Women & Change Committee

Women and Change is overseen by a Committee of up to 11 members who volunteer their time to look after the governance, growth, and grant making work of our organisation.

“I think the coordination and administration of the charitable funds is very professional and efficient.”   

“Always professional and well planned but inclusive as well.”

“I think Women and Change is very well run by an amazing, passionate group of people.”

“It is a very well run organisation with great communication.”

(Quotes: Women and Change Member Survey 2023)

The 2023 Committee members are:

  • Chair – Genevieve Fraser 
  • Deputy Chair – Norelle McHugh
  • Treasurer – Anisha Naidoo
  • Secretary – Sarah Goodman
  • Chair of Membership – Norelle McHugh
  • Chair of Grants – Diana Gillies
  • Chair of Communications – Bridget Delahunty
  • Chair of Events – Amy Cobb
  • Committee Member – Mary Macuga
  • Committee Member – Monique Betty
  • Committee Member – Andrée Joyce
  • Committee Member – Christina O’Kane

Genevieve Fraser

Genevieve Fraser is a public affairs professional with 25 years experience in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA. Gen was one of the founders of Women and Change and is a Director of the Fraser Foundation and an Ambassador for OzHarvest food rescue.  Gen is Chair of Rural and Remote Mental Health Australia, a charitable organisation helping country Australians manage their mental health, and she is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gen’s journey in giving started begrudgingly in Grade 1 when she got the mumps and her mum gave away her Easter Parade hat. While unimpressed by this act of generosity, Gen eventually matured and discovered the rewards of giving well. When not working, Gen likes to be with her family either fishing or checking crab pots on Moreton Bay.

Norelle McHugh

Norelle McHugh is a social work consultant with over 30 years’ experience in government and non-government sectors. Alongside her professional role, Norelle has consistently volunteered throughout her career and is currently on the Board of charity organisation Baby Give Back. 

Norelle’s commitment to the work of Women and Change comes from an understanding of the significant areas of need in our community and a strong belief that funding an organisation at the “right time” through collective giving can be a game changer for vulnerable Queenslanders. 

Anisha Naidoo

Anisha Naidoo is a finance professional but a philanthropist at heart. Anisha has spent many years honing her finance skills in various management roles in the recruiting and staffing industry. Anisha values giving back and has done so via various volunteer positions within her community and through monetary donations.

Anisha hopes to inspire the next generation of philanthropist’s through sharing the great rewards that are reaped from giving back.  Anisha feels privileged to be part of the Women and Change community in the role of treasurer as well as a member, which empowers women to give with impact. When Anisha is not working or focusing on her side projects, she will be spending time with her husband, 3 children and fur-babies, Yogi and Gary. 

Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman is a speech pathologist and clinical research coordinator with over 20 years’ experience working with children with communication and feeding disabilities.  Throughout her professional career Sarah has accumulated an understanding of the challenge’s children and their families face, as well as the importance of research in providing better outcomes.   

Alongside her professional role, Sarah is a member of the Goodman Family Foundation who work together to give with impact.  Sarah joined the Women and Change committee because she was inspired to work with a group of dynamic and diverse women who are passionate about collective giving and sharing the joy of philanthropy with others.  

Diana Gillies

Diana Gillies has been a domiciliary professional for more than a quarter of a century.  Her role has seen her oversee and coordinate large scale sustenance provision, sanitation and the identification and acquisition of a wide array of support services.  

Di’s many years in harried transport and logistics under pressing time constraints and competing priorities has enabled her difficult charges to avoid incarceration.  Her desire to work with Women & Change provides perspective and the opportunity to escape the lunacy of her daily grind.

Bridget Delahunty

Bridget Delahunty holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland. She has also completed the Company Directors Course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She started her career managing and owning community pharmacies of which she successfully sold in 2018. Through these endeavours she has developed a vast knowledge in business operations, strategy and digital health. She currently works for Magentus in health technology as a Business Analyst / SME (Clinical).  She is also Chair of Fundraising for Fullife Foundation.

Bridget is passionate about and strongly believes in helping others by working together as a collective, rather than individually, to have a greater impact on our local community. She is proud to be part of a diverse group of women all of whom are like-minded and focused on the same goal of creating impact for the less fortunate. 

Mary Macuga

Mary has worked in non-profit fundraising for 25 years in the United States and Australia.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Arizona State University and a Masters in Philanthropy and Development from St Mary’s University in Minnesota.   

Mary’s career has been centred on working with organisations, from grassroots charities to large nonprofits, helping them to build capacity by raising money for mission.  Her inspiration over the years has been to witness the critical role that women play in shaping their families and communities through generosity, philanthropy and hard work. 

Amy Cobb

Amy joined Women & Change in 2017 and, alongside her friend Annabelle, launched the Women and Change Young Membership category (under 35yo) to attract and inspire more women to experience philanthropy and good giving. 

Amy is passionate about philanthropy and the power of community-led action to deliver tangible social and environmental outcomes. Amy co-founded The Great Plastic Rescue charity in 2021 to collect and reuse single use plastics and was also the Queensland State Manager for OzHarvest food rescue.

Amy has experience in not-for-profit leadership, government, sustainability, operations, business development, communications and public policy.

Monique Betty

Monique is passionate about deeply understanding the Women and Change’s needs and delivering strategic impact to Queensland charities. Utilising her experience as a Chartered Marketer (UK) and as a graduate of the Company Directors Course (AICD), Monique strives to balance social good within robust risk frameworks and governance.

With experience in the USA, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom, Monique looks forward to welcoming Women and Change members from all communities.

Andrée Joyce 

Andrée is an IT Professional with a Degree in Computer Science and over 30 years working in the industry. Through a desire to not spend life in front of a computer, she has looked up and out and realised how many opportunities there are to contribute. Initially through raising 2 children and volunteering in their school activities and their sporting endeavours, fund raising and volunteering in the early days of Youngcare and more recently being the Care and Concern coordinator at her daughter’s school for several years, she has found enjoyment in the charitable opportunities. She has become a member of the Women and Change Committee this year (2024) to continue her own awareness of the needs in our community and to assist wherever possible.