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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.

Andrea McLeod

Andrea McLeod

Office Manager

Andrea has worked in the administration field for more than 25 years. She has held various office management positions in the private sector and senior administration positions in the public sector. Andrea and her husband moved from New Zealand to Australia in 2012 and she began working at the Townsville Hospital Foundation the following February. Andrea is delighted to be working in the not-for-profit sector where her work is contributing to create better health outcomes in our region.

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.

Bandi Bear

Bandi Bear

Helper

Bandi Bear 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.