Meet Our Occupational Therapists

Rebecca Lang

Senior Occupational Therapist (Acting)

I am the acting senior Occupational Therapist here at NextPath Assessment and Therapy. I graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science / Masters of Occupational Therapy. I spent the first three years of my career working in Occupational Rehabilitation before joining the Mater Dei family in 2017 at the former Mater Dei Early Intervention Program. Since then, I have watched the evolution of the therapy services and additional programs here at NextPath. Commencing in 2018 and concluding in 2020, I completed a Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certificate Program through the University of Southern California.

Fun Fact: I can juggle, I don’t eat cheese, I have a double-jointed pinky

- Favourite Food? Chocolate

- Dream Holiday destination? Somewhere tropical like the Maldives

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? Dog – because they seem like they have the best life being loved by their owners, sleeping and getting lots of food

- Childhood nickname? I don’t think I really had one

- Favourite TV show? Is this even a question? FRIENDS!

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I would buy a new house, go on a world trip, and give some to my friends/family and charity.

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 0 – no-one wants to hear me sing

Rebecca Lang

Senior Occupational Therapist (Acting)

Emily Clarke

Senior Occupational Therapist

Emily Clarke

Senior Occupational Therapist

Kiera Passlow

Occupational Therapist

Hi, my name is Kiera and I studied a Bachelor of Health Science/Mater of Occupational Therapy after graduating in 2015 from the University of Western Sydney. I joined the Mater Dei Organisation in 2019 as a result of the wonderful reputation that Mater Dei holds and its wonderful team members. I thoroughly enjoy supporting my clients and their families and watching them grow and thrive.

Fun Fact: I have climbed to the top of Mt Kosciusko

- Favourite Food? Kingfish ceviche

- Dream Holiday destination? Portugal coastline

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? A quokka, always looking so happy and they get to live on the beautiful Rottnest Island

- Childhood nickname? Kiz

- Favourite TV show? Money Heist

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I would purchase my dream home and book a European summer holiday

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 5. Summer of 69 by Brian Adams

Kiera Passlow

Occupational Therapist

Ricardo Rahme

Occupational Therapist

My name is Ricardo and I studied a Bachelor’s of Occupational Therapy at Western Sydney University. I was lucky enough to start my career at Mater Dei. I started off here by doing some work experience as a University student before working as an Assistant Goal Facilitator in the NextPath Continuous Learning program. This helped me to understand the role a lot better as well as build a good foundation of rapport with our clients. The therapy team was so helpful towards my learning as a student which made starting my therapy career here an easy decision. Working with children and young adults was always such a strong interest of mine and I am grateful to Mater Dei for offering the opportunity for me to experience both.

Fun Fact: I love to draw, do spray spraint art and learn Brazilian Jujitsu

- Favourite Food? Burgers

- Dream Holiday destination? New York

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? A sloth (not a single worry in the world)

- Childhood nickname? Avocado

- Favourite TV show? How I Met Your Mother

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a Lamborghini

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 2/10 – 'How to save a life' by The Fray

Ricardo Rahme

Occupational Therapist

Karen Horne

Occupational Therapist

I studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) and graduated at the end of 2005. In 2006 I started my career in a fast-paced Occupational Rehabilitation role and remained in the field for 6 years, becoming 2IC towards the end. I then began working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist in 2012 with Autism Spectrum Australia and fell in love with working with children. I worked there for over 9 years before accepting a scholarship for a Masters of Teaching (Primary) and taking a short period of time off work to study part-time and spend time with my three young children. Half way through my Masters a dream job at NextPath Mater Dei came up, where I could see clients for therapy one-on-one, work in the school AND work with beautiful young adults!.. How blessed am I!!! I commenced working at NextPath in the middle of 2021 and absolutely love it!

Fun Fact: I love David Attenborough programs

- Favourite Food? Chocolate

- Dream Holiday destination? Europe

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? Eagle

- Childhood nickname? Karrie

- Favourite TV show? Travel Guides

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a farm with lots of animals

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 10... purely for enthusiasm… not talent! My go-to songs are Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, or I’m Walking On Sunshine!

Karen Horne

Occupational Therapist

Lillian Ralston

Occupational Therapist

I am one of NextPath Assessment & Therapy’s newest staff members having joined the team at the start of 2022. I completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Western Sydney University in 2021. I was fortunate enough to have a 8-week placement working alongside the staff at NextPath Assessment & Therapy whilst I was a student studying at University and loved it so much I jumped at the opportunity to work with my now colleagues when a job vacancy opened up. I decided to study Occupational Therapy based on the suggestion of my sister and having attended OT sessions myself as a child to work on my handwriting, now I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

Fun Fact: I have been overseas a total of four times, two of which were to China.

- Favourite Food? Sushi

- Dream Holiday destination? I would love to go to either Italy or Scotland.

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? A panda, I love how cute and cuddly they look.

- Childhood nickname? Lilli.

- Favourite TV show?- Friends or Gilmore Girls.

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?- Divide it between family members and various charities.

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? Probably a 4, singing is not one of the skills I possess. However, my go to song would be any Taylor Swift song

Lillian Ralston

Occupational Therapist

Shaun Bostock

Occupational Therapist

I have been passionate about health and wellness from a young age and studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at University of Sydney, graduating in 2011. My first job after graduating was in occupational rehabilitation working with the ADF and DVA. I then moved into a hospital setting, working in mental health and palliative care, before finally moving into paediatrics. I started with the Mater Dei/NextPath team in 2022 and really enjoy working with the clients and families!
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, training at the gym and playing sport.

Fun Fact: I once played sport in front of over 5,000 people

- Favourite Food? Mango

- Dream Holiday destination? Queenstown, New Zealand

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? Dolphin

- Childhood nickname? Bossy

- Favourite TV show? Anything sport

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Road trip around Australia with my family.

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 1. 'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor

Shaun Bostock

Occupational Therapist

Lauren Bostock

Occupational Therapist

I studied a Bachelor Health Science/Masters Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Sydney, finishing in 2015. I started my career in rehabilitation and palliative care hospital settings and was there for over 5 years before moving to a Paediatric private practice. I joined Mater Dei/Next Path in 2022 and thoroughly enjoy working with clients and their families to achieve their goals.
Outside of work, I enjoy sports, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Fun Fact: I used to be a swimming instructor/teacher.

- Favourite Food? Chocolate

- Dream Holiday destination? Europe

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? Elephant, or a dog

- Childhood nickname? Loz

- Favourite TV show? The Blacklist

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Travel the world

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 1 – I avoid public karaoke!

Lauren Bostock

Occupational Therapist