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.

Carolyn Pinto
Secretary
Carolyn works at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and has worked across health policy and social program areas for many years. Carolyn is the mother of Freya, who underwent a right hemispherectomy in 2010 to treat Rasmussen's Encephalitis.
Kylie Hockley
Treasurer
Kylie is a medical secretary in Sydney and the mother of Gemma. Gemma underwent a left hemispherectomy to treat Rasmussen's Encephalitis.
Kathy Payne
President and Ozziehemihugs Coordinator
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.
Karen White
Karen is a secondary school teacher, working and living in Sydney. Karen was instrumental in the establishment of the Hemispherectomy Foundation Australia. She is mother to Rory, who underwent a left hemispherectomy for Rasmussen's Encephalitis