Board of Directors

The Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors Ltd. ASORC is governed by the ASORC Board. The Board consists of up to nine members. However for 2024 there are 11 Directors during the ASORC/RCAA merger transition.

Full members of ASORC are eligible to nominate for a position on the Board. 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.

Dr Boris Fedoric - National President, Chair and Director

Dr Boris Fedoric - National President, Chair and Director

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

Boris is a Professional Member, National President and Chair of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). He is also a Professional Member of Career Development Association of Australia and Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA). Boris' professional goal is to improve vocational rehabilitation through provision of best practice service, innovation and technology. As such he has designed numerous services and products to improve RTW outcomes. His areas of specialisation are complex physical and psychological injuries with medico-legal barriers and mediation needs. Boris is a regular contributor in peer publications, grant funded research and has been an invited speaker on injury management principles, vocational assessments, early intervention and emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Boris has been a Director of Career Bug Pty Ltd since 2015 and WorkGain since 2017. Prior to starting at Career Bug, he was General Manager at a national rehabilitation firm in Adelaide from 2012-2015 and also worked at EML for 1.5 years in case management and team leader functions.

Boris has been a member since 2012 and was elected to Council/Board in 2015.

 

Prof Christine Randall – National Vice-President, Director

MASRC
B. Health Science (Rehabilitation Counselling)

Christine is a Rehabilitation Counsellor (MHuServRC Hons) committed to rehabilitation counselling education, professional issues and research.

Christine joined ASORC Board in 2023 following the ASORC/RCAA merger and was appointed National Vice President in 2024.

Scott Trevithick - Company Secretary and Director

Scott Trevithick - Company Secretary and Director

MASRC
B. Psychology (Hons)

Scott is a Recovery Claims Specialist with WorkSafe Victoria. His background includes leadership in the field of rehabilitation counselling and psychological injury in Australia and the UK. Scott has held senior appointments in occupational rehabilitation case management, life insurance & CTP case management, private medical and employer funded healthcare, workers’ compensation, public liability, life insurance and CTP.

Scott has been an ASORC member since 2000. He was elected to the ASORC Board as a Director in 2019 and was appointed Company Secretary in 2019.

 

Prof Nicholas Buys – Director

MASRC
PhD (Philosophy), M. Science, B. Arts (Honours)

Professor Nicholas Buys is currently the Director of the RISE Research Unit, which is focussed on research and consultancy addressing issues impacting employees in the workplace. He was the Dean, Learning & Teaching in the Health Group at Griffith University from 2006 and 2022, during which the Group has grew to be one of the most comprehensive health faculties of any University in Australia in terms of the breadth of degrees offered. He was responsible for introducing a range of strategies to address retention, graduate success, student satisfaction, as well as increase the enrolment of students from disadvantaged groups.

Formerly, Professor Buys was Head, School of Human Services and Social Work and Director of the Research Centre for Human Services at Griffith. His professional background is in the area of rehabilitation counselling, in which he worked in positions in both the public and private sectors. He has attracted several national learning and teaching grants and over $5 million in research and industry-linked commercial grant funding. Professor Buys has 250 peer reviewed publications in the areas such as learning and teaching, vocational rehabilitation, disability management, chronic disease prevention and health promotion. He has developed international collaborations with researchers in the USA, China, Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Nick joined ASORC Board in 2023 following the ASORC/RCAA merger.

Jessica Cucchiaro - Director

Jessica Cucchiaro - Director

MASRC
B. Psychological Science (Hons), Grad Dip Psychological Practice

Shortly following completion of undergraduate studies in psychology, Jessica commenced work in the rehabilitation industry; being drawn to the combined framework of counselling & case management to proactively assist individuals to participate in employment, education or services in the community. She has remained in the industry since that time; focused on the specialty of occupational rehabilitation.

For the past four years, Jessica has been the principal and director of a boutique rehabilitation consultancy firm; through which she has partnered with every major life insurer in Australia in the provision of both occupational rehabilitation and medico-legal assessments. With this background in rehabilitation consulting & counselling, she became involved with ASORC as the peak national professional body in this space; so that she may help the organisation to achieve its mission of representing, promoting & leading the profession of rehabilitation counselling, and give back to my industry by fostering the professional capability of members.

Through her work as a rehabilitation consultant, her employment & mentoring of rehabilitation counsellors, and her regular engagement with stakeholders in industries relevant to rehabilitation counsellors, she can contribute by allowing for collaboration with relevant stakeholders and industry bodies to increase public awareness & and understanding of the role of rehabilitation counselling and by helping to influence organisations engaging rehabilitation counsellors in advocating for our industry.

Jessica has been an ASORC member since 2016 and was elected to the ASORC Board in 2019.

Anna Holder-Greaves - Director

Anna Holder-Greaves - Director

MASRC
B. SocSc (Psychology), MhuServ(Hons) (Rehabilitation Counselling)

An experienced rehabilitation counsellor, Anna Holder-Greaves’ background has spanned various sectors, including state and national government, the private sector, and non-profit industries, both within Australia and internationally, since 2003. Anna is a PhD candidate working on a project exploring the relationship between psychosocial workplace stressors and wellbeing.

Her expertise lies in effectively managing client cases involving complex mental health barriers, trauma, catastrophic injury, and individuals from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds. Additionally, she has excelled as an occupational health project manager, demonstrating proficiency in scoping, planning, and executing complex projects in the occupational health and wellbeing domain. Anna has held several leadership roles and has ten years of experience at a senior management level. Anna launched Sunshine Occupational Health in 2017, delivering occupational rehabilitation, consultancy and training services across southeast Queensland.

