The Foundation

Our Team

The Foundation is powered by a small, dedicated team of passionate staff, our wonderful Board and a treasured community of volunteers, who come together to achieve our shared mission.

Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Naylor Kitchen Garden Foundation CEO

Rebecca Naylor, Chief Executive Officer


Betty Vassiliou, Delivery Officer

Claire McClelland, Engagement Manager

Diane Leyman, Content Coordinator

Evan Toma, ICT Systems Support Officer

Jessica Brien, Support Officer

Jessica Kendall, Support Officer

Josephene Duffy, Knowledge Manager

Josie Charles, Delivery Leader

Lisa Farrelly, Fundraising Coordinator

Lucy Permezel, Empowerment Manager

Luke Newhouse, Victorian Project Officer

Marcelle Coakley, Membership and Support Coordinator (WA)

Maria Bongiovanni, Finance Officer

Maria Pokorny, Secondary Years Project Officer

Maryanne Netto, Editor

Melanie Ralescu, Early Childhood Project Officer

Quita Nicholds, Grants Coordinator

Rachel Harington-Hawes, Executive Assistant to CEO

Sharee Grunow, Finance Leader

Shawn Graetz, Funding Engagement Coordinator

Stacy Allen, Public Relations Coordinator

Suzie Wilton, Delivery Officer

Tess Lenart, Communications Coordinator

Vicki Barnett, Operations Coordinator

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