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Our team

Tanya Busoli

Tanya Busoli

Chief Executive Officer

Tanya is an experienced not-for-profit leader with roles across charities and member-based organisations as well as consulting to the sector. She has previously held roles at organisations such as Diabetes Queensland and The Pyjama Foundation as well as in industries ranging from education to entertainment.

Narelle Burns

Narelle Burns

Volunteer Coordinator

Narelle has over 35 years’ experience working in North Queensland. For the past 17 years she has worked in various positions in the tourism industry, mainly managing Visitor Information Centres. Prior to that, Narelle lived and worked on cattle properties in the Gulf and North-West Queensland. Narelle enjoys working with volunteers and is thrilled to be working as the Volunteer Coordinator for Brighter Lives.

Hayden Farrier

Hayden Farrier

Marketing and Engagement Coordinator

Hayden is our Marketing and Engagement Coordinator. He’s working to make sure Brighter Lives has community partners that are supportive, collaborative and involved.  A Townsville local, Hayden has over a decade of experience in government and private sectors and is now excited to join in the fun with our non-for-profit.

Bandi Bear

Bandi Bear

Helper (mascot)

Bandi Bear, our adorable cuddly mascot, brings joy to patients, staff and the community with his happy smile and friendly manner. He enjoys visiting patients in wards, getting out and about at events, fishing, long walks on the beach and eating peanut butter and honey sandwiches.