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Our Ambassadors


Laura Geitz Official Ambassador

In 2015, Australian Netball Captain, Laura Geitz was named as Official Ambassador of Childhood Cancer Support. The Australian Captain and Captain of the Queensland Firebirds, Laura Geitz said her decision to become more closely connected with Childhood Cancer Support was a natural one. “Through my netball clinics I’ve met some wonderful young girls and their families who have benefited from the services of Childhood Cancer Support.…

Josie Thomson Corporate Ambassador

Josie combines fifteen years of corporate experience with almost two decades of coaching and consulting to corporate executives, entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders. She has held senior positions at BHP and is a multi-award winning coach, speaker, trainer, mentor, single mother and two-time cancer survivor. Over the last few years, Josie has proven herself a dedicated and generous supporter of Childhood Cancer Support, taking every opportunity to fundraise and spread good news about who we are and what we do.…

Tracey & Trevor Rethamel Townsville Family Ambassadors
Bert Pulman Mackay Family Ambassador

Bert is an owner/director of a mining services business, working in the coalfields west of Mackay for the past 15 years. His experience in this area has led to forming many great working relationships with industry leaders and community groups that have been a great asset when bringing people together for fundraising. Bert’s son Darcy was diagnosed November 2010 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L).…

Casey Lindsay Mackay Family Ambassador

Casey and her family moved into Childhood Cancer Support’s Herston units on Christmas Eve 2009. Her family stayed with CCS for 8 months while her youngest son, Logan, received treatment at the RCH. On return to Calen (Mackay) Casey was approached to help run the Mackay Raft Race, which she has now been doing since and has collectively helped raise over $100,000.…

Tamsyn & Anthony Kiely Rockhampton Family Ambassadors
Allan & Reniet Sanders Stanthorpe Family Ambassadors
Sam & Nathan Hodge Northern NSW Family Ambassadors
Michael Tizard Committee Member

Michael Tizard is the current CEO of Crèche and Kindergarten Association Ltd (C&K), Queensland’s largest provider of early childhood education and care. He joined C&K in August 2013 after more than 30 years’ experience as a Social Worker in statutory child protection, disability, family support, parenting and early childhood education and care. He has worked in senior management and executive roles in government and non-government organisations in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.…