Our Board

The Stella Bella Foundation is governed by a Board (also known as a Management Committee). The Board works with the CEO to set the strategic direction and policy of the organisation, while also taking a hands-on role with administrative tasks and working with key staff and volunteers to manage the Foundation. The relationship between key staff, volunteers and Board members is a partnership.

Suzanne Tunks


As leader of the Foundation, Suzanne has helped more than 700 local families, and through interstate partnerships, more than 2,000 families nationally, and continues to look for ways to support many more.

Sarah Henderson-Smith

Vice President

Sarah is a founding board member with a huge heart and a calm and clever mind. She is passionate about supporting seriously ill children and her empathy and dedication are an important part of our organisation.

Lisa Stone


Lisa brings years of expertise in finance and accounting to her role as treasurer. Added to that, her governance skills and her genuine care and compassion for families in need, make her a true asset to Stella Bella Foundation.

Sonia Strickland

Board member

Sonia has been an integral part of the Stella Bella foundation journey since the very beginning. She brings empathy, enthusiasm, energy, great networks, and a bit of extra fancy to our events too.

Pete Payten

Board Member

Bianca Dean

Board Member

Amelia Tunks-Eccles

Board Member

Amelia brings the experience of many years of being self-employed in catering and other services, as well as now being the parent of a young child, to her role with the foundation.  Her skills and experience are especially valuable in helping run our many events.

Matthew Frawley

Board Member

Matthew's lived experience caring for a seriously ill child has given him the insight into what parents need when caring for a seriously ill child and it drives him to help the foundation to provide family support programs.

Jennefer Baxter

Board Member

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