Margherita Riccioni joined JPC in 2021 as the Grants Officer.
After an 18-year career in the corporate world, I decided to transfer my sales and marketing skills into the not for profit sector. I have spent the last 15 years working for small to medium charities in the youth, disability, aged care, mental health and health sectors. My roles have focused on grant writing, service development and managing operational functions. I really enjoy exploring the unmet needs of our community’s most vulnerable people and presenting these to potential funders and partners in order to secure support.
Prior to coming to the John Pierce Centre, I spent seven years working at Deaf Children Australia, where I was lucky enough to learn about the Deaf community and acquire some basic Auslan. Since joining JPC in May this year, I’ve enjoyed brushing up on those skills and am very thankful to staff who continue to support my learning.
Outside of work, I enjoy my family, friends, Latin or ballroom dancing, travelling and tending to my veggie garden.