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, theatre and advertising; in administration and finance. Concurrently completing a Uni degree part-time, Susie is our resident storyteller and writer, 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

Donor Care Coordinator

Coming from a background in customer service, administration and the fashion industry, Angela joined The Mary Potter Foundation as our Administration & Fundraising Coordinator in August 2018. A year later, she was appointed to the role of Donor Care Coordinator. Angela has a warm and very real appreciation for what our donors make possible for patients and families in the Hospice, and this gratitude is at the very heart of building relationships with our new and existing donors.

'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.' 

Stevie di Palma

Administration & Fundraising Coordinator

Stevie joined the Foundation team in September 2019 as our Administration & Fundraising Coordinator. She has previously worked in hospitality as well as in reception & administration roles within the medical and construction industries. Some years ago, Stevie experienced what Mary Potter Care was all about when someone close to her was in the Hospice.  As a result, she was keen to join the Foundation.

“Mary Potter holds a special place in my heart, and I’m so happy to be working for our donors and making a real difference for Hospice patients and families.”