Zak Brearley

Manager of Consultancy Services & Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner

Introducing Zak, Mosaic's Manager of Consultancy Services and Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner.

With over a decade of experience in the sector, Zak's journey began as a support worker and evolved into diverse management roles, culminating in his current position as the Lead Behaviour Support Practitioner at Mosaic.

As the Consultancy Services Manager, Zak plays a pivotal role in overseeing the delivery of Behaviour Support, Therapy, and Support Coordination Services. He prioritizes providing high-quality services that align with Mosaic's values, contemporary practices, and professional standards.

Zak's areas of specialty and interest span diverse fields, including Justice support, rural support, relationships/intimacy, complex behaviour support, and Restrictive Practices. He possesses a keen understanding and interest in the latter, displaying a deep commitment to empowering and supporting those he works with.

Committed to building an exceptional team, Zak is dedicated to developing an experienced and sought-after multidisciplinary team at Mosaic.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Zak is an avid enthusiast of Horror and Sci-Fi genres, immersing himself in everything they offer. His love for adventure finds expression through tattooing, travelling, camping, and 4-wheel driving.

Outside of the disability sector, Zak enjoys his role as a bartender, adding yet another dimension to his versatile skill set.

Zak's wealth of experience, commitment to empowering others, and passion for diverse interests make him an invaluable asset to the Mosaic team.

Languages spoken: English

Marie-Claire Doren Brevis

Behaviour Support Team Leader

Introducing Marie-Claire, one of our dedicated Behaviour Support Practitioners at Mosaic.

Originally hailing from South America, Marie-Claire has called Australia home for the past seven years. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and a Post Degree - Graduate Diploma in Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry for Adults, she has amassed over a decade of experience in the disability sector.

With an extensive background in working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum, both children and adults, Marie-Claire adeptly addresses behavioural challenges and provides nurturing guidance. Additionally, her experience in working with individuals living with Dementia showcases her ability to adapt to environments and cater to unique needs.

With her background as a speech pathologist, Marie-Claire possesses a wealth of experience in addressing communication difficulties and implementing augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) systems, fostering meaningful connections for her clients.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Marie-Claire's zest for an active and healthy lifestyle shines through. Her love for sports and outdoor pursuits fills her free time, often spent immersing herself in Perth's picturesque scenery and embarking on memorable travels. Her radiant smile is a true reflection of her vibrant spirit.

Marie-Claire's multicultural background, unwavering dedication to her profession, and passion for life make her an invaluable member of the Mosaic team.

Languages spoken: Spanish & English. Basic knowledge of Italian.

Ryan Vallelonga

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Introducing Ryan, one of our dedicated Behaviour Support Practitioners at Mosaic.

With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Curtin University, Ryan's journey in the disability sector began as a Support Worker for younger individuals. Now, with 18 months of experience as a Behaviour Support Practitioner, he brings a diverse range of experiences, working with different diagnoses, ages, and genders.

Ryan's heart lies in working with young adults and their families, where he focuses on increasing independence and empowering them to develop essential life skills. His dedication shines through as he supports young adults in building skills over time and addressing the functions of their behaviours.

His growing interest in Psychosocial disability highlights his commitment to understanding how it can impact someone's social and cognitive functioning. Ryan's inquisitive nature drives him to continuously expand his knowledge and expertise in this area.

With a passion for embracing multiple interests, Ryan enjoys having a wide range of cases in his load. This allows him to gain a deeper understanding of various needs and challenges faced by those he supports.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Ryan finds joy in sports, particularly football and cricket. He also appreciates the power of music, which brings harmony to his life.

Ryan's dedication to empowering young adults and his curiosity to understand diverse challenges make him a valuable member of the Mosaic team.

Languages spoken: English


Jeffery (Jeff) Carman

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Introducing Jeff, one of our dedicated Behaviour Support Practitioners at Mosaic.

With an impressive 5-year journey in the disability industry, Jeff has embraced various roles, from support work to service coordination, and now Positive Behaviour Support.

Having completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Curtin University in 2016, Jeff's commitment to learning led him to obtain a Certificate in engaging in positive behaviour support from Monash University in 2022.

Throughout his diverse experiences, Jeff has developed a strong passion for empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives, tailored to their aspirations.

His areas of specialty and interest encompass Psychosocial Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Mental Health, reflecting his dedication to addressing complex challenges faced by those he supports.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Jeff embraces a dynamic range of hobbies. As a sports enthusiast, he finds joy in watching cricket, basketball, and cue sports such as snooker and pool. His passion for music takes him to local gigs and events, indulging in the vibrant energy of live performances.

An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, Jeff immerses himself in worlds created by The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Trek.

Adding to his diverse interests, Jeff has a flair for culinary exploration, delighting his family and friends with dishes from different cultures and cuisines.

Jeff's genuine care, multidisciplinary expertise, and rich range of interests make him a valuable asset to the Mosaic team, enriching the lives of those he supports.

Languages spoken: English.

Daniel Eddy

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Introducing Daniel, one of our dedicated Behaviour Support Practitioners at Mosaic.

With extensive experience across various regions in Australia, Daniel has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals. Holding a strong background and education in Counselling and Psychology, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.

Daniel's passion lies in enhancing the quality of life for those he supports. Embracing the principles of positive behaviour support and adopting a person-centred approach, he fosters meaningful connections with each person he works with.

Beyond his professional expertise, Daniel leads an active and adventurous lifestyle. He finds joy in engaging in outdoor activities and constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow. During his downtime, you'll likely find him snorkelling with his kids, enjoying a delightful beach picnic with family, and savouring the mesmerizing sunset.

Daniel's commitment to positively impacting lives and his zest for life make him an asset to the Mosaic team.

Languages spoken: English.

Areesha Alam

Behaviour Support Practitioner

Introducing Areesha, one of our dedicated Behaviour Support Practitioners at Mosaic.

With a diverse background in psychology, disability support work, aged care, and social support, Areesha brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her role.

Areesha's previous work involved supporting young adults with autism in achieving essential social goals such as making friends, maintaining relationships, and creating structured routines that enhance their quality of life. Her expertise extends to assisting individuals with disabilities in managing behaviour escalations, low mood, and feelings of loneliness through the development and implementation of behaviour support plans.

Areesha is particularly passionate about working with young people with disabilities, including young adults and children with autism and mental health challenges. Her dedication extends to providing support for individuals dealing with conditions like Parkinson's and dementia, where her experience shines through.

Beyond her professional commitments, Areesha finds joy in diverse personal interests. She enjoys the art of cooking, revels in playful interactions with animals, indulges in the world of video games and anime, and creates beautiful crochet projects.

Areesha's diverse experience, empathetic approach and rich array of personal interests make her an invaluable asset to the Mosaic team, enriching the lives of those she supports.

Languages spoken: English and Urdu