Meet our Staff


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.'

Mel Cushen

Patient & Family Support Coordinator

Mel joined The Mary Potter Foundation in November 2021, initially as Fundraising and Admin Coordinator and now as Donor Care Coordinator. Coming from a hospitality and not-for-profit management background. Mel loves working with innovative teams to create meaningful experiences for people.

"A big part of my day is speaking with our donors, many of whom have had firsthand experience of losing someone special to them. Hearing families share stories of their Mary Potter experience and how comforted there were in knowing their loved one was cared for in a compassionate and specialised way is a privilege and honour. I will continue to be amazed when donors so selflessly want to help another family through one of the most difficult times of their lives". 

Mel Cavallaro

Fundraising & Event Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Robyn Nash

Admin & Fundraising Coordinator

Robbie joined the Foundation team in March 2022. With a strong background in finance, contact & event management, advertising, and the not-for-profit sector. Robbie brings all round experience and a can-do attitude.

"Having had first-hand experience with end of life care in a Hospice setting for a family member, I believe that everyone is entitled to the best quality care and dignity at the end of their life. Everyone has a story to tell and that we should listen more. It is an honour to be able to meet patients and their loved ones. It is the little things that count during these times, a smile or a wave, or simply offering a cake from the Hospice kitchen."

Rebecca Tatarelli

Marketing & Communications Manager

Bio coming soon!

Vicki Shearer

Community & Partnerships Manager

Bio coming soon!