Our History

The APC Prosthetics Group began in May 1998 as a partnership of four founding members, with over 100 years of combined clinical experience. Our philosophy has always been to achieve the best outcome for every client, incorporating the best possible comfort, the best possible function and the best possible lifestyle.

In early 2000, APC became the appointed prosthetic partner to the Australian Paralympic Team. Following Australia’s medal leading tally at the 2000 Paralympic games, APC Prosthetics has continued its partnership with the Australian Paralympic committee and has continued to contribute to the success of the Australian Paralympic team.

Originally established in Northmead, we had a dream of building the perfect building and creating the optimal environment for the treatment of our clients. In 2003, plans were made to relocate to our purpose-built premise directly adjacent to Westmead Hospital. This remains our Northmead Clinic today.

The state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2004 and officially opened by the then NSW Minister for Health and former Premier of NSW, the RT honourable Morris Iemma on August 19th, 2004. The building is named “Muenger House” in memory of Erwin Muenger, one of the founding partners.

In 2007, the APC Prosthetics Hunter Clinic was established in Newcastle. A highly experienced and capable team led by Ron Wright and Ian Robertson built the foundations of APC’s Newcastle and Hunter regional presence.

In 2015, the APC Prosthetics Group expanded further with the opening of APC Alexandria, a new modern facility located in Alexandria, in the inner south of Sydney. Centrally located near Sydney domestic and international airport, the Alexandria Clinic makes it easier for interstate and international clients to access our services. The Alexandria Clinic provides comprehensive prosthetic services, specialising in the upper-extremity treatment (arms) and osseo-integration (bone-anchored prostheses).

In early 2020, after servicing hospitals and clients from the Central Coast for more than a decade, APC Prosthetics established a facility and comprehensive prosthetic service in Tuggerah. Our industry leading team at APC Central Coast are able to provide the latest prosthetic solutions most appropriate for NDIS participants, private and insurance clients.

Our internationally recognised clinical team also provides services to the amputee population in the Northern Territory and runs a private clinic on a quarterly basis. APC remain the first choice for many amputees across Australia.

1998 Year Founded
50+ Employees
4 Locations
250+ Years Experience

Ian Robertson

Manager / Senior Prosthetist
Northmead

Ian joined APC Prosthetics in 2006 as a Senior Prosthetist and moved into a management position soon after. Ian has practiced in all facets of prosthetics and has a special interest in upper limb prosthetic design and function. Ian’s current focus is the growth of the APC brand across all areas of clinical service and the continued evolution of the clinical and technical expertise at APC.

David Howells

Senior Prosthetist
Northmead

David is a Founding Member and Director of APC Prosthetics and one of the most highly regarded Prosthetists in Australia with over 40 years experience. David was appointed the Prosthetist to the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Team and was bestowed with an Order of Australia in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to amputees and the prosthetic profession. David has presented at Australian and International Conferences and has lectured at the University of New South Wales Lower Extremity Course for over 15 years. As Australia’s most experienced micro-processor knee practitioner, David fitted the first Australian patient in 1999 using this technology. David’s passion is working with the Paralympic athletes and applying these cutting-edge practices to his everyday community clients.

Nicholas Haw

Senior Prosthetist
Northmead

Nick has been working as a clinical prosthetist since graduating from La Trobe University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2004. The same year he moved to Sydney where he had the opportunity to attend and manage amputee clinics in metropolitan and rural areas focusing primarily on lower limb prosthetics. In March of 2013 he joined the team at APC Prosthetics in Northmead. Nick is a senior prosthetist, managing the North Shore network of clinics, including Hornsby, Mt Wilga, Royal North Shore, and Mona Vale hospitals. He has a wide variety of clinical experience and specializes in transfemoral and transtibial prosthetics and sporting interests. Nick enjoys finding the best prosthetic solution to match the need of the individual client and, where possible, utilize the latest technology to improve their outcomes.

