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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 Franziska

Franziska Poschl provides unique support for families in the Auckland/Northland regions.

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 Chrissie

Chrissie is one of our wonderful Family Support Coordinators who supports 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.

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.

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…

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team provide 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…

Marie Purcell

General Manager - Family Support

Marie’s interest in supporting families impacted by childhood cancer began in the…

David Baker

General Manager of Development

David joined Child Cancer Foundation as General Manager of Development in late…

Monica Briggs

Chief Executive

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

Marie Purcell

General Manager - Family Support

Marie’s interest in supporting families impacted by childhood cancer began in the…

David Baker

General Manager of Development

David joined Child Cancer Foundation as General Manager of Development in late…

Meet our Whānau Connect Group Coordinator

Thu-Lena Tran is the coordinator for our Whānau Connect Groups, which provide peer-to-peer support to families living through childhood cancer in their regions.

"I am so passionate about the role and importance that our Whānau Connect Groups bring to the table."

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