13 Nov 2017
A few words from our new CEO Deb Hartley.
Since commencing in July I have been immersed in the process of getting to know more about BKFA, its history, current programs and of course future plans. I am impressed with how far the organisation has come in recent years and optimistic about our future directions. BKFA is run by an impressively committed and experienced staff team, supported by an equally engaged and well credentialed Board of Directors and I look forward to taking stewardship of BKFA and working with them all as we learn and grow.
BKFA would not however be the organisation it is today if not for the incredible support of our supporters, volunteers and partners both in Australia and overseas. I feel privileged to have already met a number of you in this short time and hope to have further opportunities to engage with BKFA supporters and share with you our key successes and strategies for the future.
A lot has been happening around me in these few short months. Our program team has returned to Ethiopia and Uganda to consolidate two new programming partnerships for a range of maternal health activities commencing in 2018. I also had the pleasure to participate in an Assembly Day coordinated by the Zonta Club of Brisbane Breakfast where the amazing milestone of packing 13,000 in a single day was achieved! We have had the official opening of our new BKFA warehouse, seen the production of two beautiful films featuring BKFA’s overseas work in Uganda and we have launched our new website. I’m also pleased to announce that we have a new Board Chair, Jenny Weaver and that we have two new Directors to the Board, Melanie Cottell and Gail Casey.