About Us


Kate Kinch BSc (Health Science and Human Geography) MSLP CPSP

Kate is a Certified Practising Speech and Language Pathologist with more than 13 years of experience working with children and young adults with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs.

Kate obtained her Master of Speech and Language Pathology from Macquarie University before beginning work in Canberra in the not-for-profit and government sectors. Since moving to the Milton/Ulladulla area she has spent a number of years in the not-for profit sector. She is now the owner and director of Milton Therapy and Learning Centre.

Kate has specific training in The Lidcombe Program (stuttering), ReST program (for Childhood Apraxia of Speech), Picture Exchange Communication – PECS, Proloquo2go, Keyword Sign and PODD (Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems).

Kate loves living on the South Coast of NSW with her husband and 4 boys. She feels proud to be able to offer a quality, local service to families in the region.



Naomi Dampney B Sc Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy

Naomi is a qualified Art Therapist who utilises a strengths-based approach in her work with clients. She has a particular interest in working with concepts of self-identity and well-being using art-making processes.

With a background in photography and visual arts, Naomi studied Transpersonal Art Therapy at the College of Complementary Medicine in Sydney, completing her studies in 2012.

Working in community-based programs for the last four years, Naomi has run Art Therapy workshops in a variety of settings. Some of her projects have included work with children with ASD, programs with Indigenous adults and youths, and an ongoing program with adults who are working on their recovery with mental health issues. Naomi is currently completing further studies for her Masters degree in Social Work.

Moving to the area 10 years ago with her husband, Naomi loves the community and the natural environment of the south coast, and feels blessed to be able to bring up her family here.


Kerri-Anne Hubbard B Sc (OT)

Kerri-Anne has 7 years experience as an Occupational Therapist, graduating from The University of Newcastle in 2011. She has worked on the South coast of NSW for most of her career in a variety of settings including both children and adults. She joined the team at Milton TLC this year after settling back in the area with her young family.
Kerri-Anne has experience in providing therapy to children with a range of varying needs including children with autism, developmental delays, learning disabilities along with other conditions such as sensory processing disorders and ADHD.
Kerri-Anne has completed specialised training in sensory processing assessment and intervention and key worker/transdisciplinary therapy models. She aims to work with children and families to address their goals through a strengths based approach.
Kerri-Anne is passionate about family centred practice and working with families to identify and improve occupational performance through meaningful and motivating interventions specific to the child and families needs.

Maria Hogan B Ed (Early Childhood) Dip Child Services

Maria is a qualified and experienced Early Childhood Teacher. Maria is excited about her Keyworker role here at Milton TLC as it allows here to use so much of her experience working with children and families but in a different setting.

Maria and her husband enjoy the coastal life here in Milton Ulladulla and has lived here for over 10 years.


Amy Smith B Creative Arts Grad Dip Edu (Secondary Music) Dip Music Therapy

Amy is a qualified and experienced Music Teacher and registered Music Therapist. Amy has experience working with children and adults in both the mainstream and special education settings as well as providing individual therapy sessions in the clinical setting.

Amy grew up in the Milton Ulladulla area and after some time away has settled back here with her husband and two young children.

Janet Manning Bachelor Health Science (SP) CPSP
Janet is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with 12 years of experience working with children and adults with a wide range of communication, feeding and swallowing needs.
Janet obtained of Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology) from Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga. She has worked in the health sector in the Riverina, UK and Milton/Ulladulla region.
Janet has specific training in Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Paediatric Feeding Program, Karen Stagnitti’s ‘Learn To Play’ Program, Hanen It Takes Two To Talk and More Than Words Programs, Lidcombe Stuttering program, and Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) Program. She also has a range of skills in adult dysphagia and communication disorders management.
Janet moved to the Milton- Ulladulla region in 2016 where she lives with her fiancé. They both love living a coastal life, spending time at the beach and exploring the beautiful locations throughout the Shoalhaven.
Meg Whittingham B Sc (Speech Pathology)
Meg is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and has recently returned to the area with her family.
Nakita Hellman (Allied Health Assistant)


Nakita is an enthusiastic fourth year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) student with a desire to meet young children’s current needs to help shape their futures.

Working in many of the Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla Primary Schools as a School Learning Support Officer, Nakita has significant experience working with young children with disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nakita draws on this experience to provide therapeutic and program-related support in a variety of assistant roles.

With an infectious positive attitude Nakita thrives on being a member of our local community, recognising the importance of a collaborative approach to best support young children and adults varying needs. One of Nakita’s key strengths in her role lies in her ability to connect with children from a variety of backgrounds and harness this connection to create a positive learning environment.

Nakita and her husband are kept busy outside of work hours raising their two young children whilst remaining active in the local community. They spend their weekends enjoying the South Coasts’ beautiful beaches, National Parks and coastal towns.



Sarah Sakora (Administration Officer)

Sarah is an experienced administrator for allied health professionals and medical professionals and also has has a strong background in hospitality. She brings with her a passion for helping others as well as a great eye for detail.

Sarah moved to the Milton Ulladulla area 2 years ago with her husband and three children. They have quickly made this beautiful place home and enjoy spending time in the outdoors.


Mandy Greenhalgh (Administration Officer)

Mandy is a very experienced receptionist and administrator who loves that this role allows her to support so many families in the area she grew up in.

Mandy and her husband have three children and they love the the Milton Ulladulla area and the community they belong to.