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Meet the EPIC Helensvale 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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Cassandra Mooney (Cassie)

Senior Employment Consultant
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
Cassandra Mooney (Cassie)
Cassie only started working with EPIC recently, but straight out of the gate, she was excited to be in a role where she felt she was making a positive difference. “I love that at EPIC, we help people from all walks of life gain employment and help guide them through their journey step by step. Letting them know we are always here to support them or even if they just want to have a chat.” Cassie explained that starting a new job can be daunting, especially if you have a barrier that can make it seem like gaining employment is impossible. Her goals are to guide participants through each step to make it less frightening and more possible. For Cassie, everything comes down to respect and care. “I want to help jobseekers by learning about them and their needs.” “This could be creating or updating a resume, coaching them to prepare for interviews, mentoring them, and of course celebrating the wins.”
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Danielle Mitchell

Employment Consultant
“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.”
Danielle Mitchell
Danielle started with EPIC Assist in March 2023. She previously worked in primary schools as a tearcher aide, assisting children with ADHD, autism, and behavioural issues. Danielle enjoys assisting people to find a career pathway to their goals and aspirations. This can be done by exploring courses and having meaningful conversations that highlight their interests. The most rewarding part of her job is watching someone grow, learn, and succeed when working towards their goal.
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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.