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Development Committee

The Development Committee bring a broad skillset and wide variety of experience from across the philanthropic sector. This Committee will provide support for fundraising initiatives and activities as well as increase engagement and seek philanthropic support for key priorities of the NORTH Foundation’s beneficiaries.

The members are all driven to help the NORTH Foundation increase funding for innovative health research, the delivery of exceptional patient care, medical facilities and equipment.

Janine Birch

Janine is currently the Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Manager at St George Foundation. Janine has over 10 years experience in senior roles within the recruitment industry and has worked in corporate partnerships, events and community engagement for charities including Red Cross and Careflight.

Meredith Cummins

Meredith is a driven and dedicated health professional who thrives on delivering world class care to cancer patients and enhancing the skills of health professionals to deliver this care. Having worked in Oncology for the past 30 years in metropolitan, rural, international, public and private settings – Meredith has a wealth of experience. She continues to be a key player instrumental in the design, commissioning and establishment of private cancer care facilities in New South Wales. Meredith also has experience in comprehensive cancer care, accreditation and licensing processes, governance (Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Committees), quality management systems, fundraising, liaison with Pharmaceutical companies, Philanthropic groups and all aspects of practice management. For the past 5 years, Meredith has been the Chair of the Sydney Regional Group of Cancer Nurses Society of Australia and has contributed to developing education materials for health professionals and patients internationally. In addition, Meredith, has her own healthcare consultancy business and works at the NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia as Project Officer, embracing the opportunity to continue developing and delivering World Class cancer care for neuroendocrine cancer.

Nick Jaffer

A recognised major gift and integrated fundraising expert, Nick has built a strong track record over 27 years in Canada and Australia working with philanthropists, boards, senior executives and fundraisers to help non-profit organisations achieve their mission. Nick is a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Theatre for Young People and Fundraising Institute of Australia (NSW) and has also served on boards for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Leukaemia Research Fund, University of Alberta School of Business, and Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. Leading Global Philanthropic’s Asia Pacific operations, Nick has worked with clients in the education, health and medical research, arts and culture, public policy and community services sectors including the Australian National University, Hong Kong International School, St Peter’s College, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Symphony and National Library of Australia amongst others.

Nina Mapson Bone - Chair

With a career spanning over 20 years, Nina’s number one passion is her passion for people. Since joining Beaumont People in 2015, she continues to use her wealth of knowledge and expertise to grow, inspire, and empower the team leading with an underlying vision whereby people everywhere are engaged in meaningful work. A regular speaker and trainer, she shares her expertise on all things involving People, Leadership, Strategy, Talent Attraction, Onboarding, Retention and more, to her team, clients and candidates through workshops, seminars and events. Being a collaborative individual, Nina enjoys engaging in insightful discussions and thrives on building relationships. She personally develops and maintains partnerships with key stakeholders, and delights in bringing talented people together to drive value, build a vision and realise opportunities. Nina’s positive influence has stemmed beyond Beaumont People, assuming several appointments for the RCSA since 2012 including her current position, President.

Clare Mazzetti

Clare has a diverse background in management consulting and the financial services industry holding roles which span sales, investment management, strategy, planning and M&A functions. Most recently, Clare has led a range of regulatory transformation programs in the banking industry. In addition to guiding organisations through change and transformation, Clare brings to the development committee prior board experience and expertise in deepening the funding models for organisations of various sizes. Clare says, ``The NORTH Foundation is a major contributor to world-class medical research as well as being a pillar within our own community health system, yet it is relatively unknown compared with many of our research peers. I hope as a member of the development committee I can contribute my commercial skills to help build and enhance this profile, and to help NORTH build stronger partnerships within the heath and business community”.

David Orr

David Orr is a senior corporate and partnership development specialist with over 15 years of experience working with top global brands and government bodies, driving strategic projects and engagement across industry. As a former Senior Manager with Australia’s largest business membership organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, David established what is now Australia's foremost corporate policy led membership platform, Sydney First. The success of this platform led to the establishment of similar programs for Western Sydney, The Hunter and the Illawarra regions of NSW. On being a part of the Development Committee, David says, “There are so many incredibly exciting leading edge research programs happening right across the NSLHD. As a member of this committee, my aim is to drive awareness and foster key strategic commercial partnerships, that will help bridge the funding gaps to accelerate these programs. They are not only important for the local community, but will also have a substantial impact on innovation in the healthcare sector overall.”

Judy Tanna

Judy is a highly motivated and passionate philanthropy advisor, working with generous Australians to align their philanthropic aspirations to the areas of greatest need. Judy dedicated eight years to building a national network of Major Donors supporting the work of The Smith Family, before recently assuming the role of Head of Development at Sydney Living Museums. Judy's daughter is employed as a nurse at RNSH, and as a resident of the north shore of Sydney, she feels strongly about applying her skills to attracting additional funding to the network of hospitals served by The North Foundation. Judy is also skilled in strategic planning, event management, and volunteer management.