Our Board

Sarah Mason - Newcastle Multiple Birth Club

Sarah Mason

Meet our club President, Sarah Mason!Β πŸ‘‹Β She’s a proud wife to Ben Nicholson and a loving mum to twins James/Jimmy and Elizabeth/Libby (5) and son Patrick/Paddy (20 months).Β 

As the President of the Newcastle Multiple Birth Club, she works hard to support families with multiple births. When she’s not busy with the club, Sarah enjoys cross-stitching, sewing, quilting, sudoku, logic puzzles, reading, and watching Midsomer Murders!Β πŸ’»πŸ§΅πŸ“šΒ Sarah also speaks French, gives plasma, and loves board games.Β 

As part of her role, she liaises with the Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) and other multiple birth clubs, organises club events and programs, and reaches out to new or struggling members. She’s passionate about making a difference in her community and leading her amazing board of volunteers.Β πŸ™Œ

Renee Hood - Newcastle Multiple Birth Club

Renee Hood

Meet Renee Hood! πŸ‘‹ Renee and her partner, Tim are proud parents to twins Liam and Harvey (1 year old). As the Secretary and Co-editor of the Newcastle Multiple Birth Club, Renee is passionate about supporting families with multiples.Β 

She’s also a high school English and Drama teacher, bringing her creativity and passion for learning to the classroom. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Renee spent a year living in France and traveling Europe, which she feels incredibly lucky to have experienced. In her downtime, Renee loves indulging in reality and trashy TV shows.Β 

As part of the volunteer board, she takes care of the NMBC’s administrative emails, snail mail, and meeting records. Renee is also our talented newsletter editor and designer, making sure our members stay up-to-date with all the latest club news. She’s always organising and attending baby and little multiple events, bringing together families to share their experiences and build lasting connections. πŸ™Œ

Donika Hanlon - Newcastle Multiple Birth Club

Donika Hanlon

Meet Donika Hanlon πŸ’β€β™€οΈ, proud Treasurer and Second Vice President of NMBC. πŸ€‘πŸ’Ό

As an Accounts Clerk and Payroll Officer, Donika knows numbers and knows them well. But when her twins, Theo and Olivia (14 months) came into her life, she felt like she lost herself and needed a new purpose. πŸ˜” That’s where NMBC came in – it gave her a new focus and a way to contribute in a meaningful way.

Donika’s also a proud partner to Lachlan πŸ‘« and a part-time Assistant Bookkeeper. πŸ’»

Thanks to NMBC, Donika has not only found a way to redirect her focus, but she’s also met some amazing parents and beautiful bubbas! πŸ‘ΆπŸ’•

Lachlan Hanlon - Newcastle Multiple Birth Club

Lachlan Hanlon

πŸ‘‹ Hey there, NMBC fam! Meet Lachlan Hanlon πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ, happily married to Donika Hanlon πŸ’ and proud dad of adorable twins Theo & Olivia πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘Ά (16 months old). At NMBC, his role is all about Dad Support πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦. Lachlan understands the unique challenges of parenting multiples, and he’s happy to meet with any of our NMBC members who need some support or advice navigating fatherhood. As a father, husband, and juggler πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ, he knows how to keep all the balls in the air. He offers a listening ear with zero judgement 🀝, and his top priorities are honesty πŸ’― and anonymity πŸ”’. Excited to connect with you all! πŸ€—Β 

Sheree Chambers - Newcastle Multiple Birth Club

Sheree Chambers

Meet Sheree Chambers! πŸ‘‹ She’s happily married to Bohan and a proud mum to daughter Elliot (3) and identical twins Archie & Isaiah (18 months). As a mum to three kids less than 18 months apart, with twins conceived through a single egg IVF transfer, she knows a thing or two about parenting multiples. 

When she’s not busy with her work as a graphic and website designer, Sheree loves playing strategy board games and studying child sleep to support other multiple families on their sleep journeys. 

Sheree supports the volunteer board of the NMBC with all their IT needs, including emails, servers, and website management. Sheree is a social person and loves to connect with other multiple families to chat about anything. You’ll often find her hanging out at NMBC events and playgroups. Don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi! πŸ™Œ

Ashleigh Smith - Newcastle Multiple Birth Club

Ashleigh Smith

Introducing Ashleigh Smith and her partner Hayden! Ashleigh is a dedicated mother of four and a part-time mental health occupational therapist, while Hayden is her supportive partner. They have two girls, Eli (7) and Darcy (4), as well as identical twin boys, Henry and Samuel (18 months). πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘Ά

Ashleigh is an Expectancy Coordinator and provides support to expectant multiple parents, in addition to running information sessions for expectant parents. She’s also a board member and volunteer at the JHH Multiple Miracles club, which has been an invaluable source of support for her family. πŸ’œ

In her free time (which is rare as a busy mom!), Ashleigh loves listening to true crime podcasts and reading. She’s always on the lookout for new podcast recommendations! πŸŽ§πŸ“š

Follow along with Ashleigh and Hayden’s journey as they navigate parenthood, work, and their love for true crime podcasts. 🌟