Our Team

Kelly Doyle: President | Foster Care Angels

Kelly Doyle President

I am a busy working mum, living in Sydney with my husband Glen and our children. Growing up in a loving and supportive family, foster care was something I was unaware of until adulthood. I enjoy travelling, camping, outdoor activities, reading, having fun with our large family, and am the queen of 80’s music.

 

Why Foster Care Angels?
My husband Glen and I founded Foster Care Angels in November 2011 after seeing first- hand the experiences of children and young people living in out of home care. We saw some ‘gaps’ and wanted to actively do something to improve outcomes for children and young people living in out of home care.  From humble beginnings operating out of our home to our office and warehouse in Castle Hill today, we are very proud of what our wonderful volunteers and supporters have achieved.

Paula Hammond: Vice President | Foster Care Angels

Paula Hammond Vice President

I am a mum of 3 beautiful girls. I was brought up in a large extended family and there was always an extra child or two living with relatives from time to time. Our doors were always open to kids who lived out of home or had no-one to support them. When we couldn't have any more children, becoming involved in foster care seemed like the natural thing to do.

Why Foster Care Angels?
I joined Foster Care Angels wanting to give back to other kids in care.  My time was limited and Foster Care Angels had lots of little projects or jobs that suited my times I was available. I joined the committee to ensure the projects we do truely support the kids & their carers.  My passion is to ensure kids in care have every opportunity to have a life they deserve.

Wendy Bennett: Treasurer | Foster Care Angels

Wendy Bennett Treasurer

I immigrated to Australia from England in 2006 with my husband Andy.  I spent 6 years working as a contract accountant with various government and not-for-profit organisations helping them with their system procedures, reporting practices and general accounting.  In 2011 we started a family and I became a stay at home mum.  I have 2 wonderful children and am enjoying life as a busy mum with a small role in the workforce.

Why Foster Care Angels?
After having financially contributed to child based charities for many years I was searching for an opportunity to become involved with a small, grass roots charity where I could use

Veronica Bondarew: General Member| Foster Care Angels

Veronica Bondarew Executive Director

Veronica Bondarew has had 20 years experience in the Not for Profit Sector. In that time she has helped a number of NFP small firms grow sustainably and fulfill their potential.  In her spare time there are a number of passions like hiking and tennis but she has always been driven by the benefits of community service and has worked for and sat on the Boards of organisations such as Mission Australia and Women in Prison Advocacy Network.  She is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of Foster Care Angels as it extends its services to the foster care community.

Dannielle Raemer: General Member | Foster Care Angels

Dannielle Raemer General Member

My name is Dannielle O'Rourke, I am a mother of two wonderful children and work as a Customer Service Manager. I have a passion for photography and love to spend my free time in nature, capturing the beauty that surrounds us.  

Why Foster Care Angels?
I became involved with Foster Care Angels in 2015.  I am passionate about doing what I can to help to bridge the gaps that still exist in our child protection system. Foster Care Angels do an amazing job bringing awareness of the issues faced by young people in care to the community and in making a difference in lives of young people in care. 

Glen Gillman: General Member| Foster Care Angels

Glen Gillman General Member

I am an IT professional, having spent my entire working career in this field. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, travel, and baseball (playing and watching).

Why Foster Care Angels?
My wife Kelly and I had some involvement in foster caring and it was this experience that gave us valuable insights into the foster care system. We wanted to do more and in 2011, Foster Care Angels was formed. We continue to expand, implement new programs and support children and young people, and their carers throughout foster care and beyond.

Erica Westbury: Board Member | Foster Care Angels

Erica Westbury Board Member

With over 20 years’ business experience, Erica Westbury’s credentials span across many areas of leadership and people development. In 2002 after having a successful Recruitment career, Erica identified a need in Recruitment throughout North West Sydney. Erica believed Western Sydney lacked a high-end staffing provider and with her combined experience of more than 30 years in Recruitment and Human Resources, Norwest Recruitment was launched and have been supporting Foster Care Angels since 2012.

Adding to Erica's list of achievements Erica won the TEC CEO of the year in 2011 and has been a judge for the Australian Telstra Business Awards and the Australian Telstra Women in Business Awards.

Justin Hawkins: Marketing Manager | Foster Care Angels

Justin Hawkins Marketing Manager

I am father of 3 young children and was raised in the Hills District. I have spent my working life in Marketing and Branding. I have worked for international and small to medium companies across many areas of Marketing, including; brand management, digital marketing, direct marketing, lead generation, field marketing and all aspects of social media. I have been involved in product launches, strategic planning, creative development, public relations, marketing plan development and campaign implementation.

So, why Foster Care Angels? I joined Foster Care Angels wanting to give back to the community having 3 young children I am passionate about children’s causes. When I was first introduced to Foster Care Angels I knew it was the right fit for me and haven't looked back since.