Meet our team

Suzy Dimaline,

Suzy has over 27 years’ experience in the not-for-profit industry, particularly within the disability and employment sectors. She has lent her expertise to roles with the MS Society of SA & NT, Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Suzy is an experienced multi-channel fundraiser, who specialises in driving income generation, donor development, stakeholder engagement and managing teams.

Suzy is excited to join the fight and partner with the cystic fibrosis community to advance a cure.

Jodie Simpson,
Research and Development Lead

Working for more than 30 years in Health and Academia Jodie’s passion is     supporting health research and researchers.  Her curiosity made the science the perfect home for her to begin tertiary education and training and she love’s talking about science and research to a range of audiences including scientists, clinicians, policy makers and consumers. Her combination of expertise as a basic science researcher, a clinical science researcher and a research leader within the University sector means Jodie can support the Cure4CF researchers in their quest.  Jodie is based in NSW and works on the land of the Wonnarua people.

Jodie can’t wait to join the fight with Cure4CF and support the talented researchers who are working to find the cure so desperately needed.



Annita Walker,
Fundraising and Communications Officer

Annita has over 20 years experience in administration, marketing and communications, from organisations like Austereo, KPMG and the Hessel Group. She is passionate about working for a Foundation that is driven to make real change and is humbled to be part of this important journey.  Annita is looking forward to joining the fight and fostering meaningful relationships with our CF community.

Birgit Smith,
Research and
Operations Coordinator

 Birgit brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked for over 10 years’ in marketing and membership management.

Specialising in developing and managing partnerships and running national marketing and communications campaigns, Birgit is a driven individual, passionate about the power of communications.

Birgit is excited to work alongside our CF community and help raise our collective voice in the fight against cystic fibrosis.


Jessica Buckley,
Partnerships Manager

Jessica is an experienced fundraiser, having worked for over 15 years in the not-for-profit industry in both Australia and the UK. She has worked in various fundraising organisations holding roles at Childhood Cancer Association, Women’s & Childrens Hospital Foundation as well as Project Scotland.

Jessica first started with Cure4CF in the role of Donor Development Manager in 2018, where she was instrumental in building the Foundation’s fundraising capacity through community-based fundraising. Now, in the role of Partnerships Manager, Jessica is responsible for developing and maintaining innovative partnerships to help build our research funding capacity. Jessica is a committed, hard worker who shares our values and commitment to the fight.

Jessica is passionate about working alongside the cystic fibrosis community as it is a cause close to her heart, having grown up with a family friend who lives with CF. Jessica is excited to join the fight with the cystic fibrosis community to raise more funds towards a cure.