Meet The
HQ Team

Michelle Kudell
CEO

Michelle arrived at HQ with a bag of tricks developed over her years managing in the health industry. With a background in primary and community care, Indigenous health and alcohol and other drugs, she stepped into the role, and the sector, with confidence.

She has a strong interest in global health ethics and the concepts of equitable health care and person centred treatment, with a particular interest in the effects of stigma and discrimination on the ability of individuals to access appropriate healthcare.

Renowned as an innovator and strategist, Michelle brings tremendous enthusiasm to Hepatitis Queensland which has seen the organisation grow from strength to strength under her leadership.

Sam White
Programs Team Leader

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 as they should.

She 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’ digital animations.

She brings a 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.

Jessie Badger
Digital Communications Officer

Jessie came on board in April 2016 in a newly created role as our Digital Communications Officer. Her efforts year 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.

Sherie Biggs
Nurse Educator

Sherie Biggs joined the Hepatitis Queensland team as part of our clinical staff in 2018.

She has worked as a nurse for 25 years in varying roles including surgical, community and correctional nursing.

Sherie will be kept busy operating HQ’s Fibroscan as part of various research projects including Telehealth for UQ and the PA hospital.

Winnie Nguyen
Project Officer

Winnie Nguyen joined Hepatitis Queensland in 2018 taking the reigns 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 chillin with her groodle Henrybear (she is the real deal crazy dog lady).

Mim O’Flynn
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.

Lana Richardson
Project Officer

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.

Lana brings a calm warmth to the office and always has a smile on her face. Lana is currently on maternity leave and will return later this year.

Sandra Wortlehock
Office Administrator

Sandra has been with HQ for just over 2 years now and has gifted us with some strong financial acumen and a keen desire to grow and excel in her role. She is always the first to volunteer for a task and has a dogged determination to ensure the organisation is running like clockwork. She applies the same tenacity to her love of sports and earlier this year proudly supported the 2018 Commonwealth Games as Technical Official with Basketball in April.