Joanne Rowntree

Grants Officer

Jo is passionate about making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people and has decades of experience in grant writing roles for not-for-profits. She hopes she can help Miracle Babies Foundation continue to thrive and expand its support of families and hospitals across Australia to ensure 'better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity or sickness.'

Jo’s daughter was born premature, spending weeks in the Special Care Nursery, and her niece was born critically ill, undergoing lifesaving surgery and a long NICU stay. Jo was born premature herself! She knows all too well the impact on the family of having a baby come into the world not as expected and is proud to be a part of the Miracle Babies team.