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Our Team

Helen Crew, General Manager

 

Jo Spencer, Finance Officer

Jo began working for Childhood Cancer Support in 2005, in the role of Finance Officer, and maintains the financial and accounting operations of the organisation.  In order to meet legislative requirements she became registered with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) in 2010, after completing her Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping).

Before children, she worked as a teacher in both QLD and NSW, bringing with her a wide range of skills and experience that have been well utilised in her work at CCS.  We love Jo not only for always getting our pays in on time, but also for her ability to ensure this ship stays soundly afloat.

 

Brian Smith, Transport and Maintenance Officer

Brian commenced his position with the Childhood Cancer Support team as Transport and Maintenance Officer in November 2017. He is responsible for transporting families staying in our various accommodation units and those flying into Brisbane to and from the Queensland Children’s Hospital for appointments. Brian is also responsible for any of the day to day maintenance issues that may arise at our properties.

Prior to joining Childhood Cancer Support, Brian worked for fifteen years with Superpop Pty Ltd, a company that supplies Cinemas across Australia with Popcorn equipment and supplies. Here he managed the Queensland operations and performed equipment installation and repairs across Australia and New Zealand.

Brian’s involvement with not-for-profit organisations goes back to the early 1980’s when he worked for the Special Caring Services Division of the Uniting Church where he worked within their Sheltered Employment Workshops for intellectually disabled adults, firstly as a Truck Driver and then as Workshops Services Assistant, assisting the Operations Manager. It was here he met his wife Tracey who was working within the same division as an Office Clerk. Together they now have three adult children all living and working in Brisbane.

Over the years Brian has also worked for Drug Arm Australasia, firstly in a Voluntary capacity within their Street Outreach Service as the Ipswich Co-ordinator and the Ipswich Committee Chairmen, and more recently as a staff member in the role of Community Outreach Worker, working with other organisations providing support to the homeless and those at risk throughout Brisbane and Ipswich.

Bruce Nean, Digital Marketing and Communications Specialist

Bruce commenced his position with Childhood Cancer Support in October 2018. His main responsibility is to promote the work of Childhood Cancer Support and helping tell the story of the families and children we support, as well as looking for opportunities to raise funds for our work and supporting those who want to fundraise. In recent years Bruce has worked in 2 prominent Brisbane charities specialising in fundraising and digital marketing and is energised to bring his experience to further the work of Childhood Cancer Support. Bruce comes with experience working for a number of nonprofits, including working as a school chaplain at 2 primary schools for 5 years and a children’s pastor at a Brisbane church. Along with his knowledge in graphic design and marketing, he brings his pastoral care experience to us at Childhood Cancer Support.