The following list of the S.S.P.A. New-Parent Representatives act as the first contact for parents of newly-born short-statured children. The new parents are referred to the S.S.P.A. by the Genetics Clinics attached to Children’s Hospitals in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Hobart.
Between them, our parent reps around the country have a wealth of experience, practical knowledge and good humour. They have much to offer new parents on the practicalities of rearing a child with a condition of short stature. Some of our parent reps are short statured themselves and have raised at least one child with short stature.
All of our parent reps are happy to talk to new parents on the general subject of short stature, but please note that our parent reps are not equipped with medical knowledge or expertise; the members of our Professional Advisory Board may issue advice of that nature.
The SSPA New Parent Representatives for 2014-2015 are as follows:
* Denotes person of short stature
New South Wales Alma Weber [email protected]
New South Wales Jenni Bruce [email protected]
New South Wales (Regional) Vicki Fallon* [email protected]
New South Wales (Hunter Region) Dawn Bos* [email protected]
Northern New South Wales Wilma Steain via: [email protected]
Australian Capital Territory Angela Belluomo via: [email protected]
Victoria Fiona Hutchins [email protected]
South Australia Sharyn Gunn [email protected]
Western Australia Eleanor Snook [email protected]
Queensland Rod & Gayle Shannen [email protected]
North Queensland Sandra Lundie [email protected]
Tasmania Jenelle Wells [email protected]
Tasmania Sarah Darkin* [email protected]