Our Team

Nigel Barker
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
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
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.
Natalie Amos
Education Officer
Natalie has a background in primary school teaching and health and web communications. She began working at Cystic Fibrosis WA in 2008 and 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 writes grants and coordinates the production of our RED Magazine.
Paula Wallace
Services Officer
Paula coordinates our community service events and provides administration support to the organisation.
Karen De Lore
Business Development Manager
Karen oversees the marketing and fundraising team with a specific focus on relationships with partners and community organisations to support and grow our services programs and continue CF research funding.
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 Coordinator
Matt produces external communications for the organisation including RED Magazine, the fortnightly e-newsletter, and social media.

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, Vanessa Ralph, Kate Tindall, Heather Riley, Jo Palladino and Natasha Cobb.

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