About Cancer Wellness Centre
Established in February 2012, the Cancer Wellness Centre is an incorporated association of member organisations dedicated to providing support for cancer patients in Western Australia. The Cancer Wellness Centre’s mission is to facilitate collaboration amongst leading cancer support organisations in WA to enable the sharing of ideas, programs, and resources, and to assist Cancer Wellness Centre members with governance and management structures to ensure long-term sustainability.
Located at the National Trust WA managed Wanslea House in Cottesloe, the Cancer Wellness Centre has the potential to be one the most recognised cancer wellness centres in Australia; offering a shared campus environment among its members.
The Cancer Wellness Centre was developed through the National Trust WA, funded by a building grant from Lotteries Commission, strategic support funding from BHP Billiton Nickel West, and financial support from the Brady Cancer Foundation.
The Cancer Wellness Centre Vision
The long term intention is for the Cancer Wellness Centre to become widely recognised as an innovative, world class cancer wellness shared facility, serving and supporting people with cancer who are looking for wellness options, lifestyle strategies and emotional support.
Solaris Cancer Care supporing people with cancer and their families to achieve well-being through: the provision of free vital cancer support services; a comprehensive wellness program; and extensive resources.
Breast Cancer Care WA (formerly Breast Cancer Foundation of WA) has been providing personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer since 2000. Receiving no government funding, Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the generosity of the WA community in order to provide its range of services at no charge.
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Brady Cancer Support Foundation Inc. is a registered charity that was formed in 2004 with the objective of providing financial support to organizations, groups and individuals involved in the provision of cancer support care and research throughout Western Australia.
Cancer Wellness Centre’s vision will be achieved through leveraging member collaboration to meet the following objectives:
- Facilitate shared learning and shared service opportunities among members to enhance the services provided to people with cancer, their families, carers, and communities.
- Assist the Cancer Wellness Centre to strengthen relationships and form new partnerships to strengthen member organisations’ public awareness and credibility and assist in extending the Cancer Wellness Centre model to regional areas of WA to reach more cancer patients.
- Use the collaborative mission and Cancer Wellness Centre brand to attract new funding sources to financially support the sustainability and growth of Cancer Wellness Centre member organisations and improve cancer support services available to West Australians with cancer.
- Encourage better economies of scale and economies of scope to attain aggregate cost savings for the Cancer Wellness Centre member organisations.
- Engage the Cottesloe community to provide a world class centre in town, and participate in heritage learning and interpretation.
The Cancer Wellness Centre is governed by a board comprised of representatives of it's member organisations and other skills based appointees.
The Cancer Wellness Centre is an incorporated association registered in Western Australia. CWC holds a Charitable collections licence in WA and is a registered Public Benevolent institution with a DGR 1 Status.
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Board of Directors
Donna Rendell - President and Chair
Donna spent the first 10 years of her career working in promotions, marketing and events at various radio stations in Perth. Her responsibilities included the development and execution of the promotions and marketing strategy to achieve specific ratings goals and the delivery of client integration opportunities, contributing to the overall sales strategy.
In 2001, Donna moved to Melbourne as part of the Nova 100 executive team, to launch the first radio license in 20 years. Nova 100 had an unprecedented launch taking the number 1 position for all people in its second ratings period.
After four years in Melbourne Donna returned to Perth in 2007 and moved into the not for profit sector as CEO at Breast Cancer Care WA where she spent the next eight years sustaining and growing the organisation.
Donna consulted to various not for profits in Melbourne and Perth cross 2015 and commenced as Fundraising Development Manager at RSPCA WA in 2016. Donna played a key role in the development of the Cancer Wellness Centre, serving on the Committee of Management as a founding Director and returned as President in March 2016.
Zoe McAlpine - Vice Chair
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce whilst working in retail management, Zoe started her career in the not for profit sector at Breast Cancer Care WA in Events, Marketing & Fundraising in 2006, and returned to take on the role of CEO in December 2014 and lead the organisation forward.
Zoe has previously worked at Santa Maria College as Director of Community Relations and Development. Here she developed her marketing, communications and fundraising responsibilities working on the planning process for the college's first capital campaign to raise funds for the College Hall extension.
In January 2010 Zoe joined Starlight Children's Foundation as the State Partnerships Manager WA where she was responsible for leading a fundraising team who looked after all managed relationships for the state across income streams of Major Donors, Corporate Partners, Community Fundraisers and Events. In 2011 she added the responsibility for SA fundraising to her portfolio and in March 2013 Zoe moved to Sydney to take on the role of Head of Fundraising for Starlight, leading a team of 43 people across five states to deliver the revenue required to fund Starlight's program delivery across Australia.
James Flaherty - Treasurer
James joined the Board of the Cancer Wellness Centre as Treasurer in 2016.
James is the Finance & Operations Manager of Business Foundations, Australia’s largest not-for-profit specialist in business development, advisory and training services that help owners of businesses start, improve and grow their enterprises.
James’ background is in advising, training and consulting to senior leaders on the effective running of their operations. With over 25 years of international experience in the organisational development and operations management, James provides practical and effective strategies to creating strong, strategically focused organizations. Drawing on his experiences of working within a diverse range of businesses, from large multi-nationals through to grass roots social enterprises, to inform, guide and engage business leaders in creating strong business systems
David Edwards - Director
Mr David Edwards is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Solaris Cancer Care.
David has extensive business and management experience across the private, government and community sectors including a National Board Member of the Australia Indonesia Business Council, General Manager of Clinical Training and Education Centre and Director,WEstern Australian Trade and Investment Office, Indonesia.
Ross Taylor AM - Patron
Ross Taylor was the founding Chairperson of the Cancer Wellness Centre and is Patron of the Cancer Wellness Centre today. In 2013, Ross was appointed by the Governor-General of Australia as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to Australia-Indonesia relations and in particular, his philanthropic and charity contribution to our community.
Ross resigned from the Board on 27th of January 2015 and we are pleased that Ross will act as Patron of the Cancer Wellness Centre.