Board of Directors

OUR EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF PASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS

The Board

ADHD Australia Limited is passionate about creating a better future for those living with ADHD and their families. The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and management of the organisation. Our experienced directors are volunteers who bring great depth and breadth in clinical, governance, leadership and business, as well as important links with the ADHD community. The complement of our working board has a balance of professionals, gender and those with a lived experience of ADHD.

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CHAIR

Michael Kohn

MBBS (UNSW); FRACP; PhD (Syd Uni)

Professor Michael Kohn is the Area Director for Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine for Western Sydney, and Head of Department for AYA Medicine at Westmead Hospital. He has research and clinical interests in neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD and Autism. He is well known in the ADHD field through his publication of over 100 scientific articles, writing in medical textbooks and media work.

Michael has experience as a Director for the Emanuel School (1998-2003) and Butterfly Foundation (2005-2014), prior to joining the ADHD Australia Board in 2015. He has been Chairman since November 2015.

Michelle Joosse

SECRETARY

Michelle Joosse

B.Bus, M.Comm, FCPA, GAICD

With over 25+ years of success in leading community and commercial organisations, Michelle Joosse is a Senior Business Executive, including CEO, COO and CFO, responsible for managing and intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organisation, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking, and develop business strategies that fuel business growth.

Her purpose is to be a life-long learner by expanding her skills, challenging herself whilst bringing out greatness in others, all while making the world a better place.

Michelle joined ADHD Australia in March 2021 to build the Volunteer Army. From October 2021, Michell has been appointed Company Secretary. 

Currently, Organisational Services Manager at Domestic Violence Service Management and Non-Executive Director for Forestville RSL Club. Michelle oversees the operations of multimillion-dollar organisations. She is an expert communicator, negotiator, and businessperson, able to forge solid relationships with members, and stakeholders. She is a goal-oriented manager driven by a structured and organised environment with a thorough and conscientious approach providing an increase in decision-making capabilities for the executive team.

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DIRECTOR

Chris Bevan

BEc LLM (Hons)(Syd) FGIA MAICD CTA FTI TEP

Chris Bevan is a lawyer of 37 years’ experience in corporate governance, corporations law, taxation law and the law relating to charitable organisations as an advisor and advocate. He has appeared in cases in those areas of law in various State Supreme Courts, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. Chris maintains barrister’s chambers at the Sydney and Melbourne Bars. Chris is a former adjunct lecturer in postgraduate taxation law at UNSW and lecturer in corporate governance for the UNSW, Legal Wise Seminars and Law Society of NSW continuing legal education programs.

Chris has been a non-executive director of several family companies and the corporate trustee of a superannuation fund. Chris has had over 30 years of membership of committees of various peak professional bodies responsible for vetting draft legislation, including the Tax Institute and the Bar Association of NSW, and is a former chairman of the Legislation Committee of the Tax Institute.

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DIRECTOR

Dr Patrick Concannon

MB BS DCH MRCP(UK) FRACP

Dr Patrick Concannon recently retired after 14 years in private medical practice as a consultant developmental paediatrician. Prior to that he was the Service Director for the Lower North Shore Child and Family Health Service and Senior Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital for 27 years.

His particular interests and experience are in child and adolescent ADHD, autism and the associated co-existing mental health issues. He is a life member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia and has served on State and Federal ADHD committees.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Terri Martin

B Bus (Management & Marketing Double Major)

After completing a Bachelor of Business (double major in Marketing & Management), Terri's career started in marketing agencies and children's TV, both in Sydney and London. Over time, Terri has progressed to running businesses in the marketing, communications and education sectors. She has also had the privilege of running two not-for-profit organisations allowing her to understand the importance of balancing strong commercial acumen with purposeful intent.

Terri was also awarded one of only 30 places on The Marketing Academy Leadership Program, which strengthened her leadership capabilities. With family experience, she is fiercely passionate about destigmatising ADHD and educating society on the complexities, nuances and positives of ADHD.

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DIRECTOR

Genevieve Donnelly

BPharm, EMBA, MAICD

Genevieve Donnelly is an experienced clinician with extensive experience across the health and aged care sectors. With a wealth of knowledge in private, not for profit and government roles, Genevieve has delivered on large scale, national programs with a focus on quality improvement and digital transformation.

Throughout her career, Genevieve has been instrumental in the development and implementation of clinical and data governance frameworks , building organisational capability in the use of data to drive patient outcomes.

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DIRECTOR

Matthew Tice

BS Industrial and Operations Engineering (University of Michigan), MBA (Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business), MAICD

Matthew Tice is a proven and experienced CEO / Managing Director with a strong track record of delivering results.  An expert in strategy and innovation, his experience working with organisations in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia has delivered billions of dollars of economic value and significant social impact.  Matthew is a leading strategic advisor to businesses helping them to address disruptive change brought on by emerging business models, technology and changing social and customer dynamics.

He is an author of two books, the most recent being Insurgence: How Established Incumbents Can Operate Like Nimble Insurgents in Fast Changing and Volatile Markets (2020). Matthew is an experienced Non-Executive Director. He brings these talents and expertise to the board as well as his passion for improving the lives of persons living with ADHD.