About Our Care Team


We provide a quality and professional service in an enthusiastic and compassionate manner in the aid of voice, communication, literacy and swallowing difficulties across all ages
We are registered with Private Health Funds, Medicare (Enhanced Primary Care plans and HCWA plans), DVA and are a Helping Children with Autism Funding provider

Jane McFadden

Jane McFadden is a psychologist and owner of Breakaway Retreats. She has one child on the NDIS and worked in mental health within the disability space for the past 15 years.⠀
Jane is really passionate about parents, parents with children with special needs and parents needing a break. Which is why she created Breakaway Retreats to cater specifically to those families.⠀

Tracy McNamara

Tracy is our Care Coordinator at Breakaway Retreats. She also assist with Short Term Accommodation bookings. Tracy enjoys working with NDIS Participants to assist them in organising a short stay of their choosing, to provide their carer(s) with a break in their caring role. She loves exploring new places and spending time at the beach with a coffee.

Sam Lynch

Sam has been a dedicated travel adviser for the past 9 years, she has a caring nature and a friendly, compassionate personality.

You will be speaking with Sam during your initial enquiry and throughout the quoting & booking process for your ‘much needed’ respite.

Olivia Rougier

Olivia Rougier- Lagane is an Occupational therapist who has experience working in the mental health and paediatric field. For the past 6 years, Olivia has been developing interventions and supporting children, teenagers and adults with varying disabilities including: Autism (ASD), Asperges, Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disability (ID), Substance abuse as well as Anxiety and Depression. Olivia is an experienced group facilitator and passionate about supporting her clients to gain more independence and create meaningful relationships in their lives.

Sam Lynch

Jessica Burgess is a Psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan with a range of presentations including Autism (ASD), Asperges, Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disability (ID), Substance abuse, and offending behaviours. She has a history of facilitating group interventions to all ages, including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is a PEERs certified and trained facilitator.

Olivia Rougier

Emily Hooper is a mum to two little people and a teacher to big people.

She was a teacher first so she assumed that being a mum would be easy. She now admits freely she was very, very wrong.

Emily has been a teacher at a public high school on the Sunshine Coast for 11 years; teaching English, Humanities and Indonesian. She found the time to study the Indonesian language in her early years of teaching, before she had children. Obviously. Before teaching she completed a Bachelor of Journalism.

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