Meet our Speech Pathologists

Elizabeth McLoon

Senior Speech Pathologist

I studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at the University of Sydney. I started my career working in a private practice in the Southern Highlands before moving to England with my husband and working there for two and a half years. Whilst living in the UK I worked in community health with both adults and children. In my final position I worked in a team specializing in working with young children with additional needs; this is where I developed a passion for working with children with disabilities. When we moved back to Australia we moved to the Macarthur area. I started working at Mater Dei in April 2019 and have loved working with such a great team and wonderful families.

Fun Fact: I can clap with one hand

- Favourite Food? Lasagne

- Dream Holiday destination? Taormina, Sicily

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

- Childhood nickname? Lizzy

- Favourite TV show? Survivor Australia

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Go on holiday with my family

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 'Valerie' by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson – 10 for effort, 5 for talent

Elizabeth McLoon

Senior Speech Pathologist

Amelia Corrigan

Speech Pathologist

I studied Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney. Since graduating I have enjoyed working in a variety of roles and workplaces in both Australia and in London, United Kingdom. I joined the team at NextPath Assessment and Therapy in 2020. I have a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and working with early language intervention.

Fun Fact: I have visited 49 different countries

- Favourite Food? Pizza

- Dream Holiday destination? Amalfi Coast

- Favourite TV show? Killing Eve

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Take my closest friends and family on a holiday

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 3 – I make a great back up dancer/singer

Amelia Corrigan

Speech Pathologist

Kareena Hobson

Speech Pathologist

Hi, my name is Kareena. I completed a Bachelor Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney. I graduated in 2011 and began my career working in both paediatrics and adults, but found my passion was for working with children with disabilities. I worked as a Speech Pathologist with children and their families in a variety of settings, including not-for-profit ADAHC funded services, private practice and now here at NextPath Assessment & Therapy. I joined NextPath in 2020 as I was seeking a change of setting, NextPath was in my local area and I had also heard many positive stories and achievements made by the Mater Dei/NextPath team. Since joining NextPath I have loved working here with such a friendly, caring team and all the wonderful families! I particularly enjoy running social skills groups and the unique in-class therapy program services NextPath offers.

Fun Fact: I used to do Rhythmic Gymnastics, my favorite equipment was the ribbon and hoop

- Favourite Food? Crumbed chicken

- Dream Holiday destination? Monkey Mia

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

- Childhood nickname? Kaz

- Favourite TV show? Bones and NCIS

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pay off loans and go on holidays.

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 1, no idea

Kareena Hobson

Speech Pathologist

Natalie Mansweto

Speech Pathologist

Hi! I’m Nat and I am one of the Speech Pathologists at NextPath Assessment & Therapy. I graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology. I developed my passion for being an Allied Health clinician as I have always loved assisting individuals and families to reach their full potential. I definitely live by assisting others to have a voice in whatever way that may be. Since starting with Mater Dei, I have never looked back! My favourite thing about working at Mater Dei is being part of this incredible community and seeing our beautiful site every day.

Fun Fact: I love doing hair and makeup

- Favourite Food? Sushi

- Dream Holiday destination? Maldives

- Childhood nickname? Eye balls (Everyone used to say I had ‘big blue eyes’ and wouldn’t blink much, so they called me eye balls)

- Favourite TV show? Gossip girl

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Travel and find a house on the beach!

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? I would say an 7 on a good day.. My go to song would be 'Drivers License' by Olivia Rodrigo!

Natalie Mansweto

Speech Pathologist

Annamaria Cole

Speech Pathologist

I studied a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing and a Masters of Speech Pathology at Macquarie University and graduated in 2020. I originally started at NextPath Continuous Learning in 2017 as an Assistant Goal Facilitator (AGF), only to return to NextPath Assessment & Therapy in 2021 as a Speech Pathologist. Since working at Mater Dei, I have developed a strong interest in helping children develop their literacy and language skills and working with the young adults at NextPath to develop important life skills.

