About Us

At Pathways EI we are a team of passionate clinicians with the goal of providing high quality early intervention that engages the whole family.

We value: 

Evidence based practice that is at the forefront of the science of learning
Teamwork and collaboration within our Pathways EI team and with other health professionals
Advocating for our learners by teaching the skills they need to advocate meaningfully for themselves

Hayley Coles

Clinical DirectorHayley Coles

Hayley is the Clinical Director and a Program Supervisor at Pathways Early Intervention. She studied a Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism at the Sage Colleges (New York) and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Hayley has been supporting children and their families, using the principles of ABA, for over 10 years and has a vast range of experience working with children between the ages of 18 months and 16 years. She has provided both in-centre and in-home services and has also consulted with many schools, preschools and other professionals. Hayley is passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based intervention, and has a special interest in teaching communication and language, and increasing personal independence skills.

Hayley was recently excited to contribute to the course development for the Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis course sequence at Monash University in Victoria. She is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her pup Rosie, and reading a good book!


Hannah Morris

Program Supervisor and Senior Behaviour Technician

Hannah is a Senior Behaviour Technician at Pathways EI. She has a Bachelor of Psychological Science from the University of Newcastle and in 2019 graduated from Monash University with a Masters in Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Hannah is currently working toward her certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Hannah has worked with children of various ages and diagnoses across a range of settings. She is passionate about delivering high quality one on one sessions, consulting with schools, and supporting all children and adolescents in accessing the community with success. In her down time, Hannah loves to keep active and is an avid jogger! She also enjoys checking out new coffee places with her friends. 

Ashley Thompson


Ashley is a Behaviour Technician at Pathways Early Intervention. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 2018 and found her passion for Applied Behaviour Analysis through a Disability Support Worker role in Sydney. Here, she worked with a range of individuals with a variety of disabilities to support them in their everyday lives and collaboratively work towards their goals. It was through this role that Ashley was introduced to and received specialized training in Applied Behaviour Analysis and additionally began working as an ABA therapist.

Ashley is currently based in Port Macquarie and is completing a Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Monash University through distance education while she is working towards her Board Certified Behaviour Analyst credential. Ashley has experience with delivering early intervention and school-aged ABA programs across a variety of settings; in-clinic, in-home, in-school and in the community. Ashley has a special interest in early intervention and teaching children the prerequisite and requisite skills to promote their independence and enhance their quality of life.

In her downtime, Ashley enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family and likes keeping active through beach and nature walks, hiking, water skiing, and stand-up paddle boarding. 

Edwina Carmody

Behaviour Technician

Edwina is a Behaviour Technician at Pathways EI. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle where she developed her knowledge of ABA and Early Intervention. Edwina has experience supporting young adults with ASD in their transition to independent living. She has a special interest in developmental delay and learning in children and is passionate about assisting children in building skills to help them reach their full potential. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, gardening, dog walks and travelling. 


Elise Skinner

Behaviour Technician

Elise is a Behaviour Technician at Pathways Early Intervention. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle where she developed an appreciation for behaviour analysis. Through Newcastle University, Elise worked with students with autism to enhance their study life. She has also spent over a year as a Mental Health Worker, working with adults with a variety of diagnoses. Elise values providing children with the best opportunities to achieve their goals and grow into confident individuals! In her leisure, Elise enjoys reading, art and all activities at the beach!

Emma Cadman

Behaviour Technician

Emma is a Behaviour Technician at Pathways EI. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Newcastle University and believes that her passion for functional communication is a huge contributor to her skill set as a Behaviour Technician. She has spent the last 3 years in disability support work and loves building a supportive rapport with the families she works with! She enjoys working with kids of all ages and loves to share in their excitement and accomplishment when they learn something new. In her spare time she loves to hang out with friends and family, taking her dog on adventures, cooking, and camping. 

Geetha Subramanian

Behaviour Technician

Geetha is a Behaviour Technician at Pathways EI and is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Newcastle University. It is through her time at University that she found her passion for Applied Behaviour Analysis. Geetha uses the information that she has learned through hands on training, professional experience and her studies to complete her role as a well rounded technician. Geetha has experience working with children aged 3-17, providing in-home and in-school support. She sees that every child has the potential to grow into their own independent self that can communicate effectively and live their best life. In her down time, Geetha loves being energetic and active, she enjoys climbing, dancing, and walking her dog.