NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia's board and staff are passionate and skilled individuals from a cross section of the medical and professional community.
Meredith has been working at NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia since February 2018 and has held the position of Project Officer / CRA & Telehealth Nurse prior to commencing the role of CEO in October 2022. Since commencing with NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia Meredith has been fundamental in the development of PLANET Registry and Patient App, the NET Optimal Care Pathway, our fully accredited GP and Nurse Education Modules and the Living with NETs Program. She is actively involved in the Support Groups nationally and has coordinated and facilitated many Patient Education Forums across Australia.
Meredith is a highly driven and dedicated health professional who thrives on delivering world class care and support to cancer patients and enhancing the skills of other health professionals to deliver this care. She has been involved in Oncology for over 30 years in metropolitan, rural, international, public and private settings. She has been a key player instrumental in the commissioning and establishment of four private cancer care facilities in New South Wales.
Meredith has a wealth of experience in comprehensive cancer care, accreditation and licensing processes, governance (Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Committees), quality management systems, fundraising, liaison with pharmaceutical companies and Philanthropic groups and all aspects of practice management. She enjoys creating and developing dynamic teams so that cancer patients can benefit from Best Practice care and health professionals can develop skills and enhance their career pathways.
Meredith has a passion for developing and delivering world class cancer care and support to neuroendocrine patients across Australia.
Nurse Educator/Project Officer
For over 18 years Simone has specialised in cancer nursing care across the complex cancer care continuum in specialty areas including Medical Oncology, Radiotherapy, Haematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Surgery, Supportive and Palliative care to Survivorship and living with cancer.
Simone relished applying her empathy and dedicated passion for the specialty in various roles within Multi-disciplinary teams in clinical care units, education, navigating and care coordination, and cancer helplines for patients, families, and General Practice teams.
For Simone, connecting with patients and families for a positive impact on health outcomes and mentoring nurses to promote and support safe high quality care and professional development is always an honour. She also loves continuing to learn something new every day.
Simone enjoys being an active member of CNSA , COSA, and HSANZ, including via committees, conferences, seminars and forum involvement.
Having enjoyed these roles collaborating across the wider Sydney cancer service network it is with pleasure she continues applying her comprehensive skills and compassionate excellence in care and support to those affected by NETs and raising awareness by joining the team at NECA.
Joyce is a passionate registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience in Oncology within the public sector in New South Wales. Joyce is experienced at supporting and advocating for patients and their carers through their cancer journey. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a Cancer Care Coordinator specialising in Gastrointestinal Tract malignancies, and other cancers such as haematology and melanoma. Joyce’s motto is to treat everyone with compassion, respect and care as though they are part of her family.
Joyce takes a keen interest in learning and keeping up to date with the everchanging field of cancer. After graduating from a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Sydney, she has sought learning and development opportunities wherever she can, such as conferences, education sessions and workshops, and through her formal qualifications in Cancer Nursing and recently in Clinical Counselling. Joyce has also presented at several conferences in Barcelona, Singapore and Sydney. She is an active member of CNSA, COSA and AGITG.
The knowledge and skills that Joyce has developed throughout her career allow her to understand, empathise and support patients and their carers through all aspects of diagnoses, treatment, symptom management and referral on their difficult cancer journey.
Cristelle Gilmour is a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience as a cancer specialist nurse across, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, survivorship/living with cancer along with palliative care. Cristelle holds post graduate studies in Cancer Nursing and is a member of Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA). With clinical experience at Cancer Specialist Centre’s in Australia and the UK, she recognises that people experiencing cancer can be empowered through education, information and supportive care.
She is passionate about advocacy, psychological support and equity of care for people with cancer and their families, and believes cancer specialist nurses roles such as the NET nurse are vital to optimal cancer care.
Marketing & Partnerships Manager
Adie joined us as our Marketing and Partnerships Manager in 2020 with the goal to raise awareness about NETs and increase our engagement with our important stakeholders including our patients, donors and collaborators.
With over 20 years experience in Marketing/Sales/Coaching while working in media, prior to joining NECA she also ran her own media agency for 5 years and draws on this experience to bring a collaborative approach to all she does at NECA.
Adie loves nothing more than assisting a new fundraiser drive awareness amongst their own community and helping them achieve their goals. She is a strong believer in ”from small things, big things grow”.
Kara has over 15 years of marketing, communications and social media experience and has worked across multiple industries such as broadcast media, not-for-profit, government and education.
Kara has recently held the position of Communications Manager at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and campaign manager for a social impact creative agency.
She enjoys overseeing a project through from beginning to end, observing the impact of research and communications have and how it can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Australians.