SIDS and Kids Team

SIDS and Kids Team


Leanne Raven, SIDS and Kids CEO
Leanne commenced as CEO of SIDS and Kids in January 2007 and is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children through the elimination of sudden and unexpected deaths and supporting bereaved families.  Prior to joining SIDS and Kids Leanne was a self-employed strategy and management consultant with executive and senior management experience in public health and education. Over the past 20 years Leanne has undertaken many leadership roles within human services, the education sector and family services areas.


Louise Ellis, Librarian
For the past nine years Louise has worked for SIDS and Kids in gathering research into the prevention of sudden, unexpected death of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and the support of bereaved families. The research gathered by the Librarian supports the work of the National Scientific Advisory Group (NSAG), SIDS and Kids State and Territory Offices, our health promotion and bereavement support programs and bereaved parents. Louise hopes to maintain and build the SIDS and Kids collection of research (ASK Online) and encourage increased use of this specialised and valuable resource.

Yvonne Amos, National Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager
Yvonne has spent the past 14 years working in the not-for-profit sector with particular focus on health promotion. With a finance and fundraising background Yvonne brings extensive experience in leading special events, direct mail, brand management, grants and communications. Yvonne has held a number of management and marketing roles within the SIDS and Kids organisation since 2005 and is now happily based in Melbourne.

Carly Bourke, Red Nose Day Manager
Carly is in charge of the national initiatives for Red Nose Day, SIDS and Kids’ largest annual fundraising campaign.

Jill Green, Manager Bereavement and Education Services
Jill Green commenced working with SIDS and Kids as Coordinator of Services in May 2012. Jill previously held the position of Manager of Health Promotion and Community Education at SIDS and Kids Victoria and has been committed to the organisation for over 12 years. Her background in nursing, health promotion and as a mother of five has led Jill to be involved with many professional networks to ensure the delivery of compassionate care to all bereaved families and the safety of infants and children remains a high priority.
‘each day we can make a difference…it is so important what we do’

Cameron Munro, Communication Projects Officer
Cameron joined SIDS and Kids in November 2011. His role involves liaising with other staff in relation to communications matters as well as writing for the SIDS and Kids e-newsletter, the SIDS and Kids website, the Red Nose Day website and other publications. Cameron has degrees in commerce, law and journalism and has worked in journalism and communications for more than 10 years.

Meghan Horwood, Head of Finance
Meghan Horwood is a vital part of the team at SIDS and Kids managing our organisations accounts and reporting. Meghan is dedicated and committed to the work of SIDS and Kids nationally and is a vital member of our team.

Narelle Kingi, Online Shop Manager
Narelle has returned to the SIDS and Kids family in 2013 taking on the role of Online Shop Manager. She has worked in many industries from not-for-profit, radio, entertainment and even been in the circus! The Online Shop is very much a labour of love as she has been involved in its growth since its beginning back in 2007. Narelle has 11 month old twins who fill her day with endless giggles, joy and love! She believes in the work SIDS and Kids do in the Australian community and feels it plays a vital role in keeping our most precious bundles safe – our babies…

Lacey Fitzgerald, Personal Assistant to the CEO

Neroli Padfield, Accounts

Kim Ma, Finance Accountant
Kim Ma joined the Corporate Services team in the Melbourne office in August. Kim is an accomplished CPA qualified Financial Accountant with 12 years  experience working for a local and a global manufacturing company, and five years with a public sector audit organisation. Her role at SIDS and Kids involves providing financial support.

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