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Meet the EPIC Mermaid Beach team

Samantha Lawson

Samantha Lawson

Operations Manager
“If you have the opportunity to do good, then you should do it. “
Samantha Lawson
Samantha started her employment journey with EPIC Assist back in October 2014. Prior to this, she worked in Aged Care and hospitality. Sam said she enjoys working for an organisation that makes a difference, and working within a team of like minded people with the same goals. Sam wants to be a part of a society where everyone has equal opportunities and are treated fairly. “While this may be only one part of that puzzle, it is a part that I can make a difference in.” When Sam’s not helping make positive changes to our participants lives, she is with her family, puppy, out by the water in the Redlands and exercising.
Kristine White

Kristine White

Employment Consultant
“It’s not our Disabilities it’s our Abilities that count.”
Kristine White
Kristine has been employed in Disability employment services for over 12 years. assisting, guiding, learning and sharing knowledge to help participants achieve their employment or education pathway goal.
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Matthew Barnes

Employment Consultant
“Quality is where performance matches requirements. Everyone has their individual goals and challenges that determine their requirements. I look to provide quality service by matching the individual requirements of every person.”
Matthew Barnes
Matthew has returned to the disability employment sector after time working in Retail, Finance & Property. It was Matthew’s desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives that brought him back to this field. Matthew enjoys helping people take the next step towards achieving their goals and ambitions.
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Sami Dowd

Employment Consultant
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
Sami Dowd
After working in the disability sector with the NDIS, Sami has recently transitioned to disability employment services. She is passionate about helping make a difference in peoples lives and helping them through their employment journey.
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Natasha Wilson

Employment Consultant
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always try just one more time.”
Natasha Wilson
After three years working in youth support, disability and the community services sector, Natasha joined EPIC in July 2022. Being part of the EPIC team is important to Natasha. She believes it creates value for life financially, mentally, and physically. Having completed a Diploma in Community Services, Natasha is both experienced and qualified to assist job seekers work within their means. Natasha says the biggest barrier of all is self-esteem and making someone feel worthy of life and employment is the first step in helping a participant in finding and keeping meaningful employment. By encouraging people to believe in themselves, Natasha is confident everyone can achieve their individual goals and improve their quality of life.
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Kelly Mullholland

Regional Coordinator
“Disability is not inability.”
Kelly Mullholland
Although this is Kelly’s first role within the disability service industry, she has life experience with family members with disability. Kelly’s life experience has encouraged her to use these skills to help others to overcome their own barriers. Kelly was drawn to the Employment Consultant role because she is extremely passionate about community services and loves to help people. In her own words “helping people makes me happy.”
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EPIC disability employment services on the Gold Coast

Visit or find out more about our EPIC disability employment services on the Gold Coast: Southport, Nerang, Helensvale, and Mermaid Beach.