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Meet the EPIC Helensvale 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.
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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.
Kellie Cattell

Kellie Cattell

Employment Services Officer
“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing. “
Kellie Cattell
Kellie started with EPIC Assist in early 2022, after successfully completing a placement with the organisation. Kellie said the most rewarding part of this job is watching a clients confidence grow, the excitement they show after they get a job and being on the journey with them.
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Cassandra Mooney (Cassie)

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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Megan Poplett

Employment Consultant
““change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing””
Megan Poplett
They say a haircut is as good as a holiday, but what do you say when a hairdresser makes a career change? That is a question for Megan, who recently joined the EPIC Assist team after 15 years as a hairdresser. Although she is new to the industry, Megan has already started to feel at home in the role. “The team are warm and welcoming, and after meeting the participants, it’s obvious the difference this organization has made to their lives and I’m excited to be part of that.” When Megan isn’t at EPIC helping participants find meaningful work, she is “kept busy by my one-year-old Luna. If I have free time, I like to bake and attempt to keep my one successful houseplant alive.”
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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.