Our team

The CBF team is based in Melbourne and runs the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. This includes administering the fundraising and grant funding process and liaising with a range of agencies and stakeholders, including corporates, trusts and foundations, government, community broadcasting sector organisations, stations and broadcasters.


CEO - Ian Stanistreet

CEO - Ian Stanistreet

Ian Stanistreet's extensive experience in community broadcasting began as a volunteer broadcaster at Melbourne's 3PBS. He was the station's first employee as Station Manager from 1982-1988. Ian has worked as a trainer at 3BBB in Ballarat and managed 2MCE-FM in Bathurst where he was instrumental in establishing the community radio sector's news service - National Radio News (NRN).

Ian has served on the CBAA's National Committee, and is a past President of the Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria and Secretary of the Northern NSW Community Media Association. Ian joined the CBF in July 2000. Email: exec@cbf.com.au

Claire Stuchbery

Acting Executive Officer - Claire Stuchbery

Claire has been involved in community radio since 1992 at 3APL, 3SSR and PBS FM as a presenter, sponsorship manager and board member at various times. She has a degree in Media and Communications from Swinburne University and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment that supported her work as a radio teacher at Box Hill Institute. Claire was the Managing Director at 4PeopleMedia for six years, developing sponsorship campaigns on behalf of community radio stations across the country. Claire joined the CBF in April 2013 as a Grants Administrator and is currently Acting Executive Officer while Jo Curtin is on long-service leave. Email: cstuchbery@cbf.com.au

Lori Kravos - Philanthropy & Partnerships

Philanthropy & Partnerships - Lori Kravos

Lori is inspired by philanthropy, ‘the love of humanity’ as an interactive journey where passionate advocates of community broadcasting can work in true partnership with the CBF to support and realise a shared vision. She has embraced relationships and engagement as a focus in roles across philanthropy, the arts and hospitality and has worked in both the private and public sector at local and state levels of government. Lori joined the CBF team in January 2018. Email: lkravos@cbf.com.au


Strategic Communications Manager - Chantelle Courtney

Chantelle brings a passion for communications and more than ten years marketing management experience at RSPCA Victoria and extensive experience at a leading Melbourne communications agency.  As a long-time listener of community radio (including 3RRR, PBS, Joy and RPH), Chantelle is inspired by the work of community broadcasters. Chantelle joined the CBF team as our part-time Strategic Communications Officer in 2017.  Email: ccourtney@cbf.com.au.

Grants Administrator -  Barbara Baxter

Grants Administrator -  Barbara Baxter

Support for radio stations in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.

Barbara worked in various administrative positions at financial services organisations and educational institutions prior to joining the CBF. She began her involvement with community radio in 1985 as Secretary then Treasurer of 3MDR. Barbara joined the CBF in November 1991. Email: bbaxter@cbf.com.au

Grants Administrator - Jon King

Grants Administrator - Jon King

Support for radio stations in Victoria, Tasmania, TV stations and any independent producers or not-for-profit organisations looking to partner with a community broadcasting station.

Jon has worked in various areas in the Victorian Government including the youth, multicultural affairs and volunteering before joining the CBF in April 2010. He has previously volunteered at Melbourne's SYN as a broadcaster and music director. Email: jking@cbf.com.au.

Fundraising Assistant - Bek Pasqualini

Grants Administrator - Bek Pasqualini

Support for radio stations and Remote Indigenous Media Organisations in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

A passionate supporter of community broadcasting and the work of the Foundation, Bek Pasqualini has returned to the CBF team after several years working to raise three beautiful children. Bek first joined the CBF in 2003 and since this time has worked as the Foundation's Administrative Officer, Fundraising Assistant and Grants Administrator. Prior to the CBF, Bek gained experience in cultural administration and event management at the Australian Film Institute and the NEMBC (where she first caught the bug for community media!). Email: bpasqualini@cbf.com.au


  Grants Administrator - Georgina Boucher

Grants Administrator - Georgina Boucher 

Support for CBF volunteers and assessment processes. Supporting Bek with radio stations and Remote Indigenous Media Organisations in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Georgie has worked previously as a Grant Assistant for the Melbourne Research Office at the University of Melbourne and as a Retail Administrator for Wilkins and Kent Furniture and Design in Fitzroy.  She has a PhD in English from the University of Melbourne and has lectured in Theatre and Cultural Studies.  Georgina joined the CBF in February 2011. Email: gboucher@cbf.com.au

Administrative Officer - Nermina Mulabegovic

Administrative Officer - Nermina Mulabegovic

Nermina Mulabegovic has wide-ranging experience in reception and administration across the corporate and cultural sectors. Nermina's community radio experience began at 3ZZZ in Melbourne, where she was a volunteer and was then employed as an administrative assistant. Nermina joined the CBF in November 2005.  Email: info@cbf.com.au


On long-service leave

Executive Officer - Jo Curtin

Executive Officer - Jo Curtin

Jo is currently on long-service leave (Claire Stuchbery is Acting Executive Officer)

Jo is passionate about social justice and has put this passion into practice through her work in community broadcasting over the past 15+ years.  Jo works closely with the CEO and Board on strategic planning, policy development and better practice in grant-making.  Jo volunteers on grant assessment panels at both her local council and federal MP community grants programs, and has had articles published in Pro Bono and Third Sector Magazine. Prior to joining the CBF in 2007, Jo worked as Station Manager of Melbourne's youth station SYN and as Assistant Manager at ethnic station 3ZZZ.  Email: jcurtin@cbf.com.au