We are a small, experienced team of staff and volunteers dedicated to helping Mums and their young families impacted by any type of cancer throughout Australia.
Our team has a comprehensive understanding of the day to day challenges a Mum will face during cancer treatment whilst caring for a young family. We all hope that one day there will be a cure for cancer, but until then we are here to help.
Mummy’s Wish is an Australian registered charity and has been endorsed as a deductible gift recipient since 2007.
Mummy’s Wish is passionate about providing young Australian families with immediate, practical and non means tested support while Mum is receiving treatment for cancer.
We are committed to providing our donors, supporters and members with current, easy to understand, transparent information detailing how funds and support generously given to us is used and accounted for.
Should you wish to know more please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mummy’s Wish Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee. Our ACN is 615 374 313 and our financial accounts are kindly audited by HLB Mann Judd.
Our constitution, audited financial reports and annual information statements can be viewed on the ACNC website.
Mummy’s Wish is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.
They are passionate about using their skills to oversee, support and provide strategic direction to the charity.
Trevor Cuss, Chair
Following his family’s arrival in Australia in 2007 – Trevor spent almost two years with Grant Thornton Australia (Brisbane Corporate Finance) prior to establishing an independent, financial consultancy business (Lattice Capital), which focuses on providing transaction support and migration advisory services to legal firms, professional accounting firms, smaller and mid-sized corporates and ASX Juniors. From 2012 to 2015 Trevor was a Chair at the Executive Connection, leading a group of CEO’s based in the Gold Coast area. Historically, he has held a number of leadership and governance roles – being a national partner at Ernst & Young for 7 years. Trevor held senior management roles at Deloitte Corporate Finance for 5- years and similar roles in three large financial institutions namely, Discount House, Senbank and UAL in Southern Africa. Trevor has an ability to assimilate knowledge across a number of industries, business process and operating models which have led him to volunteering for a number of Brisbane based governance roles including as Vice-president (Australia Africa Business Council-Queensland chapter); Treasurer in the local Body Corporate in Indooroopilly and most recently as Chair of Mummy’s Wish Limited.
Rachel Burke, Secretary
Rachel has worked for a large retail company for over 25 years. She is the story that is becoming rare these days, starting working when she was 15 and along the way kept saying “yes” to opportunities as they presented themselves. Before she knew it 25 years had passed and her skill in the HR policy, process and system space had let to much success. She loves working with people helping them achieve great outcomes which is why after all those years in corporate world she was drawn to volunteering in the NFP space. After becoming a volunteer at Mummy’s Wish in June 2016 she was hooked instantly in the great work being achieved. By November 2017 Rachel had joined the board and became Secretary in 2018 (soon after she became a mother herself).
Giovanna Lever, Director
Giovanna Lever has thrived in roles across multiple industries with InterContinental Hotels Group, Tourism Australia and Australian Rugby Union where she was known for the commercial success of her work. She also gained a reputation for inspiring teams to give their best and her ability to facilitate competing sets of stakeholders to work together towards common goals.
With 20 years experience working as an integrated commercial marketer in tourism, hospitality, entertainment and sport behind her, Giovanna began Sparrowly Group with a clear vision to enable practical and sustainable outcomes for businesses and their people. She has been at the helm of high profile projects for destinations, businesses and brands across Australia.
Mrs Lever is a regular keynote speaker, speaking to emerging leaders on topics including management, leadership, business, governance, marketing and crisis management.
Angelique Ettia National Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor of Commerce, majors; Marketing, Human Resources Management and International Business at the University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Graduate Certificate in Business, majors; Philanthropy and Non Profit Studies at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Non Executive Director KJM Foundation Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)
Angelique is a purpose driven senior executive and board director with a history of transforming businesses into sustainable entities through the creation of mission focused campaigns that meet stakeholder needs and support sustainable growth. As evidenced in 9 inaugural roles, Angelique’s strong commercial skills and natural ability to develop trusted relationships has generated over $60,000,000, and attracted 15,000 stakeholders across the highly competitive finance and charity sectors.
Angelique is a social justice advocate who values authenticity, education, integrity and effectiveness
Gayle Richardson Co-Founder and Support Coordinator
Bachelor of Science (UQ), Masters of Human Services (Griffith University)
Gayle Richardson is one of the founders of Mummy’s Wish. She underwent treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006 when her daughter was just a baby. With her first hand experience she is now a Support Coordinator providing practical support and information to mums with cancer registered with Mummy’s Wish. Her background includes Bachelor Science, Masters of Human Services and over 15 years experience in the recruitment and health/community industries
Alisha Wallace Support Coordinator
Bachelor of Nursing (QUT) Grad Cert Cancer Nursing (QUT) Breast Care Course (King’s College, London)
Alisha has worked in oncology for 18 years and is very passionate about supporting the mums and ensuring they have all the information and support they require whilst receiving treatment.
Carla Hadden, Queensland Ambassador
Jane and Jan, Volunteers
Jane has been with Mummy’s Wish since 2013. As the role and need grew, she enlisted her friend, Jan, who had recently retired and was looking for an opportunity where she could give back and still be active and engaged. Jane and Jan provide invaluable administration help a few days a week, particularly with the preparation and distribution of the Mummy’s Wish Care Pack sent to our mums. “We know how important these packs are to the mums who receive them. It is a very special feeling to know that we’ve personally sent some love and support to these mums,” Jane said .