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!

 Azena Maur

Azena Maur

Program Manager - I&S

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

Program Manager - NDIS

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

Nicola Kolb

Nicola Kolb

Program Manager - NDIS

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

Melissa Rennie

Melissa Rennie

Program Manager - Finance

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I was originally on the board for a number of years and stepped aside when I had my two little boys, however I always loved being involved with Huntington’s Victoria and the community. Now that they are a little bit older I was delighted to have the opportunity to come and work directly with the team in early 2022.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
One of the things that I love with working with the community is seeing how the small things can improve someone’s day. While it may be small to one person it can mean a lot to another and that helping each other out and working collabulary to make someone else’s day just that little bit brighter.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am a North Melbourne supporter so while my club is at the bottom of the ladder at the moment, my family is trying very hard to convince me that I need to move to their team!

Victoria Comport

Victoria Comport

Program Manager - NDIS

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

Nicola Kolb

Nicola Kolb

Program Manager - NDIS

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

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!

Jordan Low

Jordan Low

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I started at HV at the end of July ’21.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I am passionate about assisting people get the most out of the NDIS, on their terms. I enjoy hearing people’s stories and while I am still very new, I look forward to getting to know the HD community, building relationships and doing whatever I can to advocate for good outcomes for the community. I also think the fact that there appears to be such a strong community in the first place is great, and a testament to its members!

What is one fun fact about yourself?
Prior to working in the NDIS, I worked in the maritime industry navigating merchant ships before moving into shoreside operations. I’ve been to every continent except Antarctica!

Chandana Rao

Chandana Rao

Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been working at HV since January 2022.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I am quite new to the HD community but I am astounded by the nature of the disease, the resilience and unbelievable positivity of our clients and their loved ones, as well as the support and dedication of all the professionals involved!

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love adventure sports, and of course, Bollywood and spicy food!

Melissa Rennie

Melissa Rennie

Program Manager - Finance

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I was originally on the board for a number of years and stepped aside when I had my two little boys, however I always loved being involved with Huntington’s Victoria and the community. Now that they are a little bit older I was delighted to have the opportunity to come and work directly with the team in early 2022.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
One of the things that I love with working with the community is seeing how the small things can improve someone’s day. While it may be small to one person it can mean a lot to another and that helping each other out and working collabulary to make someone else’s day just that little bit brighter.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am a North Melbourne supporter so while my club is at the bottom of the ladder at the moment, my family is trying very hard to convince me that I need to move to their team!

Susan Chadband

Susan Chadband

Plan Management 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!)

Mohamed Korayem

Mohamed Korayem

Plan Management Officer

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I have been with Huntington’s Victoria since January 2022.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
Being able to give back to those who are unable to help/take care of themselves.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I’m as stubborn as they come being from a Taurus horoscope sign but I’m a gentle giant inside.
I also like to take pictures of clouds and their different formations. I C Cloudz differently. No one day has ever had a repeated cloud shape from the beginning of humanity!

Jeannie Lee

Jeannie Lee

Plan Management Officer

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.

 Azena Maur

Azena Maur

Program Manager - I&S

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.

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!

Joshua Southern

Joshua Southern

Counsellor

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 gaming and Footy fan!

Carly Jevric

Carly Jevric

Information and Support Coordinator

About me

When did you start working at HV?
I started working with HV in 2022.

What do you love most about working with the HD community?
I love that I have the opportunity to learn more about the impacts of Huntington’s Disease and that I am able to help make a difference within this resilient and inspiring community.

What is one fun fact about yourself?
Outside of work I love to be active whether that’s walking my dog, playing basketball or getting muddy on the footy field!