Our team

Committee Members

Yes these guys do a lot of work. With Julie at the helm nothing is left to chance, and each committee member contributes based on skills, work and family committments. The logistics of EFA are quite mind boggling. Each year as a trip approaches, volunteers and medical staff need to come on board, their travel and accommodation organised, as well some very difficult logistics around getting medical supplies through customs at the Ethiopian end. We also need to arrange medical facilities in some pretty interesting and remote places, and lets not forget the most important job of all - making sure people know we are coming so they can make the journey to the hospital.


It takes money to do what we do. However the EFA team are frugal and make your dollars go a long way. Thanks for donating as none of this would happen without you.

In Memory of Michael Van Ewijk

It is with great sadness that we learnt Michael had passed peacefully on 28th of July, 2023, following a long and strenuous struggle with a rare cancer.

Michael was a loyal and dedicated committee member as Vice President then Treasurer.

He designed the EFA Logo and Brand that we will continue to use as his Legacy. He managed our RAWCS account and graphic designs for our newsletters and documents, and produced many calendars over the years that we used for fundraising.

Michael accompanied our volunteer teams on many occasions to our remote areas of Ethiopia as our official photographer and was always a great companion and brought much humour to some difficult days.

He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.


Julie Tyers OAM
Founder and President
Lucas Kenny
Vice President
Michael Bishop
Sarah Kenny
Muhammed Elemo
Ethiopian Liaison
Will Kenny