About SBH Queensland


SBH Queensland provides information, therapy and other services to adults and children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families in Queensland, Australia.

The Education and Therapy Service provides occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language pathology, social work and education advice to children and families with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and provides advice and support to teachers and other professionals. SBH Queensland receives financial support from Education Queensland to provide this program.

The GOALS program teaches adults with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus some of the skills needed to live well.  The Queensland Department of Communities – Disability Services provides a subsidy to help run this program.


Our mission is to enrich the lives and well-being of people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

To achieve this, we provide high quality client–led support to individuals, families and carers by way of information, family support, therapy and teaching services.

Values Statement

Our Guiding values are

* Respect for all people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families

* Commitment to lifelong support

* Quality services

Board of Directors

SBH Queensland’s board of directors is elected by the members of SBH Queensland at its annual general meeting held in November each year.

The current board has eight directors who have life experience of spina bifida and/or skills required for proper governance of the association.

SBH Queensland staff

SBH Queensland employs 14 professional staff to provide services to children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and 2 support staff.

Education and Therapy Service for children and families
Social Workers Anthea Martinuzzi for families in Brisbane North and country

Joan Abbott for families in Brisbane South to NSW border

 Occupational Therapists  Therese DwyerAmy Hilaire
 Physiotherapists  Elizabeth Steele

Trish Sim

Education Advisers (Teachers) Berthe Berkovits for children in Grades 4 -12

Karen Skou for children from birth – Grade 3

Susanne Edmond North Queensland

Speech Pathologist Amber Katavic
Adults Services Skills Information and Support Team (ASSIST)

Jodie Kennedy (Social worker)

Sonya Dennis (Social worker)

Angela Tincknell (Occupational Therapist)

Information Service

Bill Shead

Admin team

Administration Officer and Fundraiser: Kylie Harrison

Manager: Bill Shead