Our People

Founder and Director, Kate Strohm
Kate, after careers as a hospital scientist, health educator and counsellor, and print/radio journalist, established Siblings Australia in 1999. Since then she has been invited to present across Australia and overseas (including Italy 4 times) to siblings, parents and professionals. Her book Siblings has been published in Australia, (in 2002, with a revised edition in 2014, and also available as an e-book), the UK and the US (as Being the Other One), and has been translated into Korean. She has developed a range of Siblings Australia resources and services and brings her own personal experience to the position, having grown up with an older sister with cerebral palsy.

The Board members have continued to support the goals of the organisation, during times of limited resources, and encourage Kate in her quest to gain support and recognition for siblings. They bring a range of experiences and expertise to the role.

Ruby Gates, Chair | Retired School Counsellor, St George College.

Dr Jon Jureidini, Deputy Chair | Child Psychiatrist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics, University of Adelaide.

Rob Fowler, Secretary | Adjunct Professor of Law, University of South Australia.

Peter Gill, Treasurer | Media and Public Relations Adviser.

Corinne May Habel | Head of Fundraising & Marketing, Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation, Adelaide.