Our Board

Liz Parkinson (President) MPH, MEd, AMICDA is an education professional with more than 20 years’ experience gained in the tertiary, health and government sectors. Liz currently works in a leadership role at RMIT University and has been involved with SBFV since 1995. Liz has a nephew Jeff who was born in 1987 with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.

Imogen Russell-Head (Vice-President) is an adult with spina bifida and a recipient of the Malcolm Menelaus Achievement Award. As a tertiary student of Psychology, she is passionate about facilitating mental health and emotional support for people living with spina bifida, and promoting independent living for adults with spina bifida.

Denise Palmer (Treasurer) is an Accountant and founder of BAMM Business Solutions. She has over 30 years' experience in the accounting field. Denise has been associated with SBFV for the past five years in the role of bookkeeper. Denise is passionate about creating change for a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

Kym O'Donaghue (Secretary)

Frank Cutuli

Sue Maslin is a mother of three, including Josh, born in 2008 with spina bifida. She is passionate about supporting social networks for people with spina bifida, access for all to current information and networks, and events which are inclusive, meaningful and fun, whilst promoting awareness of the needs of others.

Mark Oswald is an adult with spina bifida, recipient of the Malcolm Menelaus Achievement award and a past participant of the Independence Program and Computer Skills and Training Program.

Tim Williams is a Melbourne writer with spina bifida. He is a past recipient of the Malcolm Menelaus Achievement Award, has contributed articles to the SBFV newsletter, and has been involved with SBFV since his childhood.