About

Our History

ADHD Australia was set up in 2014, and we are a 100% volunteer organisation supported by a strong working board.

Our Board

Our experienced and passionate Board Directors are volunteers who bring great depth and breadth in clinical, governance, leadership, NFP and business, as well as important links with the ADHD community. They provide a balance of lived experience with ADHD mixed with strong organisational and NFP experience.

Matthew Tice
Chair

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.

 
 
Terri Martin
Vice Chair

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.

Vikrant-Mulgund
Treasurer

Vikrant Mulgund

MBA (Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney); Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (University of Mumbai, India)

Vikrant is a Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) bringing strategic and operational leadership experience, gained through a 22-year career in professional services and industry; specialising in areas of strategy & planning, business transformation, performance improvement and leadership of major programs across public and
private sectors.

A strong Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advocate; he brings an international outlook by virtue of his experience living & working across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and North America.

He has worked with Not-for-Profit organisations in leadership/board roles in the trade & investment and education sectors. He has a deep passion for all forms of neurodivergence and champions initiatives that improve inclusion for neurodivergent individuals in the workforce and redefine roles and performance paradigms in industry.

jane-endacott
Director

Jane Endacott

B.App.Sc. (Ag)., B.Ed. (Adult)., G.C. Bus. Admin.

Jane Endacott has more than 20 years senior leadership experience across for profit and for purpose sectors with a specialisation in growth, innovation, and sustainable business models. Informed by this lifetime of experience, Jane leads ADHDA’s revenue and fundraising program.

She has a comprehensive understanding of, and empathy for, carers of chronic and debilitating mental health disorders, having a lived and living experience as a carer in this context.

Jane is passionate about mental health, wellbeing and inclusivity with a particular interest in carers of people living with ADHD, adult ADHD as it intersects with the workplace. She hopes to see a future where people who are neurodivergent are welcome and supported through education, awareness and recognition of the value they bring to society.

Kathy gibbs
Director

Kathy Gibbs

EdD., MEdAdmin., GDipPsych., GDipAdolHlthWel., BEd (Secondary)., DipT.

Kathy’s teaching career spans 35 years in school systems, where she has taught across a range of disciplines and held several high-profile positions. She works at Griffith University within the School of Education and Professional Studies (EPS) in an array of courses across the Bachelor of Education, Masters of Secondary Teaching, and Graduate Certificate in Special Needs Education.

Kathy holds the position of Program Director in the Bachelor of
Education program. The completion of a Doctorate of Education in 2014 has afforded Kathy with the opportunity to build a national profile in special needs education. Her thesis adopted
social constructionism as a theoretical framework for exploring the schooling experience of six adolescent boys diagnosed with ADHD.

Her current research on differentiated learning experiences and teaching practices best suited to all students including those with ADHD in selected Queensland schools is providing her
with a platform to build an international profile as a leader in the area.

Michael
Director

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.

Chris Bevan
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.

Patrick Concannon
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.

Executive Team

Melissa Webster​
CEO

Melissa Webster

MBA (Quality), BSc (Hon) Health & Disability Studies, RMA (Ad) Health and Social Care Management

Company Chair & Senior Executive: Program & Service Development | Client Outcomes & Service Improvement | Social Inclusion & Equality Talks about #humanrights #neurodiversity, #disabilityrights, #leadershipmatters, and #innovationinhealthcare

Melissa is a neurodivergent individual that is an innovative forward-thinking executive with 15 years’ experience spearheading improvements across operations, people and culture, safety and quality within the community services and healthcare fields. Building capable and confident teams to better improve service outcomes has underpinned her career success to date. With expertise in service environments and leadership roles, Melissa has a proven record of consistently delivering business, financial and stakeholder objectives to ensure greater quality, excellence, learning, innovation and outcomes. Fostering work environments centred around engagement and collaboration stems from my ability to model ethical leadership values and embeds a culture of improvement and better practice.

Melissa has solid history of success in implementing strategic plans and leading the delivery of innovative service models to exceed quality and best practice standards. Melissa’s in-depth knowledge of changing funding and service environments serves to improve her practice across the lifespan of disability, aged care, nursing and residential services.

Melissa tackles life and career management scenarios with meticulous strategies based on her personal and professional expertise.