Our People 

The Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus team is made up of our staff team and our executive team. We hope to have some staff photos up shortly so you can get to know our faces, but for now here are the names and roles. 

 
 

Social Workers

Joan Abbott

Jodie Kennedy

Sonya Dennis

Anthea Martinuzzi

Occupational Therapists

Therese Dwyer

    Angela Tincknell

Christine Tran

Anne Clarke

Physiotherapists

Elizabeth Steele

Trish Sim

 

Education Advisers

Karen Skou

Susanne Edmond

Penny McCulloch

Speech Pathologist

Amber Katavic

Megan McDade

Administration Team

David Power - CEO

Aaron Hall
Business Development Manager

Kylie Harrison - Administration Officer

Chloe Lymbery - Admin Assistant

 

Our Board of Directors

Scott Wiseman (MBA, B. Bus, JP)  President  Scott has 18 years experience in the Not for Profit sector in various State and National roles including CEO.  Scott has served on a wide variety of industry, advisory and training committees.  Scott has been a SBH Queensland Director since 2009.  He has a son with spina bifida.

Scott Wiseman (MBA, B. Bus, JP) 

President 

Scott has 18 years experience in the Not for Profit sector in various State and National roles including CEO.  Scott has served on a wide variety of industry, advisory and training committees.  Scott has been a SBH Queensland Director since 2009.  He has a son with spina bifida.

John Flower Vice President John has been a director of SBH Queensland Inc since 1987.  He is employed as Information Officer in the Department of Education, Training and Employment.  John has spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

John Flower

Vice President

John has been a director of SBH Queensland Inc since 1987.  He is employed as Information Officer in the Department of Education, Training and Employment.  John has spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Linda Cupitt (B. Bus Ad, Adv Dip Eng, Grad Cert PR Comms) Acting Treasurer Linda is a Not-for-Profit Consultant with 16 years experience managing and leading member organisations within a range of sectors including health and disability, built environment, community housing, and environmental planning. Linda is currently the Executive Officer of the Queensland Environmental Law Association, as well as media and communications consultant specialising in small business marketing.  

Linda Cupitt (B. Bus Ad, Adv Dip Eng, Grad Cert PR Comms)

Acting Treasurer

Linda is a Not-for-Profit Consultant with 16 years experience managing and leading member organisations within a range of sectors including health and disability, built environment, community housing, and environmental planning. Linda is currently the Executive Officer of the Queensland Environmental Law Association, as well as media and communications consultant specialising in small business marketing.

 

 
George Kambouris Born with Spina Bifida in 1963 to Greek Parents, George is the oldest of 4 boys. With a family owned business in Woolloongabba for 40yrs, he went to school at Montrose Home Corinda from the age of 6yrs to 16yrs, then left school and went to work with his parents in the family business. He then went to work in security and in an Admin office. He loves sports and competed for Brisbane, Qld and Australia over the years. He now has his own business called Living on Wheels Lifestyle & Sporting Programs. George was Previously on the SBH Queensland Board of Directors but George left in 2016 to take a well-deserved break. He has now returned to assist where he can.  George is a life member of SBH Queensland, Sporting of Wheelies, Para Cycling Qld and Spinal Life Australia. George is looking forward to working with the other Directors to help assist SBH Queensland and our clients lead a happy, filled life.

George Kambouris

Born with Spina Bifida in 1963 to Greek Parents, George is the oldest of 4 boys. With a family owned business in Woolloongabba for 40yrs, he went to school at Montrose Home Corinda from the age of 6yrs to 16yrs, then left school and went to work with his parents in the family business. He then went to work in security and in an Admin office. He loves sports and competed for Brisbane, Qld and Australia over the years. He now has his own business called Living on Wheels Lifestyle & Sporting Programs.

George was Previously on the SBH Queensland Board of Directors but George left in 2016 to take a well-deserved break. He has now returned to assist where he can.  George is a life member of SBH Queensland, Sporting of Wheelies, Para Cycling Qld and Spinal Life Australia.

George is looking forward to working with the other Directors to help assist SBH Queensland and our clients lead a happy, filled life.

Maree Mostert Maree Mostert is a management consultant who works with large organisations to architect and deliver major business transformation initiatives. She has extensive experience working with organisation leaders and their frontline teams to design and implement change programs that deliver sustainable results and achieve business benefits. Maree focusses on helping clients manage the people related risks and impending performance gaps associated with large scale system implementations.   Professionally, Maree is passionate about improving business outcomes and performance by introducing technology and process to streamline the provision of services. Maree has two teenage children still at home and lives with her partner John, her much loved cat Huxtable and dog Dolce.  Maree was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis after the birth of her first child and is always keen to help people in need.  Kitchen gadgets, recipe books, kickboxing and travel are also areas of interest.

