Board of Directors

The Board

Healthy Hips Australia has a small, enthusiastic board of directors. We also have advisors contributing to the direction of the organisation. We thank them all for volunteering their time and expertise.



Sarah Twomey - Founder of Healthy Hips Australia, Sarah is an occupational therapist. She completed a business administration degree in conjunction with her occupational therapy degree, and now works part time as a senior occupational therapist in the West Australian Department of Health. Sarah worked across numerous acute, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation settings in the West Australian Department of Health, leading to her appointment as the senior occupational therapist at Royal Perth Hospital, from 2010-2012, of the statewide rehabilitation service for people with acquired brain injuries. Sarah sat on the committee of management for the WA Occupational Therapy Association in a marketing role for three years. A mother of two children with hip dysplasia, Sarah was inspired to use her professional skills to establish and run Healthy Hips Australia.

Dr Bruce Matthews - Bruce studied chemistry at the University of Western Australia, ultimately leading to the award of a doctorate of philosophy in chemistry. He also achieved a bachelor of education degree from the same university. Commencing in 1976, Bruce taught chemistry, physics and science at both government and independent schools for many years. He also served in numerous leadership roles at these schools, culminating in being headmaster of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School from 1998 to 2011. Bruce had 21 years of governance experience working with the board of governors of two independent schools. Since 2012, he has been on the board of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, which oversees kindergarten to year 12 education in all schools in WA, and he is chair of its standards committee. Bruce has two granddaughters affected by hip dysplasia. He brings extensive experience in education and governance to the board of directors of Healthy Hips Australia.

Amy Lymbery - Amy has worked for 15 years in administration across a wide range of industries. Most recently, Amy was a personal assistant at Bankwest in the Business Banking area as well as the IT department. Amy is the mother of two young children, Myles and Bridget. Passionate about being active in the community, Amy was president of her local playgroup for the past three years. She brings personal experience with hip dysplasia, as Bridget has been affected by the condition, as well as professional organisational and planning skills to the board of directors of Healthy Hips Australia.

Ruby Johnston - Biography coming soon.

Greg Godwin - Biography coming soon.

Chris Pearce - Biography coming soon.


Secretary & Public Officer

Robert Twomey - Robert has worked for more than 10 years as a human resources professional and is currently a senior human resources advisor for a prominent oil and gas company. Robert is a commercially focused HR and IR professional with the ability to diagnose an organisation’s effectiveness, provide vision for change and implement strategies to improve organisational performance, workplace relations, culture and engagement. He is passionate about contributing to the establishment of this not-for-profit organisation, having had a personal experience with hip dysplasia — his two children are affected by it. Robert takes on this role as a voluntary public officer.