Ascend Health Group

We are passionate about empowering people and the community

Our team

At Ascend Health Group, we have a comprehensive verification checklist for any new professional joining our team. This ensures that they can meet our high standards when providing services to all our clients.

Worker Verification

When starting with Ascend, we verify each of our team members' identity, check their police clearances, and ensure a valid working with children’s licence.

Reference Check

We meet with all of our professionals when they first apply to join our team. We conduct at least two reference checks and verify their responses following our comprehensive interviewing process.

Ongoing verification

We are constantly looking for ways to improve the services we offer to the community by regularly following up with our clients. This gives us insight into what training or support our team needs.

Meet our team

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Zachary Nielsen

Chief Executive Officer

‍Zach is a Curtin University-trained physiotherapist and entrepreneur. He has eight years’ experience in the health and disability industry, and is passionate about helping people who are experiencing poor health.

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Peter Edwards

Chief Technology Officer

Peter is a software developer with a passion for healthcare. He has a degree in health studies, and believes the most efficient way to maximise access to quality health services is through technology.

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Olivia Mann

Chief Operating Officer

Olivia is a trained physiotherapist and COO of Ascend Health. She ensures that operations run smoothly on a day-to-day basis, being responsible for managing staff and providing coordination & support services to new and existing members across all areas of WA.

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Ania Czekaj

Software Developer

Ania is experienced in the fast-paced world of tech startups, and is responsible for building Ascend Health Plus. This industry leading piece of software will revolutionise the way healthcare services are delivered to the community.

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Olivia Firth

Occupational Therapist

Olivia is a Curtin University graduate and Occupational Therapist with over five years of experience in developing early intervention plans designed to support young people and their families to achieve their goals.


Therapy Dog & Mascot

Bruno is a trained and qualified therapy assistance dog. Lately, Bruno has been making new friends with some of our members. His visits are a great way to get motivated to move and step out of the house for a little bit.

Mentor Team

Our mentors coordinate the support workers that operate in small teams throughout Perth. They have a diverse range of tasks, and can include training draftees (new support workers), problem-solving, checking feedback on progress notes, communicating with support workers, provide weekly training, and report any feedback, complaints and any changes within the company.

A picture of Timothy Squire, the North Perth Team Mentor & Staff Recruitment Officer for Ascend Health Group

Timothy Squire

Mentor & Recruitment

North Perth Team Mentor & Recruitment Officer.

A picture of Shayla Dinh, the Joondalup Team Mentor & Support Coordinator for Ascend Health Group

Shayla Dinh


About Team Joondalup
Daniel Lin is an Ascend Health Group team mentor

Daniel Lin


About Team Fremantle
Daniel Cabassi is an Ascend Health Group team mentor

Daniel Cabassi


About Team Mandurah
Kiarah Kirk is an Ascend Health Group team mentor

Kiarah Kirk


South Perth Team Mentor

Tahlia Carse is an Ascend Health Group team mentor

Tahlia Carse


About Team Kalamunda
Aaron Chan is one of Ascend Health Group's friendly support workers and Mentors.

Aaron Chan


About Team Canning

Over 60 university students providing high-quality support work for our members.

Increase your capacity with Ascend

Your support services are designed to address your unique goals and want you to feel comfortable with your ongoing support needs. We arrange an initial meet-and-greet between all our new clients and potential students until you find the right support worker for you.

Reconnecting people to their community

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