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About Us

OUR TEAM


Speech Pathologist

Dr. Virginia Hill


Virginia has been working in private practice since 1978.  After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Flinders University she travelled to New York, where she obtained her Masters’ Degree in Speech Pathology from Columbia University in 1984.

She obtained her PhD from LaTrobe University in 1999.

Virginia is a member of Speech Pathology Australia, and is also a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  She regularly attends conferences with ASHA in the USA.  She also edits journal articles for the Journal of Learning Disabilities.  She is an accredited diagnostician with Autism SA.

Areas of Interest: 

Virginia has experience working with most types of communication disorders.  Her current caseload comprises many adults with voice disorders, children with autism and dyslexia, adults with neurogenic disorders (stroke and head injury) and preschoolers and school-aged children with language and learning difficulties.  She also has a special interest in stuttering and language disorders.


Speech Pathologist

Georgie Bezzina


Georgie started at this practice as a new graduate in April 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science/ Masters of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in Bendigo.

Her favourite things about working here are the friendly and supportive team and ability to provide innovative and fun therapy sessions with clients. She also loves having the opportunities to expand her clinical knowledge in all areas of Speech Pathology by working with children, adolescents and adults.

She is especially interested in language development, fluency and developing further skills in behavioural management and ASD.

Her hobbies include spending the majority of her free time at the beach, hanging out with friends and playing netball.





Speech Pathologist

Chloe Bailye


Chloe joined the team at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology in 2020 after completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in 2019. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).

Chloe had a wealth of experience prior to joining our practice through several University placements. Her placements involved developing a wide range of therapy resources for both home therapy as well as in clinic treatment. Chloe has a wealth of experience conducting assessments and providing therapy to individuals and groups to clients with a traumatic brain injury. She is passionate about continuously expanding her clinical knowledge and skills.

Chloe loves working with children and adults with a variety of communication difficulties.

Areas of Interest:

“I have a passion for providing care and support to all clients particularly children and their families with delayed or disordered development of speech, language, social communication and literacy.”



Speech Pathologist

Lydia Hayek


Lydia joined us in 2018 and has quickly become a wonderful asset to the business.

She is interested in many areas of speech pathology with voice coaching being a particular area of interest for her.

She has worked for The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency to fly in and out to Aboriginal Communities in remote South Australia predominantly working with children with a history of middle ear infections and the hearing impaired.

She was also involved in training and up-skilling teacher support networks in these communities. She initiated a Mums and Bubs group creating early intervention skills and teaching mums about child development and ear hygiene.

Lydia has previously worked for NSW Community Health predominantly servicing lower socio-economic communities.

She has volunteered in Mexico in an orphanage for the disadvantaged.




Speech Pathologist

Ashlea Hamilton


Ashlea is a wonderful and valued member of the team..

Ashlea has quickly created an excellent client base and is a very friendly and enthusiastic therapist.

She has a particular interest in Non-verbal communication techniques and has recently attended a POD two day workshop in Adelaide. Ashlea is also interested in developing her skills and expertise in providing assistance with the facilitation and use of Assistive Technology in therapy.



Speech Pathologist

Bee Lan See


Bee Lan recently joined our clinic bringing over eight years experience in Speech Pathology.

She has worked for The Education Department in South Australia since 2012.

Offering a wealth of experience Bee Lan is very enthusiastic about providing a holistic solution to her clients and in finding the best therapy approach for each individual to achieve the most beneficial and effective results.

Bee Lan is passionate about early intervention; working with families to support their children in developing effective functional communication skills. These skills are fundamental in creating meaningful relationships and being successful in life’s outcomes.

She is interested in Non-Verbal therapy resources and spends many hours researching innovative therapy techniques.

Bee Lan is a talented Artist and enjoys painting and drawing in her free time.



Speech Pathologist

Liam Johnson


Liam joined the team at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology at the end of 2020. He has quickly developed a great relationship with clients and co-workers. He often receives excellent client feedback and loves seeing results from his therapy with a wide variety of clients.

Areas of Interest:

Liam is interested in Stroke, Swallowing and Brain Injury.



Speech Pathologist

Samantha Tran


Samantha joined the team at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology in 2021 after completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in 2020. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).

