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Monica Forlano is the Chair of the Endometriosis Australia Board.
Board Chair
Monica Forlano
Donna originally studied Fashion Design/Business, and after battling chronic health conditions, Donna went on to study Holistic Nutrition and Homeopathy. In 2018, Donna was named in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and was Blackmore’s Women & Wellness – Change Being for 2019. Donna is a Member of the Federal Steering Committee for the Implementation of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis. She is a Director of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and is an Australia Day Ambassador. Donna is currently a higher degree candidate at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University completing her Masters in Research.

Director & Cofounder

Donna Ciccia
Associate Professor Anusch Yazdani is a subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and an advanced reproductive endosurgeon with a uniquely personal and patient-centred approach. His treatment philosophy focuses on an in-depth understanding of individual circumstance and tailoring a highly specific treatment plan.
Medical Director

Associate Professor
Anusch Yazdani

Antara Mascarenhas is an executive in the renewable energy sector, having worked across policy development, regulatory, stakeholder engagement and reform delivery roles in energy and infrastructure. Antara specialises in building and leading teams to deliver strategic priorities.
Antara Mascarenhas
Mariana Von Lucken Director Mariana von Lucken is a Tax Partner at HLB Mann Judd. Mariana specialises in working with research & development and early-stage innovation.
Mariana Von Lucken
Naomi Seddon Director Naomi’s legal career spans three countries over the last 16 years, where she has worked with nearly 2,000 different companies across many different markets and industries and is also one of the few lawyers in the world to hold legal qualifications from 3 different countries. In 2016 Naomi was named by Legal 500 as a top attorney in the United States for legal advice and counselling.
Naomi Seddon
Former Board Directors
Chair / Director
Dr Karen Luxford
Jodie Dunne
Chair / Director
Prof Jason Abbott
Maree Davenport is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Endometriosis Australia.


Maree Davenport
Leonie Kyriacou
Paul Lahiff
Gai Brodtmann
Ashley Cox
Dennis Robertson