SA Divisional Council
The Occupational Therapy Australia SA Divisional Council represents the interests and provides advice to support the members affiliated with the Division. The Council comprises OTA members from across the state who bring a diversity of skills and experience to the Association. Council members welcome and value member input and feedback.
If you would like to connect with any of our SA Divisional Council members, please contact OTA and we would be happy to forward your information.
2022-2023 SA Divisional Council Members
- Sarah McMullen-Roach
Divisional Council Members
- Elizabeth McHugh
- Lisa Greene
- Ellice Willcourt
- William Crowe
- Hannah Crockett-Naini
- Jessica Muller
Sarah McMullen-Roach (Chair)
Sarah McMullen-Roach is a UniSA lecturer in the occupational therapy program and has experience in a range of practice areas including adult neurology, healthcare management, aged care, complex injury management, acute care, vocational rehabilitation and seating and postural management. Sarah has spent a significant portion of her career working in New Zealand and has developed competence in the delivery of culturally adaptive Occupational Therapy. During her time in New Zealand, Sarah was able to develop models of practice that supported the implementation of Occupational Therapists in the emergency setting to promote holistic health outcomes and reduced length of hospital stay. Sarah is a strong advocate for the practical application of Occupational Therapy Models of Practice to enable a holistic and occupationally focused perspective in health.
Elizabeth Graduated from UniSA in 2010 with Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy); she has been an OT in public mental health services working across adult community, psychosocial rehabilitation programs and older persons mental health in inpatient and community settings for the past 11yrs. She also had experience in primary health and outreach services working with vulnerable populations and those at risk of homelessness and disengagement with health services. More recently; she has been involved in the establishment of the a Rapid Access Service with clinical interest and expertise in complex dementia care and dual diagnosis of older people. Elizabeth has been involved with the OTA SA Divisional Council, previous Divisional Chair, for a number of years. Outside being an OT, Elizabeth enjoys an active beachside lifestyle and Adelaide’s best food/wine scene with friends and family.
Lisa is an Occupational Therapist and Allied Health/ Program Manager and has held roles across private, government and NGO sectors, working in clinical and non-clinical settings within mental health and disability sectors. Lisa has experience in service development and operational oversight related to youth and adult disability and mental health services. Lisa also delivers community based Occupational Therapy in her private practice, Inclusive Allied Health. Core values include leading with empathy, client centred service delivery, with focus on functional recovery and rehabilitation to support meaningful outcomes for consumers.
Ellice Willcourt is a lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Flinders University in the Master of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Health Science programs. She graduated in 2003 from James Cook University in North Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Ellice has spent most of her clinical career working in adult mental health services across adult services in crisis, community, inpatient, and community residential settings within Southern Adelaide and Central Queensland. Ellice has worked at Flinders University since 2012. She is currently course coordinator of the master’s program and completing a Master of Health and Clinical Research. Ellice looks forward to working with the OTA Association as a member of the SA Divisional Council to support the occupational therapy profession into the future.
Hannah Crockett-Nanini (New Graduate Representative)
Hannah Crockett Naini graduated with Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy from Flinders University in 2021. Now a new graduate Occupational Therapist, Hannah works within the Rewire Program at Brain Injury SA. Hannah is passionate about supporting individuals with acquired brain injuries to help them embrace life and engage in meaningful occupations. Hannah served as a student representative on the SA Divisional Council and is now looking forward to transitioning into being a new graduate representative. She hopes to provide perspectives through the lens of a new graduate and she maintains a keen interest in understanding the ways in which she can support the occupational therapy profession.
With a significant interest in the intersection between technology and activity participation, Will Crowe is an OT who’s dominant area of practice involves in the prescription of assistive and inclusive technological equipment to assist his client’s attain their goals. Voice and sensor-controlled home automation and alternative smart device and computer access methods are the primary focus of Will’s interventions, however his area of professional passion lies in facilitating accessible video game engagement with clients living with a range of physical and cognitive disabilities.
Will has a broad scope of professional generalist OT experience, working largely in private practice and for not-for-profit organisations. This work involved providing largely rehabilitation, equipment prescription and worksite and ergonomics assessment services before moving into his current inclusive technology advisor role.
Will also part-time lectures for Flinders University in the ‘Information and Technology for Occupational Therapy’ course with first-year masters students. Will has completed research aimed to explore the benefits that Australians over the age of sixty-five experience through the guided use of Smart Home technology and was a key speaker at the Diabetes SA, World Diabetes Day Seminar in 2021.
Jessica Muller - has worked in rural South Australia in both government and tertiary education sectors since graduating from the University of South Australia. Jessica has clinical experience across a range of areas in rural practice contexts, particularly working with adult populations in community-based settings and compliments this with experience in service development, delivery, evaluation and research.