apprentice at work

Cassie MacDonald

IPS Program Manager

Cassie has more than seven years’ experience as an employment consultant and has previously been employed as a Disability Employment Consultant, and a Business Manager and an IPS Employment Specialist with MAX Employment. Cassie is part of the IPS WORKS team as an IPS Support and Evaluation officer, and responsible for providing technical support and assistance to sites involved in the headspace IPS Youth trial; and helping fee-for-service and partnerships to implement evidence-based employment services into their organisations. Cassie also completes fidelity reviews and assists sites to create action plans from reviews to ultimately increase employment opportunities for individuals in the community experiencing mental health. She holds qualifications in Cert III, IV and Diploma of Community Services, a Diploma of Children’s Services and a Bachelor of Social Science.


Roshani Shrestha

IPS Senior Evaluation Officer

Roshani currently works in the IPS WORKS team providing technical support and mentoring to the organisations/vocational/employment specialist implementing IPS. She was formerly a Disability Employment Specialist candidate manager and an IPS employment specialist co-located with Mental Health Services. Her professional background includes around five years in the mental health sector including roles with the Telecross program and work as a lifestyle and social educator for people with intellectual and physical disability. Roshani holds a Diploma in Community Services, a Bachelor of Applied Social Science, and a Certificate IV in Mental Health.