In mid 2015 a small special interest group was established with the aim of attempting to improve services for gender variant and transgender persons residing within the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.


From this special interest group, later to become the Hunter Centre for Sex and Gender Diversity Inc, was later elected a management committee. The current committee, several of whom are transgendered or gender variant themselves, and whom give their time voluntarily, outside of normal working hours, consists of:

 President: Kaete Walker. RN. BA (Social Welfare) . Member, and former past executive member, Aust and NZ Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH). Email: mytanwy@gmail.com

 Vice President: Dr Katie-Jane Wynne PhD (Endocrinologist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, and member of ANZPATH).


Secretary: Dr Steve Kelly. GP. Warrabrook, Newcastle, and member of ANZPATH.


Treasurer: Dr Yolandie Goodyear. Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, and member of ANZPATH.

Mr Wez Saunders (Counsellor with ACON Hunter). 

Mr Glenn Ferrero (Regional Manager, ACON Hunter).

Dr Judy Luu, Endocronologist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, and member of ANZPATH.

Gratitude is also expressed, for past assistance given, to Conjoint Associate Professor Rachel Heath, http://www.syktek.com.au/ , School of Psychology, University of Newcastle and Rachael Wallbank, of Wallbanks Legal.

The aims of the group are, within the Hunter region of NSW:

To promote the subjects of the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression, within professional training programs.

To serve as a forum for and promote communication and collaboration amongst professionals involved in the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression

To encourage, promote and share research in the fields of the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression.

To develop best practices and supportive policies which promote the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression.


To establish a known network of professional service providers in the fields of the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression.