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Carly Tilley

Principal Adult Speech Pathologist

Hi. My name's Carly. I graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2011 and have worked extensively with adults and aged care patients ever since. 

My work experience has been extremely diverse having lived in Both Sydney and regional parts of QLD & NSW. My hubby, Cavoodle & I decided a relocation to Port Macquarie was just what we needed to continue enjoying our love of the outdoors, swimming and gardening.  

My true passion is working with neurological communication and swallowing disorders. I am qualified to do Videofluoroscopy Swallow Studies (VFSS) and LSVT LOUD ® (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment). With expertise in swallowing and communication management, I provide support and treatment options, particularly in more complex cases such as degenerative neurological conditions (MND).

Professional Development & Qualifications


- VFSS Competent & MBSImP trained ®

- LSVT LOUD ® certified

- MND SIG (Motor Neuron Disease Special Interest Group) member

- ACI Education & Professional Development Working party member

- ACI Rehabilitation Network member

- AAC SIG (Augmentative & Alternative Communication) member

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Kaitlyn Keegan

Adult Speech Pathologist

Hi I'm Kaitlyn and I graduated from the University of Newcastle.

After realising that a career as a Legal Secretary wasn't for me, I decided to study Speech Pathology, determined to make a difference to people's communication and swallowing. I moved from the Central Coast NSW to Port Macquarie in 2019 with my two children and husband. I enjoy outdoor adventures with my family and home renovations. 

My clinical interests include working with post stroke patients, swallowing and Parkinson's disease. I am trained in SPEAK OUT! ® & LOUD CROWD! ® which is a highly evidence based voice treatment method for people with Parkinson's disease. 

Professional Development & Qualifications


- SPEAK OUT! ® & LOUD Crowd! ® certified

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Jill Powell

Senior Administration Officer

Hello there.


My name's Jill and I am the Senior Administration Officer. I come to HM Speech with a wealth of knowledge related to all things administration and customer care. I have over 25 years of experience in customer service, administration and pride myself on building an excellent rapport with clients. 


My interests outside of work include my family, grandchildren, friends and the beach.  I have a furry best friend called Bentley, a fun loving Labradoodle. I have a love of all aspects of gardening and exploring nature.


Katia Ringbauer

Paediatric Speech Pathologist

Hello there! My name is Katia. I graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney with a Master of Speech and Language Pathology in 2019. My partner Tom and our dog Wally moved to lovely Port Macquarie in 2019. In our downtime we love bushwalking, snorkelling, camping & relaxing.


I am passionate about empowering people to live with access to communication and swallowing services they need, when they need it. I am a board member of OIC Australia, an organisation advocating for and helping to build speech therapy as a profession in Cambodia.


I am interested in all areas of my job; we get to help people in so many ways. I am really enjoying helping children with speech sound difficulties and early language delay, and helping children to find their voice through augmentative and alternative communication methods.

Professional Development & Qualifications


- It Takes Two to Talk® The Hanen Program® for Parents 

- More Than Words® The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

- Sounds~Write© 

- Beginner Key Word Sign

- Cervical Auscultation 

- IDDSI Training 

- Improving the lives of adults living with dysphagia 

- SOS Feeding Practitioner 

- LAMP Training

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Deme Welling

Adult Speech Pathologist

Hello my name is Deme. I am a University of Newcastle graduate. I grew up on the mid-north coast. In 2019 my partner and I relocated back to the area. 


Previously I have worked in the disability sector as a support worker. My time in the disablity sector has assisted me to better understand how communication and swallowing difficulties can impact patients lives on a day to day basis. I have a special interest in providing therapy and support to those with degenerative conditions i.e. Parkinson’s Disease, MND and MS. 


Outside of work I enjoy being outdoors, camping and volunteering with the Country Education Foundation. I am currently part of a working group, aimed to support and encourage local high school students to attend University or complete higher education.

Professional Development & Qualifications


- Country Education Foundation working party member

- Banaam Indigenous Cultural safety training

- Mental Health First Aid Certificate

- Key Word Sign training

- LSVT LOUD ® certified

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