Meet our Staff

The Mary Potter Foundation board member and Executive Director, Cathy Murphy

Cathy Murphy

Executive Director

Cathy was appointed as the Executive Director in August 2009 and has over 13 years' experience in the not for profit sector in management and marketing roles. Cathy is privileged to lead and work alongside a small team of dedicated and passionate people. A team motivated by ensuring that patients and families living with life threatening illness receive the care and support they truly need.

Working in an industry where trust, ethics and transparency are vital, Cathy advocates a 'do the right thing and you'll get the right results' approach.

'I truly believe it is a privilege to be part of Mary Potter Care. While knowing we can't change the outcome, I feel so fortunate that through our donors we can change the experience for so many families every year. I also receive a wonderful gift of being reminded every day of what's truly important and to live life.'

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Lorna Riddle

Community Champion

Lorna joined us in March 2012, bringing with her the invaluable experience of many years in fundraising and donor relations for well-known organisations. Lorna's history of involvement in the charity sector reflects her strong feelings of community involvement, with a philosophy that is thoroughly in tune with the aims of the Mary Potter Foundation.

'I cannot think of anything more rewarding than to help people facing the end of their life and their families. I am so blessed to be a part of this.'

Louise Baida

Development Manager

Louise joined The Mary Potter Foundation team in October 2018. Louise has over 15 years experience in the not-for-profit sector both in the UK and Australia.

Being part of the not-for-profit sector has given Louise a way to find meaning and purpose in her everyday work life.

'Being able, even in a small way, to brighten the day of a patient who is facing the end of their life, or provide support for their family, it a privilege.'

Susie Buchecker

Communications Officer

Susie joined us in August 2018 in a communications and engagement role that builds on her many years of working in broadcast media and advertising, finance and administration. In between completing her university arts degree, Susie is our resident storyteller, working with a range of mediums that support the fundraising and engagement objectives of The Mary Potter Foundation.

'I’m grateful every day for where I work and for what I do.  Why I’m able to do it is because of the extraordinary staff, volunteers and especially donors. It’s clear that they’re behind the special moments the Hospice makes happen for our patients and families. I feel really privileged to write about the impact of that love.'

Angela Longobardi

Administration Coordinator

Angela joined The Mary Potter Foundation team in August 2018. Coming to us from a background in customer service, administration and the fashion industry, this is Angela's first role in the not-for-profit sector.

'Working for The Mary Potter Foundation is enriching my life, and I'm thankful that I'm part of an organisation that cares so compassionately for people at the end of their life.'