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Our People

St Kilda Mums is powered by more than 750 volunteers. Every contribution big and small is valued and babies and children are central to all we do.

Jessica Macpherson - Founder and CEO

Jessica is a founding committee member of St Kilda Mums. For the first four years Jessica hosted weekly collections at her own home. In August 2013 she was appointed to the position of CEO. She is widely recognised as the face of of the organisation. In 2017 she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in recognition of her significant contribution to the Victorian community.

The Board

Meeting every four weeks, the volunteer Board sets the Strategic Direction and oversees governance, financial management and accountability, and signitifcant operational decisions.

Linda Grace - Chair

Linda is a commercial lawyer who has practiced both in private practice and in-house at a number of large corporate organisations.  She has also been involved with a  number of not-for-profit organisations.  Linda joined the Committee of Management in November 2015 after volunteering in a number of different capacities including bundling at home and serving on the St Kilda Mums Fundraising Sub-Committee.

Deidre Mackecnie - Act Secretary

Jesse Vincent - Treasurer

Jesse joined our committee in 2014, having volunteered for a long time in many different ways, most notably in the preparation of reports. Jesse is a registered CPA and has many years of experience in financial management in a number of different industries. She currently works for Ambulance Victoria. 

Stacey Barrass - Vice Chair

Stacey hosts our drop off point or staging post in Rowville. She is the Managing Director of Domestic Goddess Home Services and she brings to us knowledge from a varied corporate career spanning Human Resources, Administration and Credit Management. Stacey joined the Committee of Management in November 2015.

Lorelle Lake - Notes Secretary

Lorelle Lake is the Fundraising Manager (Grants) at Wesley Mission Victoria. She began her career as a graphic designer, and has significant experience in marketing and fundraising. A founding member of the Fundraising sub committee, she has supported and coached our CEO in all fundraising activities since 2012. Lorelle joined the Committee of Management in November 2015.

Karen Massier - Member

Our Staff

Jessica Macpherson - CEO

Mary Brown - Finance Manager

Fiona Atkinson - Fundraising Manager

Subhashani Jayasekera - Fundraising Assistant

Gill Whelan - Partnerships Manager

Paula Nuñez - Information Coordinator

Saranya Rajeshkumar - Data Coordinator

Amanda Evans-Greenwood - Operations Manager

Emma Hamilton & Helen Young - Social Service Manager 

Danielle Ryan-Gledhill - Regional Coordinator

Hayley Strauss - Social Service Coordinator

Dina Stefanis - Volunteer Coordinator

Lucy Nailon & Paula Nuñez - Donations Coordinator

Danielle Ryan-Gledhill - Regional Coordinator

Karen Treloar - Quality Assurance

Our Story

We believe that by reusing and recycling much-loved babies' and children's gear, we not only share the joy of motherhood with each other, but we save the earth's precious resources too.

Our Service

St Kilda Mums recycle nursery equipment like cots, prams, and car seats, as well as clothes and other baby essentials.

Our Mission

Our mission is to share the joy of motherhood, in partnership with support agencies, by recycling baby essentials.

Who we help

If you are expecting a baby or need help now you can ask your social worker or maternal child health nurse to contact us on your behalf.

Our Supporters

We would like to thank our generous supporters without whom we would not exist!

Our People

St Kilda Mums is powered by more than 750 volunteers. Every contribution big and small is valued and babies and children are central to all we do.

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