Chelsea Troutman

Clinical and Managing Director

I am a Board Certified Behavioural Analyst (BCBA), practitioner and clinical supervisor. I have extensive experience working within Government and Community Service Sectors with expertise in disability services, children and family services- out of home care, and forensic disability. I have international experience in consulting on individual cases, system design, and policy. 

I hold a Masters of Education in School Psychology (Applied Behavioural Analysis) from the University of Cincinnati, and a post graduate degree in Criminology (forensic disability) from University of Melbourne.  

I have extensive experience in strength-based approaches to working with individuals with complex needs, complex client assessments, intervention and I am recognised for my holistic practice lens, and proficiency in managing risk under the least restrictive circumstances.  

My specialist areas of behaviour change include: trauma and challenging behaviours, problematic sexualised behaviour, sexual offending in persons with an intellectual disability, and violence within adolescents and adults with disability.

Qualifications & Values


  • Master of Education (Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Areas of Interest

  • Trauma and challenging behaviours
  • Problematic sexualised behaviour
  • Sexual offending persons with an intellectual disability
  • Violence within adolescents
  • Adults with disability

Character Strengths

  • Fairness
  • Love of Learning
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Honesty

Meet the
Elements ABC team

Clinical and Managing Director

Chelsea Troutman

Chelsea is a Board Certified Behavioural Analyst (BCBA), Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor
General Manager, Operations, People & Culture

Nicole Matheson

Nicole has over 10 years experience working in leadership and project management roles within social services
Clinical Manager

Megan Phillips

Megan has worked across the mental health, disability, NDIS and forensic sectors for over 20 years
Team Leader and Behaviour Support Practitioner

Jonathon Hunt

Jonathon has been working in the disability sector for 15 years
Behaviour Support Practitioner

Fernanda Maldonado

Fernanda has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis
Behaviour Support Practitioner

Tegan Longworth

Tegan has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Behaviour Support Practitioner

Rebecca Mann

Rebecca has a Bachelor in Psychological Studies
Core Behaviour Support Practitioner

Kylie Sneddon

Kylie has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
Core Behaviour Support Practitioner

Harrison Watson-Hann

Harry has a Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology
Operations Leader

Zoe Lehner

Zoe has a Bachelor of Arts/Science

Interested in joining the team?

If you’re passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of individuals, we would love to hear from you