Meet The
HQ Board

Andrew Smirnov
President

Andrew is Deputy Director of the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre at the University of Queensland. One of his main research interests is the treatment and prevention of hepatitis C viral infection. As Board Member and President of Hepatitis Queensland, Andrew has vigorously sought stronger government and community responses to viral hepatitis, including the availability of appropriate treatment and prevention programs in the prison setting.

DR JONATHAN LEITCH
Vice President

Dr Jonathan Leitch is currently the Senior Medical Officer at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane sitting on the senior management team and responsible for clinical governance, quality assurance and quality improvement.

For the last 6 years he has worked as a GP and Senior Medical Officer at an Aboriginal Medical Service in Brisbane and has a passion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and to empower individuals, families and communities to be enabled to improve their health and well-being.

Pam Muir
Secretary
Kaveen Bachoo
Treasurer

Kaveen has been Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee for Hepatitis Queensland since 2016. Kaveen has held senior management positions in Finance across blue chips in the mining industry including BHP, Xstrata and Glencore in the last 12 years. His qualifications include a BComm (Hons) from the Australian National University and an MBA from the University of New South Wales. More recently, Kaveen completed an executive program from INSEAD in France. Kaveen is also a CPA.

Originally from Mauritius, Kaveen migrated to Australia when he was 17 and has since made Australia his home alongside his small beautiful family.

Dr Paul Clark

Dr Paul Clark consults in general gastroenterology and hepatology and is fully accredited in upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Dr Clark has a sub-speciality interest in the diagnosis and management of liver disease, including viral hepatitis and autoimmune diseases, and liver fibrosis evaluation.

Paul has a part-time appointment as a Staff Specialist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Hospital Brisbane and is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland School of Medicine.

Dr Enoka Gonsalkorala

Dr Enoka Gonsalkorala graduated from the school of medicine at University of Queensland and completed her advance trained in Queensland and New South Wales. She then went on to complete a two year fellowship at King’s college Hospital London in general hepatology as well as transplant medicine.

Currently, she works as a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Caboolture hospital. She has an interest in liver disease in pregnancy.

David Kerr

David is a commercial lawyer having worked in a number of jurisdictions (Australia, London and Hong Kong) across a number of industries, including the healthcare industry. He brings commercial and legal skills to progressing action on issues of importance to people affected by hepatitis.

Gillian McManus

Gillian is a Clinical Nurse who has worked in the Alcohol and Drug sector for many years. As a registered positive speaker at QLD Positive Speakers Bureau she has talked at a number of conferences and workshops in relation to stigma and her experience of current hepatitis C treatments. She continues to work with ‘at risk’ clients in regard to both prevention and treatment of blood born viruses.

Dr Matt Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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