Pippa has worked in the area of paediatrics her whole career, starting in a special school with children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities, before moving to the Royal Children’s Hospital. From there she went back to the community working for the Child Development Service as well as setting up and supervising the Australian Catholic University Student Clinic. She is the co-founder of Brisbane Feeding Clinic and she also mentors and supervises graduate therapists in public and private practice in all areas of OT.

Playstream is the realisation of her dream to provide a quality service to families responsive to individual needs. She is passionate about helping parents understand their children and supporting children to be the best version of themselves.

Yannick

Occupational Therapist

Yannick joined Playstream after having completed his Master in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Canberra. In addition to paediatric occupational therapy, he brings experience from other Occupational Therapy areas (occupational rehabilitation, service development for adults, NDIS), a decade in the IT sector, and teaching music and tai chi. He entered the world of Occupational Therapy to better his understanding of human beings and to create meaningful change in people’s lives. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, keeping fit, and playing with his cats.

Lauren

Occupational Therapist

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland in 2006 and has since worked as an OT for over ten years across a variety of settings including hospitals, community and home visits. Lauren took a short break from practice to raise her family.

Lauren joined the Playstream team in April 2022 and is passionate about working with children, engaging their families and community services to support their engagement in activities of daily living.
Lauren likes to make therapy fun and engaging by tailoring activities to each child’s strengths and interests.

Outside of work Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and loves reading, music, culture and travel.

Lauren looks forward to working with you and your child in a fun and safe environment that will encourage and support achievement of their goals.

Angie

Occupational Therapist

Hi, my name is Angie. I am a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with experience in mental and physical conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy and genetic disorders. I have worked in various settings including community, home, school and clinics in South America and Australia. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with children from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, which has taught me that each culture has its unique characteristics, but all have the same desire to help their children overcome challenges and reach their full potential. I firmly believe teamwork is essential to achieving a child’s goals, and I am committed to working closely with allied health professionals, parents and teachers to ensure the best possible outcomes for each child. I take pride in my ability to provide compassionate care and support to every child and family that I work with.I am originally from Colombia and moved to Australia five years ago. I enjoy meeting people from different cultural backgrounds, travelling, dancing, and trying new food.

 

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Susan

Occupational Therapist

Susan’s bio will be uploaded soon!

 

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Sera

Speech Language Pathologist

Sera’s bio will be uploaded soon!

Rosie

Physiotherapist

Rosie graduated with a Bachelor of
Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2010 and with a
Master of Advanced Health Care Practice & Paediatric Physiotherapy
in 2019. She brings a decade of experience in private and public
settings, in some of which she also held leadership roles.

Rosie joined the Playstream team in April 2022 and is passionate to learn and
keep being challenged in the paediatric health care sector. In addition
to her work at Playstream, she is a Senior Physiotherapist at the Child
Development Service.

Outside of work, Rosie enjoys time at the beach, hanging out with friends and family, playing with 2 naughty poodles, and making ceramics.