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We need help from volunteers to deliver initiatives to help fight loneliness in our community and to help us spread the word!
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Meet the team behind the scenes.




Patricia Lauria


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Patricia is a co-founder of Friends for Good and is passionate about breaking down the stigma that surrounds this major health problem.

She has worked as a leader in grassroots community organisations for many years, aiming to bring about social change. Patricia has a BA in Social Sciences and a Graduate Diploma in Human Rights.


George Kiossoglou



George has worked in the corporate world in the Information Technology space in Technical, Educational and Sales at a global level over 41 years.

He is now retired and contributes to the Friends for Good board as one of its founding members.


Karen D'Souza


Karen (B. Comm, CPA) has worked in the corporate world for over 25 years in Financial & Management Accounting and as a Process Improvement Lean Consultant.

3 years ago she moved into the Not-for-Profit industry to contribute more in community and social justice based organisations. She is currently acting Treasurer for Friends for Good and is a founding member.


Laura Rouhan


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Laura is passionate, energetic and engaged in community development work with a rights based approach. As a co-founder of Friends for Good, she strives to make positive contributions to help build a world that looks more like the world she wants to live in.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development and is currently studying a Master of Human Rights.


Edmond Low

Ed believes loneliness and social isolation is a growing concern in our modern society - despite significant advances in technology - and presents a different set of challenges.

Ed has held leadership positions in both public and private sector organisations, and has a background in business information systems with expertise in research data solutions. He has a Bachelor of Computing and Master of Public Policy & Management.


Simon Do

Simon has a strong background in corporate and business strategy, having worked in both in-house strategy and management consulting roles.

Having recently completed his MBA at Melbourne Business School, Simon was compelled to join the Friends For Good Board of Management due to the very worthy cause it seeks to address and the unique growth story that will unfold.


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Melissa Woolfenden

Melissa has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry with over 15 years as a consultant focused on the delivery of IT solutions. The last 10 years have been focused on business development and account management, where she provides services to clients ranging from large Corporates through to smaller organisations and not-for-profits.

In her spare time, Melissa is studying for a Diploma in Counselling.


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Megan Tucker

Megan has worked in higher education, law and justice and the not-for-profit sector. She has a diverse range of experience in complex project management, governance, stakeholder engagement and marketing. She currently works as Legal Projects Coordinator at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, an academic research centre at Victoria University.

Megan holds an LLB (Hons) and GDLP from Queensland University of Technology.


Amelia Easdale

Amelia has worked in fundraising and development for more than eight years. She loves being part of the change that philanthropy can create - she also loves dogs.


Emma Wilce

Emma has worked in healthcare for over 15 years with a focus in psychology and audiology. Along with her health background, Emma brings strong legal and business development skills to Friends for Good. Her passion is working with community organisations with the hope of making social change at a grass roots level.

Emma has a Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Audiology and Master of Business Admiration. She is also admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.





Nicholas Lauria

Marketing Sub-Committee Chairperson

Nicholas Wade

Fundraising Sub-Committee Chairperson




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