Our People

Melissa Haberfield

// Foundation Director

Melissa has a background of working in the events industry as well as having held leadership roles in various New Zealand and international companies since 1997. With her strong engagement in fundraising for charities and organisations, in particular ones that support and empower women and children, she is strongly driven to make a positive difference in her
community. Combined with her governance experience, she will build on the solid foundation of support and provide leadership for CMRF in the future.

Email: [email protected]
DDI: 03 353 1240

Barbara Chapman

// Marketing & Communications Manager

Barbara has been with CMRF since 2015, and working in the Not For Profit sector for the last 8 years. Her background is in finance and administration, spending a large amount of this time in the advertising industry, as well as studying Fine Arts, specialising in painting and photography. She is responsible for running the CMRF events, as well as being the person behind our website and social media presence, and the first point of contact for all supporter queries. You will often find her camera-in-hand at events, producing photo and video content for the Foundation.

Email: [email protected]
DDI: 03 353 1245

Aleisha Woods

// Finance Manager

Aleisha is in charge of the CMRF Office and is responsible for administering the grant rounds for the Foundation as well as overseeing all administrative functions for both CMRF and its subsidiary, The NZ Brain Research Institute.

Email: [email protected]
DDI: 03 353 1241

If you have any questions about how you can help, research, grants, events or any other CMRF initiatives, our team is ready to answer all your questions. Call us on 03 353 1240 or email [email protected].

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