About Us

Our inspiration

Our Story

We understand the challenges of dealing with chronic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. We also understand the challenges of living with other atopic or allergic conditions. Therefore, Eczema Support Australia aims to provide support to Australians who are significantly impacted by these conditions.

Eczema SUPPORT Australia was inspired by a family with twin boys who have severe allergies and eczema.  Thanks to the initiative and drive of a friend, this family finally received wonderful community support, which has made all the difference.  All families and individuals dealing with these chronic conditions deserve our community support.


Our Vision/Mission

Australians, living with eczema, overcome difficulties and thrive in their community through connection, support and understanding.

Eczema SUPPORT Australia Ltd is developing support network established and managed by volunteers.  Originally named Hands to Hold, Eczema Support Australia Ltd is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and is an Australian registered charity and endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR).

Our Team

Management Team

Melanie Funk

Managing Director

Melanie put her Human Resource career on hold to care for her two children who have chronic allergies and eczema. She now focuses on raising her children whilst developing this support network

Scott Campbell

Company Secretary / Non Executive Director / CFO

Scott is a CPA and Company Director who has over 30 years experience in multi national service related businesses. Scott is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently sits on the Board for two investment companies.

Lisa Knight

Senior Social Worker

Lisa is a Social Worker with extensive professional experience.She has also worked through recent years of managing allergies, food intolerances and health issues in her own growing family.

Marion Andersson

Development Officer

Marion is a Business Development Manager for a Global Education Publishing organization. Marion founded a community cause called ‘Two Little Boys to Avene’ in order to assist a close friend. As a result of this experience, Marion was inspired to support the wider community through Eczema Support Australia.

Anne Meehan

Medical Liaison

Anne a Registered Nurse with a professional development certificate in Allergy & Anaphylaxis. Along with a lifetime of nursing experience, Anne is a hands on grandparent of twin boys with extensive allergies and eczema.

Ingrid Singleton

Executive Assistant

Ingrid’s professional background includes supporting University researchers to deliver their projects by assisting with all types of administration.  She is currently fully employed looking after her 3 adorable daughters, but hopes to rejoin the workforce some day. In the meantime she is volunteering her skills to assist Eczema Support Australia deliver real and practical support, connection and understanding.

Consultation Committee

Our Consultation Committee is comprised of several members, medical advisors and other professionals who are dedicated to assisting Eczema Support Australia.

Project Volunteers

As a volunteer based organisation, we have several individuals and organisations contributing to the practical support projects. If you would like to join this volunteer team, please contact us.

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