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Our People

Our impact on the lives of children and whānau would not be possible without the team of passionate and talented people who make up our organisation.

Family Support Coordinators

Our Family Support Coordinators are at the heart of everything we do, providing one-to-one support for each family.

Meet Jean

Jean works with families in the Hawke's Bay region, guiding them through their childhood cancer experience as a Family Support Coordinator.

Meet Chrissie

Chrissie is one of our wonderful Family Support Coordinators who supports families in the Auckland region.

Meet Rayleen

Rayleen is one of the Family Support Coordinators who provides essential support for families in the Auckland region.

Meet Vicki

Vicki is one of the fantastic Family Support Coordinators who stands alongside families in the Otago/Southland regions.

Meet Christine

For over 25 years, Christine has been providing life-changing support for families in the Otago/Southland regions.

Board Members

We are fortunate to be governed by a Board that is dedicated to our kaupapa, made up of members who are all leaders in their fields.

Nick Beale

Chair

Nick’s desire to support Child Cancer Foundation began around 1980, when a…

Pat Wilkes

Deputy Chair

Pat understands the childhood cancer journey intimately, as his daughter was diagnosed…

Jim Boult

Board Member

Jim has been involved with the Foundation for almost 30 years, since…

Dean Bradley

Board Member

Dean’s involvement with the Foundation began when his daughter, Amber, was diagnosed…

Alex Hanlon

Board Member

Alex is a bereaved parent who is delighted to be able to…

Karen Heslip

Board Member

Karen is a bereaved parent who loves being able to give back…

Stuart Hutchinson

Board Member

Stuart was inspired to join the Board as our legal advisor after…

Dr Stephen Laughton

Board Member

Stephen is a Paediatric Oncologist at Starship Hospital, with specific expertise in…

Dennis Turton

Board Member

Dennis became involved with Child Cancer Foundation after his son, Noah, was…

Nick Beale

Chair

Nick’s desire to support Child Cancer Foundation began around 1980, when a…

Pat Wilkes

Deputy Chair

Pat understands the childhood cancer journey intimately, as his daughter was diagnosed…

Jim Boult

Board Member

Jim has been involved with the Foundation for almost 30 years, since…

Dean Bradley

Board Member

Dean’s involvement with the Foundation began when his daughter, Amber, was diagnosed…

Alex Hanlon

Board Member

Alex is a bereaved parent who is delighted to be able to…

Karen Heslip

Board Member

Karen is a bereaved parent who loves being able to give back…

Stuart Hutchinson

Board Member

Stuart was inspired to join the Board as our legal advisor after…

Dr Stephen Laughton

Board Member

Stephen is a Paediatric Oncologist at Starship Hospital, with specific expertise in…

Dennis Turton

Board Member

Dennis became involved with Child Cancer Foundation after his son, Noah, was…

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team provide guidance for all parts of the organisation, leading from the front with dedication and empathy.

Sarah Wooller

General Manager - Business Services

Marie Purcell

General Manager - Family Support

Michelle Payton

Volunteer Support Manager

David Baker

General Manager - Development

Sarah Wooller

General Manager - Business Services

Marie Purcell

General Manager - Family Support

Michelle Payton

Volunteer Support Manager

David Baker

General Manager - Development

Meet One Of Our Volunteers

Thu-Lena Tran is the lead volunteer for our Hawke's Bay Connect Group, a small but dedicated group of parents who organise events for families in the area.

"Volunteering is something of a calling... It’s a truly selfless act which is incredibly fulfilling and empowering."

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