Our Team

Nigel Barker
CEO
Nigel joined Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia as the CEO in 2007 with nearly 30 years’ experience in managing not for profit organisations in Australia. He is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds an MBA from the University of WA and was a State finalist in the Australian Institute of Management Excellence Awards. He is responsible for the day to day management of CFWA and leads a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers.
Ric Reyerson
Finance & Administration Manager
Ric manages CFWA’s finances – including our grants and contracts – as well all our administration and compliance.
Kathryn Pekin
Services Manager
Kathryn has been with Cystic Fibrosis WA since 2006 and has over 25 years’ experience as social worker and councillor in both regional and metro areas. She oversees the provision of our services programs and continues to provide social work and counselling.
Sam Wallace
Physiotherapist
Sam is a physiotherapist with many years of experience working with children and adults with cystic fibrosis. She manages our Home Care team, physio & equipment and provides a valuable link to the physiotherapists at the hospitals.
Sharon Dewer
Nurse
Sharon has extensive experience as a registered nurse in both regional and metro areas, and was part of our home care worker team before becoming our Community Nurse. She assists in the management and training of the home care team and provides support to individuals and families in the community.
Paula Wallace
Community Engagement Officer
Paula coordinates our community service events and provides administration support to the organisation.
Haylee Riddell
Social Worker
Haylee has experience working with young people and their families, dealing with chronic illness, trauma and liver transplantation. She can provide support in goal setting, career planning and transition for young people.
Stephen Bastow
Fundraising Manager
Stephen is involved with all things fundraising at CFWA. Stephen has worked with such companies as ACCOR Hotels, Southern Cross Austereo and was a driver of the Give Me Five For Kids charity which raised funds for the local Children’s Hospital.
Marnie Thomson
Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator
Marnie supports our generous community fundraisers, organises our major fundraising and awareness events and coordinates our volunteers.
Matthew Casey
Communications Manager
Matt coordinates the communications for the organisation including the website, RED Magazine, newsletters and social media.
Maggie Cunnington
Resource Development and Training Officer
Maggie has a background in community health education and health promotion. She manages the community and school education program, including the CFSmart website and resources.
Gillian Hoyland
Health Promotions Officer
Gillian develops health resources for the CF community, including the CFFit and CFFood programs. She also coordinates grant applications.

Home Care Team

We have a fabulous Home Care team that works across the metro including Quinns Rock, Mandurah and Jarrahdale. We also have one regional worker in Bunbury.

The team includes:

Sharon Alaga, Anna Anderson, Frances Kwiatkowski, Hayley Fullarton, Ishbel Macqueen, Sophie Mitchell, Kate Tindall, Heather Riley, Jo Palladino and Natasha Cobb, Gillian Watts.

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