Hospital to Home Team
Social Enterprise Lead
Master of Business Law
Master of Applied Finance and Investment Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
As Social Enterprise Lead, John Koerber is working to nationally scale a new social enterprise offering of capacity building, resource/tool development and dissemination, and secondary consultation across hospital discharge teams, support coordinators, and allied health professionals, drawing on the work of UpSkill and the Hospital to Home service.
Prior to joining the Summer Foundation, John was the CEO of the Victim Support Service in Adelaide, which delivered a range of client-focussed programs, including therapeutic counselling and criminal justice support services to victims of crime, as well as educational programs and capacity building for key stakeholders in the criminal justice system.
Business Operations Officer - Social Enterprise
Bachelor of Business
Helen Jeisman provides project support to Summer Foundation executives and works with managers to coordinate project planning, monitoring and reporting, as well as problem solving and managing relationships with external organisations.
Helen has worked for the past 7 years in event and project coordination within the not-for-profit sector, including nearly 3 years at the Summer Foundation.
Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Kaitlyn King is responsible for helping find appropriate housing for people with disability who are otherwise unable to leave a hospital setting. This includes engaging with health teams and support coordinators and completing a search to find housing that aligns with their needs.
Before joining the Summer Foundation, Kaitlyn worked as an occupational therapist for more than 10 years in inpatient and community rehabilitation in the areas of acquired brain injury, neurological and amputee rehabilitation, in both the private and public sectors.
Hospital to Home Coordinator
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (with Honours)
Alison’s role involves working with a person’s hospital team and Support Coordinator to identify an individual’s housing needs and preferences. Once their housing needs and preferences are known, she then works with their hospital team and Support Coordinator to locate appropriate housing.
Prior to starting her role at the Summer Foundation, Alison worked as an Occupational Therapist, providing community-based NDIS services to people with neurological disabilities. She has also worked as an Occupational Therapist in acute hospital wards, rehabilitation wards and in the aged care sector.
Research Project Manager
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Robin Ramme joined the Summer Foundations Research Unit in 2021 to take on the role of Research Project Manager. In this role, he manages data collection and statistical analyses for the Hospital to Home service project whose aim it is to support and build the capacity of key professionals working alongside people with disability who are stuck in hospital and require suitable housing.
Robin has 6 years’ psychological research experience spanning all aspects of the research process from study design to statistical analyses in projects ranging from body image to cognitive psychology. Prior to his work as a researcher, Robin spent close to 3 years working in residential aged care in Sweden. In addition to his work at the Summer Foundation, Robin is currently in the process of writing up his PhD at Griffith University where he’s utilised experimental design to examine, and disrupt, factors resulting in motivational inconsistency during working memory training. During his time at University, Robin has also taught undergraduate students in courses focusing on quantitative research design and statistics.