Huntingtons Victoria Team

Leadership Group

Tammy Gardner

Tammy Gardner

Chief Executive Officer

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2009.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Where do I start after working side by side with such a wonderful community over the years I still admire how protective they are of each other which I feel is truly unique.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to have a dance around the office and anywhere else the team lets me!

Lauren Lieberthal

Lauren Lieberthal

Information & Community Engagement Program Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2008.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I admire the community’s courage in facing their fears about HD. I am humbled by their positive outlook on life despite the challenges and discrimination they face. I also feel privileged with the honesty and openness they give to us, to enable us to support them as best as we can.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love running, coffee (I’m a coffee snob) and sneaking up to Sydney for Roxette concerts!

Victoria Comport

Victoria Comport

NDIS Program Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2015.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Feeling like I have the opportunity to make a positive difference in people lives

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an avid Harry Potter fan

 Azena Maur

Azena Maur

Education Program Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2010.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Working with different families from the HD community has been a rewarding experience. There is so much to learn and love about this community including their resilience, the selfless love of carers and the value of simple things.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to be creative. I love arts and crafts, baking and designing cakes however I hate packing up and cleaning after making a mess.

Victoria Comport

Victoria Comport

NDIS Program Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2015.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Feeling like I have the opportunity to make a positive difference in people lives

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an avid Harry Potter fan

 Azena Maur

Azena Maur

Senior Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2010.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Working with different families from the HD community has been a rewarding experience. There is so much to learn and love about this community including their resilience, the selfless love of carers and the value of simple things.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to be creative. I love arts and crafts, baking and designing cakes however I hate packing up and cleaning after making a mess.

Nicola Kolb

Nicola Kolb

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2019.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I love the way that the HD community embrace challenges yet maintain their sense of humour.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am passionate about music and like singing and used to play the flute.
My eyes change colour when I go swimming.
I used to collect gemstones
I like reading autobiographies

Jake Rush

Jake Rush

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
2019.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I have been really moved by the willingness of the community to share their stories and educate people about HD.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am big nerd who plays competitive Table Tennis and enjoys romantic walks on the beach

Lesley Scukovic

Lesley Scukovic

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2018.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Meeting interesting people

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love the beach, walking outdoors and can’t live without coffee!

Jodi Pavlovic

Jodi Pavlovic

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I started working at Huntington’s in Victoria in 2019.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
The team spirit!

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I play women’s basketball at a non-competitive level!

Joshua Southern

Joshua Southern

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?

I First started with Huntington’s Victoria in 2020.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?

What I love the most about working with the HD community is the vast variety of personalities and life stories everyone in the community
has to offer and share, from all walks of life.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

Outside of work hours I am a big gamer and Footy fan!

Melissa Geiger

Melissa Geiger

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2019.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
As I am new, I have only met a few community members. I look forward to meeting more community members and their families and hopefully having a positive impact on their life.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an avid Melbourne Demons supporter and love going to the football each week!

June Ng

June Ng

Plan Manager

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2008.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I really admire their resiliency and strength when facing the challenges of HD

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love dancing! I currently do line dancing and ballroom dancing

Mikaela Ramagnano

Mikaela Ramagnano

NDIS Claims Officer

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I’ve been working at HV since 2020

What do you love most about working with the HD community?

Being able to make a difference in such a wonderful community is so rewarding

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I’ve traveled to 20 countries!

Susan Chadband

Susan Chadband

NDIS Claims Officer

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I started working at HV in 2020

What do you love most about working with the HD community?

Being able to make a difference to this wonderful community

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I am loving learning to play golf  (no handy cap yet – maybe one day!)

Jeannie Lee

Jeannie Lee

Administration

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I started at HV in January 2020.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
The HD community face so many challenges, assisting them (even in a small way), is very worthwhile.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love a good story.

Lauren Lieberthal

Lauren Lieberthal

Information & Community Engagement Program Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2008.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I admire the community’s courage in facing their fears about HD. I am humbled by their positive outlook on life despite the challenges and discrimination they face. I also feel privileged with the honesty and openness they give to us, to enable us to support them as best as we can.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love running, coffee (I’m a coffee snob) and sneaking up to Sydney for Roxette concerts!

 Azena Maur

Azena Maur

Education Program Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2010.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Working with different families from the HD community has been a rewarding experience. There is so much to learn and love about this community including their resilience, the selfless love of carers and the value of simple things.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to be creative. I love arts and crafts, baking and designing cakes however I hate packing up and cleaning after making a mess.

Maxine Milton

Maxine Milton

Information & Case Manager

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since 2018.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
The community we work with is an incredible and resilient one. I love assisting clients and their families through engaging services of their choice through NDIS. Assisting a community member to receive the support they need and achieve their personal goals is an absolute privilege.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am a pop culture fanatic and thoroughly enjoy attending events and conventions in costume. Massive geek basically.

Eleanor Duncum

Eleanor Duncum

Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I started working at HV in Jan of 2019.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I admire their willingness and courage to put themselves out there to raise awareness for HD.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I’m a bit of a TV fan – if you need any new Netflix recommendations I’ve always got something to recommend!

Serena Hansen

Serena Hansen

Community Engagement Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I started working at HV in 2019.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Being inspired by the resilience and strength shown by the community, and having the opportunity to make a positive impact as part of the HV team!

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love all animals, but especially cats and horses…I go horse riding any chance I have which isn’t as often as I’d like these days!