Get to know: Melissa Grenville
Meet Melissa Grenville, Director, Northern Health Foundation.
Q: What is your coffee order?
A: Like most Melbournians, I love coffee and I am a very fussy coffee drinker. Henry’s Café makes fantastic skinny lattes, but I also like to bring my own in, as I got a coffee machine for my birthday.
Q: Tell us about your new role with Northern Health?
A: I started in April this year as Director of the Northern Health Foundation. My role involves working with a great team of people who fundraise for Northern Health. As the charity arm of our health service, our purpose is to raise funds for important medical equipment, research and training, raise awareness, and increase community engagement. Prior to this role, I was at Western Health in the Foundation and have been involved in fundraising for most of my career.
Q: What do you love the most about your job?
A: I get to work with amazing and very talented people who make my job fun and enjoyable. Events are always a fantastic way to have fun, whilst raising funds. The Gala Ball in May this year was a spectacular black-tie event, that not only was entertaining, but helped us raise over $70,000. Our next big event is the Great Gatsby Staff Fun Raising event, for which tickets are on sale now. This event will be held on 25 November 2023, and we would love to see our wonderful staff join us, dress up and party in support of Northern Health, the Gatsby style.
Q: What is your favourite place to be on Earth?
A: I don’t think I’ve found it yet, or I would be there!
Q: What is something not many people know about you?
A: I am half New Zealand. My dad was born in Auckland before marrying my mum and moving to Perth, where I was born. I still have family in New Zealand, mainly on the North Island and I plan on going for my uncle’s 80th Birthday in Port Waikato. Their parties are legendary and usually last about three days, even if it is for an 80-year-old!
To purchase tickets to the upcoming Great Gatsby Party, please click here.