BreaCan is the culmination of the vision, expertise and dedication of a varied group of people. In a respectful partnership staff, volunteers and advisers work together acknowledging the unique and valuable contribution each makes to the service. BreaCan has an advisory group to provide advice, guidance and support, as well as being governed by the board of Women’s Health Victoria.
Below are staff profiles. Please contact us on 1300 781 500 for partnership opportunities.
Lee Kennedy began in the position of BreaCan manager in December 2012. As Manager, Lee has a variety of responsibilities including the management of staff, the implementation of the BreaCan Strategic Plan and to initiate, lead and develop projects. Lee also forms part of the Women’s Health Victoria management team and promotes the BreaCan service through initiating strong relationships with external stakeholders.
Team Leader, BreaCan Programs
Fiona joined BreaCan in October 2008. Fiona’s role involves the planning and coordination of all BreaCan programs and services. She manages the BreaCan Programs team and is responsible for coordinating BreaCan’s work in regional areas.
Justine Dalla Riva
Communications and Information Management Coordinator
Justine began with BreaCan in December 2003. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation of the BreaCan Communication Plan, including the production and publication of communication materials. Justine is responsible for the implementation of service monitoring, reporting and data quality assurance. The BreaCan website and online communication strategy is another of Justine’s key areas.
Wendy joined BreaCan in October 2008. Wendy works primarily in the Resource Centre alongside the BreaCan peer support volunteers. Her role involves providing information and support to service users. Part of Wendy’s role is to coordinate support for women living with advanced cancer and to plan the What’s On program of events.
Programs and Project Officer
Simone began at BreaCan in January 2014. She is responsible for the BreaCan resource library and ongoing maintenance and further development of the BreaCan Information Navigators. She also works in the Resource Centre alongside the BreaCan peer support volunteers, providing information and support to service users.
Volunteer and Consumer Participation Coordinator
Kellie joined BreaCan in November 2011. She coordinates the volunteering program, from recruitment and training of volunteers, including the trained peer support volunteers, to providing ongoing support and coordination. Her role also involves facilitating consumer participation and maintaining BreaCan’s resource library.
She also works in the Resource Centre along side BreaCan peer support volunteers.
Annemarie joined the BreaCan team in September 2012, working on a two year project funded by Cancer Australia, which looks at how BreaCan can provide better access to our service for those affected by breast and gynaecological cancers who come from a diverse background, such as those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Programs and Training Officer
Mary started at BreaCan in September 2012. Her role involves developing and coordinating the implementation of volunteer training programs. She also provides position relief in the Resource Centre, working alongside the BreaCan peer support volunteers, providing information and support to service users.
Katherine began at BreaCan in September 2008. She is responsible for providing organisational support to staff and maintaining of office systems. She is responsible for coordinating mail out of activities to over 2500 contacts.
Katherine also maintains service use data and co-ordinates records management and filing.