Maree Mostert

Maree Mostert is a management consultant who works with large organisations to architect and deliver major business transformation initiatives.

She has extensive experience working with organisation leaders and their frontline teams to design and implement change programs that deliver sustainable results and achieve business benefits.

Maree focusses on helping clients manage the people related risks and impending performance gaps associated with large scale system implementations.   Professionally, Maree is passionate about improving business outcomes and performance by introducing technology and process to streamline the provision of services.

Maree has two teenage children still at home and lives with her partner John, her much loved cat Huxtable and dog Dolce.  Maree was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis after the birth of her first child and is always keen to help people in need.  Kitchen gadgets, recipe books, kickboxing and travel are also areas of interest.

Claire Gonchee Claire Gonchee has a strong interest in social justice and advocacy, with a keen determination to help see SBH Queensland’s success in this ever-changing world. Having Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus herself, Claire has had a long-standing relationship with SBH Queensland as a service user and past Board Director. Claire has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from QUT and has completed extensive study in the Masters of Human Services (Disability Studies) program at Griffith University. Claire has worked for approximately ten years within what is now the Department of Human Services and in addition to this she has worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector as a volunteer. This volunteer role includes such jobs as assisting with Volunteer Managers Network Meetings, where organizational governance insofar as volunteering and networking were the focus, as well as fundraising work and administrative duties. It is her hope that her experiences educationally, professionally and personally as a person with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus will prove to be an asset to the SBH Queensland Board of Directors and she is looking forward to working with our SBH community in the future.

Claire Gonchee

Claire Gonchee has a strong interest in social justice and advocacy, with a keen determination to help see SBH Queensland’s success in this ever-changing world. Having Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus herself, Claire has had a long-standing relationship with SBH Queensland as a service user and past Board Director. Claire has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from QUT and has completed extensive study in the Masters of Human Services (Disability Studies) program at Griffith University.

Claire has worked for approximately ten years within what is now the Department of Human Services and in addition to this she has worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector as a volunteer. This volunteer role includes such jobs as assisting with Volunteer Managers Network Meetings, where organizational governance insofar as volunteering and networking were the focus, as well as fundraising work and administrative duties.

It is her hope that her experiences educationally, professionally and personally as a person with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus will prove to be an asset to the SBH Queensland Board of Directors and she is looking forward to working with our SBH community in the future.

Tony (Anthony) O'Connell Tony has experience helping children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus through his decades as a medical specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care, mainly in a large Australian children’s hospital. He also understands how large public health systems work having been Director-General of Queensland Health and National Director of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland. He is a Graduate of the Aust Institute of Company Directors and has been on three national boards. He brings private sector experience from his time as a Director with KPMG Australia and as an executive for a listed financial services firm.

Tony (Anthony) O'Connell

Tony has experience helping children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus through his decades as a medical specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care, mainly in a large Australian children’s hospital. He also understands how large public health systems work having been Director-General of Queensland Health and National Director of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland. He is a Graduate of the Aust Institute of Company Directors and has been on three national boards. He brings private sector experience from his time as a Director with KPMG Australia and as an executive for a listed financial services firm.

Kate Phillips   (B. Bus. (Advertising), M. Mgt. (Marketing), MAICD, MAHRI) Kate is an experienced marketing professional  with a 20+ year career in B2B marketing spanning HR and recruitment sectors internationally, as well as government, media, transport and construction. She has a proven track record of success in both multi-national and small business environments including 10+ years’ experience in Senior Management roles in both ASX listed and private companies.  Kate brings to our Board extensive experience in marketing, management, and business development, strategic thinking capability, experience in risk management, and commercial acumen, In addition to her Board membership, Kate currently works as Chief Marketing Officer at Revelian.  Kate holds a Master of Management, Bachelor of Business and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Resource Institute.

Kate Phillips   (B. Bus. (Advertising), M. Mgt. (Marketing), MAICD, MAHRI)

Kate is an experienced marketing professional  with a 20+ year career in B2B marketing spanning HR and recruitment sectors internationally, as well as government, media, transport and construction. She has a proven track record of success in both multi-national and small business environments including 10+ years’ experience in Senior Management roles in both ASX listed and private companies. 

Kate brings to our Board extensive experience in marketing, management, and business development, strategic thinking capability, experience in risk management, and commercial acumen, In addition to her Board membership, Kate currently works as Chief Marketing Officer at Revelian. 

Kate holds a Master of Management, Bachelor of Business and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Resource Institute.