Making a difference, together

We couldn’t support the ADHD community without the valuable input of our Staff, Board, Volunteers, and Professional Advisory Body.

Administration Team

Natasha Madams

Office Admin Manager

Alison Jardine

Administration and Marketing Coordinator

Lydia William

Administration and Marketing Coordinator

Service Delivery Team

Dr Andrew Sheridan

Neuropsychological Testing Supervisor

Dr Andrew Sheridan trained in the UK as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist and holds dual registration with AHPRA. Towards the beginning of his career he focused on Paediatric Neuropsychology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Oxford Children’s Hospital. Since moving to Australia, he has focused on both child and adult Neuropsychology, specialising in conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Acquired Brain Injury. He is also skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and behaviour management approaches. His approach is person focused, in that he tries to ensure his clients feel comfortable, relaxed, and understood. In Neuropsychology it is also vital to be guided by research evidence, and he aims to stay up to date with advances in Neuropsychology: he is an active researcher, lecturer, and Neuropsychology supervisor at University of Western Australia.

Anna Badcock

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Anna Badcock trained in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Through her training she gained experience working with a range of age groups, from children through to older adulthood, with placements at the Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Mental Health Unit. She has experience working with people to manage Anxiety, Depression, substance use, behavioural problems, and other acute disorders. Importantly, Anna takes a person-centred approach to therapy, collaborating with clients to determine goals for therapy and adjusting therapeutic strategies to meet their needs and priorities. As a PhD candidate, Anna was also trained as a researcher and uses this expertise to deliver evidence-based clinical practice.

Grace da Camara

Registered Psychologist

Grace is a registered psychologist working with Adults, Adolescents, Children, as well as families. Her passion for working with ADHD was ignited when experiencing its impact on her own family. As a parent to a child with ADHD, she recognised the need for greater knowledge and education about the condition, with a focus on interventions targeted to the individual/s with ADHD. Her debut book, Fridays with Tristan, explores the role of mentoring in the treatment of ADHD. Grace Developed OnTrac, a CBT based group program for Tweens and Teens with ADHD. This program is delivered through ADHD WA in collaboration with four medical students from UWA who chose OnTrac as their services learning program of choice.

Grace is skilled in a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. She believes that the relationship between Therapist and Client is central to the counselling process and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, clients will have different needs based on their presenting issues and history.

Patron

Dr Kenneth Whiting

Ken has a long-standing interest in childhood development and learning difficulties and was announced as our third patron at the ADHD WA AGM in 2011. Formerly a Paediatric Consultant at Fremantle Hospital, Ken was the Australian member on the Global Consensus Group, which prepared an international algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. He was also a keynote speaker at the 2nd and 3rd Asian ADHD Conferences.

Ken was involved in researching Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at the University of Western Australia and has co-authored many published papers on ADHD. He is now semi-retired, but continues practising in rural and remote Australia and still advocates for children and adolescents with ADHD.

Management Board

The Management Board is formed of passionate, proactive, purpose-driven individuals to build harmonious and productive members. Key objectives the Management Board is working on include:

  • Developing and implementing a governance model that supports sustainable growth.
  • Ensuring resource capacity, capabilities, and funding activities support organisation objectives.
  • Developing and delivering sustainable, evidence-based service delivery.
  • Developing and delivering community-minded engagement programs.
  • Advocating on behalf of our community to ensure our community has a voice in the public arena.

Current Management Board members

  • Dr Michele Toner, President
  • Kim Dixon, Secretary
  • Marcia de Almeida, Treasurer
  • Kenneth Chan
  • Zyron Krupenia
  • Catherine Natale
  • Dr Roger Paterson

Professional Advisory Body

Our Professional Advisory Body is integral to our advocacy activities, and informs and supports our service delivery options. The Body meets to provide advice and offer solutions to ADHD WA about its services, initiatives, and future plans. The Advisory Body is committed to:

  • Providing opportunities for members to raise issues of concern, and exploring possible solutions.
  • Acknowledging challenges and celebrating strengths associated with an ADHD diagnosis.
  • Developing a range of services to inform, support, and advocate for the ADHD community in Western Australia.

Current Professional Advisory Body members

  • Shelley Blakers
  • Sylvia Byers
  • Dr Murray Chapman
  • Professor Wai Chen
  • Derek Cohen
  • Martin Exell
  • Dr Helen Frearson
  • Professor Stephen Houghton
  • Zyron Krupenia
  • Dr Mark Parker
  • Dr Roger Paterson
  • Dr Michele Toner