"Pregnancy Loss Australia was formerly known as Teddy Love Club"
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Trudi Penrose-Starr - Co Founder/General Manager
In memory of ~Amie-Lee & Emily~
Trudi has experienced Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome & Stillbirth
Trudi is a qualified grief and loss bereavement counsellor.
Trudi is married to Anthony and they have 3 living children at home. Trudi started the program with Kylie Crawford in 2002 when her beautiful daughters were born sleeping, she has been involved ever since ensuring the program continues to reach out to families across Australia. The program is very close to Trudi's heart and is her special way to honour her girls little lost lives while reaching out to another.
"When I lost my girls, I really felt so alone. I didn't know where to even start to find others for support. Searching for support and searching for information was so hard to do and took a lot of out me. For me, connecting with others and finding any support and information, especially personal stories was just what I wanted and just what I needed. I truly hope we here at TLC can provide you with all the information you may be looking for all in one place, so that you don't have to do the searching and we can reach out to you to let you know you are not quite so alone..."
Theresa Tuthill - Administration Officer / Store Manager
In memory of ~Charlize~
Theresa became involved with the program after she and her husband Kevin experienced the loss of their daughter Charlize in October 2008. They received a bear in the hospital and wanted to help share the program to ensure other bereaved families got the support they need.
Theresa & Kevin have another daughter, Abbey who is older sister to Charlize.
"The program has helped us with our grief over losing our precious daughter but just as important is that the program have given us their support, understanding and acknowledgement"
Donna Mowling - Treasurer /Board Member
Donna became involved with the program in 2009 after first pregnancy ended with miscarriage and hearing about the Field of Angels appeal. Donna is our treasurer and a very active volunteer at all of our events.
" I like knowing the program is helping other families to know they are not alone in their grief."
Peter Larner - Chairman
Peter has had extensive senior management and operational experience with large privately owned and corporate businesses within South Australia, including periods of working in and supervising facilities internationally.
His career has extended across the full spectrum of functional management through marketing and sales, operations and manufacturing, chief executive and general management.
Over the past 10 years, he has provided consulting and strategy advice to small and medium enterprises in interim management and continuous improvement roles, whilst building a business within the health and safety sector.
He has strengths in leadership, marketing, strategy, policy and procedure development and financial management.
Whilst Peter has no experience with the tragedy of loss of a child, a recent assignment managing the international commercialisation of a device designed to assist people with brain injury related vision deficits resulted in a wider appreciation of the issues facing “not-for-profit” services, and a desire to assist this type of organisation to progress and grow.
Peter is currently contracted to the Vietnamese Women’s Association SA as their Executive Officer, concentrating on marketing, strategy, service provision and acquittal of government funds.
Gayle Newnham - Secretary
Muriel Kirkby - Board Member
'Muriel has held management positions at senior management levels both for Not for Profit and Government sector organizations in Ireland and Australia.
Currently she is a strategic manager with the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion. Experience and interest in change management, learning and development, people development and business growth.
Muriel is also a dual qualified nurse, her specialist areas are disability and paediatrics.
Muriel and her husband Andrew have one beautiful daughter Áislinn who is 12 years old.
Muriel became involved with PLA when she had her sixth miscarriage in 2011. She is delighted to be involved with Pregnancy Loss Australia to assist and support other families who are experiencing the unimaginable loss of their babies'
The program is an incorporated Public Benevolent Institution registered with the Australian Taxation Office.
For your own piece of mind of knowing your donation will be going towards a registered organisation
you are welcome to call 13 28 61 or visit www.business.gov.au and quote our ABN 47 532 937 225