It takes a village to raise a child and at Baby Give Back we have an incredible number of community members who ensure we can continue our work. We are powered by over 250 volunteers who give their time to ensure vulnerable children have a safe start to life.
The Board meets every four weeks and provides strategic oversight of the organisation as well as oversees governance, financial management, and significant operational decisions.
Our Executive Team
Social Services Manager
Social Services Coordinator
GC Operations Coordinator
Stephen has been in the accounting profession for over 35 years with experience in capital gains tax, tax consolidations and corporate tax.
Carly is a lawyer with over 15 years’ experience working in corporate and commercial law. In her legal role, Carly regularly advises not-for-profits and charities on establishment, governance and all aspects of their operations.
"I have seen over many years in my legal career the critical role a well-functioning charity can make in our community. I believe in the mission and purpose of Baby Give Back and our incredible team. Being on the board in a volunteer capacity gives me an opportunity to give-back to people in need in our community and support the Baby Give Back team to achieve amazing outcomes."
Nicole is a finance business partner with over 15 years' experience in a commercial setting.
"I was on maternity leave with my second daughter when i wanted to Volunteer somewhere and stumbled across Baby Give Back. Watching the contuning impact the incredible team has to our community over the past few years, makes me forever grateful for my small part in this amazing organisation. Being able to give my children everything they need and want, makes it so important for me to be able to give back to the community."
Norelle is a social work consultant with over 30 years experience working in the child and family welfare sector.
"From my experience I’m acutely aware that tangible support as provided by Baby Give Back can be life changing for children and their parents/carers. Baby Give Back provides the “right support at the right time” which goes well beyond the material items provided. To feel safe, secure and cared for as a child and an adult is the cornerstone to having a good life. I believe that Baby Give Back contributes to building this capacity by harnessing community support and involving everyone in looking out for each other when times are tough. I’m involved because the evidence is clear, we need Baby Give Back in our community…..although I wish we didn’t."
Charlotte Goninan has seven years live event experience managing operations, logistics, marketing and out-of-the-ordinary requests for the likes of One Direction, Real Madrid, Manchester United, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Rolling Stones, USA Basketball and Australia’s much-loved Brickman (LEGO) team. Charlotte is always looking to challenge herself and is now leading her family foundation, and working alongside multiple charities. She has seen Baby Give Back grow exponentially to the large charity that it is today and knows the impact of this organisation led by Carly’s passion and incredible drive. When’s she’s not working, this sport-obsessed, travel-loving social entrepreneur can be found on her family’s farm in Queensland.
Tiffany is the Head of Legal at Jumbo Interactive Limited, a Brisbane-headquartered ASX-listed technology company. Tiffany has a Bachelors of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, and is qualified to practice law in NSW, England & Wales and California. Tiffany worked for global law firm Baker McKenzie in Sydney, London and San Francisco / Palo Alto, where she was elected a Partner, before moving to in-house senior legal roles with Wyndham Destinations, HERE Technologies and now Jumbo.
Tiffany has two children - a son who divides his time between Club and school soccer, and a daughter who is on the QLD State Trampoline Gymnastics team. So in her spare time, you'll typically find Tiffany at a gymnastics competition as a spectator/supporter, judge or volunteer, or on the sidelines of a soccer match.
"I am involved with Baby Give Back not only because I believe in their vision that every child have an equal start, but (thanks to my time as a volunteer with BGB) because I have unwavering admiration and confidence in the extraordinarily dedicated team that turns this vision into reality for so many in the SEQ and Northern NSW area on a daily basis."
Carly had a successful career as a lawyer prior to starting Baby Give Back in her garage after realising how lucky she was to be able to provide her own children with everything they needed for a safe start in life. She has lead the growth of Baby Give Back from a grassroots charity in her garage to a large organisation supporting thousands of children each year across southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Erin has worked in fundraising for all her adult life for a number of different charities such as Variety QLD and Cancer Council Queensland. She is a senior fundraising specialist with over 17 years of extensive experience and proved success in strategy development, project and relationship manager and innovation. As Fundraising and Communications Manager for Baby Give Back, she is responsible for ensuring the growth of Baby Give Back as well as communicating the change the community makes when supporting our cause.
