Applications from the Existing Members

Kim Dixon

Kim joined ADHD WA as Secretary in September 2016. She has a background in management consulting and law and has made a career over the last 15 years in IT Project Management. She is focused on the delivery of organisational strategy using the discipline, transparency, stakeholder empowerment and inter-team collaboration that can be achieved by applying project principles. She has a BA LLB and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She is professionally accredited through the Project Management Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kim feels privileged to be involved in ADHD WA as an organisation that enables the achievement of individuals and provides meaningful support within a community.

Zyron Krupenia

Zyron Krupenia is trained as a Clinical Psychologist, and worked for many years in a Community Health Centre dealing primarily with child-related behaviour and developmental problems and problems related to marriage and family life.  Zyron has been in private practice since 1984 and is the principal clinical psychologist at Premia Consulting Psychology in Scarborough, Perth. Zyron is a member of the following professional organisations: The Australian Psychological Society (APS), The APS College of Clinical Psychology, The Institute for Private Clinical Psychologists of Australia (IPCPA), and The Association of Clinical Psychologists of Australia (ACPA). He has been on the Professional Advisory Board of ADHD WA since its inception and is now also on the ADHD WA Management Board.

Catherine Natale

Catherine Natale joined ADHD (WA) as a member of the board of management in June 2019. She has over twenty five years experience in sales and marketing in the food and liquor wholesale industry.  Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts (UWA), Grad Diploma Business (Marketing) and Master of Business Administration. She has a special interest in marketing strategy formulation and initiated ADHD (WA) Walk and Talks and You’re Invited Picnics in 2019.  She feels privileged to be involved with such a proactive, professional organisation that offers support to parents of children with ADHD, adults with ADHD and health professionals.

Dr Roger Paterson

Roger is a Consultant Psychiatrist in full-time private practice. He worked in combined public and private practice from 1989 to 1996, and from 1997 onwards has been exclusively in private practice. He was the principal author in 1999 of a published study showing that dexamphetamine was useful in the treatment of adult ADHD – a world 1st. He has been a member of the WA Stimulants Committee and continues to advocate for the multimodal treatment of ADHD within both the public and private sectors, for all age groups. He has been a member of the ADHD WA Professional Advisory Board since its inception in 1994, and been a Board Member of ADHD WA since May 2016. He and Dr Michele Toner started AusPAN (Australian Professional ADHD Network) in 2011, and he became an inaugural Board member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association in July 2017.

Dr Michele Toner

Trained as a high school teacher, Michele was awarded a Master of Special Education Degree with Honours in 2001 and won the University of WA prize for Best Research in Special Education. Entitled “Adults with ADHD; living in chaos and striving for control”. In 2009 she completed her PhD, entitled “University Students Diagnosed with ADHD and their first year at university: a theory of developing empowerment”. This was awarded the Cameron Prize for best research in the education faculty for that year. Michele now works in private practice. Michele has worked to support people with ADHD for 20 years, in WA and nationally. She was a founder Board Member of ADHD Australia, and AADPA (Australian ADHD Professionals Association). In 2017 Michele published the ADHD Go-To-Guide with Desiree Silva.

Kate Warren

Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety lawyer at Mills Oakley. 15 years post qualification experience. Bachelor Laws (LLB); Bachelor Arts (BA).

New Applications

Lily Chiang

Lily is a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Tax Accountant. She is currently working from home on a casual basis for a total of about 16 hours per week and handles around 90 self-managed superannuation funds per tax year for six employers as of December 2007.

On a voluntary basis, she has been the Treasurer of Music Support Group for Rossmoyne Senior High School since February 2020. She is also a shop assistance at the Second Hand Uniform Shop at Rossmoyne Senior High School since 2019 for about 2 or 3 times in a school term.

She is a member of Chartered Accountant since December 2017, having been transferred from her previous membership of Certified Practising Accountant obtained in July 2000.