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Meet the Caraniche at Work team

Our workplace services are delivered by professional clinicians and qualified psychologists, social workers and counsellors – each with peak industry body accreditation and vast experience.

Our team provide best practice and evidence-based services and training for individuals and workplaces – all independent of your workplace and always completely confidential.

Our Leadership Team

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Jacinta Pollard

BBSc(Hons), MPsych(Forensic), MAPS Managing Director, Caraniche, and Psychologist

Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Jacinta has been an active part of the evolution of Caraniche’s EAP services in Australia. She has extensive experience developing and delivering psychological programs, and is attuned to the changing needs of workplaces across Australia. Jacinta also has extensive expertise in forensic substance abuse treatment and correctional systems. As the Managing Director of Caraniche for the past decade, Jacinta has raised Caraniche’s profile as a pre-eminent psychology and workplace wellbeing company.

Dr Alana Johnston

DPsych (Forensic), BA & Sc (Hons) General Manager

Alana is a registered psychologist who has been working with Caraniche for over ten years. Alana has held a variety of roles including working as a clinician conducting assessments, and delivering a range of treatments to both individuals and groups, as well as supervising a large clinical team as a Senior Psychologist. Alana has also worked as a Project Lead for Department of Health funded workforce training, developing both training packages and sessions. Alana also regularly provides training in other areas including; Motivational Interviewing, AOD training, Supervision Skills, Managing Challenging Behaviours, and Case Notes and Documentation.

Jen Furby

Grad Dip in Community Sector Management, Grad Cert in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Bachelor in Alcohol and Drug Studies Clinical Operations Lead

Jen has over a decade of experience in the not for profit and private sector, predominantly in alcohol and other drugs and more recently in youth homelessness. Holding relevant qualifications, Jen’s skill set includes managing teams and working with clients from diverse backgrounds with complex needs. Jen is extremely passionate about supporting practitioners in their own professional development to ensure a high standard of service delivery to clients.

Tracie Allan

(Grad Dip BA) (Dip Counselling) Customer Support - Lead

Tracie has been with Caraniche at Work for 5 years with over 20 years previous experience in delivering customer service, products and business solutions, predominantly in the HR and affiliated sectors. She is a strong advocate for consistency in delivery and the benefits of robust processes and people in supporting positive outcomes for customers, clients and the Caraniche at Work team. Away from work, Tracie can wax lyrical about the therapeutic benefits of gardening, cooking, shared friends’ experience and a good book.

Brigitte Zuliani

Director Services

Brigitte has a long history as a clinician and senior manager at the Department of Justice, as well as experience consulting with KPMG. Brigitte has led major change programs at the MRC and in the women’s prison system and brings a wealth of experience to our team.

Our Clinical Team

All our trainers are registered clinicians. In addition to our core clinical team listed here, we have clinicians based across Victoria as well as Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Central Coast, Dubbo, Sydney, North Sydney, and Wollongong.

Cara Crossan

MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling Training Facilitator

Bianca Fazzari

PGradDipPsych, Dip Human Resources Management, BBSc (Psychology) Clinician/Training Facilitator

Deborah Taylor

BBSc MAPS Clinician

Nancy Camarda

Psychologist, AHPRA approved Supervisor, MAPS B A (Psych & Italian), Grad Dip App Psych (Org Psych), Grad Dip Bus (HRM) Clinician and Clinical Supervisor

Sylvie Braverman

BSW, MCouns&PsychTh, GradDipMgt Clinician

Tania Zapparoni

MEdPsych; Grad.Dip SSc.(Family Therapy); Grad.Dip.Ch& Ad Psychology; BBSc., MAPS, FCCOUNP, AAFT Clinician

Martin Grinter

MPscyh (Clin) Clinician

Brie Olaris

MProfPsych; PostgradDipPsych; BA/BSc; Assoc MAPS Clinician/Training Facilitator

Liz Kemp

BSocWk(Hons) Clinician

Lauren Eckardt

BA (Psychology and Criminology), MSW Clinician

Tracy Wang

GradDipPsych(A), GradDipPsych, BBioMed Clinician/Training Facilitator

Mariani Lim

M. International Communication, M. Counselling, M. Social Work, CIMA Clinician/Training Facilitator

Workplace Services Team

Carly Palmer


Rhys Grunden

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Eric Gillis

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Adisha Ismaili

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Emily Dyer

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Saptarshi Barua

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Rachel Wynne

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Our Business Team

Anne-Maree Szauer

Director, Strategy & Governance

Michael Divens

Director, Finance

Jo Schiavetta

Director, People & Culture

Are you ready to be part of the team?

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