Our Team

Jude April 2014 2 Chairperson & Board Member – Jude Donahoo.  Jude is the founding member of YAMS Foundation and her inspiration is her beloved granddaughter Kahlilla, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2005 but sadly lost her battle in 2008.  Before Kahlilla died she said" I feel like crap, and it's not fair".  Jude promised her that she would find a cure.  "Losing a child, or grandchild to cancer is heartbreaking, and no child or family should have to endure such pain and heartache".  Jude works tirelessly as a volunteer to raise funds for our research program and is the driving force behind YAMS Foundation.
photoTreasurer & Board Member – Simon Manning.  Simon is a Founding member of YAMS Foundation. He is a CPA and is principal of an accountancy practice on Phillip Island as well as a Board Member of Newhaven College. Married to Belinda, their daughter Rachel attended the same school as Kahlilla and her sister. Since Kahilla's illness, as a family they have been passionate supporters of the cause.
JessBoard Member – Jess Donahoo.  Jess, also a founding member of YAMS foundation, is the aunt of Kahlilla and watched helplessly whilst she battled neuroblastoma.  A psychologist, Jess works in mental health at a major private hospital in Melbourne. She is committed to raising funds to find a cure and spreading the awareness of neuroblastoma and the vital needs for research.  She is involved with fundraising activities and social media.
Geoff ColeBoard Member – Geoff Cole.  Geoff is a retired electrical superviser.  Married to Helen, Geoff has 3 sons, 4 step children and 5 grandchildren. He has been a member of Inverloch Lions Club for past 8 years and was introduced to YAMS through his association with Lions. Geoff has become a passionate supporter of the YAMS Foundation ever since.










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