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Our Board & Committees

Our board


patricia lauria

Patricia Lauria

Co-founder & CEO

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.

laura rouhan

Laura Rouhan

Co-founder & Deputy Chairperson

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.


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Samiksha Arora


julia hall

Julia Hall

After a career in Stockbroking and Investment Banking, Julia moved into the charitable, non-profit sector over 10 years ago specialising in philanthropy, with a dedication and passion to give back and help support the needs of the community.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney, is a CA and member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ), and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

hansen kosasih

Dr Hansen Kosasih

Hansen is a research scientist in the field of childhood leukaemia. Having moved to Australia for his undergraduate study, he experienced first-hand the importance of social support networks in one’s life. He believes that no one should ever be made to feel ashamed for feeling lonely.

Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, and completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne (Department of Paediatrics).

megan powell

Megan Powell

Megan has worked in strategic marketing and eCommerce for nearly 20 years across a range of industries including education, FMCG and apparel, both here in Australia and in the UK.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Monash, Copywriting Diploma, Career Coaching Certification and Nutrition Diploma. She is also passionate about helping others, having been a volunteer mentor for local and international university students for many years, empowering her mentees to step into the workforce feeling confident and supported.

Our subcommittees


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Nicholas Lauria

Marketing & Communications Manager

nicholas wade

Nicholas Wade

Corporate Sponsorship Manager