Our Ambassadors

Inspiring Australians who help

Our Ambassadors work tirelessly sharing their journey with MS to inspire Australians to help “Kiss Goodbye to MS” once and for all!

Diagnosed at the age of 32 years old, Adriana almost gave up on her dream of becoming a mother. Today, she’s absolutely killing it at life, juggling two miracle babies with another one on the way and spreading the Kiss Goodbye to MS message!

Jemma is one of the hottest talents in Australian cricket and a passionate Barista who makes a mean cup of coffee. When Jemma was diagnosed at only 19 years old, she decided to tell her story to help others living with MS and to emphasise the need for MS research to Kiss Goodbye to MS.

sara donaldson kiss

Sara is a popular blogger, and the founder of Australian lifestyle blog Harper and Harley. Sara has worked with iconic brands and is a passionate supporter of MS research. Sara’s mum was diagnosed with MS when she was a teenager and Kiss Goodbye to MS is a cause close to her heart.

Emma is an international supermodel, talented writer, and a mum to two sons. Emma has seen first hand what an unpredictable disease MS can be, and is passionate about supporting MS research.

Jessica Rudd

Jess is an accomplished writer and media personality. When Jess’s best friend was diagnosed with MS she decided to do what she does best – talk. And together Jess and Renee have been sharing our Kiss Goodbye to MS message ever since.

Renee Steenstra

Renee has been a senior leader at the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation for over 8 years, and is mum to two children. When Renee was diagnosed with MS she decided to support Kiss Goodbye to MS and take a stand for the 25,600 Australians with MS.

Rochelle Collis

Rochelle’s sister, a mum to four, was shocked by her MS diagnosis – like all young women she thought she was invincible. As the co-owner of Laser Clinics Australia and a committed philanthropist, Rochelle and her family are longstanding supporters of MS Research Australia and dream of a world free from MS.

Ellyse has represented Australia in both soccer and cricket, and has been named Australia’s most Outstanding Woman in Sport for 2015. Having achieved international success in her sporting career, Ellyse believes that all young women should be able to have the opportunities she’s had.

Jillian Kingsford Smith

Jillian was diagnosed with MS at the age of 42, and her symptoms began almost overnight. Prior to diagnosis Jillian was a successful journalist, but has since turned her skills to writing books dedicated to helping people touched by MS and sharing her own personal journey.

Emma Giunti

Shortly after her honeymoon Emma was diagnosed with MS. A young mum to two little girls, Emma refuses to let her MS stand in her way, and is a dedicated fundraiser, ambassador and volunteer for MS Research Australia.

Mez Gallifuoco

Mez is passionate about finding a cure for MS, having been diagnosed over 12 years ago. Mez is not only a committed Ambassador of Kiss Goodbye to MS but she dedicates her marketing, media and social media expertise to make a difference to our campaign.

Megan Healey

Megan is not one to shy away from a challenge, and is determined to keep living the active lifestyle she knows and loves, despite being diagnosed with MS 17 years ago. Although her life has changed due to her MS, nothing slows her down, and each year she sets a new list of challenges.

Katrina Hemingway

Katrina lives with MS every day, but she doesn’t have MS. Her husband does and for Mike, his symptoms vary. Mike and Katrina tackle MS the only way they know how – together. Katrina is a dedicated fundraisers and volunteer for Kiss Goodbye to MS.

Gilli Barnard

Gilli Barnard has been living with MS for nearly 40 years, and is a dedicated fundraiser. In her Kiss Goodbye to MS branded scooter, Gilli can regularly be seen fundraising around her local community in Tasmania, raising the profile of MS.