Our Board of Directors oversee the strategic direction, governance and overall delivery of our mission, ensuring that no woman walks the path of miscarriage alone.

Our Board of Directors

Rebecca Tos – Managing Director, Merkle ANZ
Rebecca is an executive with over 20 years’ experience in leadership, marketing, media and digital. Commercially focussed, she has built a reputation of high performance in leadership roles – charged with building businesses, brand marketing and business strategy. She is a media commentator and positive agitator on topics surrounding women, inclusion, fertility and parents returning to work following parental leave, supported by her active work in the community.

 

 

Richard Keep – Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Richard is a chartered accountant with 10 years’ experience in Assurance across Australia and the USA. He currently works as a Senior Manager at EY. Richard’s experience spans the real estate, hospitality, engineering, construction and sporting sectors and he has worked with ASX200 and private organisations. In addition to engagement execution, Richard has also been involved in a number of special projects, demonstrating initiative as well as innovative and proactive approaches.

 


Katrina Groshinski – Competition and Regulatory Parter, Minter Ellison
Katrina is a competition and regulatory lawyer for clients based in Australia and overseas. She has extensive experience working with clients on complex merger clearances, ACCC investigations and authorisations. Katrina specialises in heavily regulated industries and infrastructure.

 

 

 

Dr Melanie Keep – Senior Lecturer in Cyberpsychology and eHealth, University of Sydney
Dr Melanie Keep researches eHealth and the use of technology to improve healthcare. Underpinning Melanie’s research is a motivation to facilitate access to health and enhance the training of future health professionals using technology. In particular, she is interested in examining the role of communication between patients and health practitioners for better outcomes and how this changes in the eHealth context.

 

 

Gabbi Armstrong – Co-founder, Pink Elephants Support Network
Using her own lived experience of both recurrent miscarriage and infertility, Gabbi co-founded the Pink Elephants Support Network along with Executive Director, Sam Payne. Gabbi firmly believes that all couples should receive validation of their loss, empathy for their grief and valuable connections for support when experiencing the heartbreak of miscarriage and associated infertility. She provides a strong voice and is a passionate advocate for much-needed support in this area.

 

Our Medical Advisory Board

Professor Bill Ledger, Fertility Specialist
MA DPhil BM BCh FRCOG FRANZCOG CREI

Professor Ledger is a senior fertility specialist and gynaecologist with IVFAustralia. He is Head and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Royal Hospital for Women and Head of the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of New South Wales, a Fellow of RANZCOG and CREI.

 

“So many couples experience an early pregnancy loss around Australia. This places a significant burden upon women and their partners and creates an undeniable need for a specifically tailored support service such as The Pink Elephants Support Network to help them through the difficult days following their loss. I fully commend founders Sam and Gabbi on the wonderful charity they have created, and for taking their own experiences of miscarriage and channelling it into something so positive. Their website is both beautiful and nurturing, as are their free resources which validate the emotional impact of pregnancy loss for both women and their partners. Well done ladies.”

 

Terry DiamondPerinatal Social Worker, Facilitator of Pink Elephants Peer Support Programme

Terry is a Social Worker specialising in infertility and perinatal loss and death of a child to age 6. She is passionate about providing support to people who are grieving and studied counselling with the specific goal of wanting to be able to work with families who are grieving the loss of a child. Terry is currently working with families in the NICU at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.