Our Staff

At the Gawler Cancer Foundation we’ve been helping people to reach a new level of wellbeing for over 30 years. We’ve seen hope restored and lives transformed. But who are we?

We’re a highly skilled team of dedicated and passionate therapists, horticulturalists, cooks and individuals. We believe in what we teach at The Gawler Cancer Foundation and we see the difference it makes to the lives of those who walk through our doors. We work as a team to bring the very best educational lifestyle support and services to people faced with life’s biggest challenge, a diagnosis of cancer or multiple sclerosis. We’re also dedicated to building strength and resilience in individuals who are at a cross roads or simply want more out of life.

Front Office Team

Wayne Nicholls
CEO

Runs the show. Always happy chatting with participants and rolling his sleeves up to help out around the 40 acre property. Wayne loves the great outdoors.

wayne@gawler.org

Adj Assoc Prof Sanjay Raghav
Therapeutic Director

Can talk about philosophy and spirituality anytime and to anyone! Loves to devote morning hours to meditation and Yoga.  At least couple of times in a year he would go to places of spiritual significance to spend sometime in solitude. He also loves to spend time with friends and family as well.

sanjay@gawler.org

Sue Skinner
Fundraising Manager

Bubbly and always willing to lend a hand. When she is not fundraising, Sue doubles as our social events coordinator and in-house database extraordinaire. Understandably, in her spare time she enjoys a bit of peace and quiet.

fundraising@gawler.org

Mary Tomic
Marketing Communications Manager

As a self-confessed nature nerd Mary loves being outdoors, studying and teaching yoga, connecting with people from all walks of life and having a really good belly laugh.

marygawler.org

Bronwyn Gillespie
Business Development Manager
(currently on maternity leave)

Passionate about food as medicine, meditation, traveling and connecting with inspiring people. Bronwyn also appreciates a bit of car karaoke.

bronwyn@gawler.org

Client Services and Programs Administrators

Melissa Crow
Programs

Appreciates the little things that make a big difference.  Melissa treasures time with family & friends and having a laugh.  She enjoys getting out for a walk around our beautiful property.

programs@gawler.org

Lisa Powell
Programs

Lives to laugh, be silly and practice Yoga.  Lisa adores her boys, family and friends and is known for her ability to construct Lego playsets in under 1 minute.

programs@gawler.org

Sandy Clinton
Client Services / Business Development

Passionate about empowering people and teaching ‘Ageless Grace’ movement therapy. Sandy loves cats, traveling the globe, singing with joy, and knitting till her heart’s content.

clientservices@gawler.org

Wendy Nash
Client Services / Business Development

Committed to inspiring people to live their best life.  Wendy enjoys dressage, dance, art, supporting her daughter at horse events, and time well spent with friends.

clientservices@gawler.org

Di Stanley
Client Services

Finds the whole mind, body, emotion, spirit connection fascinating. Loves reading, dancing, walking and meditating, and cant get enough of Harry Potter.

clientservices@gawler.org

Around the Centre – Catering, Housekeeping, Gardens and Grounds

Susanna Luebbers
Catering Manager
catering@gawler.org

Jodi Hobbs
Housekeeping Manager

With over two decades of dedicated service, Jodi is a wealth of historical knowledge about our foundation. She enjoys horse riding, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Mascha Florisson
Gardens

Horticultural genius and all-round green thumb. Passionate about beekeeping, permaculture and community. She is determined to master riding her unicycle by the end of the year!

gardens@gawler.org

Alan Peterson
Grounds and Maintenance

Our Mr Fix It, Alan fancies a power tool and chat.  Spends his spare time traveling and socialising and meeting new and interesting people.

gardens@gawler.org