| Thembe Moyo – Chairperson & FaceUp Founder
Thembe is married and has two beautiful children, her son was born with a condition called Nasal Encephalocele which deformed the shape of his nose. Because of her son, Thembe has become passionate about highlighting problems faced by children and adults with facial differences and she would like to be a voice of hope and change within the community. Thembe would like to see an improvement in the outcomes of people with facial differences. Thembe is a qualified social worker and has been working with children and families for the past 13 years. Thembe has always been passionate about working with children and families and specialised in this area during her university studies.
|Ann Edwardes – Vice Chairperson
Ann has been part of FaceUp from the start. Her passion stems from a friend who was born with ears that stick out. He’s now 24 and continues to suffer from low self-esteem and social withdrawal. Appearance means everything in our superficial world. What we consider “normal” has been scrutinised and dissected incessantly. She understands that faces are of great consequence, seen first and help us to communicate. Life is tough generally and tougher for those with facial differences. FaceUp aspires to promote acceptance of people with facial differences. Everyone has the right to live a reasonable and harmonious life in our society. In addition to her role as board member, she is a wife, mother and university student.
|Sipho Moyo – FaceUp Co-Founder & Treasurer
Sipho is a Manchester Metropolitan University Accounting & Finance graduate. Sipho is a firm believer that one’s challenge in life is to live life in such a way as to cause others to be winners. It’s a great privilege to raise my gorgeous daughter and inspirational son, a brave fighter who was born with a condition known as Nasal Encephalocele, which deformed his forehead and nose. Jayden is his source of inspiration and he appreciate that every individual is worth to be loved, celebrated and appreciated. He is proud to be Angel and Jayden’s dad and he knows that their future is bright. His motto is simply ‘Keep on smiling’.
|Wilma McBain – OAM & Board Member
Wilma has been the Clerical Co-ordinator at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) for the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit for 29 years and the Clerical co-ordinator of the Craniofacial/Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Unit since its inception in 1993. Current Secretary of the Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association (ACLAPA) – since 2006 – previous committee member of CleftPals WA and is currently a Board member of Rotary Bay View Claremont. In “spare time” is a Civil Celebrant at weekends. In 2008 was awarded an OAM “For service to the community through the care and support of children requiring craniofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery”. Wilma joined the Board because of her passion for helping the community and wanting to help make a difference in the lives of others, both in children and adults.
|Craig Harper – Board Member
Using his skills in analytics and data management, Craig have been involved in the statistical analysis for various studies which have assessed the psychosocial impact of cleft lip and palate – a condition which often results in visible appearance difference. He has seen the potential that targeted research can have in shaping health outcomes and to provide insights into these complex issues. He is passionate about raising his own skills and knowledge about visible appearance difference and to assist others to do the same so that together we may be able to help others live better lives.
|Wendy Nicholls – Board Member
Wendy is a clinical research associate and have experience in many areas of health research including both men’s and women’s health and psychosocial health. She works in the area of care for individuals with craniofacial disorders and has worked in various community projects. Wendy is passionate about helping others to improve their lives, and especially their self-esteem through self-empowerment. Currently she is studying the psychosocial impacts for individuals with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions which may lead to visible appearance difference.
|Greg Mogan – Board Member
Greg is currently Vice President Subsurface with Woodside Energy Limited based in Perth, Western Australia. He has 30 years’ experience in the global Oil & Gas industry working first as a Petroleum Engineering in Canada, then as Project and Asset Manager in International postings. Greg joined Woodside in 2005 and has since held Development, Strategy and Business roles. In 2014, Greg became Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality and became involved with FaceUp in 2016.
|Dr. Yetunde Onamusi – Board Member
Dr Onamusi is a General practitioner and mother of 3 children who migrated to Australia about 10 years ago. She is passionate about her work as a general practitioner which puts her in a position to be of help to families. This cuts across not just physical illness but also psychological support. When she is not at work, she enjoy spending time with her family and reading a good book.