Fun Fact: I love dancing

- Favourite Food? Lasagna

- Dream Holiday destination? Disney World

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? Easy, a dog!

- Childhood nickname? Ria

- Favourite TV show? All American

- 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? Singing: 3, Passion: 10. My go to song: 'A whole New World' from the movie 'Aladdin'

Annamaria Cole

Speech Pathologist

Cassie Di Crescenzo

Speech Pathologist

I studied Linguistics and English before completing my Master of Speech Language Pathology at the University of Sydney. I started working at Mater Dei in early 2018 shortly after I married my wonderful husband Jonathan. I have recently returned after taking maternity leave in 2021 to welcome our beautiful daughter Abigail. I love working with our early intervention clients and am particularly interested in preverbal skills, play skills, early language development and AAC.

Fun Fact: I trained as a classical pianist and violinist and have performed as a soloist and orchestra member many times.

- Favourite Food? Blackcurrant pie

- Dream Holiday destination? UK, Salzburg, Venice and New Zealand

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? A whale

- Childhood nickname? Blossom, Sassy Cassie

- Favourite TV show? The Great British Bake Off

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Take my parents-in-law to Italy

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? 4 – 'Africa' by Toto

Cassie Di Crescenzo

Speech Pathologist

Brishty Regmi

Speech Pathologist

Hi, I'm Brishty. I studied the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours at the University of Sydney and graduated in 2020. In 2021, I wanted experience in the academic field, so I worked as a Research Assistant. I missed working with clients and was really interested in working with people with disabilities, so I looked for a supportive team to join. I heard about an opening at NextPath from a friend and colleague of mine and was lucky enough to be offered a position here!

Fun Fact: Over the past few years I’ve had about 10 (maybe more) different colours in my hair! Bonus fact: I developed an allergy to Ramen after eating too much (I once ended up in hospital in Thailand on the day of my flight because of this).

- Favourite Food? Ramen…(obviously)

- Dream Holiday destination? I want to go everywhere but first on my list is Japan!

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? A panda for sure.

- Childhood nickname? My primary school principal once called me Bruce-Lee (he actually thought that was my name) and it stuck.

- Favourite TV show? It would have to be a toss-up between Friends and Brooklyn 99.

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pinch myself because I’m probably dreaming!

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? A strong -8. But if anyone is brave enough to listen to me sing it would be ‘I want it that way’ by the Backstreet Boys.

Brishty Regmi

Speech Pathologist

Jessica Lang

Speech Pathologist

I have Bachelor in Speech Pathology from the Australian Catholic University and have experience providing services to children with a variety of diagnosis’ and abilities, within clinics, schools, and childcare settings. I have a great interest working with children with early language and literacy difficulties and am excited to continue to develop my knowledge of feeding and swallowing challenges.
I have always had a passion to work with children and young adults and love having the ability to help make a difference in their lives. I particularly enjoy working within school settings and am keen to expand my experience with disability. The opportunity to work at Mater Dei provides an exceptional pathway to help others and grow professionally.

Fun Fact: I have 2 border collies named Tully and Myla and I am terrified of spiders. I also travelled around Australia as a child.

- Favourite Food? Mango and chocolate!!

- Dream Holiday destination? Anywhere on the beach! I would love to venture to the Cook Islands as my next trip away.

- If you could be any animal, which animal would you be? A loved dog- Play, sleep, eat, repeat

- Childhood nickname? Flower

- Favourite TV show? I’m a sucker for any reality TV based show.

- If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Share the money with my family and friends and head off on a holiday searching for the sun and beach!

- Rate your Karaoke skills 1-10. What is your go-to song? I will sing along to any catchy song. I love a good Karaoke session.

Jessica Lang

Speech Pathologist

Yasmine Patel

Speech Pathologist

Yasmine Patel

Speech Pathologist