Team

We couldn't support the ADHD / LD community without the valuable input of our staff, board, volunteers and reference group members.

Staff

Office Administrator: Toni Griffin

Toni Griffin is a member of the administration team here at LADS. Toni is a trained teacher and has worked in primary and early years education before taking some time to support her own child who has ADHD. Toni is passionate about sharing raising awareness of ADHD, reducing stigma surrounding ADHD and providing practical strategies to support learners with ADHD in the classroom.

Office Administrator: Akvile Gvildyte

Akvile has her Master of Marketing and Bachelor of Information and Communication from Vilnius University. Akvile joined LADS in January 2016, through the international student exchange program AIESEC. She has experience in office administration, marketing, sales and project management. Apart from official working hours on Tuesdays-Thursdays, you can meet Akvile in the office on Mondays, when she volunteers and focuses on marking and social media management. Akvile is interested in raising awareness of ADHD, so people, touched by ADHD, would know that they are not alone.

Service Delivery Team

Counselor - Grace Da Camara (Registered Psychologist) 

Counselor Trina Michaillidis (Registered Psychologist) 

Coach - Susan Hughes (ADHD Parent Coach) 

Volunteers

LADS volunteers are a diverse group of passionate and proactive individuals making a real difference to the ADHD / LD community.
Volunteers are a vital part of our team and our strong commitment to volunteering is reflected in our diversity.  We seek to create mutually beneficial volunteering opportunities, supported by training and mentoring.
We welcome all ages and life experiences, psychology and university students seeking experience, and interested community members.

Patron

Dr Kenneth Whiting

Dr Ken Whiting has accepted the invitation to become the third patron of LADS.

He follows inaugural patron Dr Christopher Green and Mr Keith Wilson and this appointment was announced at the LADS AGM in 2011.

Kenneth Whiting received his undergraduate degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and undertook postgraduate training at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, The University of British Columbia, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (Cape Town), Princess Margaret Hospital and the State Child Development Centre of WA.

He has a long standing interest in childhood development and learning difficulties, particularly Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Formerly a Paediatric Consultant at Fremantle Hospital, he ran the Overseas Adoption Clinic for a number of years. Ken was a member of the WA Stimulants Committee, and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning and Attentional Disorders Society of WA. He was the Australian member on the Global Consensus Group which prepared an international algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, as well as being a keynote speaker at the 2nd and 3rd Asian ADHD Conferences.

Ken was involved in research into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia and has co-authored many published papers on ADHD. He is now semi – retired practising mainly in rural and remote Australia and advocating for children and adolescents with ADHD.

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