Because, CreateCare Global knows and has witnessed how every Small Act makes a Big Impact, we have assembled a team of dedicated volunteer board members.  We are determined to provide a global audience of creative, compassionate people the opportunities to make a significant difference in the lives of some of the 140,000,000 orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide.

Sandy McDonald, CEO and Founder

Sandy has been involved since cofounding Knit-a-square with her aunt, Ronda in South Africa in 2008. You can find out more about this story in her TEDxMelbourne talk, Tell your Story. Save a life.

That work showcased the many thousands of creative, passionate people keen to make a difference in the lives of children in need, through a Small Act that would make a Big Impact. It has lead to Small Acts.

Sandy is a storytelling trainer and budding author of children’s fantasy fiction.

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Elizabeth Diacos, Board Member & Secretary

Elizabeth Diacos is founder of Larksong Enterprises, and a career transition coach for Educators. She helps teachers feel empowered and hopeful enough to take their first steps out of teaching and into a life they love.

She is involved in various local community projects, and loves to play the ukulele, walking by her local creek and swimming in the sea.

Elizabeth is married to John, with five adult children and a giant fluffy Maremma dog named George.

‘To have an impact at the grassroots level through small, significant acts of practical care…’ Elizabeth is both delighted and honoured to be on the board of CCG.

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Naomi LambertNaomi Lambert, Board Member

Naomi Lambert is the founder of global social enterprise, The Cool To Be Kind Project, created after a devastating battle with infertility and a subsequent hysterectomy.

Naomi has found other ways to make an impact on this world and proudly shares her story of survival, courage and finally finding her reason.

With a background in Psychology, extensive experience working within the not for profit and disability sector, Naomi proudly serves as a Board Member for Create Care Global and Friend In Me, and is the author of children’s book, One Kind Day. Naomi is married to Matt, lives in Perth, and is a very proud Aunt. You’ll often find her baking a cake (or two) at 3am whilst listening to Elton John and brainstorming her next book.

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Stewart Marshall, Board member and It Strategist

Stewart Marshall is a commercial software strategist, translator of IT gibberish.

He’s had a lifelong love of technology and innovation, spending over 30 years in the IT industry, leading multi-million dollar projects, creating tools and solutions used by Governments and thousands of businesses around the world, including Proctor and Gamble, Kawasaki, Honda and Kellogg’s.

When asked if he’d like to join CCG to help them develop a more modern way to connect creative carers with the many orphaned and vulnerable children around the world, Stewart jumped at the chance. He couldn’t think of a more valuable way to use his skills and experience.

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Naomi MortonNaomi Morton, Board Member

Naomi is an established marketing executive with experience across a range of service industries and is currently the General Manager for Marketing at Bupa.

Passionate, always optimistic, and outcome oriented, she leads with empathy, genuinely cares about the people she works with and has a knack for building high-performing teams.

Outside of work, most of her time is spent with her two boys and a blue Staffy called Max. In winter, Naomi can most commonly be found standing on a muddy footy oval in the rain performing her duties as the Under 9’s Richmond Junior Football Club team manager.

Naomi is delighted to be part of the CreateCare Global board team.

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Professor Emeritus Clive Smallman, Board Member

Joining the CCG Board in mid-2023, Clive is an expert in risk and crisis management, leadership, corporate governance and solving wicked problems.

Clive’s practice is a B1G1 member, contributing to education, economic development, and sustainability projects worldwide. Nowadays, if there’s a more wicked problem than children being in need, Clive hasn’t found it yet.

His career has focused on higher education, business mentoring and coaching, writing, and artificial intelligence. Clive runs a thriving business mentoring, coaching and advisory practice. He is the CEO of a higher education start-up and a non-executive director of two others.

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Kaila Whitter, Board Member & Communications Coordinator

With a background in Communications, Kaila brings experience in social media strategy and campaigns to the CreateCare Global team.  She applies her expertise as a journalist to make known and tell stories of children across the world with the intent of evoking positive change.

Kaila is driven to make a difference on both a local and international level of the lives of women and children that are both abused and vulnerable.