Catrin Devonald, Chief Executive Officer

Catrin joined as CEO in April 2020 after working in senior roles with cancer charities in New Zealand and in the UK for over 10 years. Catrin has a wealth of experience in not-for-profit fundraising and leadership. “It is an honour and a privilege to be part of the Sweet Louise team. Driven by a personal and family connection with cancer, I want to make sure Sweet Louise can be … Read More

Nadine Morton, Support Coordinator

Nadine is Support Coordinator for the Auckland Central, East and South regions. Nadine is a qualified occupational therapist from South Africa, who has worked and travelled overseas for a number of years, before settling in New Zealand with her family in 2003. She upskilled as a counsellor and worked for Mother`s Helpers and as a college counsellor until the end of last year. She has a strong interest in mindfulness … Read More

Supporting women with incurable breast cancer in Northland

Kendra Ellis, Support Coordinator

Kendra joined Sweet Louise in July 2020 and is the Support Coordinator for Auckland North and Northland regions. She is a registered nurse who has worked in the palliative care sector for over 16 years with Harbour Hospice North Shore. She has a postgraduate diploma in Health Sciences and a passion for working to support people. Kendra has travelled extensively around the world and lived in Edinburgh where she met … Read More

Angela Jackson, Support Coordinator

Angela is our Support Coordinator for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Angela has worked as a Radiation Therapist in Wellington and Waikato Hospitals, and more recently has worked in her Whakatāne community linking people with services and support that has a focus on mental health and well-being. In her spare time Angela likes spending time with family, baking and making the most out of the local beaches and … Read More

Tracy Smith, Support Coordinator

Tracy is the Support Coordinator for Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Nelson and Blenheim regions. Tracy is a New Zealand-trained Occupational Therapist who has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Tracy has specialised in hospice palliative care with a community focus for over 25 years. Leisure time for Tracy involves walking, meeting friends for coffee, music and being with family “Many people I have worked with in hospice have spoken … Read More

Lesley Narayanan

Lesley Narayanan, Support Coordinator

Lesley is the Support Coordinator for the Canterbury, West Coast, Otago and Southlands region. Lesley is a Registered Nurse who has specialised in hospice palliative care provision. She has worked both in hospice inpatient units and also in the community visiting palliative patients in their own homes or care facilities. Her last role was Clinical Nurse Manager at Nurse Maude Hospice in Christchurch. Through these roles Lesley has many contacts … Read More

Karri Reading, Data and IT Officer

Karri joined Sweet Louise in 2016 originally as our Support Administrator. Karri has a background in medical editing and office administration with a strong knowledge base in public health, not-for-profit, and academic spheres. Originally from Vermont, Karri enjoys time with her family experiencing all that New Zealand has to offer, never too far away from the beach. “I am very proud to be a part of Sweet Louise. It is … Read More

Kathy McKay, National Fundraising Manager

Kathy joined Sweet Louise in February 2020 as our Fundraising Manager. Kathy has been raising funds for not-for-profits for over 15 years and is passionate about providing opportunities for supporters to make a difference and change the world. “Each and every day I am inspired by the resilience, courage and generosity of the Kiwis we support at Sweet Louise. It’s a privilege to be able to tell their incredible stories … Read More

Victoria Martin, Grants Manager

Victoria has over 15 years’ experience in marketing and fundraising across a wide variety of organisations. Victoria enjoys working in the charitable sector and believes it is a privilege to represent an organisation like Sweet Louise doing such valuable work in the community. “Thank you to all our wonderful supporters. Your donations make a real difference.”

Charlotte Fowler, Communications & Engagement Manager

Charlotte has over 17 years’ experience in communications, public relations and engagement for not-for-profit organisations gained in New Zealand and the UK. Before moving into the not-for-profit sector she worked in corporate communications and publishing in the UK and Hong Kong. “It’s a great honour to tell and share stories from our Sweet Louise community. The stories of bravery, strength and resilience of people living with advanced breast cancer as … Read More