Housing Brokerage Service Team
Clinical Practice Lead
Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Kaitlyn King is responsible for helping find appropriate housing for people with disability who are otherwise unable to leave a hospital setting. This includes engaging with health teams and support coordinators and completing a search to find housing that aligns with their needs.
Before joining the Summer Foundation, Kaitlyn worked as an occupational therapist for more than 10 years in inpatient and community rehabilitation in the areas of acquired brain injury, neurological and amputee rehabilitation, in both the private and public sectors.
Housing Brokerage Coordinator
Master of Laws (Human Rights), Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Political Science)
Sholeh Rutstein is responsible for ascertaining the housing needs and preferences of people with disability who are unable to leave a hospital setting due to a lack of suitable housing.
She was involved in the pre-pilot stage of the Housing Brokerage Service project, which refined Summer Foundation processes in order to provide intervention with increased efficiency.
After completing her law degree, Sholeh pursued a Masters in Human Rights Law in the USA. She gained extensive experience in Washington, DC, and later returned to Australia where she continues to pursue her passion for human rights with the Summer Foundation. The lived experience of a close family member living with a disability further inspires Sholeh in her passion to build a more just community for all.
Housing Brokerage Service Coordinator
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (with Honours)
Alison’s role involves working with a person’s hospital team and Support Coordinator to identify an individual’s housing needs and preferences. Once their housing needs and preferences are known, she then works with their hospital team and Support Coordinator to locate appropriate housing.
Prior to starting her role at the Summer Foundation, Alison worked as an Occupational Therapist, providing community-based NDIS services to people with neurological disabilities. She has also worked as an Occupational Therapist in acute hospital wards, rehabilitation wards and in the aged care sector.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Karen is a Project Coordinator in the Summer Foundation’s Housing Brokerage Service team, working within the Queensland Hospital Discharge and Housing Project.
Karen has over 20 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist. Before coming to Summer Foundation, she worked in the health and disability sectors, both in NSW and QLD, and in the UK with a focus on community rehabilitation, acquired brain injury, case management and training.