Our People

Miracle Babies Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who meet quarterly. The Board was formed in 2009 and originally Chaired by Morris Iemma. Miracle Babies Foundation staff are mostly based at head office at Chipping Norton, although several staff are based across Australia working in programs with hospitals and families. Our Ambassadors are a passionate and dedicated group, supporting the Foundation with their time to raise awareness and promote the Foundation.

Board, Staff, Ambassadors and Volunteers all work toward our vision of ‘better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity or sickness.’ 

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Amber Sherlock

Ambassador

Amber Sherlock is a news presenter for the Nine Network, working on a variety of programs including TODAY, Weekend TODAY, Early Morning News, 11am News and evening updates. Amber has been a Miracle Babies Foundation Ambassador since November 2010. She is always ready to lend her support at events such as our Miracle Moon Walk and shared her personal story with guests at the 2011 Annual Ball. "I became involved with Miracle Babies after having my first baby at 34 weeks. She spent over three weeks in a special care nursery. It was a roller coaster journey which you can never prepare for. I jumped at the chance to become an Ambassador for Miracle Babies, having been through the experience first hand. They provide an invaluable resource and support service for mums and families of premature babies, and only wish I had known about them earlier!"

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Sam Squiers

Ambassador

Sam Squiers is an award-winning Sports Presenter with Channel 9 and the founder of the women in sport think tank Sportette. Sam has worked in the media for over a decade and has covered some of the biggest sporting events both nationally and internationally. Sam is also the host of Nine's Women in Sport podcast "In Her Court", Surfing Australia TV, The Isuzu QLD Golf Open, Ocean Thunder Surf Boat Series, has hosted the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman Series, co-hosted TripleM's Dead Set Legends and has been a guest presenter on Getaway. In 2014, Sam founded Sportette to provide an avenue to tell the incredible stories of our female athletes and it’s grown to be a leading think tank on Women's Sports. Sportette aims to challenge the way you think about women in sport and has created a strong reputation among athletes, brands, stakeholders, sports organisations and fans alike. In addition to her work at Channel 9 and Sportette, Sam runs marathons, plays golf, rows surf boats, is a keen touch football and netball player. In 2017, Sam gave birth to her little girl, Imogen, prematurely at 32 weeks after suffering from severe pre-eclampsia which had caused a placental abruption and started to shut down Sam’s organs. Sam spent three days in ICU and didn’t see Imogen for several days after she was rushed to the NICU where she spent close to the next 7 weeks. Immi suffered chronic lung disease with her little lungs under developed when she was born and when she finally left hospital had to remain on home oxygen for the next four months.

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Scott & Ann Cam

Ambassador

Scott Cam is one of Australia's most loved television personalities, with a laidback larrikin attitude that millions of Australian’s can relate to. Over the past decade, Scott has become one of Aussie TV’s favourite faces, putting his stamp firmly on programs such as Backyard Blitz, Domestic Blitz, Random Acts of Kindness and Renovation Rescue and The Block. He is also a regular on radio and has written books on renovation and home maintenance. Scott and his wife Anne have been a Miracle Babies Foundation ambassador since 2009 after meeting the team during the filming of Channel 9 Random Acts of Kindness. He has toured the NICU, meeting families and also appeared in our community service announcement in 2009.

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Laura Byrnes

Ambassador

Laura is the primary driver of the Shamrock Racing team. Behind the wheel of the #4 Sigma in Production Sedans, she is a pint sized pocket rocket determined to break down the stereotype of women in motorsport.

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Deborah Knight

Board Director & Ambassador

Deborah Knight, is a well-known Australian journalist and news presenter. She is host of Afternoons on 2GB and 4BC Radio and presents A Current Affair Saturday edition on Channel 9. Deborah has been a Miracle Babies Foundation ambassador since 2011. She is always ready to lend her support to events such as our Miracle Moon Walk and awareness campaigns. Deborah has been a Miracle Babies Board Director since 2009.

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David Wall

Ambassador

V8 Supercar Driver David Wall is one of the more recent Ambassadors for Miracle Babies. Two-time Australian GT champion and son of long-time motorsport identity Des Wall, David’s racing carer for the large part has revolved around Porches. He made his V8 Supercars Championship debut at Phillip Island in 2009 finishing 19th and made the step up to full time V8 Supercars Championship racing last year. In 2013 he is lining up for his second season in the Wilson Security Racing Commodore run by Brad Jones Racing in Albury.

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Geoff Field

Ambassador

Geoff is currently the news director of 2SER FM and mentors journalism students at the University of Technology Sydney. Geoff was the newsreader for The Kyle & Jackie O Show from 2004 to 2010. And from 2010 to 2015, Geoff presented Drive news on 2DAY-FM, including the Hamish & Andy Show, and the Fifi & Jules drive show. Geoff has been a Miracle Babies Foundation ambassador since 2010. He is an active participant each year in our Sun-Herald City2Surf team and always lends his support to events such as our Annual Ball and Miracle Moon Walk.

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Alf Paranihi

Ambassador

Traffic reporter Alf (Alfie P) is a familiar voice and face to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers on Mix1065, WSFM, The Edge, 2SM, 2GO, Sea FM, New FM, 2HD and Sunrise as the eye in the sky reporting on Sydney's roads. Alf has been a Miracle Babies Foundation ambassador since 2010. He is an active participant each year in our Sun-Herald City2Surf team. Alf has toured the NICU, meeting families and always lends his support to events such as our Annual Ball and Golf Day.

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Vic Lorusso

Former Ambassador

Traffic reporter Vic Lorusso is one of Sydney’s most recognised TV and Radio personalities. He pioneered airborne traffic reporting in Australia for the TEN Network in 2002. Vic was a Miracle Babies Foundation ambassador from May 2007. As an emcee and auctioner Vic's ability to engage large crowds, was pivitol to the fundraising success of our events. Vic has toured the NICU, meeting families and also appeared in our community service announcement in 2009. "I had the pleasure of visiting the premature and sick babies at Liverpool Hospital. To see these babies was a life changing experience I will never forget. It breaks my heart to see these precious little babies and their families go through so much heartache. I’m very proud to have been an ambassador for Miracle Babies Foundation."

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Jackie O

Former Ambassador

Jackie O is co-host of Australia's number 1 breakfast show - The Kyle and Jackie O Show. A household name, Jackie is an award-winning radio and television host who is famous for her style, both on-air, and off. Jackie was a proud Miracle Babies Foundation ambassador since September 2006. She helped launched our parent support program, NurtureTime at Liverpool Hospital, touring the NICU and meeting families. Jackie has attended many of our functions, including our first cocktail party whilst pregnant with baby Kitty. When you call our head office or parent support line, you may be greeted by Jackie O who lent her voice for our recorded messages and on hold information.