Get to know our team
Get to know our team
A paediatric physiotherapist since 1997, primarily specialising in children with an ABI, Kate created the idea for Heads Together Camp and has been managing the program since its inception in 2002. Over the past 17 years, Kate has been able to see the amazing potential of Heads Together families, and young people with an ABI, to be able to support and inspire each other and create a community of joy and possibility and is so excited to keep expanding this community.
An OT who specialised in community based paediatric rehab before moving into health and disability projects. Lara is passionate about finding the potential and providing opportunities to build confidence in young people in our communities. Lara has been involved with Heads Together since 2006 and enjoys working with the inspiring people and families who remind her of what is most important in life.
Jane has been working with Heads Together since January 2017. She brings not only her many years of experience in administration, management and finance to the role, but also lived experience of acquired brain injury as mum to Nick who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in 2013 at the age of 17. Jane looks forward to continuing to make a difference to Heads Together.
As well as being part of our volunteer team for almost 10 years Kayla has successfully coordinated our Family Camps and our ABILiTy program since 2017. Her experience working with young people as an applied behavioural therapist and a residential support worker for adults with acquired brain injury makes her a valuable asset to Heads Together. Kayla’s favourite thing about working and volunteering for Heads Together is being able to watch individuals and families grow, achieve their goals and overcome their barriers.
Steph has previous studies in Nursing and has recently graduated as an Arts Therapist. She has three and a half years work experience as an ABI therapy assistant where she has worked closely with clients to help support them in their everyday life. Steph is really looking forward to being a part of the Heads together community as she steps into the role of program co-ordinator for Young Adults and Teen heading out programs.
Tanja is a Physiotherapist specialising in the area of childhood neurological rehabilitation. Her passion lies in working with families and health professionals in the rehabilitation of a child after sustaining an ABI. Tanja currently works for the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at Monash Children’s Hospital. Tanja has also completed a Masters investigating running re-training after paediatric ABI. Tanja became involved with Heads Together in 2004 and the experiences have directed her career. She is a founding member of the Board and is grateful to be a part of such a wonderful organisation.
Mike is a Chartered Accountant with experience in the financial, professional and media services industries in Australia and internationally. He currently holds a senior finance role at a large multinational media company. He brings experience of ABI through both his grandmother and son. He was introduced to the camp as a participant parent and is grateful to be part of such an amazing community.
Sue joined the board in 2018 and brings both skills from the professional service and not for profit sectors, as well as a perspective as a parent on the ABI journey. Sue is the co-founder of management consulting companies, Retail Capabilities and Co-Squared, and is also a board member of The Kids Cancer Project. As a new parent to the Heads Together family, Sue has been, in her words “overwhelmed by the relevance, generosity and support that Heads Together offers.
Best known for her recent success in leading and growing the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation as its CEO for 11 years, from one school program to a reach of over 1,500 schools and an international footprint, Ange generated over $25 m in funding, brought Government, Corporates, Philanthropy and communities together to positively impact children’s food choices for life. Ange now works with not for profit and ethical businesses to assist with growth and engagement strategies to enable great outcomes for more people.