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


Administration and Marketing Coordinator: Akvile Gvildyte

Akvile has her Master of Marketing and Bachelor of Information and Communication from Vilnius University. Akvile joined ADHD WA 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-Fridays, Akvile also volunteers and focuses on ADHD WA marketing and social media management. Akvile is interested in raising awareness of ADHD, so people, touched by ADHD, would know that they are not alone.

Office Administrator: Melanie Alexander

Service Delivery Team

Coach - Susan Hughes (ADHD Parent Coach) 

Counselor - Elena Trethovan (Provisional Psychologist) 

Found out more about Susan and Elena and their services here.


ADHD WA volunteers are a diverse group of passionate and proactive individuals making a real difference to the ADHD 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.


Dr Kenneth Whiting

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

He follows inaugural patron Dr Christopher Green and Mr Keith Wilson and this appointment was announced at the ADHD WA 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 ADHD 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 nosemi-retireded practising mainly in rural and remote Australia and advocating for children and adolescents with ADHD.

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