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Meet the EPIC Nerang 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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Adrieana Van Der Zwan

Regional Coordinator
“I love going on the journey with participants to see them grow, achieve and reach their goals whether it be training, health, or employment it makes my job so worth it. “
Adrieana Van Der Zwan
Ana has worked in employment services for 9 years, in both Job Active and Disability Services.
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Chantelle McNeill

Employment Consultant
“To make a positive impact in someone’s life everyday.”
Chantelle McNeill
Chanetelle joined EPIC in October 2023. She spent the majority of her career (10 years) working with the Department of Housing/Community Services in Western Australia, working across sectors including remote Aboriginal housing, procurement and contract management, and training and development. For the last five years she provided specialised music therapy classes to children and young people with additional needs in conjunction with the NDIS. Chantelle enjoys working with a team of friendly and helpful colleagues. She also enjoys the variety of the role, meeting people, and working with them to reach their employment goals. She believe everyone should have the relevant support networks to find meaningful employment that suits their skillset and abilities. Chantelle loves to meet new people and harness their interests and skills and motivate them to reach for their full potential in life. She has always enjoyed using her skills in IT and creative writing to develop resumes, cover letters, and explore job opportunities, and also loves mentoring, community engagement, and marketing, which helps her to advocate for job seekers based on their interests.
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Olivia Frye

Employment Advisor
“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.”
Olivia Frye
Olivia joined EPIC in June 2023 as an Employment Advisor for the Gold Coast. She enjoys working with the EPIC team to help participants reach their goals. Olivia focuses on talking to her participants as a human and not a number. She listens to them, hears what their goals are, and reassures them she is here to help and support. The most rewarding part of her job is when participants start talking to her on a personal level. It’s seeing the trust that is gained to then succeed in finding them meaningful employment and how happy they are with themselves.
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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.