The DANII Foundation has sound governance structures and a highly experienced board
Donna Meads-Barlow (Founder, Director and Voluntary CEO)
Donna Meads-Barlow was born in 1961 in Sydney, NSW. She is co-founder and Chairman of the DANII Foundation and Managing Director of the Donna Barlow Travel Group (DBT). Donna Meads-Barlow has more than thirty-five (35) years Business Travel Management experience, the last twenty-eight at DBT since she founded the company.
Donna is Managing Director of DBT and oversees the high-level management of her DBT company. Donna has a sincere passion for her company, her team, her customers and the travel industry as a whole. Her guidance of these partners is impeccable and fundamentally rewarding. Donna is arguably the best “engineer” in the Travel industry and is often called upon by her peers for guidance and assistance.
In 2012 following the death of her daughter Daniella from diabetes complications known today as “dead in bed” syndrome, Donna co-founded the DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation Ltd with husband, Brian Meads-Barlow. Today Donna drives and directs the DANII Foundation supporting people across Australia who live with type ONE diabetes.
Donna sat on the Corporate Travel Board for the Helloworld group from 2009 till 2014 and as a representative on a number of steering committees for the Travel Industry. Donna and her DBT company have won many prestigious awards over the years including Best Travel Management Company Nationally, Telstra Business Women’ finalist, nomination for Australian of the Year just to name a few.
Dr Susan Alberti AO, MAICD (Chair)
Susan Alberti was born in 1947 in Bairnsdale, Victoria. She is the co-founder and Managing Director of the DANSU Group based in Wheelers Hill.
In 1997 Susan received the Member of Order of Australia Medal awarded for services to the community and diabetes generally. Susan was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007 and Finalist in Australian of the Year 1997 & 2009 (Victoria). Susan also was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws honoris causa from Monash University 2006 for her work as a campaigner and fundraiser for juvenile diabetes. She is Chair of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation, Director of SVI and Chair of SVI Foundation and Chair of the Victoria University Foundation. Susan is Director of the Australian Centre for Health and Research, Director of the Western
Health Foundation and is the Vice President, Director, Patron of the AFL Western Bulldogs Football Club and is President of the Footscray VFL Club.
In 2012 Susan won the Humanitarian Award at the 5th Annual Gold Harold Award. In September 2013, Susan become (Alma Mater) Patron of Siena College Camberwell and later Patron of Siena College Camberwell and Governor of the Siena Philanthropic Society. Susan was a finalist in the Financial Review and Westpac Group – 100 Women of Influence Awards 2013 and was awarded the Research Australia – Macquarie Group Foundation Great Australian Philanthropy Award in November, 2013. In 2014, Susan Alberti was appointed as a member of the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group. In August 2015, Susan was appointed Director of the National Australia Day Council. In August 2015, Susan also had the AFL Victoria Victorian Football League (VWFL) Premiership Cup named and awarded in her honour. In October 2015, Susan had the Western Bulldogs Football Club Women’s Team Best and & Fairest Award named in her honour. In November 2015, Susan was appointed Board Member of the DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation Ltd.
Brian Paul Meads-Barlow (Director)
Brian Meads-Barlow was born in London UK in 1957 and immigrated to Australia with his family in 1968 where he grew up and schooled to later become Director of the Donna Barlow Travel Group (DBT) in 1994 and the ensuing DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation in 2012.
Brian’s tertiary studies include Business, Scheduling/Timetabling; Marketing and Information Technology. His current employment relies heavily on these qualifications as well as his ability to demonstrate efficient publicising across Social Media platforms. Brian is father to five children, including Daniella; his daughter sadly lost due to complications surrounding her Type 1 Diabetes in 2011. He is an integral but often quiet member of the DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation Board of Directors.
Joanne Marie Wall (Director)
Joanne Wall was born in 1969 in Sydney, NSW. She lives on the Central Coast and is a mother of two. Joanne has 30 years’ experience in Human Resources, Finance and Administration in a variety of industries, the last 14 years in the Travel Industry. Joanne is CFO of the Donna Barlow Travel Group and oversees the day to day operations.
Joanne joined the board of the DANII Meads-Barlow Foundation Ltd in 2012.
Robert Bryan Cameron (Director)
Robert Cameron is born in 1957 in Sydney, NSW. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of Sydney 1980. Robert owns Cameron Legal, a successful and busy legal practice in Epping, NSW. Robert has 35 years’ experience as a solicitor. His practice covers a wide range of legal services. Supported by his staff, Cameron Legal has a strong reputation for the provision of competent and ethical legal advice.
Robert has been heavily involved in serving the community in roles including Chairman of Epping Chamber of Commerce, Legatee and Chairman of the Shack Youth Outreach Inc Robert is a director of DANII Meads Barlow Foundation Ltd since its inception in 2012 and is committed to ensuring the ideals of the Foundation are attained.
David Harrison (Director)
David Harrison is a director of EFS Strategic, Elite Financial Solutions Group and Refresh Finance. He is a public practice accountant and financial advisor with over 25 years’ experience working with small to medium enterprises. He is passionate about helping build sustainable businesses and families achieve financial freedom. David has worked with a large number of businesses across many industries and has been instrumental in developing and implementing systems and processes to improve profitability and sustainability. He has mentored many employees in this time and finds great motivation in coaching others to perform above and beyond expectations. With a willingness to adapt to change David has championed technology and has involvement in a number of online start-up businesses. David previously held a senior board position for over 10 years at Ballet Australasia Limited and in this time helped build and develop strong foundations for the organisation. As an accountant and advisor he continues to assist and guide many not for profit organisations and charities still. David is Director of DANII Meads Barlow Foundation Ltd joining the board in 2012.
Carrie Keller (Director)
Carrie Keller is an internationally experienced development and fundraiser, specialising in individual giving, direct mail, bequest, major gifts, trust and foundation and government fund-raising. Carrie has over 14 years’ experience in national roles growing business, leading a successful team and implement cross-functional strategy. A proven corporate and political strategic influencer, Carrie brings to the DANII board business and technical leadership and advice that generate organisational results. Carrie has a strong ability to synthesis and integrate ideas and knowledge to create results across multiple functions for the organisation, envisioning, planning and implementing over a 3+ years’ time-frame. Previously a Board member of The 100% Project and National Manager of Philanthropy for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Carrie is well experienced and understands type ONE diabetes.
Tanya Stoianoff (Director)
With almost 20 years of government relations and public affairs experience, largely gained in the online, telecommunications and financial services sectors, Tanya is the Head of Corporate Affairs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in South Pacific, covering Australia and NZ.
Prior to, she wasGeneral Manager for External Relations at Vedawith responsibility for government and stakeholder relations and regulatory affairs. Veda is APAC’s largest credit reporting bureau and data analytics company.
Tanya was the first Asia Pacific Director of Government Relations for PayPal – sheestablished the function in Singapore and helped cultivate regulatory environments in various countries to open up new markets for online payments in Asia – that wasafter 2 years as Director of Government Relationsat eBay Australia & NZ.
Before that she was Executive Director of the Mobile Carriers Forum where she played a leadership role in building community stakeholder relations, and shaping the regulatory environment enabling the rollout of 3G technology in Australia.
Tanya’s non-corporate experience includes managing government engagement campaigns for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation where over a 2 year period she was instrumental in securing $35 million in Federal Government funds for clinical trials and $43 million for carers of children with Type 1 diabetes. Hermost recent activity in this community is herappointment as Director on the DANII Foundation Board.
Tanya holdsa Masters in Legal Studies (UTS), Masters in Public Policy (UNSW)and a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (University of Sydney).