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Meet the EPIC Mermaid Beach team

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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.
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Kelly Mullholland

Regional Coordinator
“Disability is not inability.”
Kelly Mullholland
Kelly has been a part of the EPIC team since August 2021, but her life experiences have truly prepared her for his role. “My daughter has ADHD with mild autism, other family members have disabilities also.” Kelly’s life experience has encouraged her to use these skills to help others to overcome their own barriers. Knowing I am a part of EPIC’s vision to be the most innovative and unique provider of human and community services. Having the resources to go above and beyond for our job seekers. I love supporting everyone as an individual.” Kelly was drawn to the Employment Consultant role because she is extremely passionate about community services and loves to help people. “I’m passionate about what I do and being able to deliver 10/10 customer experience.
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Kristine White

Senior 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 and 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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Rhiannon Hopkins

Employment Consultant
“There is ability in every disability.”
Rhiannon Hopkins
Rhiannon joined EPIC at the beginning of 2023 with six years of prior experience in the DES sector. She loves how passionate the entire EPIC team is and to witness both the little and big moments in their participants’ journeys to success. Rhiannon uses her experience to get to know her participants’ past experiences and how their barriers might affect them daily. She understands everyone is different and works with them on their short and long term goals.
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Tara Cunningham

Employment Consultant
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Tara Cunningham
Tara joined EPIC in March 2023. Before her time at EPIC, she was a Teacher Aide, helping and supporting primary school students with disabilities. The most regarding part of her job is connecting with her participants and making a difference in someone’s life.
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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.