Meet our Staff

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Lorna Riddle

Executive Director

Lorna joined The Mary Potter Foundation in March 2012 - initially as Fundraising Manager and then as Operations and Donor Care Manager.  She was appointed to the role of Executive Director in June 2019.  Lorna's expertise and long history in not-for-profit organisations reflects her strong belief in the importance of inspiring community involvement. She is passionate about Mary Potter Hospice, but equally passionate about the extraordinary donors who support our Hospice patients and families so generously.

'I can't think of anything more rewarding than to help people facing the end of their life. It's an honour to serve our donors and help patients and families get access to the exceptional care that Mary Potter Hospice provides.  I am so blessed to be a part of this.'

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. Concurrently completing a university 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. They're truly behind the special moments the Hospice makes happen for our patients and families. I feel really privileged to write about the impact of that loving Mary Potter Care.'

Angela Longobardi

Administration & Fundraising 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.'