Our Board

Dr Helen Healy MB BS, PhD, FRACP

Dr Helen HealyDr Helen Healy is a Founding Director of the Kidney Research Foundation.

She is a highly productive researcher publishing innovative and world leading science, Head of the Conjoint Kidney Research Laboratory and Co-Chair CKD Qld. Her programs of research in the mechanisms and management of chronic kidney disease are supported by competitive government and non-government funding, including the National Health and Medical Research Council.

In her position of Director Kidney Health Service of a large metropolitan Hospital and Health Service she leads a dynamic team of clinicians and scientists in unravelling the mechanisms of progression of kidney disease, describing its natural clinical history and using the emerging fields of Implementation Science and Operations Research to evaluation the impact of innovative systems in the delivery of healthcare.

Dr Healy has previously been a member of the Executive Council of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, served as its Honorary Treasurer, member of the Kidney Health Australia Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, member of a working party of the Australian Commonwealth Government Medical Services Advisory Committee, participating co-author of Guideline Writing Working Groups in Dialysis and Kidney Supportive care and served on State Digital Health governance and business groups.

Sandra Jones (Chair, Company Secretary and Public Officer)

Sandra Jones kidney researchSandra Jones joined the Board in 2005 and was elected Board Chair in the same year. Sandra is the Company Secretary and Public Officer for the foundation and assists with finance, administrative and fund raising roles. Sandra was very excited to become involved and contribute with keen interest, having lost family members and parents to kidney disease.

Sandra’s early career was in banking and finance. In 1977, Sandra established a business with her husband Colin Jones in the security and locksmithing industry in the outer western suburbs of Sydney. Her role in the business included managing staff, administrative and financial duties. Together with Colin, she established and grew the business over a 33 year period with a large corporate clientele base.

In 2010 Sandra retired, and was pleased to be able to donate more of her time to the Kidney Research Foundation. Having been successful in business and administration, she wanted to give her experience and knowledge back to the community.

Colin Jones (Director)

Colin JonesColin joined the Board of the Kidney Research Foundation in 2005 and was honoured to be involved. Colin’s interest in helping find a cure for kidney disease is a personal one, having lost his father to kidney disease when Colin was just four years old.

In his early career, Colin trained as a locksmith and worked in the industry for 48 years. In 1977 Colin established his own company in security and locksmithing industry where he gained a New South Wales (NSW) security license and became a member of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia. Colin handled the technical side of the business including managing staff training, working as a security advisor to corporate clients, building up a large corporate clientele base. During this period of 33 years Colin gave insights into the finer aspects of the trade. He also assisted in setting up and trade testing future Master Locksmiths for NSW TAFE about to start their own business.

After retiring in 2010, Colin became an enthusiastic board member working on fund raising and in an advisory capacity.