Meet our team

Hello, it's lovely to meet you.

Ethiopiaid is run by a small, experienced team based in Melbourne. 

Whenever you call or write us, you're guaranteed to be in touch with one of us.

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Sharon Elliott CEO Ethiopiaid Australia

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Sharon Elliott
CEO

Sharon brings almost ten years of strategic oversight, fundraising innovation and leadership in her role as CEO of Ethiopiaid Australia. She works with staff, supporters and stakeholders in Australia and Ethiopia to champion the voice of the vulnerable and advance locally-sourced education and healthcare in Ethiopia.

Prior to joining Ethiopiaid Australia, Sharon worked at Melbourne’s Lost Dogs’ Home where she rose through the ranks to take on roles in fundraising management and leadership.

As CEO of Ethiopiaid Australia, Sharon leads a passionate team focused on sustainable change and transparent results. As a mother, she is particularly concerned for the welfare of children and women around the world, and is driven to use her fundraising experience to advance Ethiopiaid’s core vision of health and hope for all.

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Amy Franze
Communications Manager

A whiz with words and a digital marketing enthusiast, Amy has 7 years’ experience in marketing and communications roles within both the corporate and non-profit sector.

She is driven to use her skills in digital communications to bring about awareness and aid for those who would not otherwise have a voice. 

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Amy Franze, Communications Manager Ethiopiaid Australia

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Emily Unkovich, Donor Relations Coordinator Ethiopiaid Australia

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Emily Unkovich
Donor Relations Coordinator

Emily brings with her 10 years’ experience in administrative positions for both small businesses and multinational organisations. 

She has volunteered at the Maneki Neko Cat Rescue and Victoria's FareShare for the homeless, and is currently completing her degree in Public Health at ACU University.

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Lisa Coulthard
Donor Relations Coordinator

Lisa has many years of experience in client relationship and program management. Her studies in Sociology and Environmental Sustainability aid in understanding how development programs can make long-lasting, positive change.

As the mother of two teenage daughters, Lisa is particularly interested in equity, equality and the welfare of women and girls.

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Lisa Coulthard, Donor Relations Coordinator Ethiopiaid Australia

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Luke Mullan, Volunteer Ethiopiaid Australia

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Luke Mullan
Volunteer

Luke joined the team as a volunteer in 2021. He originally came on board to help with administrative and data-related tasks, but has continuously gone above and beyond. He's currently completing his degree in Computer Science at RMIT Melbourne and his expertise in all things tech have proven a valuable asset to the organisation. Luke is a dedicated volunteer who is passionate about giving back to his community and helping those that are in need in our world.

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Our Board of Directors

Ethiopiaid Australia is governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for regulatory compliance, risk management, transparency and corporate policy. Each member of our Board is a volunteer who lends their professional expertise for the good of our cause.

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The people behind the lens

A very warm thank you to the many freelance photographers who work directly and indirectly with Ethiopiaid. Among the many talented artists, we would like to extend our thanks to Marcus Wong, Jodi Kabana, Michael Benanav, Antoine Boureau and Ethiopiaid Australia Board Member Melanie Wilson for their beautiful photography that captures the heart and soul of Ethiopia.

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