Bachelor of Communication
In her role as the Summer Foundation’s Communications Manager, Susan leads the organisation’s internal and external communications function, managing a dedicated team responsible for the development and delivery of high impact messaging via a wide variety of channels.
She takes a strategic approach to ensuring that the Summer Foundation makes meaningful connections with its range of audiences, with the ultimate goal of driving change to help resolve the issue of younger people living in residential aged care.
Before joining the Summer Foundation in 2019, Susan worked in communications roles across a range of industries in the corporate sector and in local and state government departments.
Design Lead & Production Coordinator
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications)
As part of the Communications Team, Antony Brown is responsible for the visual branding and design of all communications materials for both print and online. He also coordinates the flow of work through the team ensuring the final product is delivered in a timely manner.
Antony joined the Summer Foundation in 2015, after arriving from New Zealand bringing with him years of experience, working in graphic design agencies and in-house design teams. Antony is no stranger to social justice issues, having previously worked on the branding for not-for-profits and the design of national awareness campaigns for domestic violence, health, environmental and disability issues.
Digital Video Editor
Jodie Gallacher is a Digital Video Editor, creating engaging video content as our digital storyteller. She is responsible for our post-production needs, Including the creation of storytelling videos for people with disability, their families and support workers, as well as promotional videos for large projects, social media videos, webinars, online training and workshops.
Jodie started her career working for Mattel, as Barbie’s personal hairdresser for onset film shoots. She started her post-production career at the age of 20, working a variety of roles, including editing TV commercials, short films and feature films, as well as working at Fox Studios in Sydney for 15 years. Jodie has brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to the Summer Foundation, utilising vision and sound to create impactful storytelling.
Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Digital Marketing Strategy (RMIT), Implementing Digital Marketing Campaigns (RMIT)
As part of the Communications Team, Daniel Potenza is responsible for creating and distributing content through the Summer Foundation’s social media channels. He also provides writing and editing support to the team and has played a part in internal web related projects, such as a new intranet.
Daniel was chosen for La Trobe University’s Graduate Program and then worked in marketing and communications for La Trobe Student Accommodation before heading to Whistler, Canada, on a working holiday. When he wasn’t snowboarding, he was a marketing specialist for a tour company. Daniel joined the Summer Foundation in 2020.
As the Content Editor with the Communications Team Tricia Quirk provides writing and editing support to ensure material produced by the Summer Foundation is appropriate and accessible for its intended audiences. She is also involved in internal and external communications projects for the organisation.
Tricia joined the Summer Foundation in 2017 after more than 40 years working in media and corporate communications. Her newspaper experience spans daily, community and regional newspapers in Victoria and New Zealand.
Bachelor of Communication Design
As the Finished Artist in the Communications Team, Marcus Oliver provides design support across the organisation, working on both internal and external projects undertaken by the Summer Foundation. He ensures all resources and materials maintain a consistent look and feel and are appropriately designed for the intended audiences. He also creates engaging visual content for the Summer Foundation’s website and social media channels.
Marcus joined the Summer Foundation in 2018. He has previous experience as both a finished artist and graphic designer across federal and local government as well as small advertising agencies.