"As a woman who wants to see positive change in the world, I have dedicated my career to ensure there is someone to help those who need support. Baby Give Back is home to me and as a mum, I want other parents to know they can provide for their children, even when they are experiencing hard times."
Gold Coast Manager
Lauren started out volunteering at Baby Give Back and initially moved in to a role processing and fulfilling orders for support workers. She has extensive experience in the many and varied aspects of the warehouse and management side of the organisation over the past 4 years. With a background in graphic design, customer service and people management, she is well versed in adapting and is always working on improving processes so that Baby Give Back can run efficiently and continue to provide for families needing support.
"I strongly believe that every child deserves an equal start. Having read many stories of the families we help, I have a drive to help them feel supported so that they have the opportunity to raise happy, healthy children. I love the way that Baby Give Back is focused on the holistic support to the family. Together we are such a valuable piece of the puzzle for a family to connect with their community in order to move out of hardship."
Shannon joined Baby Give Back in 2022 with 14 years experience in the Banking Industry. Shannon has a Bachelor of Commerce with a Finance major, and has held roles as an Analyst, Operations Manager & Business Improvement Manager in her career with the CBA. With a passion for continuous improvement, Shannon supports Baby Give Back at an Executive level with a focus on strategy, people & risk management.
"I volunteered with Baby Give Back prior to joining the team and have always felt such a connection with the vision. To be able to provide tangible support to those most vulnerable in our community is such a privilege. Baby Give Back has an amazing network of dedicated volunteers and supporters, and I love being part of this village."
Social Services Manager
Bronwyn started volunteering at BGB in 2020 and fell in love with the case manager side of it. She enjoys dealing with caseworkers and getting to make a difference in the children's circumstances. Bronwyn's background is in project coordination within the resources sector before moving into IT, looking for a change of pace but wanting to utilise her skills she moved back to the Gold Coast and began volunteering.
Community Engagement Manager
Carly started volunteering remotely from Brisbane in 2019 when she was on maternity leave with her second daughter. Loving everything that Baby Give Back stands for, Carly left her teaching career at the end of 2020 and began working for Baby Give Back with the goal of creating a presence in Brisbane. With the Brisbane warehouse up and running, Carly's role now entails making connections and building relationships with volunteers and external stakeholders across the organisation and ensuring everyone feels like they are part of the Baby Give Back village.
Brisbane Operations Coordinator
Anna started her journey with Baby Give Back as a volunteer in Brisbane while still operating out of the storage shed. When operations moved to the Sumner warehouse, Anna jumped at the opportunity to become part of the team and has been working with the volunteers and team on the floor for over a year. Anna is instrumental in ensuring the safety of our people in the warehouse and of the big items that head out to families and feels priviledged and honoured to be able to make an impact for the good in the community. She enjoys teaching the volunteers new skills and making the warehouse an enjoyable place for people to gather.
Social Services Coordinator
Ashleigh began volunteering with Baby Give Back in 2021 while on maternity leave with her third child. After seeing first-hand the impact that Baby Give Back has in helping to provide a safe start in life for babies and children, she wanted to become more involved and joined the Brisbane team. Ashleigh now works with caseworkers to provide customised orders to families in need. She loves the personal touch that our volunteers add when they're preparing items and feels proud to be delivering them with love from the Baby Give Back community.
Gold Coast Operations Coordinators
Marriann started volunteering at BGB as a way to connect with others. As a volunteer she took on the task of cleaning prams which much to her own surprise was very satisfying and rewarding work. As time went on, she naturally progressed into a Team Coordinator role that then moved into an Operations Coordinator role. Within this role Marriann oversees the ongoings of the Gold Coast warehosue, providing a sense of conisistency and effiency in the work that is done. Marriann has an interest in the safety and process side of things.