About us

Dr Jill Lesic

Founder and manager of the practice, with a special interest in adult voice and aged care. After completing her PhD in Speech Pathology in 1995, Jill established the practice to provide not only a traditional rooms based practice but a comprehensive visiting service to homes, hospitals and residential aged care facilities throughout Melbourne. Dr Jill Lesic & Associates has now expanded our Aged Care Division to aged facilities into NSW (including North Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley) and QLD (Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast). We are proud to offer our high level of specialised Aged Care Speech Pathology to NSW and QLD as well as Victoria.

Jill is passionate about aged care and aims to improve the quality of life of the elderly population. Jill has worked in both acute and rehabilitation settings and has worked as a lecturer to speech pathology students at Latrobe University.

Member of Speech Pathology Australia
Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist

Our Team

Victoria Team

Kristie Constance

Kristie provides swallowing management, speech and language therapy to acute hospitals, residential aged care facilities and homes.

Jody O’Connor

Jody provides swallowing management, speech and language therapy to acute hospitals, residential aged care facilities and homes. Jody also provides a clinic for pre-school and school aged children in our Surrey Hills rooms. In addition, Jody runs a voice clinic for child and adult voice in our Surrey Hills rooms.

Kylie Sherwell

Kylie provides a visiting service to residential aged care facilities and hospitals across Melbourne.

Dearne Thomassen

Dearne provides a visiting service to residential aged care facilities and clients’ homes across Melbourne.

Sam U’Ren

Sam brings to our practice a wealth of experience in both acute hospital and aged care.

Elisha Payne

Senior Speech Pathologist, Elisha visits hospital, residential aged care facilities and clients’ homes.

Prue Meehan

Prue provides visits to residential aged care facilities and clients’ homes.

Madeleine Dziubek

Maddie visits residential aged care facilities, acute private hospitals and client’s homes across Melbourne.

Jessica Linke

Jessica provides swallowing management, speech and language therapy to residential aged care facilities and homes in the Geelong and  Bellarine area.

Jo Castles

Jo provides a visiting service to residential aged care facilities and clients’ homes throughout all areas of Melbourne.

Jessica Kaplonyi

Jessica provides a visiting service to residential aged care facilities and clients’ homes throughout all areas of Melbourne, Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula.

Emma Campos

Emma provides a visiting service to residential aged care facilities, hospitals and clients’ homes throughout all areas of Melbourne, Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula.

Meredith Potts

Meredith provides therapy to children from pre-school to school age at our rooms in Surrey Hills. She is able to visit children in their homes, kindergartens and schools. Meredith also provides a visiting service to acute hospitals and residential aged care facilities. Meredith is also one of our voice therapists working out of our Surrey Hills rooms.

Louise Dobbie

With over 30 years of experience in a large number of health settings, including acute, rehabilitation and aged care, Louise provides swallowing management to acute hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

Laura Chahda

Laura provides a visiting service to residential aged care facilities and hospitals across Melbourne. Laura also works with paediatric fluency.

Caitlyn Roberts

Caitlyn provides a visiting service to residential aged care facilities and clients’ homes throughout the western areas of Melbourne, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula.

Madison Evans

Madison visits residential aged care facilities and client’s homes across Melbourne.

New South Wales Team

Carla Burns

Carla is our NSW Senior Speech Pathologist, providing a visiting service to residential aged care facilities in North Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and surrounding areas.

Kristin Arthur, Elle Bowen, Abbey Moss,  Jessie Hawke, Laura Blasdale and Jessica Kulhanek

Elle, Laura, Jessie, Abbey, Kristin & Jessica complete our NSW team in the Central Coast, Newcastle, Sydney and surrounding areas.

Queensland Team

Lydia Davidson

Lydia provides swallowing management, speech and language therapy to residential aged care facilities and homes on the Sunshine Coast, including Bribie Island and Deception Bay.

Amanda Heyer Speech Pathology Pty Ltd

We are pleased to have Amanda and her group working with us to provide an aged care speech pathology service to residential aged care facilities throughout the Gold Coast.

Aryn Cronan

Arun provides swallowing management, speech and language therapy to residential aged care facilities and homes in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Salma Charania

Lihini provides a Speech Pathology visiting service to the elderly in both residential aged care facilities and clients’ homes throughout Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Want to find out more?

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Contact us

Dr Jill Lesic & Associates Speech Pathology

Head office: 3/976 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria, 3126
Phone: 1300 821 148 or 03 9836 8542