The team

on the frontline

The Foundation on the frontline

Meet our team

As employees of the Foundation, we work closely with those on the frontline, giving us an in-depth understanding of what clinicians and researchers need in order to have a tangible impact where it counts most. We are working together to fuel the fight at the frontline of children’s healthcare.


Carrick Robinson

Chief Executive Officer

In a career spanning over 25 years, Carrick has held senior leadership roles in the not for profit and corporate sectors as a Director, CEO and senior executive. Carrick has extensive marketing, communications, fundraising, business management and governance experience.
Carrick is an Alumni of Leadership WA, the Cranlana Program and has advised a range of philanthropic organisations as well as mentored a number of young executives in the not for profit sector.


Head of Corporate Services

In a nutshell after spending almost my entire career in the hustle and bustle of the finance sector I wanted to move to a not for profit where hopefully some of my skills would be of use. Knowing I might be contributing to improving the lives of others while at the same time improving my own life (by removing some of the stress and urgency in my day to day work) seemed to be a win win for me. I guess what I am saying I wanted to ease up but not stop and my priorities were more about getting a better life balance!

Caroline Webb

Head of Marketing

Working at the Foundation I have a front row seat to the huge impact our generous donors and supporters are making everyday. As a parent of two young children I feel priviledged to do my small part in helping transform the healthcare of sick kids in WA.

Heiko Plange

Head of Fundraising

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation allows me to stand shoulder to shoulder with healthcare professionals at the frontline to ensure that sick children of WA can live their healthiest and happiest lives.


Sarah McNamara

Community Fundraising Manager

I joined the Foundation to continue my passion for working with people and events. The generosity from the WA community is amazing and the ideas are endless – our supporters really know how to put the fun into fundraising and I am lucky enough to experience this while making a real difference.

Tony Hagan

Manager Individual Giving Donor Care

I like to believe in everyone and feel the emotion that comes from helping others. The hospital is full of kids with individual personalities who add to the richness of our relationships and connections, so being part of this resilient and energised place is why I’m here.

Audra Young

be giving

As the manager of be♥giving I am delighted to have the opportunity to combine my passion for events and fulfil my desire to be part of an organisation that is having a big impact in helping transform healthcare for the sick kids of WA.

Karen De Lore

Manager Community Engagement

I love kids and community so working for the Foundation is a fabulous way to work for outcomes that I am passionate about. What I love about my role is working with families, individuals and organisations to make a difference for the kids of WA.

Eric Spain


I joined Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation because it sounded like a really great place to work, and I was right. The people are what makes the Foundation so good. But what I love most is knowing that what I do contributes to helping the kids of WA get better and be happier.

Charlee Reddell

Donor Engagement

Driven by the belief that all kids deserve to live their best life possible, the PCHF was an absolute no-brainer for me to be a part of! Having a direct impact on kids in need is what motivates me daily. I love working alongside a diverse range of organisations that in return provide transformational impacts for the kids of WA.

Brook Sly

Donor Engagement

I find I need to work for something I really believe in, and what could be a better cause than the ongoing health and wellbeing of our children? I never cease to be amazed and inspired by the kindness and generosity of the community.

Alan Mackenzie

Database & IT

Working here keeps me on my toes, there is never a dull moment in fundraising. The evolution of the Foundation when it comes to technology has been amazing and with the new projects in the works the future looks bright.

Mark Terry

Donor Engagement Manager

Promoting health of children is the most effective way of improving the health of all the community. Healthier children become healthier adults. The flow-on effects are obvious. If I can help the Foundation do that, I’m happy.

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Donor Care

I have always had a long-held passion for the health and welfare of children, and I am so grateful to work at the Foundation which benefits the wellbeing of children in Western Australia. In my role, I love getting insight into our donors and the reason for people’s generosity.

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For 30 years, I have mostly worked as a consultant for various clients. I was drawn to work at Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation because of the focus on such an important area, looking after our most vulnerable, that undeniably has a claim on all our hearts.