Joellen McPhan

Senior Prosthetist
Northmead

“Joellen completed a Bachelor in Prosthetics & Orthotics in 2000 where she underwent her fourth year student placement at APC Northmead. Since graduating, Joellen has worked in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Iceland as a Prosthetist, including lecturing at La Trobe University. In September 2015, Joellen joined APC Northmead with experience across a broad range of prosthetics and specialises in upper limb rehabilitation. Joellen currently manages Liverpool Clinic, Westmead Amputee Clinic (upper limb) and attends Prince of Wales Clinic.
Joellen enjoys seeing patients not only achieve their goals but extend beyond their initial expectations.

Amber Gorman

Prosthetist
Northmead

Amber graduated from La Trobe University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences with Masters in Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. After graduating, she made the move from Melbourne to Newcastle to commence work at APC Hunter, where she worked for 2.5 years before moving down to join the Northmead team in 2017. Since then, Amber has been involved with a number of different amputee clinics throughout Sydney, serving a wide range of amputees and has developed a special interest working with paediatrics through attending the Westmead Children’s Limb Deficiency Clinic. Amber is passionate about helping amputees achieve their individual goals and loves working together with other allied health professionals, rehabilitation teams and, of course, the individuals themselves to achieve the best results possible.

Lina Ng

Prosthetist
Northmead

Lina completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering with Honours at University of Melbourne in 2008 and graduated with a Master’s degree of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics from La Trobe University in 2012. Lina worked in the Northern Territory as a Prosthetist/Orthotist for 5 years before joining the dynamic and collaborative team at APC Northmead in March 2017. Lina is the clinical lead at Westmead Amputee Clinic and has great interest in lower limb prosthetics. Lina strongly believes in empowering individuals to achieve their goals, and enjoys working with clients and their rehabilitation teams to meet their prosthetic needs. She looks forward to expanding and consolidating her clinical experience and building relationships with new and existing clients.

Heath Mitchell

Prosthetist
Northmead

Heath grew up in Wangaratta, country Victoria, before moving to Melbourne to study Prosthetics and Orthotics. He graduated at the end of 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. Heath moved to Sydney in March 2014, where he helped serve the Central and South-Eastern Sydney region for their Prosthetic needs. He then joined the APC team at Northmead in April 2016, before taking a 2 year sabbatical, where he worked at an outpatient amputee rehab centre in Crystal Palace, London. Through his various roles Heath has gained a broad range of experiences where he specialises in Microprocessor controlled knees, Osseointegration and complex prosthetic management. Heath returned home to APC in August 2019 and currently attends Westmead Amputee Clinic in the role of transfemoral specialist. Heath loves the challenge of being able to help problem solve and brainstorm ideas to overcome prosthetic problems in the ever changing prosthetic landscape.

Sarah McConnell

Prosthetist
Northmead

Sarah graduated at the end of 2016 from La Trobe University, Melbourne with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She then completed her graduate year working as an orthotist/prosthetist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, gaining knowledge and experience in both acute and rehabilitation clinical settings. Sarah joined the APC Prosthetics team in January 2018 and services the Northern Beaches prosthetic clinics across Sydney including Hornsby, RNSH and Monavale. Sarah’s focus area is lower limb prosthetic management and this has given her experience in a broad range of areas including fitting of microprocessor knees, sporting prostheses and a range of components to meet each client’s individual needs. Sarah is looking forward to building her knowledge and skills and working to assist clients to achieve their goals no matter how big or small!

Crispin Misquitta

Prosthetist
Northmead

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Crispin moved to Memphis, USA with his family in 2002. In 2006, Crispin graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, and in 2015 he graduated with a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Alabama State University. After working 5 years at a private prosthetics and orthotics clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, Crispin moved to Sydney to join his fiancé. In January 2020, he became an AOPA member and joined APC Northmead in April. Crispin has experience across a broad range of prosthetic aspects and is particularly interested in upper limb prosthetics, microprocessor knees and feet, and paediatric prosthesis. He is passionate about patient care and has a sense of personal responsibility to achieve practical and successful patient outcomes, using constantly-evolving technology.

Alex Grieve

Prosthetist
Northmead

Joining APC Northmead in 2020, Alex is one of the first graduates to undertake the APC Clinical Internship after completing a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne and a Master of Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics at LaTrobe University. Alex undertook his prosthetic placement with Blatchford located in the South of London, United Kingdom, where he was exposed and involved in a variety of treatments, interventions and unique international experiences. Alex’s career passions are to be actively involved in patient activities – from taking the first steps to participating in competitive sports. He practices these skills in focused arenas such as AMP CAMP, Össur Mobility and Surf Clinics.

