The operations team
Helen Whitehead- CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Helen is the CEO of Epilepsy Queensland, commencing this role in 1992. She has a wealth of knowledge and history of service to the epilepsy community. Helen has qualifications in Speech Therapy and Psychology including post-graduate qualifications in business, philanthropy and non-profits.
Natalie Lee- OPERATIONS MANAGER
Natalie joined Epilepsy Queensland in 2008 as Finance Officer and has held the position of Operations Manager since 2017. She has qualifications in accounting and bookkeeping and has over 25 years experience in the finance sector, over a decade of which has been spent with Epilepsy Queensland.
Jenny Ritchie- CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR
Jenny is an experienced counsellor, trainer and consultant who has been working with people with epilepsy and their families and carers for over 13 years in our Client Services team.
Karen Furnivall- COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Karen is a passionate not-for-profit professional with 22 years experience across the fields of communications, marketing, fundraising, project management, volunteer management and events. As a person with family members living with epilepsy, she has a special interest in ensuring families dealing with the challenges of epilepsy and other disabilities have evidence-based information available, community awareness and compassionate support. Karen’s qualifications include a Grad Cert in Business (Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies).
Additional team members
SERVICES DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Leonie Hogarth
CLIENT SERVICES OFFICER – Donna Byrne
CLIENT SERVICES OFFICER – Trish Germain
QUALITY COORDINATOR – Margaret Greig
ADMINISTRATION OFFICER – Tania White
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT – Carolyn Anderson
FUNDRAISING AND DONOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Lisa Locker
FUNDRAISING AND DONOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Matt Butler
HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – Shannon Bullen
PROJECT COORDINATOR – Dianne Rogers