Michelle Murray is a highly driven charity fundraiser and is considered one of Australia’s most respected events managers. Michelle brings over 20 years’ experience in events management and fundraising. She was part of the founding team of Cure for Life Foundation in 2001 (now Cure Brain Cancer Foundation) with Prof Charlie Teo. Her roles included operations, development and events.
Michelle has met ambitious fundraising goals, raising millions to support brain cancer research, and has strong relationships within the brain cancer community. Her work has been recognised through industry awards from FIA and Everyday Hero.
Community and Ambassador Manager
Marcella has had over 30 years’ experience in media – working with John Laws. Alan Jones, Brian Bury and John Stanley. In the US Marcella was involved in coverage of the 1983 America’s Cup and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
She also worked alongside her husband the late Stan Zemanek who died from brain cancer in 2007
In 2010 Marcella was instrumental in establishing the inaugural brain cancer action week along with Gail O’Brien and Annette Ollie. Marcella has also served on several Boards including Variety Club, Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Youth Off the Streets.
Marcella is a passionate speaker for the brain cancer community and a supporter of families who have lost loved ones. Marcella has dedicated herself to sharing their stories.
Having lost her husband to brain cancer Marcella has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research and is excited to bring her passion and experience to the Charlie Teo Foundation.
OPERATIONS AND FINANCE MANAGER
Lucille Foster is an administrator who has over 20 year’s experience in sales, marketing and retail operations. Lucille has worked for 5 years in the not-for-profit space of brain cancer research as Operations Manager with skills acquired in IT and finance.
Lucille’s contributions so far have included, but are not limited to, developing the volunteer program, streamlining the office and implementing systems and event processes
Chief Operating Officer
Alana generously gave her time as a volunteer for 6 months to help launch the Charlie Teo Foundation. She has over 10 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer working as a Senior Associate in a top-tier law firm, in-house with not-for-profit organisations and more recently as an executive of a tech company improving access to justice. Alana has a genuine dedication to helping charities and start-ups build good governance and for engaging the community to make a real impact on improving cancer treatments.
Alana won a scholarship for the Young Leaders Forum, a global leadership development program. She is a Graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course and is admitted to practice in the NSW Supreme Court, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia. Alana holds a Law degree with first class honours and a Communications degree in Journalism from UTS.