Cathy Howells

Amputee Physiotherapist
Northmead

One of Australia’s most knowledgeable and experienced amputee physiotherapists, Cathy has had a special interest in amputee management for over 30 years. She was the physiotherapist in charge of the amputee unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 1988 until 1994 and has practiced subsequently in the private sector as a consultant Physiotherapist since 1994. Cathy is one of the keynote lecturers in the annual lower extremity prosthetics course at UNSW and has presented numerous scientific papers at both Australian and International Conferences. Cathy has developed and implemented the training program for all the microprocessor knee users at APC Prosthetics. Cathy’s passion for optimal outcomes for all amputees has made her integral to the training and preparation of many Australian paralympians.

Paul Nixon

Manager / Senior Prosthetist
Hunter

Paul graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2007. Employed initially as an Orthotist in Melbourne, Paul relished the opportunity to move to Newcastle and work in Prosthetics; joining the team at APC Hunter in 2010. Paul has an interest and expertise in upper limb prosthetics and contemporary hip socket designs. Paul thoroughly enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with amputees of all levels and backgrounds to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. One of Paul’s career highlights at APC was presenting at the 2016 AOPA conference. If visiting the Hunter branch, you may be lucky enough to overhear his hidden talent of a cappella trumpet coming from the plaster room! Paul attends clinics at Port Macquarie, Wingham and various other amputee clinics around Newcastle.

Rebecca Bowes

Senior Prosthetist
Hunter

Rebecca is on her 2nd stint with APC Hunter, joining the team initially in 2009 and again in 2018. Rebecca has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in both fields of prosthetics and orthotics since her graduation from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Hons) in 2001, working in South Australia, Western Australia and Canberra. Rebecca also has her Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation, focusing her work with transtibial prosthetics around patient-centred care. Rebecca is currently the Director of AOPA, regularly presents at the AOPA conferences, and local in-services for hospital and physiotherapy staff as she is a great advocate for education and the advancement of the P&O industry. Rebecca enjoys the challenge and creativity required to match client needs with the appropriate prosthetic technology. Rebecca regularly attends our regional clinic at Wingham.

Kris van Parreren

Prosthetist
Hunter

Kris has been with the APC Hunter team since January 2017 after working in both public and private facilities in Ballarat and Geelong (VIC) for 4 years. After graduating in 2012 from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics, Kris is now the Hunter’s resident dad-joke enthusiast, always making the clients at ease, with a daily highlight of every time a client says they’re comfortable and the prosthesis fits well. Kris enjoys working with people to meet their needs and goals, striving to go the extra 1% whenever possible to make them happy. Kris has experience in most areas of prosthetics. You can also find Kris at our regional clinic at Tamworth.

Paris Pickering

Prosthetist
Hunter

Paris grew up in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne to study P&O, graduating in 2013 from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. Having always wanted to work in Allied Health, everyday since joining APC Hunter in September 2018 has a highlight for Paris. Prior to working with APC, Paris was employed in Brisbane, attending both city and regional clinics for 4.5 years. Paris is now an integral part of the Hunter team, having attended all regional clinics in her time at APC. She has great people skills, a quirky Adelaide accent, and enjoys being hands on and building things, which suits the field of prosthetics perfectly. Paris has an interest in all areas of prosthetics, with experience in both upper and lower limb. Based out of our Hunter branch, Paris also attends the Tamworth clinic.

Katie Dorrell

Prosthetist
Hunter

Katie has been a part of the APC Hunter team since January 2019, gaining a solid training in technical work and prosthetic fabrication prior to undertaking clinical work. She brings her skills and love of colour from her previous field of graphic design and illustration, which often gets called on when clients want a custom colour or socket design. She graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics in 2018. The P&O industry is important to Katie as growing up in regional far north coast of NSW with a father who is an amputee, her main motivation is to provide more services for regional and rural areas to people like her father, helping them live their lives to their full potential. Working with an amazing, positive team who support each other makes each day at work for Katie a highlight, and she looks forward to a long career with APC Prosthetics. She is currently also attending out regional Tamworth clinic.

