Board of Trustees

Current Board Members

Tracey Lane

Tracey Lane

Chairperson


Tracey Lane has 30 years of business experience including leadership roles spanning many areas.
She was diagnosed with IBC in 2017 and is currently NED (no evidence of disease) which gives her firsthand experience of this aggressive disease and fuels her passion to make a difference.
With Julie Fishlock’s dedication establishing the foundation, I intend honouring her work and focusing on what is needed to further build awareness, to support critical research for IBC and to continue to raise much needed funds”
Cassandra French

Cassandra French

Secretary

Stephen Ryan

Stephen Ryan

Treasurer

Bedrich Eckhardt

Bedrich Eckhardt

Scientific Researcher

 

Dr. Eckhardt is postdoctoral scientist with 20 years’ experience in translational breast cancer research.

His studies aim to investigate the reasons why certain breast cancers are more aggressive than others, why they spread (metastasize) to other organs and to identify new markers and targeted therapies for this disease. He has a specific interest in inflammatory breast cancer and has trained for the past 6 years with International leaders at The Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program and Clinic at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA).

Dr. Eckhardt has recently returned to Australia to continue his research into IBC at The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.

Kim LaPenta

Kim LaPenta

Fundraising Trustee

Past Board Members

Julie Fishlock

Julie Fishlock

Chairperson

Founding member, Julie Fishlock passed away in the early morning hours of February 15, 2020. Julie worked tirelessly to set up the foundation and made fantastic progress raising funds and awareness for IBC in Australia. Julie will be remembered fondly as a strong and driven woman. We will continue to build on the work she did in her honour.