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The Cabrini Foundation oversees and guides all fundraising activities on behalf of Cabrini.

The Foundation actively pursues philanthropic gifts for new programs, lifesaving equipment and technology and capital funding for major building and redevelopment projects . We also seek funding for clinical and translational research initiatives and clinical education including scholarships for the development of the next generation of healthcare workers.  

This work is essential in ensuring that Cabrini can continue to provide a wide range of vital healthcare services for the community.

As a not-for-profit private Catholic healthcare provider, Cabrini receives limited support from the government or from the Catholic Church.

Cabrini ‘s reputation for excellence in healthcare has been forged with the help of our generous supporters and benefactors including individuals, philanthropic trusts and foundations, corporate supporters and business leaders.


Cabrini Foundation Board

The Cabrini Foundation enjoys strong leadership from a dedicated Foundation Board who are responsible for providing oversight and guidance relating to the Foundation’s activities as well as directly assisting in raising funds to support the work of Cabrini.

Sylvia Falzon, Chair

Sylvia has more than two decades experience in the financial services industry and has held a number of senior executive positions responsible for institutional and retail funds management businesses both domestically and internationally, superannuation, operations and compliance.

Professor Leanne Boyd

Leanne is the Executive Director of Nursing and the Cabrini Institute. She has more than 20 years’ experience in health professional education. Prior to Cabrini, she worked at Monash University as Director of Academic Programs (Middle East) and Head of Department Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice.

Peter Mahon

Peter is the CEO of corporate advisory firm Royce. He has extensive communications experience in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. Peter has wide ranging experience in the healthcare sector.

Richard Rogers

Richard was appointed Chair of the Cabrini Health Board in October 2014. His professional experience is in retail, property development and business advisory. Richard was co-owner and joint Managing Director of Roger David. He is Deputy Chair of Gandel Philanthropy and sits as an advisor on company boards.

Dr Michael Walsh

Michael is the Chief Executive of Cabrini. He has a distinguished career in hospital and health administration in Victoria, Western Australia, the UK and the Middle East. He is a medical graduate of Monash University and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Sue Parkes

Sue Parkes, Director of the Cabrini Foundation, joined in May 2015. Sue has more than twenty years’ experience working in not-for-profit organisations including some of Australia’s leading non-government organisations. Sue has held leadership roles at Melbourne City Mission, Sacred Heart Mission, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Eastern Health. She has a strong commitment to social justice and is currently on the Board of the Fitzroy Learning Network.


Cabrini Foundation staff

Sue Parkes, Director
Ph: 03 9508 1780

Susie Santilli, Fundraising Manager
Ph: 03 9508 1412

Cam Smith, Corporate Partnerships & Events Manager
Ph: 03 9508 1386

Isabelle Oderberg, Communcations Manager
Ph: 03 9508 1450

Maxine Miller, Trust & Foundation Manager
Ph: 0403 209 857

Bronwyn Percival, Fundraising Assistant
Ph: 03 9508 1380


Natalie Sikora, Planned Giving Manager
Ph: 03 9508 1376

Peter Mercer, Database Manager
Ph: 03 9508 1382