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Our Team

We have an incredible team that is passionate about encouraging and empowering young women to dream big and to LIVE LIFE BRAVE.

Mel Redsell

Mel Redsell OAM

Founding Director/CEO

Melissa has a Bachelor of Nursing Science, Graduate diploma in Midwifery & Postgraduate certificate in Sexual Health as well extensive experience both personally and professionally working with vulnerable mothers. Having been a teenage mother herself, Mel aims to see that vulnerable mothers have the support they need. Melissa was recently named the 2023 QLD Australian of the Year Local Hero.

Bianca Campling

Bianca Campling

Volunteer Coordinator

Bianca has a Bachelor of Nursing Science, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and many years of experience working as a Kindergarten teacher and working closely with families in the community as a Registered Nurse. Bianca is a mother of 4 girls (including twins) and is aware of the daily necessities required for infants.


Sophie-Jane Adler-Magee


Sophie-Jane is a Registered Nurse and was also a teenage mother herself. Sophie-Jane is eager to equip, empower and encourage other vulnerable mothers to pursue their ambitions, especially when it comes to education and employment pathways. Sophie-Jane is a mother to a gorgeous 4 year old.

Breanna Solomon

Breanna Solomon

Qualified Counsellor & Director

Breanna is a Registered Counsellor and Peer Support mentor with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Diploma of Health Science . Breanna is passionate about working with vulnerable women in developing healthy choices and living a positive lifestyle.