Our People CANBERRA, ACT

OUR PEOPLE

Our staff and volunteers work around the clock to ensure our families are given and warm welcoming when coming to stay with us. With over 100 volunteers who donate their time 24/7 to assist in the operations of our House and Family Room. Our small, but dedicated team of staff work to support our families and volunteers. 

OUR BOARD

Kim Bradshaw - Chair

Kim Bradshaw has worked in the Health Arena for 25 years both in Australia and the UK. Her management experience covers both Public and Private Health. From a career commencing as a nurse, she then moved into management and is now the Health Services Manager of the Queanbeyan Health Service. Kim has a passion for ensuring health care is delivered to all people at a high standard and brings this drive and enthusiasm to the RMH Canberra Board, to partner with the staff and families to ensure we care for the families we look after, to the very best of our ability.

Ben Stockbridge - Vice Chair

Ben started with McDonald's as a trainee crew person in 1992 and became a Licensee in 2007. Ben currently owns and operates three restaurants in south Canberra. Ben has studied a Bachelor Degree of Management at the University of Canberra, majoring in business and human resource management. Ben has also gained qualifications in training and assessment. Ben chaired RMHC Canberra Gala Ball for first three years and is currently involved in various fundraising events for RMH Canberra.

Kate Beohm - Secretary

Kate Beohm is retired.  After 17 years as a franchise owner of McDonald’s Restaurants in Canberra, Kate has had a long time interest in Ronald McDonald House with the involvement in the first Family Room in the older part of the Hospital, and providing ongoing support.  Kate now devotes her time to volunteering, family and travel.

Hani Sidaros - Treasurer

Hani is a current McDonald’s Licensee in North Canberra where he owns and operates 9 stores. Hani has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering prior to his McDonalds career starting.   Hani has taken on the role of ACT Gala Ball Chairman for 2015.   Hani is also involved on the board of Mercy Association for the Homeless and Underprivileged as Board Vice Chair; I am a firm believer in giving back to the community and helping in any way I can.

Professor Graham Reynolds - Member

Graham has been involved with Ronald McDonald house charities since the establishment of the family room in the older part of the Canberra Hospital.  In the development of the new House within the new Centenary Hospital is has been a pleasure to be a member of the board working with staff and donors to develop what is a successful and vital part of services available for children and families.  Graham has been a Paediatrician in Canberra for more than sixteen years; He is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean with the ANU Medical School and values the relationships developed between the medical school, The Centenary Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

OUR STAFF

Ronald McDonald House Canberra is supported by small and dedicated team who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist in the successful operation of our house. 

Executive Officer - Michelle McCormack 

Operations Assistant Volunteers - Liz Tracey 

Operations Assistant Fundrasing - Nerissa Richardson

Administration Assistant - Robyn Shannon

Weekend Assistants - Louise Flood & Rose Anderson

Our house staff are available from 9am - 6pm weekdays. Our weekend assistants work at different times to support house operations. 

OUR AMBASSADORS

Stephen Larkham

Both he and his wife, Jacqueline along with their two children, Jaimee and Tiahna have been involved with our House since Day One. Stephen is himself, a Canberran, attending Lyneham High , Dickson College and the Australian National University. Originating as a player for Wests Rugby Club,  Stephen went on to become one of rugby union's greatest ever players. He played in three World Cups, played 102 tests for the Wallabies and 127 games for the ACT Brumbies and he was inducted into the Sporting Hall of Fame in 2012. At the end of his playing days Stephen turned his focus to coaching. He is currently head coach for the ACT Brumbies. Stephen has taken on his Ronald McDonald House role with great dedication, often visiting families at the House and attending functions such as volunteer dinners, charity balls and participating in our charity golf day. Stephen easy going nature and caring attitude provides encouragement to everyone he meets and we are very fortunate to have him as our Patron.