Executive Assistant



Sarah Buckley

Executive Assistant

I am honoured to be part of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation team, knowing the funds we all help raise and distribute really do make a difference to children and families in WA. The brave children I see every day here at the Hospital are a true inspiration to me and a constant reminder of why I do what I do!

Jamie Parkin

Grants Manager

As a proud father of two young children, I am passionate about making a positive contribution towards the health of our children to ensure they are given every chance of living long, happy and healthy lives. Managing a $6million+ grants program for one of WA’s most iconic and impactful charitable organisations enables me to do this with great pride and satisfaction.



I admire and respect volunteers and the amazing work and time they selflessly give to others.  Working with volunteers and an organisation that helps the brave families and children who visit the hospital is what inspires me to be part of the team.

Corporate services


Julie Watkins


I love my job; we are all here for the same reason- the Kids! Every work day I get to hang out with colleagues who share the passion for our cause.

Di Skea

Corporate Services Manager

The Power of Focus – focus on what you want and you will create it – a daily inspiration for coming to work to help make a difference to the families and children less fortunate than my own.

Steve Saunders

Equipment Procurement

I retired as manager of the supply department at PMH, when the current Foundation manager asked me to join to set up the procurement system. I said I would stay for a few weeks, that was 17 years ago, and I am still here! I love doing what I do as I know the difference funded equipment has on patient care, and the benefit to the nursing and clinical staff.

Tim Solomon


The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation provides me with an opportunity to make a contribution which can impact positively on someone’s life. Every day I meet patients, their families, clinical staff and volunteers and it acts as a constant reminder of why I get out of bed in the morning.


Jessica Kirstenfeldt

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

As soon as I stepped foot in the Hospital I knew that the Foundation was the perfect fit. The bravery, strength and resilience shown by the children in the face adversity and to see a smile on their faces is a true inspiration and reminder as to why we are here and do the work we do.

Sam Brown

Marketing and Content Coordinator

My relationship with PCHF started with my son, who is a ‘frequent flyer’ at the hospital. I am a donor, volunteer, ambassador family and employee! I have seen firsthand what the Foundation does for kids like my son. My role involves telling the stories of families in hospital and meeting them is the most rewarding thing I do.

Susannah Christensen

Digital and Social Media Coordinator

After working in corporates and in luxury industries, I felt something was missing. Being able to combine my digital marketing skills with my passion for advocacy and change-making is a privilege. We’re working every day toward positive change–and that’s an amazing thing.


Production Manager and Graphic Designer

It’s a great feeling working for an organization such as ours that funds so much for the hospital …  and working in a team of like-minded people who care so much about helping sick children.



Media and Content

I am passionate about children’s health and working in the not-for-profit space – so the Foundation is the perfect marrying of these passions. As a mother of two, I am humbled every day to work in an environment that supports WA children and families to live happy, healthy lives.

Fun on Four

Amanda Zaffino

Fun on Four

Fun on Four has a special place in my heart as it provides a safe space where kids and families can enjoy quality time together. It is truly a privilege to be part of creating a place where children can regain a sense of choice and control through fun, engaging activities and events!

Mia Razak

Fun on Four Activity Coordinator

I chose to work for the Foundation because I know I can make a difference in a child’s life. Seeing the smiles of the children’s faces when they enter Fun on Four, that puts it into perspective of how important happiness is through their journey and how much it aids in their recovery – that is why I love my job, seeing that what I do makes them happy!

Debbie Horton-French

Fun on Four Activity Coordinator

I love coming to work to see the patients and their families. It melts my heart to know that I have made a small difference in their day to make them smile and feel better. I’m truly blessed to have such a unique and inspiring position here at PCHF’s Fun on Four.


Fun on Four Activity Coordinator

Fun on Four is a vitally important area of the Perth Children’s Hospital. As a passionate advocate of play for all children, I am so privileged to be a part of providing children in hospital and their siblings a place of their own where they are able to have a greater sense of personal autonomy and the opportunity to heal through play and happiness. 

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