Health Management Team


Candice Alvaro, Health Administration Manager

As the Health Administration Manager, Candice will build and manage a team that is the welcoming face of Artius that provides high quality service which resonates with clients and supports the rest of the Artius team.

In her career Candice has worked for both ‘for Profit’ and ‘Not for Profit’ organisations in customer service, practice management, data migration and manipulation, audit reporting and leadership and management roles predominantly within the health sector.

Candice is passionate about building a positive team culture and excellent customer service for helping clients reaching their goals.




Shayne Dearling, Regional Manager

As the Regional Manager for Artius’s Health division in West Morton, Darling Downs, Gold Coast and Brisbane South/North, Shayne will lead his Area of the Artius Group to ensure effective and efficient operations in order to achieve business objectives.

Shayne is a Registered Psychologist, holding the qualifications of a Bachelor of Psychology, first class honours in Psychology and postgraduate Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology, a Certificate IV in working with clients with Disabilities and undergraduate studies in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Helsinki in Finland. Shayne has worked in roles that are clinically and operational focused (including client facing work as a psychologist for 10+ years). Shayne has managed teams of Allied Health professionals in a variety of roles state-wide.  

Shayne is passionate about growing businesses through increasing allied health staff skills by finding the right balance between clinical and operational demands.



Preetha James, Employment Services Operations Manager

As the Employment Services Operations Manager, Preetha efficiently and effectively manage the Employment services division according to contractual requirements and as per the Australian Government Disability Services Standards.

Preetha came across to Artius with a Bachelor of Science qualification and a very successful career in Human Resources/Recruitment and leadership roles in Government, and Commercial organisations in  United Sates of America and Australasia.

Preetha is passionate about working in the employment services, leading and motivating a team in achieving high performance, quality and compliant results whilst achieving positive outcomes for the clients and the business.