Queensland State Branch

 

State Branch Calendar Queensland 2022

Meetings are held via Zoom videoconference @5pm
Please forward queries to the secretary at aastnqsecretary@gmail.com

AASTN Queensland Executive Bios

Henrietta Martin – Sunshine Coast

AASTN Queensland President

Henrietta is originally from Canada and has worked as an intensive care nurse in the USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Henrietta commenced working as a stomal therapist in 2010 and has just completed her Master of Nursing in Clinical Leadership with a focus on wounds and stomas. Henrietta is interested in everything to do with the science of wounds and stomas, and in particular, the breakdown of incisions and the mucocutaneous junction. She can’t wait to be able to travel home to Canada again.

(07) 5202 8714

Stomal Therapy/Wound Management Clinical Nurse Consultant
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Birtinya, Sunshine Coast

Louise Walker – Brisbane

AASTN Queensland Vice President

Louise started nursing in 1987 as an enrolled nurse at the Concorde Repatriation Hospital in New South Wales. There she met Heather Hill (life member AASTN) who inspired her to become a stomal therapist. After completing her degree, Louise commenced practice as a stoma nurse in 2008, working in several Brisbane public and private hospitals. She has held many positions on the Queensland and National AASTN committees and counts the highlight of her career (so far) as visiting the Cleveland Clinic to work with a team of 25 stoma nurses. She is an avid bowel cancer fundraiser, having raised over $9000 for Bowel Cancer Australia.

(07) 3182 4563

Stomal Therapy/Wound Management Clinical Nurse Consultant
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital
Coopers Plains, Brisbane

Lorraine Annandale – Sunshine Coast

AASTN Queensland Treasurer

Lorraine is originally from South Africa and moved to Queensland in 2009. She commenced her career in wound management in 2004 and will always be thankful to the Brisbane Metro North community stomal therapy legends Pat Sinasac and Shirley Jones who introduced her to stomal therapy in 2012. She was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to also learn from Brenda Sando and Louise Walker in the private sector before joining the fabulous team at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services in 2017. Lorraine took on the role of treasurer to give a little back to the Association built by the stomal therapy greats in the past with the vision for a bright future for the AASTN Queensland Branch.

(07) 5202 7896

Stomal Therapy/Wound Management Clinical Nurse
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Birtinya, Sunshine Coast

Michelle Carr – Sunshine Coast

AASTN Queensland Secretary
State representative to the AASTN Executive

Michelle is originally from the South Island of New Zealand. Michelle commenced practice as a stomal therapist at a bayside hospital in Brisbane in 1998 before joining the Sunshine Coast team in 2001. She was lucky enough to return to New Zealand in 2008 for a year to learn about community stomal therapy from the stoma nurses in Otago, giving her a greater understanding of the challenges faced by ostomates on discharge. Her interests include high output stomas and optimising health literacy to improve health outcomes.

(07) 5202 8715

Stomal Therapy/Wound Management Nurse Practitioner
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Birtinya, Sunshine Coast