Mariete Liebenberg

Prosthetist
Hunter

Mariete hails from Pretoria, South Africa, and was welcomed to the APC Hunter clinical team in mid-2020. Mariete completed a National Diploma in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics with general certification in Business Management Communication and a Bachelor of Technology (Orthotics & Prosthetics) from South Africa. Mariete draws inspiration to equip her patients to live a life without limitations after her own rehabilitation from a serious car accident. As an experienced prosthetist in South Africa, she plans on using her skills in clinical observation, standardised testing, and evidence-based care to assist each patient to reach their potential. Mariete is looking forward to focusing on the advanced prosthetic technologies now available. Mariete attends our regional clinic in Wingham.

Michael Storey

Manager / Senior Prosthetist
Central Coast / Hunter

Michael completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Newcastle University in 2005, before graduating with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2009. In 2010, Michael joined the team at APC Northmead in his role as a Clinical Prosthetist. After transferring to APC Hunter in 2013, Michael has continued to grow in his role and now practices as a Senior Prosthetist at both the APC Hunter and APC Central Coast branches. Michael has served on the board of AOPA (Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association) for a number of years, contibuting greatly to our professional leadership. Clinically, Michael has a keen interest across all areas of lower limb prosthetics with a specific focus on transfemoral socket design including implementing recent developments in subischial sockets.

David Thomas

Senior Prosthetist
Central Coast

David has been a part of the APC team since 2007. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of NSW, he started in his first role as a technician at APC Northmead. David then completed his Masters of Clinical Prosthetics & Orthotics at La Trobe University in 2012, and began his new role as a Clinical Prosthetist in 2013. In 2016, David transferred to APC’s Hunter facility, and is now the Senior Prosthetist in our APC Central Coast office where he attends clinics at Wyong, Woy Woy and Gosford Private Hospitals. Throughout his career, David has gained extensive experience across a wide range of lower limb amputees, including interim, definitive, paediatric, adult and osseointegration clients. David is a strong believer in finding the best prosthetic solution for each client and enjoys the ever-evolving and hands-on nature of the prosthetist’s role.

Aaron Avramopoulos

Prosthetist
Central Coast

Aaron grew up in Wollongong where he completed his first degree, Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science), at the University of Wollongong. Aaron then went on to complete a Bachelor of Health Science (Prosthetics & Orthotics) at University of Sunshine Coast, where he was part of the second cohort to complete the course in 2019. Through completing placement both in Wollongong and in Brisbane, Aaron realised quickly that his skill set is well suited for a career and future in prosthetics. In 2019, Aaron joined the team at APC Central Coast as a graduate to learn to provide the best prosthetic care possible. Aaron hopes to be able to restore as much mobility and function to his clients as possible.

Stefan Laux

Manager / Senior Prosthetist
Alexandria

Stefan has been a member of the APC Team since 2002. Stefan graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2010 after working as a Prosthetist/Orthotist in Germany & Australia since 1998. Stefan’s main passion is working on various contemporary socket designs in lower limb prosthetics as well as Osseointegration. He also enjoys working with his upper limb clients to achieve their goals and incorporating latest technology into their daily lives. Stefan has presented at numerous domestic and international conferences, most recently at the AAOP meeting in the US in 2019. Stefan attends the clinics at Macquarie University Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital. Outside of work, Stefan likes to pretend he can keep up with much younger and fitter people on the Squash court.

Marta Geada

Prosthetist
Alexandria

Marta graduated in 2012 in Lisboa, in Portugal, where she was born and raised. Marta then spent 5 years in London, working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, with a focus on paediatric prosthetics. Marta joined the APC Prosthetics team in September 2017 and is now focused on Lower Limb Prosthetics including being a part of the Osseointegration multidisciplinary clinic at Macquarie University Hospital. Marta believes in individual patient care and that great work can best be achieved by a team effort.

