St Vincent's Foundation Team

Lyn Amy   Chief Executive Officer

Prior to this, she was Head of Engagement and Philanthropy at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and at The Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Lyn spent 25 years in publishing where she held a range of senior management roles including the Director of Business Development at Penguin Books Australia, where she was one of the first female board members. 

Lyn made the shift into philanthropy after co-authoring The Good Giving Guide, published by Penguin, inspiring more and effective giving in Australia. She founded the Hope Prize, a national writers prize celebrating courage and resilience judged by Dame Quentin Bryce, Kate Grenville and Cate Blanchet. 

Lyn is a graduate of the Vincent Fairfax Ethical Leadership Fellowship at the Melbourne Business School.   

Richard Prentice   Trust & Foundation Manager

Richard assists St Vincent’s Departments and Staff with securing funds for research, equipment or clinical projects from Philanthropic/Charitable Trust and Foundations. This includes identifying funding sources, preparing applications, proofing/editing, administration of grant funding and writing funding reports. 

Rebecca Martin   Events Manager (Acting)

Rebecca’s role involves the coordination and management of events both internally and externally. Events range from a major fundraising luncheon that raised over $80,000 to smaller internal events such as a long table dinner at Werribee Private Hospital, a cocktail event at Villa Alba and a series of donor thankyou lunches at the Fitzroy campus. Rebecca also looks after external events like Run Melbourne and Dry July.

“Our events calendar is always busy. The remainder of the year is filled with exciting and engaging opportunities which I’m really looking forward to bringing to life,” Rebecca said.

Jeff Topp   Development Officer

Jeff is a part-time donor relations manager and his portfolio includes Regular Donors, who are those generous people who make a commitment to support the Hospital by giving every month. They can choose an amount that suits their budget and still makes a lasting impact. We truly value these loyal “Monthly Champions”. Their gifts provide the Hospital with a steady source of reliable income and enables us to provide the very best healthcare for the whole community.

We hold events during the year that celebrate the kindness of all our donors and it is wonderful to have them attend and see the benefits of their generosity. We cannot thank them enough.

Sue Worland   Donor Relations Officer

Sue keeps in touch with many of our loyal and dedicated supporters. Sometimes people are unable to give straight away, but they realise they can make a tangible difference by leaving a Gift in their Will. When people choose to include St Vincent’s in their Will, they are ensuring that our quality of care continues for their family and future generations.  

“It is a wonderful job; basically I’m a catalyst helping people to create meaningful changes for their favourite hospital, St Vincent’s Melbourne,” Sue said.

Richard Thayer   Fundraising & Engagement Manager

Richard has recently returned to St Vincent’s after two years working at other not-for-profit organisations. He works across a number of fundraising areas, including Annual Fundraising Appeals, Donor Acquisition and the Business Network. His main focus is finding ways to communicate and obtain donations in a highly competitive market place.

Richard says, ‘The best part of my role is meeting and hearing patient's stories and about the kind and compassionate care our staff provide. Having worked for a number of health services, I can say there is something very special about the staff at St Vincent’s.’

Phyl Halliday   Foundation Volunteer

Phyl usually volunteers at the Foundation twice a week. No job is too big or too small for her. Her work includes general administrative taks, sending mail out, and helping with fundraising events.

Robert Nash   Database Analyst & Website Manager

Robert’s main task is to provide database support to all of the Foundation team members, in respect to capturing accurate data about our donors and donations and ensuring we can effectively report on and analyse our good work. Robert also enjoys managing the Foundation and ACMD websites and email marketing.

Inga Feitsma   Fundraising & Comms Contractor

Inga has over 15 years of experience in PR and communications, with a proven track record of achieving highly successful campaigns across many different sectors including health, medical research, the environment, disability, aged care and mental health. Inga is responsible for crafting and creating content for the Foundation’s website, social media, newsletters, events and Appeals.

Verran Boxer   Finance Manager

Verran keeps a very close eye on all income and expenditure of the Foundation.