Our Leadership Team

Debra Goldfinch Early Autism Services Australia CEO

Debra Goldfinch
Chief Executive Officer

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Deb Goldfinch demonstrates that success in the business world doesn’t have to come at the sacrifice of ethics. Her influence extends into the highest echelons of government, and she uses her influence solely to advocate for vulnerable people.

She has a genuine passion for contributing to her community and providing better outcomes for people at risk. Over the last 20 years, she has been involved in numerous state committees, boards, and advisory groups with a focus on the ‘health and at risk’ community and to bring about better healthy living conditions and support systems.
She will not stop nor compromise when it comes to advocating for some of the most
disadvantaged people in our community. Deb has had an extensive career in the Not-for-Profit and Health Sectors with a focus on Business Growth, Strategic Planning, Change Management, and working within Communities to make a change in people’s lives.

The focus of Deb’s career for many years has been within Autism across, Academia, Health, and Non-Profit organisations, and she is committed to advocacy and working with Families to bring about change for improved lives for all.

Deb is also on the Boards of Early Childhood Intervention Australia Victoria/Tasmania and Emerge Children and Family Network.


Jayne Franklin
Chief Clinical Director

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Jayne Franklin is the Chief Clinical Director of EAS Australia. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who received her M.Ed. in Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis from Endicott College in the United States. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education, and an honours degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa, and a post-graduate certificate of education from the same university. She also has a bachelor of education degree from Deakin University in Australia  Jayne has experience providing ABA services to children with a range of diagnoses and has serviced clients in the home, and clinic setting.

Chelsea Meadows Clinical Director Early Autism Services Brisbane

Chelsea Meadows
Clinical Director – Brisbane

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Chelsea Meadows is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and the Clinical Director of Early Autism Services in Brisbane. She started working in the field of ABA in 2012 after graduating with a bachelor’s in Psychology. After seeing the meaningful progress that children made with ABA therapy, Chelsea quickly decided that working with children with autism and developmental delays was what she wanted to do.

After receiving her M.S. in ABA from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, she gained extensive experience in the field by working in early intervention and educational settings and by providing therapy in the home, community, and clinic settings.

Jenna White Clinical Director at Early Autism Services Melbourne

Jenna White
Clinical Director – Melbourne

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Jenna White is the Clinical Director at Early Autism Services in Melbourne. She has worked in the field of autism since 2009 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Masters of Music Therapy from universities in South Africa, where she is originally from.

She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has served for several years on the board of directors for the Behavioral Intervention Certification Council in the United States. She joined the EAS team early in 2022 and is passionate about continuing to support families on their journeys and helping children reach their fullest potential.

Matthew Moonier Early Autism Services

Matthew Moonier
International Behaviour Services Directing Manager

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Matthew Moonier is the International Behaviour Services Directing Manager at EAS Australia. He joined Early Autism Services in 2016, and currently oversees international compliance, and manages all administrative staff.

Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and International Relations from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master of Education – MEd, Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.

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Vincent Scarlata
Chief Financial Officer

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Vincent Scarlata is the Chief Financial Officer at EAS and provides support to families throughout their relationship with EAS. He graduated from DePaul University with a finance and business management degree in 2010. He spent 6 years working as a client service specialist and account manager for a Chicago financial institution. He has also been a long time supporter of local nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and adults with autism and other disabilities.