Charles Wheeler

Prosthetist
Alexandria

Charles originates from Avenel in North Central Victoria and graduated from Latrobe University in 2014 with a Master in Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. In 2015, Charles worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital as part of the Queensland Health P&O scholarship where he gained valuable experience in acute and sub-acute orthotic management. Charles joined the APC Northmead team in 2016 before transitioning to the APC Alexandria clinic in April 2019 where he now primarily attends the Royal Prince Alfred and Bankstown amputee clinics. Charles has a passion for prosthetics and is currently pursuing paediatric prosthetic management. Charles is an active AOPA member and is always looking to build his knowledge base. Charles is a strong believer in providing the most appropriate prosthetic technology to allow his clients to achieve their optimal function and reach their full potential.

Jamie Villalon

Prosthetist
Alexandria

Jamie grew up in Sydney before moving to Victoria to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University. Jamie developed an interest in prosthetics after losing her leg in 2013 and received her first leg at APC Northmead in 2014. Jamie completed her prosthetic placement at APC Hunter before joining the APC Alexandria team in 2020 as part of the APC Clinical Internship program. Jamie looks forward to furthering her technical and clinical skills within the APC team. Similar to her own experience, Jamie hopes to empower clients and help them achieve their goals.

Suresh Punnadi

Technical Services Manager
Northmead

Suresh joined APC in November 2018 as APC Northmead’s Technical Service Manager. Suresh ensures our workshop operations run smoothly. With his previous experience in designing and manufacturing Orthopaedic implants and instruments, Suresh is now excited to be working with the latest technologies in prosthetics.

David Bradley

Prosthetic Technician
Northmead

Our leading Prosthetic technician, David, concluded his training as an Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician in 1995 in Ireland before moving to Australia in 1999 when he joined APC Prosthetics. David’s years of experience and variety of technical skills is highly regarded across all APC clinics. David’s dedication to his work shows in his quality work and as a mentor, enjoys passing on this knowledge.

Samer Zakhour

Prosthetic Technician
Northmead

Samer joined the team at APC in 2017, having worked in Syria as a prosthetic technician for more than 13 years. Samer takes great pride in all his work, and he believes he delivers his best when working under pressure to make urgent repairs. Samer occasionally assists the clinical team by interpreting for their clients, he loves hearing their stories and feels rewarded by seeing the smiles on their faces when they receive their new prosthesis.

Mohsen Yazdani

Prosthetic Technician
Northmead

Born and raised in Iran, Mohsen worked at an Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic building his skills in P&O before moving to Australia where he now joins APC Northmead as a Prosthetic Technician. Mohsen loves a challenge, especially when it comes to creating unique prosthetic options for our clients to pursue their dreams. With his keen eye and his attention to detail, Mohsen keeps producing top quality results.

Joe Randall

Prosthetic Technician
Northmead

Born and raised in the UK before moving to Australia in 2017, Joe worked in construction with experience in plastering and carpentry. Joe joined APC Northmead in October 2019 to develop his prosthetic technical skills. Joe is quick to adopt modern prosthetic techniques and is proving to become a valued member of the APC Team.

Shishir Das

Prosthetic Technician
Northmead

Born in Bangladesh, Shishir migrated to Australia in 2009. In 2016, Shishir pursued his dream of studying Mechanical Engineering at TAFE and started his engineering apprenticeship in 2017 with CST composites. Shishir completed his apprenticeship at the beginning of 2020 and went on to joining the APC Northmead team in May as a Prosthetic Technician. Shishir is excited to learn more about prosthetics and enjoys his work as a technician.

Brian Murphy

Technical Services Manager
Hunter

Brian has been in the prosthetic industry for 30 years, initially in the rehabilitation unit at Tamworth Base Hospital. Brian has been working as a prosthetic technician since 2002, joining the APC team when it transitioned from Wright Orthopaedics. Brian oversees the technical team at APC Hunter, and as part of his role as Technical Services Manager he is responsible for maintaining OH&S and quality control – making sure your or your loved one’s limbs meet our high standard. Brian’s area of interest and expertise is in testing socket lamination layups with new composite materials for definitive prostheses.

Benjamin Wright

Prosthetic Technician
Hunter

Ben has been with APC Hunter since its inception in 2007 where he began working as a prosthetic technician with his father’s company, Wright Orthopaedics. Ben is a Senior Technician with a wealth of experience in all areas of technical work, expanding his knowledge and skills through attending training days and the AOPA Congress. Ben has a special interest in Upper Limb Prosthetics, assists with the running of the workshop and training the technical staff. One of the highlights of his career with APC was being involved with the Össur Mobility Clinic where his technical skills are used to full advantage.

