Meet some of our team

The Hemispherectomy Foundation Australia operates under the guidance of a committee of management.  All our committee members are parents, family or friends of hemispherectomy children.  All our work is done on a volunteer basis.

Kathy Payne
Kathy is our Foundation's President. She is a social worker, living and working in Warwick, Queensland. Kathy is the mother of Aaron who underwent a left hemispherectomy to treat Rasmussen's Encephalitis.
Kylie Hockley
Kylie is a medical secretary in Sydney and the mother of Gemma. Gemma underwent a left hemispherectomy to treat Rasmussen's Encephalitis.
Carolyn Pinto
Carolyn works at the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, and has worked across health and social policy and program areas for many years. Carolyn is the mother of Freya, who underwent a right hemispherectomy to treat Rasmussen's Encephalitis.
Jenny McIntosh
Hemihugs coordinator
Jenny lives in Melbourne and mother of three children. Her eldest Win, underwent a right hemispherectomy to treat Hemimegencephaly. Jenny works for the National Disability Insurance Scheme as a support coordinator.
Kellie Wilton
Fundraising Coordinator
Kelly lives in Brisbane, Queensland, is an editor with Source Kids and mother of 3, including twins Jasmine and Mikey. Mikey underwent a hemispherectomy to treat Hemimegencephaly. Kelly is supported in her role by fellow Queensland Hemi mum, Kristy Reibel.
Our team is also supported by the following members: NSW fundraiser - Helen Palmer, VIC fundraiser - Arna Brown State representatives South Australia - Susie Smith, Tasmania - Tammy King, Western Australia - Caroline Moffat, Victoria - Carolyn Pinto, New South Wales - Kylie Hockley, Queensland - Kelly Wilton Non-office bearing committee members Karen Meisenhelter, Sue Ramsey, Heather White