Susan Evans

CHAIRPERSON

Dr Susan Evans is a Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon and Specialist Pain Medicine Physician in Adelaide, with particular interest in the management of pelvic pain. She is the author of the book 'Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain' and co-author of the policy document 'The $6Billion Woman and the $600 Million Girl: The Pelvic Pain Report'. She has a long held interest in improving the Quality of Life for women and girls with pelvic pain.

Kirsty Mead

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kirsty brings over 20 years of experience in Communications and Sales and Marketing Management within the Medical Industry, including the areas of Fertility, Oncology and Pain Medicine. With a background as a Registered Nurse, she has worked in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Vanuatu. Kirsty has a passion for promoting professional, ethical healthcare and education in order to achieve the very best patient outcomes.

Kathy Allen

TREASURER

Kathy Allen is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience consulting to a wide range of businesses and medical practices. Kathy is a director of Dewings, and specialises in helping businesses improve their management systems, grow their businesses and creatively (and legally) minimise their tax. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was the inaugural winner of the CA President’s Award, and is also a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Tax Institute of Australia and a member of Family Business Australia.

Donna Benge

SECRETARY

Donna is a Partner at Piper Alderman’s Private Client Services practice, specialising in trusts, succession planning and deceased estates. She is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading worldwide professional body in the field of trusts, governance, estates and related issues. She is also a committee member of STEP South Australia. Donna advises the Board on issues of governance and policy.

Irina Hollington

RESEARCH

Dr Irina Hollington lives in Adelaide and works as an anaesthetist in private practice and has a specialist Pain Medicine Physician appointment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She obtained her Fellowship in Anaesthesia in 2013, and recently completed her Fellowship in Chronic Pain Medicine and enjoys having a wide and varied practice in both. Irina has a strong interest in teaching medical students and doctors in training.

Alexandra Diggles

Alex Diggles is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist with over a decade of experience specifically in women’s health. Alex has comprehensive knowledge across a range of clinical areas and is passionate about relieving dysfunction from pain disorders as well as improving symptoms of incontinence and prolapse. She provides ongoing management and treatment for both adolescent or paediatric bladder and bowel disorders and support the woman during pregnancy and beyond. With her specialty scope of practice, Alex is there for the woman across her lifespan. Alex was recently awarded the title of Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and continues to be actively involved in teaching, service promotion and research.

Lucy Cornes

Lucy Cornes is a digital entrepreneur and the creative director of She Digital Advertising. Lucy works with brands and agencies to produce videos, including, online, pre-roll, corporate, branded, training, recruitment, motion graphic and explainer.