Australian and New Zealand Fontan Advisory Committee

The formation of ANZFAC was prompted by the successful Fontan Education day in August 2014.  They are an enthusiastic group comprised of people with a Fontan circulation, parents of adults/children with a Fontan circulation, health professionals and other individuals who are involved in the Fontan community. They live across Australia and New Zealand, and operate under HeartKids (separately from the Australian and New Zealand Fontan Registry).

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To optimise health and support for children, young people and adults with a Fontan circulation.

 

VISION

They seek to achieve consistency of care, represent a whole journey view and advocate for children, young people and adults with a Fontan circulation.

 

ANZFAC & AUXILIARY MEMBERS

 

ANZFAC Members

Rachel Maree (Chairperson) - Parent of a child with a Fontan circulation (QLD)

Ingrid King (Deputy Chairperson) - Database Manager, Heart Research, MCRI (VIC)

Patrick McConville - Adult with a Fontan circulation (VIC)

Cecilia Donovan - Parent of an adult with a Fontan circulation (WA)

Belinda Frank - Parent of a young person with a Fontan circulation (WA)

Gemma Ranson - Adult with a Fontan circulation (NSW)

Brian Rose - Adult with a Fontan circulation (QLD)

Tracy Stanley - HeartKids Family Support Manager (VIC)

Markelle Archer - Parent of a child with a Fontan circulation (WEL-NZ)

Yves d’Udekem - Paediatric cardiac surgeon (RCH) & Founder and Director of the ANZ Fontan Registry (VIC)

Jessamy Neilsen - Adult with a Fontan circulation (AUK-NZ)

Jaden Dixon - Adult with a Fontan circulation (QLD)

Holly Saunders - Young person with a Fontan circulation (NSW)

 

Auxiliary Members

Jonathan Mackley - Adult with a Fontan circulation (VIC)

Louise Pickford - Adult with a Fontan circulation (SA)

Leanne Kuhn - Parent of a child with a Fontan circulation (QLD)

Matthew Orchard - Adult with a heart transplant (VIC)

Annie Fisher - Parent of a young person with a Fontan circulation (NSW)