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ASORC ® Executive and Councillors

The Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors Ltd. ASORC ® is governed by the ASORC ® Council. The Council consists of up to 12 Councillors.

Full members of ASORC ® are eligible to nominate for a position on the Council. The Council shall elect 4 Executive positions from its 12 Councillors. These nominations are lodged at the AGM which routinely occurs in November each year. As a not-for-profit organisation ASORC ® relies on the voluntary assistance of its members to fill these roles.

If you are in a position to support the profession by being actively involved on a local or State level to support the development of the profession of rehabilitation counselling we would welcome your assistance. Please contact National Office or one of the Councillors in your State below:

ASORC ® Executive Positions - elected 11 November 2016

Michael Iacovino - President and Victorian Councillor

FASRC, MAPS

Michael's qualifications include: Bach Beh Sc (Psych), Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip App Psych, Critical Incident Debriefing, Nationally-accredited Mediator.

Michael is a member of these professional bodies: Fellow Member of ASORC ®, Full Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS), Member of Resolution Institute (formerly IAMA)

Michael is in private practice at 1-2-1 Consulting Services. He specialises in compensable and non- compensable vocational rehabilitation (State & Commonwealth), as well as undertakes EAP counselling, debriefing services, mediation and conflict resolution, as well as specialist medicolegal vocational assessment services.

Michael has worked in the rehabilitation field since 1989, with a focus on vocational rehabilitation, both in the compensable and non-compensable areas, as well as RTW and outplacement programs. Since 1999, he has worked as an Occupational Rehabilitation & Employment Services Consultant in private practice. Over the past 10 years, he has focussed on EAP counselling, debriefing services, mediation and conflict resolution, as well as specialist medicolegal vocational assessment services.

Michael has been involved in ASORC ® State and National Committees and at Executive Council level since 2000. He has been elected ASORC ® President consecutively since 2007.

Kelly Alderson- Vice President and South Australian Councillor

MASRC, CPIP (Fellow)

Kelly’s qualifications include MHumSer(Rehab Counselling),GradCertPainMgt, BSocSc (Psych), Dip Management & Cert IV Training and Assessment

Kelly's current position is with Gallagher Bassett Services She is a team leader of Return to Work Services. Her team's primary objectives are centred around early intervention to assist injured workers return to work in a timely, safe and durable manner.

Kelly has worked across a broad range of human services, with the most relevant being in Job Network in a number of roles including helping people enter the workforce and assessing participants to ensure the right level of support within the programs available. She has worked within private rehabilitation as a Rehabilitation Counsellor, with a specific interest in vocational assessments and counselling, psychological workplace injuries and chronic/ persistent pain. Kelly was award the 'Outstanding Return to Work Award - Psychological Injury' an award she was nominated for by her peers and awarded by ARPA WA. She has been responsible for the management of both new employment and psychological services while within these roles. Kelly has also worked within the insurance industry as an Injury Management Advisor, Return to Work Specialist focused on psychological injuries and as a team leader of a mobile return to work specialist team.

She has experience in motor accident rehabilitation, workers compensation (in South Australia, Western Australia and Comcare predominately). She also has experience working in early intervention services with a variety of employers and insurers.

Kelly has been a member since 2010 and has previously served on Council for three years, two of those as National Secretary.

Tracey Broughton - Treasurer and New South Wales Councillor

MASRC

Tracey’s qualifications include B Nursing, Grad Dip Rehab Counselling

Tracey is a Claims Design Officer at State Insurance Regulatory Authority of NSW (SIRA), where she specialises in recovery at and return to work advice for the workers compensation regulator.

Tracey has worked in the rehabilitation industry for 18 years. Initially working for a small non government organisation assisting individuals experiencing significant mental health issues to return to work, Tracey moved to working as a rehabilitation counsellor with an insurer owned rehabilitation provider. In 1999, Tracey commenced working for CRS Australia providing rehabilitation services in commonwealth and state schemes as well as personal insurance. In 2006 Tracey moved to Workcover NSW. Tracey has remained with Safety Return to Work and Support, holding a number of different positions including Service Development and Review Officer with Lifetime Care and Support and Employee Safety and Wellbeing Officer within the People and Culture group of SRWS. Tracey is currently working in the Claims Design team, Worker Compensation.

