Katelin arrived at Hepatitis Queensland in 2020 with an excellent reputation and strong background in nonprofit management, strategic leadership and collaboration with stakeholders. Prior to joining our team, she held senior management roles within the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). Katelin has also completed a PhD in Medical Research from the University of Queensland. Katelin is passionate about improving health outcomes for the community and is a tremendous asset to Hepatitis Queensland.
Sam is our team leader with 16 years’ experience working in the sector. She has a real passion, and eye, for detail and ensures that tasks and activities are planned and delivered meticulously. Sam certainly knows how to get the job done and has delivered some outstanding results across her portfolio of responsibilities including the eye-catching ‘Living with Hepatitis B’ and ‘Liver Health’ digital animations. Sam brings focus and dedication to the team along with a dry sense of humour and a cheeky undertone. She’s not into long walks on the beach.
Jenny joined Hepatitis Queensland in early 2019 with extensive experience in administration and accounts. Her passion for finding solutions and proactive style are a perfect fit for the many facets of her role at HQ. Along with her infectiously cheerful manner, Jenny is already known in the office as the ‘barefoot budgeter’ for her financial savvy and negotiation skills. Just don’t ask her to look after your indoor plants…
Lana has spent the last 10 years working in the BBV and AOD sector across Queensland and the Northern Territory. She loves to wear the educator hat in the office and during her time has delivered some truly exceptional education and awareness projects to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The well-received Dancing in the Rain film about hepatitis B in the African community is just one of these many contributions.
OUTREACH FIBROSCAN NURSE
Mim joined the HQ team in 2017 as the organisation’s Outreach Fibroscan Nurse and we don’t know how we lived without her! She is an instrumental part of the mobile hepatitis C Kombi Clinic team and recently took out the prominent HESTA Nursing Awards Team Excellence award. On top of that, she regularly provides Fibroscan services to correctional centres and GP clinics. Mim is a vivacious bundle of joy that brightens our office and enriches the lives of the patients she works with.
Winnie Nguyen joined Hepatitis Queensland in 2018 taking the reins of the Hepatitis B Community Education projects. She has experience working as a professional practice pharmacist and community project coordinator specialising in resource and training development. When Winnie is not working, this little pocket rocket is found on the dance floor slaying her salsa moves or can be found at the dog park chilling with her Groodle, Henry Bear (she is the real deal, crazy dog lady).
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
She has previous experience in the not for profit sector with broad expertise in digital technology, communications and marketing. Her efforts have brought to life our social media platforms and introduced some new technologies to the team. With her bubbly personality and an active imagination, she has certainly created an impact.
Jeanette joined the team in early 2019 to kick start our community nursing initiatives such as the Be Liver Smart project. She has extensive experience across the nursing sector having worked for eight years in community practice after working as a midwife. With her calming and insightful nature Jeannette is a wonderful addition to the Hepatitis Queensland team.
Pam has been an active Hepatitis Queensland Board member since 2014, serving as Secretary (until elected as Chair in November 2018) and on the Finance and Audit Committee since 2015. Having worked at senior levels for the Queensland Government, she brings 15 years of public policy, strategy and funding experience to the Board. Originally from the United States, Pam arrived in Australia in 1993. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University, an M.B.A from James Cook University and a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Griffith University.
DR JONATHAN LEITCH
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.
David is a commercial lawyer having worked in multiple 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.
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 subspecialty 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 studied medicine at the University of Queensland and completed her advanced training 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.
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 about stigma and her experience of current hepatitis C treatments. She continues to work with ‘at risk’ Hepatitis Queensland clients in both prevention and treatment of blood-borne viruses.