Steve Maynard

Prosthetic Technician
Hunter

Steve is a motor mechanic by trade and has found that his skills such as problem solving and his knowledge and expertise with tools and machinery has made the transition to a Prosthetic Technician at APC Hunter in 2017 a breeze. Steve’s positivity, English accent and energy are welcome additions to the workshop. Steve has been involved with almost all aspects of prosthetic fabrication, is a keen learner and enjoys being involved in making upper limb prosthetics and custom finish sockets. Steve looks forward to a long association with APC Prosthetics.

Daniel Bradley

Prosthetic Technician
Hunter

Daniel joined the APC Hunter team in November 2017. Daniel is a qualified sheet metal tradesman with 15 years’ experience in building stainless steel kitchen and bar equipment. Dan has adapted well to his new role in the prosthetics industry, with skills acquired from his previous role now being used to great advantage, being able to create high-quality finishes, especially if you’re after the Manly Sea Eagles colours! After spending his whole working career in the metal trade industry, he finds it extremely refreshing to be able to have an impact on someone’s life, feeling the best part of the job is seeing a client wearing a socket he has made and how happy they are.

Michael Lower

Prosthetic Technician
Hunter

Mike joined APC Hunter in October 2018 after working 13 years as a wheelchair sales rep and service technician. He understands that every client is different, and their needs are unique. Mike enjoys seeing clients regain their independence and quality of life. Mike takes pride in completing each prosthetic limb to his high-quality standard. Mike’s APC highlight would be completing his very first check fit and definitive socket unassisted and winning guess the baby staff member photo competition after only 2 months employment.

Rhys Clenton

Technical Services Manager
Central Coast

Raised in Newcastle, Rhys has worked in the prosthetics and composite industry since graduating high school in 2009. With his extensive knowledge in composites, Rhys easily adapts his knowledge into the manufacturing of prosthetics. In 2019, Rhys joined APC as a Prosthetic Technician, and is the Senior Technician at APC Central Coast.

Lisa Schrei

Prosthetic Technician
Central Coast

Lisa finished her apprenticeship to be a technician for prosthetics in Germany in 2010. While backpacking through Australia, she had worked for APC for three months before joining the team permanently in September 2013. Lisa enjoys the combination of the hands-on work involved in making artificial limbs and helping people getting back on their feet.

Dennis Glasemann

Technical Services Manager
Alexandria

With more than two decades of experience, Dennis is one of APC’s most senior prosthetic technicians. He learned his craft in Germany, where he worked with prestigious prosthetic manufacturers for several years, before moving to Australia and joining APC in 2012. Dennis is leading a team of technicians at our Alexandria branch, where he is passing on his expertise and high professional standard to young technicians joining the industry.

Che Tauro-Cesca

Prosthetic Technician
Alexandria

Che developed an interest in prosthetics after losing a leg in a work-related accident. With 10 years’ experience in custom marine stainless-steel fabrication, boat building and general construction, moving into prosthetic manufacturing with APC has been a fantastic fit. Che joined the APC Alexandria in 2019 to help others like himself to achieve their goals.

Rosalina Effendy

Administration Manager
Northmead

Rosalina joined APC in July 2018 as an Administration Manager with over 16 years experience working in hospitality and 1.5 years as a practice manager at a health & medical practice. Based in APC Northmead, Rosalina leads and supports our administration team across all our facilities. Rosalina is motivated to provide the best support for our clinicians so that they can provide the best quality service to our clients.

Rhonda Chard

Receptionist
Northmead

Joining the team in 2011, Rhonda is a valuable member in our APC Northmead administration team, continuing to provide a friendly welcome to our patients and maintaining our facility. The APC Northmead team is ever-growing and the professionalism, still with a personal touch is what we strive for. Rhonda works with bringing the patient and prosthetist together in an environment that is comfortable for all.

Amy Dubois

Receptionist
Northmead

Joining APC in May 2019, Amy comes from a strong customer service background. Amy is passionate about helping people and makes it a priority to ensure each patient’s visit is as enjoyable as possible.

