About Better Foundation

The Better Foundation was created in 2016 to support Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals. Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals are Teaching Hospitals associated with the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. We are working with the community to raise vital funds for state-of-the-art equipment, world’s best practice research and advanced education for all clinical staff: medical, nursing and allied health. Your support provides valuable equipment, resources and training that cannot be funded by the State Government budget.

Our Vision

We believe you and your family deserve the very best quality local healthcare. Our goal is to make Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals better. We aim to enable provision of better cutting-edge medical equipment, better education and opportunities for research for our doctors, nurses and allied health staff, better acute and outpatient facilities all of which will result in better healthcare for our local area. You, our community and patients, are at the heart of everything we do.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Better Foundation:
  • is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission;
  • is authorised to fundraise by the NSW Department of Industry’s NSW Liquor & Gaming; and
  • complies with the Australian Corporations Act 2001.

Meet the Board & Executive

Stephen Bali MP

B. Bus., M. Com., FCPA. F Fin, AMIIA

Chairman

Stephen was elected State Member for Blacktown in 2017 and was elected to Blacktown City Council in 2004. He was elected as Mayor by his fellow Councillors in 2014 and was Deputy Mayor in 2009 and 2010.

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Stephen Bali MP

B. Bus., M. Com., FCPA. F Fin, AMIIA

Chairman

Stephen was elected State Member for Blacktown in 2017 and was elected to Blacktown City Council in 2004. He was elected as Mayor by his fellow Councillors in 2014 and was Deputy Mayor in 2009 and 2010.

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Kerry Robinson JP

BTP (Hons), Ass Dip Val, GAICD

Deputy Chairman

Kerry is the inaugural Deputy Chairman of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Better Foundation. Kerry is also the CEO of Blacktown City Council and has broad experience in town planning, valuation, property development and local government.

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Kerry Robinson JP

BTP (Hons), Ass Dip Val, GAICD

Deputy Chairman

Kerry is the inaugural Deputy Chairman of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Better Foundation. Kerry is also the CEO of Blacktown City Council and has broad experience in town planning, valuation, property development and local government.

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Satish Kumar JP

CPA, ATIA, FNTAA

Director

Satish is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He has owned and operated “A2Z Accountants NSW” in Blacktown since 2002. He has extensive hands on experience in accounting and financial management.

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Satish Kumar JP

CPA, ATIA, FNTAA

Director

Satish is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He has owned and operated “A2Z Accountants NSW” in Blacktown since 2002. He has extensive hands on experience in accounting and financial management.

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Sue-Anne Redmond

GradCert (Oncology), GradCert (Pall Care), BHlthSc (Nurs), Grad Dip HSM (Health Service Management), GAICD

Director

Satish is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia (ATIA) and the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM) and is a Fellow of the National Tax and Accountants Association (FNTAA). He is a Justice of Peace.

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Sue-Anne Redmond

GradCert (Oncology), GradCert (Pall Care), BHlthSc (Nurs), Grad Dip HSM (Health Service Management), GAICD

Director

Satish is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia (ATIA) and the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM) and is a Fellow of the National Tax and Accountants Association (FNTAA). He is a Justice of Peace.

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Peter Zelas OAM

MB BS, FRACS, FRCS(Ed), MIPH

Director

Peter was the Clinical Dean at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, a Teaching Hospital of the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University from its beginning in 2007 until the end of 2018.

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Peter Zelas OAM

MB BS, FRACS, FRCS(Ed), MIPH

Director

Peter was the Clinical Dean at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, a Teaching Hospital of the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University from its beginning in 2007 until the end of 2018.

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Nermeen Yacoub

BSocSci, MFIA, AAICD

Chief Executive Officer

Nermeen is the inaugural CEO of the Better Foundation. She has over 14 years' experience in leading public policy and non-profit management roles, bringing both experience and a passion for improving lives through community endeavours and engagement.

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Nermeen Yacoub

BSocSci, MFIA, AAICD

Chief Executive Officer

Nermeen is the inaugural CEO of the Better Foundation. She has over 14 years' experience in leading public policy and non-profit management roles, bringing both experience and a passion for improving lives through community endeavours and engagement.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Better Foundation acknowledges that Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals are on the traditional lands of the Dharug people. We pay our respects to elders past and present and thank them for their custodianship of the lands.

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