Samantha is a dilligent and thorough therapist and sets a very high standard for her work. She is well liked by clients and co-workers and really enjoys the variety of clients she has experienced so far at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology.

Samantha has a keen interest in Tennis. She also loves arts and crafts.


Areas of Interest:

Samantha is interested in AAC, Literacy, Speech, Language for all ages as well as early intervention and learning difficulty.



Speech Pathologist

Cheyenne Attard-Smith


Cheyenne joined the team at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology in 2021 after completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in 2020. She is a member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).

Cheyenne has quickly assimilated to being in the clinic and is enjoying meeting new clients. She is well liked by clients and co-workers and really enjoys the variety of clients she has experienced so far at Virginia Hill Speech Pathology.

Cheyenne is a Hanen Certified Clinician with training in the ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ program (which specialises in early childhood language delay).

Cheyenne is passionate about supporting children with speech, language, fluency and social communication difficulties and adults with communication difficulties.

Areas of Interest:

Cheyenne has a special interest in early intervention and is dedicated to ensuring intervention with her clients is family centred and empowering.​



Reception and Accounts

Brooke James


Brooke joined the team from January 2018 onwards. Brooke now works as one of our full time receptionists and is very friendly, understanding, enthusiastic and energetic.

She has been getting to know all the clients and is very happy to answer any questions about personal accounts or NDIS claiming. She is a great addition to the team and is integral to the smooth operation within the clinic.

In her spare time she enjoys playing netball and spending time with her two boys.



Reception and Level 1 Therapy Assistant

Sara Robinson


Sara joined us in March 2020 and began her wonderful reception support for our whole team working from home !

Quickly becoming an invaluable member of our team Sara is now in the clinic and enjoying meeting our clients face to face.

Sara is very interested in the many varied aspects of therapy that are delivered at our clinic and she is a very friendly and welcoming addition to our team.

Sara is now starting her Speech Pathology Degree and will be providing some Level 1 therapy assistance in sessions with therapists to gain valuable experience.




Practice Assistant

Jess Goode


Jess has been involved with the practice since 2005. She now works as an Allied Health Therapy Assistant as well as creating valuable therapy resources for the practice.

She particularly enjoys working on Saturday mornings and the variety of tasks she participates in for the clinic. Her favourite part of her role is assisting with therapy sessions.

In her free time she enjoys going to the theatre and she also particularly enjoys both watching and participating in musical theatre.



Level 1 Therapy Assistant

Zara Zak


Zara is a very valuable and dedicated team member.

She began with our practice in July 2017 and is our most experienced Student Practice Assistant.

Her favourite things about working here are the friendly and welcoming environment and innovative therapy techniques that she has not seen anywhere else.

Her main area of interest are behavioural issues.

Zara is now in her second year of a Speech Pathology Degree and will begin providing Level 1 Therapy Assistance in sessions with Therapists to gain valuable experience.




Practice Assistant

Emily Rutkowski


Emily joined us in 2020 and helps with Resource Development and maintenance. She is well liked and fun to be around. She creates beautiful resources and is an asset to the clinic.


Areas of Interest:

Emily is an excellent crafter and has interests in politics and travel.



Level 1 Therapy Assistant

Bhakti Jani


Bhakti joined us in 2021. She has quickly become a valuable member of the Team providing excellent resource making skills and is now beginning to assist as a Level 1 Therapy Assistant. She enjoys the variety of therapy techniques offered at VHSP. The range is endless beginning form the use of games/resources to outside excursions in order to role-play real life scenarios. Bhakti believes this provides clients with practical experience whuch they are able to apply in their daily lives outside the clinic.


Areas of Interest: Stuttering and other fluency related disorders.



Level 1 Therapy Assistant

Sujin Kim


Sujin joined us in 2021. She has quickly become a valuable member of the Team providing excellent resource making skills and is now beginning to assist as a Level 1 Therapy Assistant. She enjoys the variety of therapy techniques offered at VHSP. The range is endless beginning form the use of games/resources to outside excursions in order to role-play real life scenarios. Sujin believes this provides clients with practical experience which they are able to apply in their daily lives outside the clinic.

Sujin is also fluent in Korean.


Areas of Interest: Learning Difficulty and Autism.


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