New staff

Two new staff members joined the HFA team in February 2018.



With her considerable experience in fundraising and donor development, Litsa is enjoying her new role as Fundraising Co-ordinator at HFA.

Litsa will be supporting the Director of Fundraising with direct mail campaigns, events and donor management.  

Her new role is an opportunity to bring together the range of her skills in donor management and acquisition, as well as event planning and business development. Litsa spent several years at Methodist Ladies’ College managing their bequest program, nurturing existing relationships by organising College tours and participating in Reunion events.  She also worked previously in business development in a fundraising consulting firm.

‘I really enjoy interacting with donors and finding out their stories,’ she said. ‘And I love event management and putting on a show for our supporters.’

She is looking forward to the database management aspect of her role at HFA. ‘It will be interesting to do the analysis to look more closely at donors and their preferences and how they have responded over the years. It is very important also to develop HFA’s bequest and major gift program to support the future of HFA’s important work. And to get the message out there!’

At a personal level, Litsa is passionate about yoga. ‘It stretches my body and has a bit of a flow, a bit dancy, really! And I do like going on long walks as well’ 

Litsa works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and can be contacted at the HFA office:
03 9885 7800.



Kassy has taken up the role of Health Promotion Officer, leading the HFA youth program and working with the education team on education materials, social media and other communications.

Kassy has a strong interest in health promotion and diverse experience in youth programs, social media and carer services.

She is looking forward to being involved in the development of HFA health promotion campaigns, with their focus on self-management over a lifetime, and not just prevention. ‘I am studying this as part of my Master in Public Health, but it will be great to see it in action and be part of it.’ She also has a keen appreciation of lively pastimes. ‘I used to do cheerleading and tried to get into Roller Derby for a while, but it’s been a bit overtaken by study, unfortunately!’

Before taking up this role she worked with YEAH (Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS), helping to train young people to run sexual health workshops, sex education in schools, universities and at events. At YEAH she was responsible for writing online content and managing their social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Her background in creating engaging content will be very valuable for her work on managing Factored In and HFA’s social media communications.

Kassy also worked at Alfred Health Carer Services, triaging calls as they came in with requests for respite care and other carer services. ‘I like working with people, hearing their stories, and working with them to find solutions to problems that work for them. Quite often people didn’t know what services were available to them and that they could have, for example, a professional to come into their home and spend an hour with the person they were caring for so that the regular carer could go out and do the grocery shopping.’

Kassy works Monday to Wednesday and can be contacted at the HFA office:
03 9885 7800.

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