Meet The Team
Co-Founder & Director
At the age of 20, Rikki founded Cancer Chicks Australia as a social media support group after being diagnosed with Stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She underwent chemotherapy, IVF and preventative surgery whilst undergoing a Bachelor of Visual Communications degree at the University of Technology, Sydney.
After realising there was a lack of support for young women experiencing cancer, she felt passionate about making a change and ensuring other young women were provided with the support she needed.
Rikki has advocated for Cancer Awareness through schools, religious organisations, charity functions, podcasts and media programs including Channel 9’s The Daily Edition. In 2019, Rikki won the Westfield Local Hero of the Year award on behalf of Cancer Chicks and dedicated the winnings to their first respite retreat.
Co-Founder & Executive Chair
Michele is a serial entrepreneur having owned a successful coffee shop at the age of 20, then at 22 ventured into the jewellery industry where she and her husband ran many successful jewellery shops for over 30 years. During this period, she was on marketing and product boards for Australia’s leading jewellery group Showcase.
Michele was a sounding board for her son Nick with the launch of Afterpay and worked there in SMB and AML while it was establishing itself as the country’s leading BNPL business. She also worked with her son Simon for several years in Ice Jewellery Australia focusing on sales, marketing, product and customer service.
At the age of 45, Michele was diagnosed with breast cancer and felt that this experience was a turning point in her life so when Rikki was diagnosed, assisting her in establishing Cancer Chicks was her next path and is now her passion.
Katrina is the Country Manager and Head of Sales for AfterPay Australia. She is a strategic senior executive and thought leader with a career embedded in customer-oriented roles across sales and client relationship management, marketing, customer experience optimisation and in driving business transformation to consistently deliver against KPIs.
She has deep leadership experience in building successful, high-performing teams across multiple functions throughout Asia Pacific. She is a highly effective communicator, with a strong background in digital, PR and media communications.
After 20 years in financial services, Kiki has used her business experience in a highly regulated environment and covering all areas of operation, in the not-for-profit sector.
She is an experienced NFP board member, having served on the inaugural board of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, where over her five-year term she covered PR, Fundraising, Operations and acted as VP.
Currently CEO of Go Gentle Australia which she joined at its inception in 2016, Kiki has extensive knowledge of governance, advocacy, campaigning for change and creating resources.
Adele Greenberg is the CEO and Executive Director of the National Online Retailers Association (NORA).
After a twenty-five year career in Mining, Automotive and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Adele now enjoys a portfolio career that incorporates director and advisory roles in associations, profit with purpose enterprises, and enterprises.
She is the proud owner of a corporate retreat on Sydney’s outskirts, Waranara Ridge, where she hosts business leaders and charity events. Adele is also proudly on the committee of Cancer Chicks.
After an early career as an exercise physiologist, Tresna changed direction with a Master of Commerce and established a successful career in public relations.
For over 20 years she consulted with a broad range of clients. Her expertise is in media relations, publicity, issues management, PR strategy development and implementation, and events.
Tresna was the office manager at Business Bank, Tyro, for two years where she built and managed a team that provided administrative and facility support to all staff. She later took on the role of communications, events and trade shows within the Marketing team before ‘retiring’ to pursue volunteering activities.
Chief Operations Officer
Designer & Social Media Manager
Social Media Content Creator
Our Advisory Council
Assoc. Professor John McBain
IVF Specialist & Gynaecologist
Dr. Michael Krasovitsky
Sydney Youth Cancer Services CNC
Assoc. Professor Kate Stern
Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist
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