Meet our Team


Verity Hawkins


Verity is a talented executive who has led high impact partnerships between the not-for-profit, government, philanthropic and corporate sectors. Most recently CEO of Playgroup Australia and Life Education Australia, Verity is a skilled and respected social responsibility leader with over 25 years of experience. She brings an exceptional understanding of the ACT’s health and community sectors and extensive operational experience managing complex organisations and designing programs aimed at increasing philanthropic income. Verity maintains a strong focus on cancer prevention, support, research, and advocacy, to identify and implement opportunities that will support those most in need in our community.


Kata Andric

Finance and Corporate Services Manager

Kata is a highly experienced and qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience in professional accounting firms, audit, public service, and not-for-profit organisations. Kata looks after financial management, analysis and reporting, HR management and the development and implementation of ICT systems and infrastructure required to support and position Cancer Council ACT for future growth.


Samantha Palmer

Client Services Manager

Sam is a clinical nurse specialist with a master’s degree in nursing and education and has worked in cancer care for seven years in medical management and clinical roles. Working with the Client Services Team, Sam engages with clients, regional medical and allied health professionals, as well as staff, volunteers, and community members to improve awareness of current supports and services, while also investigating and implementing new priorities where possible. 


Megan Salic

Fundraising and Marketing Manager

Megan has worked in business development for 20 years across a variety of roles in many different fields of work. Together with a bachelor’s degree in business management and master’s degree in sports management, Megan has a strong track record in delivering effective results. Megan guides the Fundraising and Marketing Team in delivering national and local campaigns, aimed at raising funds to increase the resources distributed to the Client Services Team. She effectively manages and supports Cancer Council ACT events, communications, and donor relations to meet our overall goals.

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Suzanne Barnes

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Suzanne brings over 20 years of experience in supporting teams with her charming professional manner and exceptional communication. Suzanne works with the whole team to provide support that ensures the smooth running of the Cancer Council ACT office so that client-facing staff can focus on engaging with clients as much as possible. Suzanne also supports our CEO, enabling her to spend time on activities that make a long-term difference to people’s lives.

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Alison Hall

Communications Coordinator

Alison combines her creative talents, qualifications in business marketing and experiences in social, digital and traditional media in managing the communications activities for Cancer Council ACT. Alison works closely with the Client Services and Fundraising and Marketing teams on delivering campaigns and communicating the activities of Cancer Council ACT. Alison looks after brand management for Cancer Council ACT and manages partnerships with local media outlets, including marketing and advertising opportunities.


Georgina Holmes

Cancer Support Coordinator

Georgina is a Registered Nurse with haematology, bone marrow transplant, surgical, cardiology and GP nursing experience. As a Cancer Support Coordinator for Cancer Council ACT, she offers support and information on the 13 11 20 phone line and provides education in the community to cancer patients, their families and friends, medical professionals, and the public. Georgina co-ordinates the Wig Service at the Cancer Council ACT’s Deakin office, which assists those undergoing cancer treatment to find a piece of headwear to make them feel confident and comfortable.


Kathlene Robson

Cancer Support Coordinator

Kathlene is a Registered Nurse who specialises in cancer nursing and has a passion for haematology. She has worked in cancer care across various nursing roles for many years.  As a Cancer Support Coordinator for Cancer Council ACT, she offers support and information on the 13 11 20 phone line and provides education in the community to cancer patients, their families and friends, medical professionals, and the public.


Nikki Kayatz-Monahan

Cancer Support Coordinator

Nikki has worked in nursing and community support for over 4 years and is currently undertaking a double degree in Nursing and Paramedics where she is in her third year at the ACU. Her time in community and disability support saw her work across varying needs from social support to high needs behaviours. Nikki brings these skills and expertise across to her role in delivering the Cancer Council ACT SunSmart and Tobacco Cessation programs to schools, workplaces and across the community through education and individual sessions.

Eunice Among

Finance and Corporate Services Support Coordinator

Eunice brings over 5 years’ experience in finance, with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and is working towards her CPA certification. As the Finance and Corporate Services Coordinator, she supports human resource processes and looks after payroll, accounting, and finances to position Cancer Council ACT for future growth.

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Cancer Council ACT


33 113 296 601



(02) 6257 5055



Unit 1 (The Annex)
173 Strickland Crescent
Deakin ACT 2600

Postal Address

Deakin West ACT 2600