Driven By KM's Board Of Directors!
“My name is Paul Davis. I am a solicitor and director at Griffiths Parry Lawyers at Birtinya, on the Sunny Coast. I am very proud to be associated with Driven by KM. I sit on the committee of this wonderfuI charity and help the team out with the legal stuff. I’ve got 3 young kids myself so really appreciate the wonderful and important work that Driven by KM are doing. This is a grass roots, no BS charity that is absolutely dedicated to helping families with sick kids who are doing it tough on the Sunny Coast.”
Meet Katrina, a proud Director on the Board of our Charity:
My name is Katrina. I am an insurance broker who lives here on the sunshine coast. I am lucky enough to have called the Sunshine Coast home for 15 years now. I have lived in Central Queensland, Wide Bay & Brisbane throughout my life but moving to the Sunshine Coast really felt like coming home. I live here with my husband & beautiful daughter, we love to explore & travel. Family is one of the most important things to me, life is so short & every moment spent with family & friends is a true blessing. I am absolutely honoured to be a part of the Driven by KM team where we provide family centered financial support and care packages to Sunshine Coast children diagnosed with chronic life threatening illnesses. I have seen firsthand the impact on families that are trying to survive day to day life of bills & work whilst one of their little ones are literally fighting for their life in hospital, it is heartbreaking. I am looking forward to helping reduce the stresses that our local families are facing during their most difficult times and being able to give them the opportunity to be with their little ones when they need it the most.
Growing up in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, Katelind has always had a deep love for animals & a passion for exploring the great outdoors. You can often find her out climbing mountains & spending her spare time discovering new hiking trails and waterfalls.
While Katelind loves adventure, she is also a devoted mother to her little girl. As a mother she is incredibly passionate about helping families in need who have children with complex medical conditions. She is honoured to be a part of the Driven By KM team and is committed to providing support and assistance for these families in the most challenging times.
Dr Vas Srinivasan
Dr Vas is an incredible philanthropist who is an accomplished Orthodontist, owning Invisible Orthodontics both here on the Sunshine Coast and in Hervey Bay. His compassion for assisting others has seen him devote his spare to aviation and with his pilot's license he donates his plane and time to Angel Flight, transferring patients in need to medical appointments. A huge asset in the community and part of many volunteer organisations that bring support to the Sunshine Coast, he is a valued member of our charity.
Hi I am Angela, the founder and Director of this wonderful charity. I am a mother of 4 gorgeous sons, proud wife of my supportive husband Luke, the owner of Kuluin Mufflers and an avid philanthropist. I am the proud Australian of the Year Local Hero QLD finalist 2020, 2019 QLD Telstra Small Business Woman of the Year and in between running my business and charity, I am a full time carer to one of my sons. This charity has been my greatest accomplishment to date (with the obvious exception of being a mum). Driven By KM started when I realised first hand a lacking in financial support for the families of chronically and terminally ill children who needed urgent and immediate financial respite when a child is fighting the odds. My son Corbin was born with a rare complex and life threatening medical condition and I have spent years by his side in intensive care, months on life support and ongoing care following his 26 surgeries. I personally struggled to keep the medical expenses at bay whilst juggling part time work, long hospital stays and transfers to different states to receive specialized surgeries. After I opened my business Kuluin Mufflers in 2016 I became dedicated at using its public profile to assist the community in every way possible. Having the charity assist the families that need it most is something I am so proud of. The profits of my business go to paying all the administrative and running costs of Driven By KM, which means of the donations go directly to families in need. I understand first hand what it is like to sit beside a hospital bed and hold my breath, I know the heartache and uncertainty and understands the pain that parents go through during such devastating moments. That is why this charity exists, I personally had to struggle with household bills, medical debt, travel costs to various hospitals and living expenses whilst our world was/is in turmoil. I wanted to take the pressure off and offer help and hope to other families on the coast going through tough times. I believe that together we can make some sunshine on those standing in the shadows. Thank you everyone for supporting us and allowing us to make a difference to the families that need it the most.
Meet the wonderful and passionate Kimberly Campbell, another devoted Director of our charity Driven By KM.
“I’m Kim, I’ve recently become a mother and throughout this crazy new journey It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of love. It is such an adjustment bringing a new member into the family. It is hard enough settling into a new kind of normal with a healthy baby. My heart breaks for families that also have the added pressure of adjusting to a life that involves hospital trips and a world of the unknown. I share the passion of the beautiful founders of this charity in wanting to help these families in any way I can. I have always been involved in various charity organizations throughout my life but none that I am more passionate about than this wonderful cause. I have lived on the Sunshine Coast my whole life and I know how many beautiful, kind, generous people live in our community and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve in helping families that are in need when life has dealt them a difficult hand.”
Meet the team that sits on the Board of Directors of the Sunshine Coast charity, Driven By KM. First up we have Ryan Cobb; Ryan has been a lifelong resident of Sunshine Coast for his 37 years, and has an immense amount of pride for the area.
He is married to his gorgeous wife, Amanda, and lives in Caloundra with his dog, Ryda, and cat, Jasper.
Ryan works for a local Sunshine Coast company as a Service Technician, with this job taking him to all parts of Australia to service and repair critical water treatment infrastructure. It is a role that he enjoys greatly, as he is able to travel this great country and get paid for it at the same time!
He also owns 2 businesses with his wife in the Motorsport and Creative industries Hi-Octane Motorsports & Photography and Shirts 247 and believes in hard work and being passionate about everything that he does.
He always gives 100% in any venture that he undertakes and has a hard time simply giving up on something when it’s not working out as planned. The pursuit of perfection is what drives him for success!
Ryan has been involved in numerous charity and funds raising events throughout the last decade, helping raise much-needed funds for many wonderful causes, and is no stranger to getting his hands dirty to help others.
Ryan was invited to join Driven by KM by Angela Mansey, and with great honour, accepted the role.
He looks forward to helping make a change in the lives of those who need it most as well as assist in event and fundraiser planning and whatever is needed to take the pressure off our clients so that they can focus on supporting their young ones through their difficult times.
Penny is a dedicated nurse who has worked in pediatric positions assisting our most vulnerable small people when they need it the most. A passionate advocate for helping those around her and a greatly valued member of our Sunshine Coast community.