During her four-year tenure as an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Salford, Anna contributed to developing and delivering the Master in Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation program. While residing in the United Kingdom, she served as a Trustee for the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA), held a Board position with the United Kingdom Rehabilitation Council (UKRC), and served as an Executive Committee Member of the British Association of Rehabilitation Companies (BARC). Notably, she received the Rehabilitation First award for Young Achiever of the Year in 2013. Furthermore, Anna was involved in establishing the RCAA in 2003 and has been a director since 2020.

Anna joined ASORC Board in 2023 following the ASORC/RCAA merger.

Alexa Locke – Director

Alexa Locke – Director

MASRC
Grad Dip (Rehabilitation Counselling), B. Science in Psychology

Alexa has worked in the occupational rehabilitation and employment services industries since 2008 in various roles including employer return to work coordinator, insurance injury management advisor, and rehabilitation consultant. She has experience working across Worker’s Insurance, CTP, NDIS, Lifetime Care and Support, Comcare, Disability Employment Services, and Life Insurance schemes. For the past eight years, she has worked in management roles in the occupational rehabilitation and employment services sector leading teams of allied health consultants working across compensable and non-compensable schemes.

From 2018 to 2021 Alexa sat on the steering committee for the Vocational Intervention Program, a specialised employment services program for people with traumatic brain injury in NSW delivered in partnership between vocational rehab providers and NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program (BIRP) teams. She led a team that eventually took on the greatest number of referrals for this program throughout the Sydney metro area, developing strong connections between rehab providers, BIRP teams and other allied health professionals within the brain injury support space.

Alexa has eight years of experience as a people leader, currently serving as National Operations Manager (Recovery and Return to Work Services) for Resilia. She has demonstrated experience in achieving business outcomes and reaching financial and business development targets. Alexa led several teams through periods of growth and is proud to have trained and mentored numerous student and new graduate Rehabilitation Counsellors throughout her career. Alexa has also presented at previous ASORC professional development events.

As a person with an acquired disability (Alexa sustained an incomplete spinal cord injury in December 2015) and a NDIS participant, she brings a unique perspective to working in the role of Rehabilitation Counsellor in the emerging vocational assessment and employment support sector within the NDIS.

Alexa has been an ASORC member since 2012. She was elected to the ASORC Board in 2021.

Dominic Manca – National Vice-President, Director

Dominic Manca – Director

MASRC
B. Health Science (Rehabilitation Counselling)

Dominic has over 13 years’ experience applying training across the areas of: clinical counselling; vocational rehabilitation; medico-legal consulting; enterprise/insurable risk; work health and safety, injury management and return to work.

Currently, Dominic is the Managing Director of a boutique workplace rehabilitation and medico-legal firm, Changing Ways Consulting.

He is passionate about vocational rehabilitation programs that focus on the human connection and facilitate work conditioning in social settings. It is for this reason that he has been a member of the Craig’s Table NSW board, since January 2019 with recent past employment in Queensland government regulatory and policy roles.

Dominic became an ASORC member in 2009, was elected to the ASORC Board in 2019 and appointed National Vice President in 2021.

 

Assoc Prof Lynda Matthews - Director

MASRC
B. Health Science (Rehabilitation Counselling) Hons1, PhD (Sydney)

Lynda is an honorary associate professor at the University of Sydney with over 20 years of leadership experience in the rehabilitation counselling profession in Australia and the university's professional entry programs. Her research focuses on investigating the rehabilitation needs of people with posttraumatic mental health conditions and those affected by severe workplace injuries and fatalities. She has had continuous grant funding since gaining her PhD and is well-published. Lynda provides advisory and expert testimony services to the government and has held leadership positions in organisations that advance knowledge about traumatic stress in Australia (ASTSS) and internationally (ISTSS). Awards from these organisations, the university, and the profession have recognised her leadership and work excellence.

Lynda is a prominent figure in developing Australian rehabilitation counsellors' research capacity. She believes that research by the profession is crucial in making evidence-informed practices transparent and strengthening its professional identity. Her work has been instrumental in mentoring and supervising over 40 rehabilitation counselling students and practitioners to complete their honours, master's, and PhD research. In her honorary position, Lynda continues to advance her research and mentor mid-career researchers and PhD candidates.

Before her academic career, Lynda gained valuable experience in child protection and juvenile justice in the NSW public service and international construction and petroleum operations in Hong Kong.

Lynda joined ASORC Board in 2023 following the ASORC/RCAA merger.

Danielle Murphy - Director

Danielle Murphy - Director

MASRC
B. Health Science (Rehabilitation Counselling)

Danielle is an accomplished Rehabilitation Counsellor and Director of Incite Solutions Group in Western Australia. She has specialised in injury management and vocational rehabilitation for more than 20 years and has a passion for assisting veterans with their often-complex career transition.

Her authentic interpersonal skills, coupled with her sound business acumen including an adeptness to get to the heart of an issue quickly are assets to both her business and to the rehabilitation industry.

Danielle’s curiosity and perseverance remain ever-present qualities and her integrity is unquestionable so much so, she has made it a core value of Incite Solutions Group.

Danielle has been a member since 2003. She was a Councillor between 2013-2017, serving as National Secretary and National Vice President during that time. Danielle was elected to Board in 2021.

Assoc Prof Roxanna Pebdani - Director

MASRC
PhD (Counsellor Education), MS Rehabilitation Counselling, B. Psych

Roxanna is Director of Participation Sciences in the Sydney School of Health Sciences. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the American University of Paris, a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counselling from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in Counsellor Education from the University of Maryland. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Washington. She has been at the University of Sydney since July 2018.

Roxanna joined ASORC Board in 2023 following the ASORC/RCAA merger.