Board Members

Meet the Magnolia Team

Alice is a women’s health advocate and the driving force behind Magnolia Health.  Alice’s journey with Endometriosis began at just 12 years old, marked by agonizing pain and uncertainty. Despite the challenges, she has persevered, finding solace in her family and determination to make a difference.

As a mother of three, Alice knows firsthand the toll that chronic pain can take on family and the quality of life. Balancing motherhood with her work for another non-profit organisation, she understands the importance of support and community in navigating health challenges.

Alice’s personal battle with Endometriosis and Adenomyosis led her to take action. In 2021, she organised a high tea fundraiser, bravely sharing her story and connecting with others who shared similar struggles. This pivotal moment ignited her passion to create tangible support for women affected by pelvic pain conditions.

Following her own surgery and recovery, Alice’s commitment to helping others only deepened. In 2023, she founded Magnolia Health, a Sunshine Coast-based charity dedicated to providing practical support and resources to those in need.

With her unwavering determination and compassionate spirit,  through Magnolia Health, she is transforming her own journey into a source of empowerment and support for countless others.

Megan Zischke

Megan is a passionate Event Manager, Founder of The Wholistic Collective, and Host of The Wholistic Life Podcast. Motivated by her own health challenges, Megan is committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that holistic health is accessible to everyone. Her passion for promoting community shines through, as she strives to create inclusive spaces where individuals can connect, support each other, and prioritise their unique health journeys.

Rachel Bedingfeld


Rachel is a mum in a FIFO household, half way through a law degree and works as a paralegal. Rachel has a Diploma of Event Management and utilised her degree to assist charities through support groups and seminars across Queensland and New South Wales. Rachel was the Secretary for the Buderim Community Kindergarten in 2021 which helped establish lifelong connections in the Sunshine Coast community.

Dr Kelvin Larwood


Kelvin is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG).

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (University of Sydney).
  • Masters of Nursing (Critical Care Major) (Queensland University of Technology).
  • Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction (Queensland University of Technology).

Dr Larwood has extensive experience in general and high-risk obstetrics, general gynaecology as well as advanced laparoscopic, pelvic and vaginal surgery.

As well as running his own private practice based at the Buderim Private Hospital, Kelvin has a part-time public appointment which enables him to contribute to women’s health on the Sunshine Coast, supporting the training of specialist doctors and nurses.

Outside of work Kelvin is a father of three and enjoys travelling with his family and cycling.

Ben Paine


Ben has over 15 years experience in Banking and Finance, with his current role being Relationship Executive at Commonwealth Bank.

Ben has particular interest in financial education, aiming to improve the financial wellbeing of businesses and families in his local community. Ben also holds a board position within another Not for Profit organisation and his combined experience serves Magnolia Health well.

Michelle Davie

Creative Director

Michelle Davie is a mother of three, secondary school teacher and artist who has a passion for building strong relationships and empowering our next generation of young people. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Art) and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and has been working with and inspiring youth to discover and explore their creative giftings for the past 15 years.

Michelle has seen first hand the benefits that the arts provide for fostering connection amongst the community and the therapeutic application for individual wellbeing.

Zoe De Jager

Inspired by her own journey battling endometriosis and adenomyosis, Zoe is dedicated to supporting women facing similar challenges. As a Sunshine Coast mother of two young children, Zoe understands the importance of community and compassion in navigating health issues.
With a bachelor in business management and over 15 years of experience in government as a project manager and customer experience designer, Zoe brings a wealth of skills and expertise to Magnolia Health. Currently pursuing a design degree with a focus on visual design and communication, Zoe is passionate about creating impactful and meaningful experiences.

Aleasha Avery

Meet Aleasha, a vibrant 27-year-old with an unwavering passion for giving back to her community and supporting others, particularly causes that resonate deeply with her. As she navigates her own diagnosis journey, Aleasha understands firsthand the challenges and uncertainties that come with it. Determined to make a difference, she actively engages with her community to raise awareness and provide support.

Aleasha’s commitment to service is evident in her frequent volunteering efforts, where she dedicates her time and energy to various initiatives. You’ll often find her networking at Sunshine Coast Young Chamber of Commerce & Wishlist events, where she actively contributes to fostering connections and driving positive change.

In addition to her community involvement, Aleasha brings valuable experience from her four-year tenure at a medical practice. Her time spent in this role has equipped her with insights into healthcare systems and patient care, further fueling her passion for advocacy and support.


Olivia Blue


Olivia is a compassionate volunteer dedicated to supporting women navigating the challenges of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. As a pharmacist and individual living with endometriosis herself, she brings a unique blend of professional expertise and personal understanding to her role. Olivia is committed to leveraging her own journey to empower others, and is passionate about the impact of empathy and shared experiences in fostering resilience and healing within the community.  


Jordana Grace

Meet Jordana Grace, the comedic force behind That British Girl. Calling the Sunshine Coast home, she catapulted to fame with her first TikTok video 3 years ago, amassing over 200 million views.

Jordana’s niche expertise lies in ‘traveling to Australia,’ sharing insights from culture shocks to Aussie slang. Her ambition extends beyond social media, aiming to create a travel show, podcast, and become a keynote speaker.

With a knack for collaboration, she’s partnered with diverse brands and consults on viral content strategies, building online communities across TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. Jordana Grace is more than a creator; she’s a trailblazer in the digital landscape.

That British Girl – ThatBritishGirl


Tam Wrigley

  • TV | Media
  • Regular panelists on ABC Radio
  • Ambassador for Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge
  • Endometriosis Australia – Endo Champ

Media personality Tam Wrigley is a successful award-winning businesswoman. A fashionista, TV presenter, former magazine editor and property mogul, when she’s not rubbing shoulders with celebrities on the red carpet at the TV Week Logie Awards, Tam can be found in one of her many businesses across the Sunshine Coast.

A self-made entrepreneur and property mogul, mum of two Tam, has contributed to media outlets, including, Kidspot, Studio 10, The Today Show and 9Honey. As well as creating and hosting her TV shows like Beyond Beautiful, iStyleTV, and The Wine O Clock show, Tam presents from the TV Week Logie Awards and has appeared as a panelist on various TV shows.

Tam is also known as one of the Sunshine Coast’s boss ladies and a person to be watched, literally and metaphorically. With The Wine O’clock Show’s success, one of Australia’s fastest-growing online channels, she has been labeled an Online sensation, with her shows reaching more views than some commercial Free to Air show!

If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Tam purchased a Cricket Club in the Brisbane Premier League called the Moreton Magic, a new venture she is looking forward to sinking her teeth into.

Jess Bell

Jess, is a Wellness Practitioner, Registered Nurse, wife and mother of three boys with over 20 years of experience in counselling & health care. In 2017 she founded the Holistic Wellness Collective and is incredibly passionate about the importance of being your own health advocate. She loves empowering people to live a life of complete wellness in their- mind, body & spirit. Jess has experienced Endometriosis first hand and loves to serve her local community. Her motto is “Knowledge is Power, Community is Strength”.

Jess Bell — Bio Site


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