Finding cures for children's genetic diseases

About Us

Mrs Patti Payne OAM MPS PhC, Board Member

Patti Payne has been a Community Pharmacist for over 25 years, practicing on the Central Coast, NSW. She joined the Beecroft Committee of CMRI in 1969 serving as President in 1972 to 1973. In 1991, she was instrumental in forming the Hills Committee and has been its President ever since. She is a member of CMRI Biosafety Committee and has been heavily involved with Jeans for Genes since its inception. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Kings School Foundation and has organised many functions for other institutions and charities. She is the foundation President of the Women for Pharmacy network, Chairperson of the Events and Hospitality Committee of the Federation Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP) World Conference, Sydney, 2003 and was the Australian nominee to the Board of Directors of the Community Pharmacy Section of FIP. She has four adult children and the fifth died in infancy from a genetically related condition.

She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2006. Mrs Payne was elected to the Board in October 2000.