Our People

Graeme Shears

Graeme Shears

Graeme is the CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. He is passionate about improving the lives of people living with epilepsy.  Graeme had a successful career in manufacturing and management consulting prior to joining the Epilepsy Foundation in 2008.  He holds a Bachelor of Business degree and has completed an executive leadership program, Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management, at Harvard.  Graeme is on the Board of the International Bureau of Epilepsy and Chair of the International Capacity Building project.

Brendan Lillywhite

Brendan Lillywhite

Brendan, Chief Operations Officer, has more than 40 years experience in the disability and aged care sectors in both government and non-government agencies, covering direct service provision through to policy and planning at the strategic level. Previous roles include HACC program State Management and General Manager of a statewide community care and nursing home service. Brendan’s core attributes include strong and diverse professional networks, strong strategic and business planning skills.

Michael Griggoletto

Michael Griggoletto

Michael, who is our Head of Fundraising, commenced his career as an engineer working in the construction industry and later in a marketing capacity in the manufacturing sector.  After completing an MBA, Michael has practiced as a management consultant specialising in the not for profit sector.  Specialising in major gifts philanthropy, he has conducted organisational reviews, strategic planning, fundraising and business development programmes.

Michele Barry

Michele Barry

Michele is the Manager of Marketing and National Projects, officially joining the executive team in October 2018.  She has over 20 years’ experience in health, disability and aged care sectors, holding executive roles including that of CEO of LifeTec Australia and Better Hearing Australia.  Michele is passionate about consumer engagement, strategic partnerships and sustainable outcomes and she is excited to be on the team to create an Epilepsy Smart Australia.

Tracey Lindskog

Tracey Lindskog

Retail Operations Manager, Tracey has had over 30 years Retail experience, working with key deliverables over the years including, customer service, buying and product planning, product placement and merchandising, training and development, marketing and store location and set up. Working with family owned businesses through to Private equity groups, Tracey’s understanding of retail and the requirements needed to be competitive in the market has helped grow the Epilepsy Foundation Op Shops.

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