Ascend Health Group

We are passionate about empowering people and the community

Our team

At Ascend, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Olivia Firth

Occupational Therapist

Olivia has extensive experience helping people achieve their goals across their lifespan and can help you get back to doing the activities you want to do.


Mascot & Therapy Dog

Ruff. I'm a good boy. I like long walks to anywhere, and have the ability to know when someone is about to open their lunchbox. I like treats and a pat on the head.

Mentor Team

Our mentors coordinate the support workers that operate 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.

Timothy Squire


North Perth Team Mentor & Staff Recruitment Officer

Shayla Dinh is the Joondalup Team Mentor & Support Coordinator for Ascend Health Group

Shayla Dinh


Joondalup Team Mentor & Support Coordinator

Rushil "Rush" Shah is the Fremantle Team Mentor & Staff Training Officer for Ascend Health Group

Rushil "Rush" Shah


Fremantle Team Mentor & Staff Training Officer

Krystal Adriano is the Kalamunda Team Mentor for Ascend Health Group

Krystal Adriano


Kalamunda Team Mentor

Chapman "Chappy" Ma is the Karrinyup Team Mentor for Ascend Health Group

Chapman "Chappy" Ma


Karrinyup Team Mentor

Tahlia Carse


South Perth Team Mentor

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.

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