Jane Jenkyn

Administration Assistant
Northmead

Jane has been an integral member of the APC Northmead administration team since joining APC in 2000. Jane is grateful to work at APC, particularly working with a passionate team who are devoted to helping our clients acheive their goals. Jane has enjoyed witnessing first-hand the many new innovations improving the quality of life for our clients.

Michelle Jones

Administration Assistant
Northmead

Michelle has been an essential part of the APC team since 2003, starting as a receptionist and now supporting the administration team. Michelle is now one of our NDIS Co-ordinators, working closely with the clinical team, ensuring effective coordination of service delivery under the NDIS. Michelle is always available to provide support for our NDIS participants.

Natalie Newsome

Administration Assistant
Northmead

Natalie has been a valued member of our administration team since 2018, bringing years of experience and an outstanding work ethic. Natalie manages the inventory and logistics at APC Northmead, ensuring the Prosthetists’ have all the necessary resources they require to provide a positive outcome for their clients.

Julie Dirube

Administration Assistant
Northmead

Julie joined APC Northmead in 2017 as a specialist NDIS Support Co-ordinator to assist with all NDIS enquires. Julie provides NDIS support and information to assist our clients with the transition into the new NDIS system who are participants or are becoming participants of the NDIS.

Del Wilson

Receptionist / Administration Assistant
Hunter

Del is a keystone to the success of APC Hunter, joining the team in 2012 after 30 years in the dental profession. Del is responsible for many administrative and organisational tasks, with Newcastle being the first region to roll out the NDIS. Del has consistently maintained up-to-date knowledge of the NDIS policy and procedures which has been crucial for helping our clients obtain the service and funding they need. Del can’t imagine a job that doesn’t involve working with people as she enjoys advocating for our clients and providing the team with the odd delicious, healthy treat.

Lisa Anderson

Receptionist / Administration Assistant
Hunter

Lisa spent 15 years working in the children’s disability sector as a Service Co-ordinator before joining the APC Hunter administration team in 2014. Lisa is responsible for co-ordinating the local and rural clinical services provided by the teams at APC Hunter. Lisa is also at the forefront of our customer service team and is the first person to warmly greet the clients as they attend their appointments at the Newcastle facility. Lisa loves the interaction with our clients, whether in person or over the phone.

Wendi Kohen

Receptionist / Administration Assistant
Central Coast

Wendi brings over 20 years’ experience in office administration to APC Central Coast. Living on the Central Coast for the past 16 years with her family (and her horses), Wendi loves the country and ocean lifestyle. Wendi loves to help people and strives to give the best service possible.

Miriam Grant

Administration Assistant
Alexandria

Miriam joined as the Receptionist and Administration Assistant for APC Alexandria in June 2018. Miriam brings with her over 10 years’ experience in account management with various industries including a successful Medical Store Manager and Technician. Miriam is results driven and committed to helping patients improve their quality of life. Customer service is at the forefront of all her work, whether for clients or colleagues, working closely with Prosthetist’s and clients. Miriam helps co-ordinate prosthetic requirements and appointment planning details so the facility runs smoothly.

Aila Wilkins

Receptionist
Alexandria

Originally from New Zealand, Aila graduated with a Certificate III in Business. In 2017, Aila moved to Sydney and in August 2019 she joined the administration team at APC Alexandria with 6 years of experience in customer service. Aila enjoys meeting and interacting with our clients and getting to know more about their stories and journeys. Aila also enjoys working with the tight-knit team at Alexandria, making for a great working environment.

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Our Locations

APC Alexandria
APC Central Coast
APC Hunter
APC Northmead

APC Alexandria

Suite 1A, 170-180 Bourke Rd Alexandria NSW 2015
TEL +61 2 8339 4784
FAX +61 2 9475 0795
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APC Central Coast

Suite 4, 14 Pioneer Avenue Tuggerah NSW 2259
TEL +61 2 4047 8755
FAX +61 2 9475 0916
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APC Hunter

7 Ailsa Rd Broadmeadow NSW 2292
TEL +61 2 4969 8700
FAX +61 2 9475 0916
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APC Northmead

2 Redbank Rd Northmead NSW 2152
TEL +61 2 9890 8123
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