Eczema Support Australia is supported by a board of directors with complementary professional experience including directors with financial and company director qualifications, functions management, marketing and operations, business development and human resource management. Our board is further supported by experts in project management, education, communications and medical professionals.
Most importantly, each member of our board is motivated to provide real and practical support to Australians impacted by eczema.
Melanie Funk was enjoying her rising career in Human Resources and had little understanding of the dramatic impact that chronic and severe eczema could have on individuals, families, and community… until the birth of her twin boys in 2009. Their journey with this condition compelled her to establish, Eczema Support Australia in 2015.
Melanie is the Managing Director of this nationally registered charity, focused on the delivery of real and practical support for all Australians significantly impacted by eczema. Her team and their engaged eczema community continue to provide support through their three pillars of focus: connection, advocacy, information.
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.
Brendan brings 25+ years of international corporate experience to the team. He has worked in senior Sales and Marketing roles with some of the world’s leading companies.
Whilst helping Eczema Support Australia to develop, deliver and manage a focused strategic plan, Brendan also helps guide decision making on key activity priorities and marketing investments.
One of his younger sisters suffered from eczema most of her pre-teen life. His greatest joy in life is his two young, but rapidly growing boys.
Ruth has many years experience as a teacher / education consulting specialist along with business management and high level administration skills. She brings outstanding project coordination skills to deliver the support to our community.
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’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.
Mala has is a passionate marketing and communications professional with a wealth of experience in media relations and marketing strategy. Mala is motivated to contribute to our cause utilising her extensive experience and skills to assist us connect with our eczema community.
Eczema Support Australia are thankful for the advice and review of our material by volunteer medical professionals and Fellows of The Australasian College of Dermatologists.