Board Members

Meet the Magnolia Team

Rachel Bedingfeld

Secretary

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

Director

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.

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.

Ben Paine

Treasurer

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.

Alyssa Martin

Director

Alyssa Martin a mother of two and community worker for over 15 years. Having studied Social Science, Psychology, Counselling, Trauma and specializing in Community Work within these fields.

The experiences and work she has done have provided her with a deep appreciation for how not-for-profits seek to improve the quality of life for our communities – one program at a time.

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.

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.

Ambassadors

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 news.com.au, 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 https://bio.site/Jessbellwellness

 

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