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Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia

Our People

While the Children's Tumour Foundation (CTF) has significant community reach and remains the only national charity in Australia supporting those living with NF, we are staffed by a small team of six, who all work part-time.  By having a small, agile and cross-skilled team, we ensure funds are invested where they are needed most.



Leanne Dib 

Chief Executive Officer

Leanne has over 20 years of leadership and fundraising experience in the for-purpose sector and is also a mentor and tutor with the Fundraising Institute Australia. She is driven to deliver on the Children’s Tumour Foundation’s objectives to increase awareness, education, support and research for Neurofibromatosis.

Email: leanne.dib@ctf.org.au

OUR marketing & fundraising TEAM


Renee Anschau 

Head of Marketing and Fundraising (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Renee is an experienced marketer and confident campaigner with over 15 years of experience in media, marketing, fundraising, event management and digital communications. She has a passion for purpose-driven projects, people and brands that challenge you to think about the world differently. 

She has spent the past 5 years using those skills to protect and support some of the most vulnerable and is now completely focussed on improving the lives of those living with NF in Australia. 

Renee is responsible for the brand health of the organisation, growing corporate and community revenue, as well as overseeing the marketing and communications portfolio. As a mother herself, she empathises deeply with the families wrestling with the implications of such a devastating condition.

She believes that when we know better, we do better and wants to use her time and expertise to elevate the Children’s Tumour Foundation from a little-known charity to a highly recognised and respected national brand. A brand the NF community can be proud of. 

Email: renee.anschau@ctf.org.au


Sally Bryett

Fundraising and Events Manager

Sally is proud to be our ‘lead’ Cupid, looking after our Cupid’s Undie Run campaign, as well as the NF Hero Challenge and other fundraising initiatives.  

She has spent the past 10 years working for charities and is experienced across all areas of fundraising, including campaign and events management, merchandise and digital marketing.

Prior to specialising in the not-for-profit sector, Sally gained her Marketing experience from more than 10 years in the banking and insurance sectors. After becoming a mother of two, she wanted to use her Marketing and creative skills to give back to the community and worked for a number of leading cancer charities.

Sally looks forward to seeing you bare all at the next Cupid’s Undie Run – stripped down we are all the same! 

Email: sally.bryett@ctf.org.au

OUR support TEAM


Natalie McCloughan

National Support Co-ordinator

Natalie joined the Children’s Tumour Foundation after completing her Master of Genetic Counselling and is currently the longest serving member of the team. She has spent the past five years working towards establishing better support and services for the NF community and empathises deeply with the families she meets.  

As a mum to a toddler, that empathy has only intensified, making her an invaluable and incredibly knowledgeable member of the support team.

Nat previously worked in a dual role working as VIC/TAS Support Coordinator for the CTF and the Clinic Co-ordinator at Royal Children’s Hospital clinic. In 2021 Nat was made a full time member of the CTF support team. 

Email: natalie.mccloughan@ctf.org.au


Ruth Lindsay

National Support Co-ordinator

Ruth is an experienced case management and community development professional. She has lived in London and Amsterdam and was previously the editor of a leading airline magazine. After having her son in Amsterdam she moved back to Sydney and continued her freelance magazine career; however, when her youngest child started school she knew it was time to make a change and follow her dream of studying social work.  

Before starting as the CTF’s Support Coordinator, Ruth worked at an organisation that supported homeless women and children and as community development coordinator. She’s a trained parenting group facilitator and is passionate about connecting people, creating communities and encouraging people to tell their stories. Her hope is that every person with NF feels empowered and able to have their voice heard. 

Email: ruth.lindsay@ctf.org.au


Meredith Fannelli

National Support Co-ordinator

Meredith graduated from Sydney University as a Speech Pathologist in 1994 and commenced working in acute adult services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, specialising in Head and Neck Cancer and Brain Injury. After her return to Sydney, she worked at several large teaching hospitals while simultaneously completing a Masters of Health Administration at UNSW. 

She then transferred to the Community Health sector and managed Frail Aged and Dementia Specific Day Care Centers, Carer Respite Services and Complex Community Case Management Services.  

After the birth of her two children, she transitioned to private enterprise, partnering with her husband in their own engineering business. Following the sale of the company in 2019, Meredith was able to reassess her options and decided to return to a focus of helping others in the community. She became one of our Support Service Coordinators, while also leaving room for her passion projects - volunteering for animal charities (Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and Cat Protection Society). 

The Support Services Coordinator role enables her to utilise her skills and experience in patient/client advocacy, service development and health professional education and training.  She readily admits that she had not previously heard of Neurofibromatosis, but has made it a mission to learn and research the condition and to raise awareness, particularly amongst medical and health professionals. 

Email: Meredith.fannelli@ctf.org.au

CLINICAL CARE Coordinators


Sally Maspero

NF Clinical Nurse Specialist, Children's Hospital Westmead

Sally Maspero works with the multidisciplinary team at Children’s Hospital Westmead (CHW) as the NF clinical care specialist bringing her knowledge of NF, as well as clinical experience gained while working with Professor Ros Ferner and her team in the NHS funded Neurofibromatosis Service based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.

After returning from London in 2014, she established the national support role at the CTF before leaving the position in November 2017.  During that time she organised NF information seminars along with social meet up days for people in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Townsville and Adelaide and provided information and support to hundreds of families around Australia.

Now at CHW, Sally is providing a valuable role in the clinic to ensure continued ongoing quality care to children and their families, many of whom she already knows from her time at the CTF.  

Email: sally.maspero@health.nsw.gov.au 

Phone: 02 9845 0329