Our mission is to significantly contribute to the prevention, early detection and treatment of melanoma in Australia and to improve patient outcomes.
Our vision looking forward
The AMRF proactively seeks grant submissions from recognised melanoma research organisations across Australia to support researchers and specific research projects.
The AMRF aims to be recognised nationally for its collaborative approach to funding research into the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer and melanoma.
The AMRF supports early detection, prevention and education programs.
Marisa Chilcott CEO
Marisa has spent over 25 years working for organisations that aim to make a difference and joins the AMRF from her role as Manager at the Australian National Maritime Museum Foundation. Marisa has also spent many years working in the disability sector, including as manager of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation.
Marisa said, “There are not many times in your life when you can work with a team focussed on making a difference to so many people’s lives. I have had years working in senior roles in the health sector, but this new role provides the possibility to make so many people’s futures brighter. It’s an honour to take up this new appointment.”
Kim Thackray Marketing and Administration
Kim joined AMRF in 2013 to assist with fundraising events and now plays a major role in organising our annual major fundraiser Melanoma March in conjunction with MIA. In addition to her role of creating events, Kim is responsible for the day to day administration with a particular emphasis on being the first point of contact for AMRF, she is in direct communication with donors and continues to build strong relationships with our partners. Her role has expanded to include publicity and marketing, along with seeking fundraising opportunities and overseeing them.
Kim’s background in public relations and promotions has proved an asset to AMRF and has achieved great results with the cross promotions and collaborations which includes monitoring Grants and seeking Sponsorships for AMRF.