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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 Chelsea

Chelsea Bublitz is one of our Family Support Coordinators who provides incredible support for whānau in the Auckland region.

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 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.

Thu-Lena Tran: Whānau Connect Group Coordinator

Thu-Lena Tran is our Whānau Connect Group Coordinator, a role which is focused on supporting our Group committees throughout Aotearoa.

Beads of Courage Glass Artists

The Kiwi artists behind the handmade glass courage beads

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.

Dennis Turton

Chair

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

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…

Dr Stephen Laughton

Board Member

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

Nick Beale

Board Member

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

Dan Walker

Board Member

Tēnā koutou kātoa. He mokopuna tēnei nō te korowai o te maunga…

Darlene Tuiono

Board Member

Darlene’s connection to the Child Cancer Foundation began in 2014 when her…

Sierra Alef-Defoe

Board Member

Sierra’s passion for advancing outcomes for children with cancer came from losing…

Dennis Turton

Chair

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

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…

Dr Stephen Laughton

Board Member

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

Nick Beale

Board Member

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

Dan Walker

Board Member

Tēnā koutou kātoa. He mokopuna tēnei nō te korowai o te maunga…

Darlene Tuiono

Board Member

Darlene’s connection to the Child Cancer Foundation began in 2014 when her…

Sierra Alef-Defoe

Board Member

Sierra’s passion for advancing outcomes for children with cancer came from losing…

Leadership Group

Our Leadership Group provides guidance for all parts of the organisation, leading from the front with dedication and empathy.

Monica Briggs

Chief Executive

Experienced for-purpose sector leader Monica Briggs joined Child Cancer Foundation as Chief…

Thu-Lena Tran

Senior Whānau Connect Lead

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā kārangarangatanga maha o te…

Shannyn Hansen

Senior Family Support Team Leader

Shannyn joined Child Cancer Foundation in 2009, with a background as a…

Harriet Keown

Content Specialist

Harriet joined Child Cancer Foundation in 2020, where she is responsible for…

Kerry Price

Project Manager - Fixed Term

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. No ngā whenua ahau o…

Ella Pearce

Digital & Direct Marketing Manager

Ella leads the Digital and Direct Marketing team at Child Cancer Foundation.…

Siobhan Fairweather

Executive Assistant

Siobhan joined Child Cancer Foundation as Executive Assistant in October 2021. As…

Chris Key

National Partnerships Manager

Chris joins our Leadership Group as Acting Fundraising Manager and our National…

Monica Briggs

Chief Executive

Experienced for-purpose sector leader Monica Briggs joined Child Cancer Foundation as Chief…

Thu-Lena Tran

Senior Whānau Connect Lead

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā kārangarangatanga maha o te…

Shannyn Hansen

Senior Family Support Team Leader

Shannyn joined Child Cancer Foundation in 2009, with a background as a…

Harriet Keown

Content Specialist

Harriet joined Child Cancer Foundation in 2020, where she is responsible for…

Kerry Price

Project Manager - Fixed Term

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. No ngā whenua ahau o…

Ella Pearce

Digital & Direct Marketing Manager

Ella leads the Digital and Direct Marketing team at Child Cancer Foundation.…

Siobhan Fairweather

Executive Assistant

Siobhan joined Child Cancer Foundation as Executive Assistant in October 2021. As…

Chris Key

National Partnerships Manager

Chris joins our Leadership Group as Acting Fundraising Manager and our National…

Part-time finance manager role available

Calling all finance managers - we have an amazing part-time opportunity available to join our warm, friendly and welcoming team. Click here to find out more and apply today.

You are invited to join Child Cancer Foundation as a member

Becoming a Child Cancer Foundation member will give you a voice in the incorporated society

Child Cancer Foundation is an incorporated society with a membership base that includes families of children with cancer, health professionals and people who support our cause.

Becoming a member will give you an opportunity to pay it forward to other families who are supported by the Foundation. You will also be able to vote at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting.

Please note: If you are a family in need of support, please get in touch with our team through our contact page.