NT Divisional Council
NT Divisional Council
The Occupational Therapy Australia Northern Territory Divisional Council represents the interests and provides advice to support the members affiliated with the Division. The Council comprises OTA members from across the Territory who bring a diversity of skills and experience to the Association.
Council members welcome and value member input and feedback. If you would like to connect with any of our NT Divisional Council members, please contact OTA and we would be happy to forward your information.
Deborah Roe (Chair)
Debbie is a long-standing member of OTA and is currently Acting Occupational Therapy Manager at Royal Darwin Hospital and the Professional Occupational Therapy lead across the Top End Health Service. She has been fortunate to work in a variety of acute care settings across the UK and Australia in a variety of acute and community clinical roles.
Katie completed her undergraduate occupational therapy degree (with first class honours), through Curtin University, Perth, in 2014. She has worked across many varied settings and contexts over her career so far, including urban and remote, disability and health, and the community services and higher education sectors.
Shannon graduated from Curtin University in Perth in 2004. She worked in community paediatric roles across WA, before moving to the NT in 2009. In 2010, Shannon established a private therapy clinic, providing services to children and families within the Helping Children with Autism program and Better Start Initiative, before transitioning to the NDIS.
Lori graduated in 2012 and has worked in various clinical contexts across the lifespan. Approximately eight years of Lori’s clinical experience has been in the Northern Territory (NT).
Rachel graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney in 2017. She started her early career in the mid north coast of NSW in Paediatrics predominantly working within NDIS in a large multidisciplinary team.
I became a member of Occupational Therapy Australia before I emigrated to Australia in 2017. It was an interesting experience being an expat trying to navigate the OT Board and getting AHPRA registration. I am vested in all things neuro-rehab and often wonder how we can make things more accessible, and occupation focused.