Chief Executive Officer
Kelly Foran, founder and CEO of the Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation, is an enthusiastic businesswoman. From firsthand experience she knows the frailty of life and of the often overwhelming challenges faced when country people become ill or injured. The struggle to co-ordinate their health journey with depleted funds, led Kelly to form Friendly Faces Helping Hands, a foundation which links country people. In the nine years since the Foundation’s inception over 90,000 people have been assisted by sourcing information on the website and by ringing a hotline, which Kelly answers herself. Kelly regularly does presentations and speaking engagements, which rarely leave a dry eye in the audience, and co-ordinates all fund-raising for the Foundation. Kelly runs Friendly Faces Helping Hands from her a rural property near Glen Innes NSW Kelly sits on many Boards and tries to bring Rurality and its challenges to Health Services and networks.
Board member of combined Clinical Excellence Commission and Agency for Clinical Innovation Community Advisory Committee
Board member of Clinical Excellence Commission Community Advisory committee
Board Member of 2 Local Health Districts Glen Innes and Tenterfield
Primary Healthcare Institute Executive Committee
NSW Consumer Leaders COVID Task Force
Community Consultative Committee for Justice Correctional Service
Improving the Rural Patients Steering Committee
Finalist for RIRDC Rural Woman NSW
Encouragement Award for FFHH Foundation Prime Super Innovation Awards
Australia Day Award
Nomination for Australian Of The Year
National Volunteers Award 2013 from Federal Government
Regional Community Awards Semi Finalist Outstanding work in the Community category
Finalist top 4 in NSW RIRDC Award
Nominated in Telstra Business women
Named as 1 in 100 WWIA Australian Women in Agribusiness
Regional Community Awards Finalist
Finalist in the Outstanding work in the Community category
Winner of Narrabri Best Business Awards in two categories Medical and Health related service.
Narrabri Business Promotions winner
Narrabri Shire Citizen of the year
NSW Women of the Year Barwon Women of the year
NSW Women of the Year Finalist Rex Airlines
Paula Ryan has held the position of President since 2018. She is a chartered accountant and a passionate community member who works tirelessly in the community and for Friendly Faces Helping Hands Foundation.
Christine is a Nurse employed by Healthwise as a Primary Rural Healthcare Nurse. She is a passionate Community Leader who seeks to support all people with their Health.