Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania Committee

CFT is governed by a voluntary 10 member committee with a mix of people from the business or government sectors as well as those whose lives have been directly affected by Cystic Fibrosis.  The current board was elected at the AGM in October 2015.

CFT's AGM was held on Thursday 28th April 2017 at 3:00pm at Hotel Collins' board room, Collins Street, Hobart.  

The CFT Committee currently meets quarterly in Hobart and members can attend in person or by teleconference.   Membership terms are for two years, appointed at each AGM.    The next AGM is scheduled to be held in April 2018.   CFT currently has a number of vacancies on the Committee and would welcome involvement from interested persons.  If you are interested in being involved please contact our Executive Officer by email at [email protected] for more information.







Judi McGee

Scott Lancaster - President 

Scott is a senior public servant in the Tasmanian Government and has a daughter with Cystic Fibrosis. Scott has been a member of the Board since 2001, and was elected President in April 2010.

Judi McGee

Judi McGee - Vice President & Public Officer

Judi’s involvement with CF began when her first son, Aaron Mackrill, was born with CF in 1980.  Living in Perth, Tasmania, Judi has been on the Committee since 2007 and served as the Association’s Vice President since 2009, having previously served as the it’s Secretary and Public Officer.  Judi has organised many events for CFT in Northern Tasmania, most notably the extremely popular Christmas in July gala dinner and fundraising auction, and offers invaluable support to member families in the area.  After the death of her son, Aaron in 2010, Judi worked with CFT to establish a scholarship fund in Aaron’s name to help others with CF to move into tertiary education.  She is passionate about increasing awareness of CF, supporting CFT members and maintaining an active role on the CFT Committee. 


Bridget Caplice - Committee Member

Bridget joined the Committee of Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania in October 2014 after having been friends with someone who sadly lost her battle with CF several years ago.  Bridget has a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws from UTAS and has previously worked at private Hobart law firm Worrall and Associates.     Bridget now works for the State Government and is based in Launceston. 


Nicole Bryant - Secretary

Nicole lives in Hobart with husband Mark, a firefighter, and her two young children, Harry and Bella,and currently works at Shadforth Financial Group as a financial adviser. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and the Certified Financial Planner designation, which is the highest certification qualification within the industry. Nicole is a Financial Planning Association of Australia member and is on the Women In Super Committee.  Nicole’s sister- in- law suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and her understanding of the effects that CF has on individuals and families motivated her to join the Association’s Committee in September 2016.

Sam Jesney - Committee Member

Sam has a Bachelor of Human Movement degree majoring in teaching health and well being and outdoor education.  Sam currently lives in Hobart with her husband, Chris and their one year old daughter Scarlett, who has Cystic Fibrosis.  Just prior to the arrival of Scarlett, Sam assisted in the fundraiusing and implementation of a hospital in Nepal, which enabled primary health care needs to be provided to approximately 30,000 Nepalese.

Eva Ewe

Eva Ewe - Treasurer

Eva has a Bachelor of Law (2009) and a Master of Professional Accounting (2012) from the University of Tasmania.  She started her career as a solicitor in Sydney but decided to return to Hobart to complete her Masters degree in Accounting and has not looked back since.  She is currently the Audit Manager at Accru Hobart.  She works extensively with no-for-profit organisations.  Eva is looking forward to devoting some of her spare time volunteering for CFT


Aaron Gay - Committee Member

Aaron is a married father of 3, one of which has Cystic Fibrosis.  His wife and himself have been active on the Northwest Coast in Fundraising for CFT for the past 5 years.   

Sean Collins

Sean Collins - Committee Member

Sean Collins has been a secondary teacher, marine biologist and IT professional and holds qualifications in all those areas.   Until mid 2015 Sean was employed by the Royal Hobart Hospital as the Director of eHealth.  He has a good understanding of corporate governance, having passed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course in 2001 and is currently Chairman of the Board for the not-for-profit Football Federation of Tasmania, a position he has held for the past 4 years.   He has interests and experience in the areas of policy, strategy and planning.   Sean was elected to the CFT Committee in October 2014 and in February 2016 took up the role of CFT’s nominee for the Board of CF Australia.

Emily Stride

Emily Stride - Committee Member 

Emily has over 10 years’ experience in Recruitment, Business Development and Human Resource Management within the Corporate Recruitment arena and holds qualifications in Human Resources and Business Management.

For the last five years Emily has worked in senior management roles within Searson Buck leading a variety of corporate recruitment teams, in temporary, permanent and executive recruitment and most recently managed the state-wide recruitment team. Since the birth of her second child, Emily has returned on a part time basis working as a Training Manager within the business. 

Emily’s prior experience includes working with the Salvation Army Employment plus, Office of the Ombudsman and The Anti-Discrimination Tribunal.

Emily lives in Hobart with her husband Josh and is mum to three year old Lottie, who has Cystic Fibrosis and baby boy, Sullivan.


Alison Thurstans - Committee Member

Alison graduated from UTAS with an MBBS in 1993.  She has since worked in hospitals in Tasmania, Western Australia and the UK.  She is currently working as a GP in Bellerive and also tutoring at UTAS in the School of Medicine.  Alison lives in Hobart with her husband and 3 young children.  Alison has  a history of volunteering and and has previously volunteered her medical services at various sporting events.