Meet our Panel of Judges


Meet our 2015 Panel of Judges

Read our Q&A section to read further information about the judging process of our Premmie Hero Volunteer Awards. 

Lucy Holmes
(Breakfast Radio Host/Singer/Entertainer)

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Lucy Holmes has had a huge career in the entertainment industry in Australia and globally.

Lucy works as a professional singer and has backed artists like Florence and The Machine, Delta Goodrem and James Morrison. As an actress, she has been seen on TV shows such as the mini-series Paper Giants 2, and is also known as a voiceover artist, model and currently a breakfast radio host. Lucy can be heard every morning on 89.9 LightFM in Melbourne as part of the hit show – ‘Kel and Lucy’.

Lucy is perhaps most well known as being the most successful Kylie Minogue impersonator around the world, starring in the international hit show, 100% Kylie. The show has the support of Kylie Minogue herself who calls Lucy the “best Kylie act on the planet”. The show has toured the globe for ten years, and has sold out shows in over 15 countries.

A few of Lucy’s closest friends have been through the emotional rollercoaster of delivering their children prematurely, proving Lucy a heartfelt glimpse of the incredible difference we make in supporting families.

Keri Norris
(Premmie Hero Award Winner 2014)

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Keri and her family have endured the very raw and emotional heartache of losing a child after her son, Harrison, died suddenly in 2013 at the age of 8 weeks and 5 days from SIDS and her own personal journey of the NICU having recently given birth to her third premature baby.

Watching her own children grieve the loss of their baby brother, led Keri to start Walk With Wings, an organisation situated in South Australia. Keri has been instrumental in implementing services and programs for the organisation. They provide Angelcare Sound and Movement Monitors for free to parents who have a baby born before 37 weeks gestation in South Australia. Keri along with her team of volunteers also provide training on their monitors and teach parents CPR in case of an emergency, compassionate and grief counseling for families in NICU and, the establishment of a group support for children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age who have suffered and experienced the death of a loved one.

She believes that if she could possibly save one family the heart ache they endured after the loss of her son through the services she provides, then what she has been inspired to do in helping other families, is a reward itself all whilst honouring the life of her precious son and prematurely born children.

Angelique McIntosh
(Community Liaison, L’il Aussie Prems Foundation)

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Angelique McIntosh is a mother of three children. Connor a full term baby born in 2011 and twins Leo and Lilly born at 26 weeks in 2013. Angelique and her husband Frazer came over from South Africa in 2008 and made Brisbane their home. Leo and Lilly were born unexpectedly at 26 weeks in Gladstone Mater Hospital, weighing 999 grams and 988 grans respectively.

Doctors from Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital flew to Gladstone to retrieve them and brought them back to Brisbane where they spent 12 weeks in ICN and SCN.

Angelique understands how hard those first few months are for families and plays a very valuable role in our organisation. She looks forward to judging our awards in 2015.

 

Meet our previous panel of judges

Lucy Holmes
(Breakfast Radio Host/Author)

Susie Holt

Eileen Cook
(2013 Award Winner)

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Andrena Taylor
(Vice President, L’il Aussie Prems Foundation)

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Anastasia Salamastrakis
(Media Personality/Reporter)

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Stephanie Freeman
(2010 Premmie Award Winner)

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Nicole Powell
(L’il Aussie Prems Foundation – Committee Member)

Sophie Smith
(2009 Premmie Award Winner)

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Mara Lee
(Editor, Practical Parenting)

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Trish Watt
(General Manager of Pumpkin Patch Australia)

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Pinky McKay
(Parenting Expert & Author)

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Peter Dubiez
(Author & Father)

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Rebecca Waterhouse
(Premmie Mum & Volunteer)

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Julia Toivonen
(L’il Aussie Prems Founder)

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