I truly believe that there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing first-hand the effects an organisation like ETHF has on their donor recipients, patients, families, and communities. I grew up with Timorese people being a part of my extended Portuguese family and community in Melbourne, so the connection was already there for me.
My previous roles have largely supported senior and executive management in various industries. I’m a ‘jack of all trades’ as I’m often called and there’s no challenge or task too great. My studies focused on anthropology, politics, international security and applied linguistics. I’m fluent in Portuguese given it’s my cultural background, learnt a little Bahasa Indonesia whilst in Defence and can generally understand some Tetum.
In my role I need to stay one step ahead and ensure that I’m supporting everyone in and involved with ETHF: patients, staff, volunteers, donors, supporters, partners, etc. Whether it’s fundraising, marketing, administration, bookkeeping, planning an event, coordinating clinics and travel for patients, or having a chat to a donor…my role is involved and I’m grateful to be a part of a volunteer driven organisation.