Our Team


You can lean on us for all of your Behaviour Support and Psychology needs.

National PBS is the brainchild of Anthony DeFazio, who saw a significant gap in the levels of behaviour support being given in Australia. Over the past four years, he has been able to deliver life-changing behaviour support plans to over 1000 participants across Melbourne, Regional Victoria and Western Australia.

Our therapists are highly valued and are given the opportunity to discuss challenging situations and events on a regular basis. It means that the Participants that we support benefit from the collective experience and knowledge of all of the employees in the team.

For persons of all ages, our psychologists provide specialised examination, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health, behavioural, and emotional issues.

Our current Team comprises of Five departments: Directors, Management, Leadership, Practitioners (Victoria & Western Australia) and Operations.


Anthony De Fazio


AHPRA-Registered Psychologist
Master of Community Psychology
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Bachelor of Psychological Studies
Certificate IV AOD

Anthony is a Positive Behaviour Support-trained (Advanced) AHPRA-registered psychologist, with a keen interest in reducing restrictive practices. He operates with a person-centred approach, is highly empathetic, and is able to inspire participants to live to their strengths. Anthony has a holistic approach that inspires collaboration between all stakeholders, for the benefit of our participants.
AHPRA Registration No: PSY0002270129


Rose, GM of Worth Being Well, drives optimal performance and operational excellence in NPBS. She deftly executes key functions and navigates stakeholder relationships, ensuring high satisfaction. As a dynamic conduit of organisational harmony, Rose upholds the highest standards of performance and engagement.

Rose Pangallo

General Manager

Cherie is a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner registered with AHPRA as a Provisional Psychologist. She considers inclusive practices as one of her central principles and so strives to help her clients gain equitable experiences.

Cherie Apers

Behaviour Support Practitioner & Psychology Services Manager

Colby is an AHPRA-registered psychologist with hands on experience as a disability support worker allowing him to understand the challenges within the industry for both the participant and their direct support networks.

Colby Bryce

Registered Psychologist/QA Manager

Janessa is the Operations Manager and her key objectives are to build relationships, assist and support our practitioners and all stakeholders.

Janessa Ganci

Operations Manager


We are a team of passionate and empathetic provisional psychologists, behaviour support therapists and occupational therapists who work collaboratively to provide person-centred and tailored treatments and behaviour support plans. We utilise our psychological skills to gain a deeper understanding of our participants presentations and provide training to supports to best implement recommended evidence-based strategies.

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