Having worked within a number of commonwealth and state government positions Tracey has a sound understanding of policy development within the areas of workers compensation and injury management in NSW. Tracey is experienced in case management and vocational assessments working to assist individuals recover at work with their same employer or return to work within a new workplace. Tracey is passionate about the health benefits of work and promoting how rehabilitation counsellors can assist individuals maximise their work potential.

Tracey has been a member since 2013 and was elected to council in 2014.

Boris Fedoric - Secretary and South Australian Councillor

B. Biotech. (Hons), PhD (Medicine), M. Hum. Serv. (Rehabilitation Counselling)
MASRC, MCDAA, MRCAA, Comcare Accredited

Boris has over 5 years' experience in the workers compensation industry, working as a Case Manager and Team Leader at Employers Mutual and as a Senior Rehabilitation Consultant and General Manager for Applied Innovative Services. Boris exclusively worked on cases with significant physical/psychological injuries, litigation cases and cases with significant industrial issues.

Due to his strong knowledge and performance within the injury management sector, Boris was an invited speaker to present on injury management principles, early intervention and emotional intelligence in the workplace. Boris has been responsible for expanding AIS nationally and designing numerous services to improve RTW outcomes. Boris now manages his private firm Career Bug, providing Psychology, Career and Injury Management Services.

Boris has a strong online presence and as a committee member of the CDAA, he brings career development practices to vocational rehabilitation, thus promoting career development and health benefits of work.

ASORC General Councillors - elected 11 November 2016

Tania Dhillon - ACT Councillor

Tania has worked in the rehabilitation and workers compensation industry since 1996 in multiple jurisdictions including South Australia, New South Wales and Canberra. She has extensive experience in rehabilitation case management in registered employer and self-insured markets, delivering services to injured workers with non-compensable illnesses or injuries and compensable claims. Tania has also provided strategic case management services to various insurance companies throughout Australia, State, Territory and Commonwealth Government departments and to self-insured licensees under the Comcare Scheme.

Tania has trained Rehabilitation & Return to Work Coordinators in South Australia and is well known for her professional, energetic and outcome-focused approach with a proven track record in delivering vocational rehabilitation, specialising in complex claims. Tania has a specific interest in workers compensation legislation and risk management and has demonstrated skill in the strategic management of rehabilitation where there are substantial bio-psychosocial barriers and where communication between key stakeholders requires attention allowing case-specific solutions to address and resolve barriers to achieve robust outcomes and liability reduction.

Tania was appointed to the ASORC ® Council in 2008 and is actively involved in a number of industry committees and focus groups relating to professional development of rehabilitation consultants in the worker's compensation environment.

Simone Brand - Western Australian Councillor

MASRC

Simone’s qualifications include BA (Psych), Cert IV TAA, Post Grad Dip (Psych)

Simone is currently a Manager of Injury Management and Disability Unit at Curtin University. With a current team of 7 allied health professionals, the team deliver services to WA’s second largest single site employer including; ergonomics, injury management – compensable and non-compensable cases, reasonable adjustment for staff with disability, expert advice related to staff illness, injury, disability, fitness for work and preventative staff wellness programs.

Over the past 12 years, Simone has worked in a variety of Rehabilitation Counsellor roles for national insurance companies, workplace rehabilitation providers and within employer based service provision. Key areas of experience include rehabilitation case management, delivering services to injured workers with non-compensable illnesses/injuries and compensable claims, as well as working extensively with complex industrial relations cases.

Simone is passionate with regards to early intervention, education and embedding best practice into organisations for workers with injury, illness and disability.

Simone has been a member since 2010.