For the past 28 years I have worked in the ‘For Purpose’ (NFP) sector in executive, management, clinical and educational roles in rural and metropolitan regions on the eastern seaboard of Australia. This focus has been primarily in the areas of disability, children, families, aged care, drug and alcohol, mental health, and palliative care. I have been CEO of Marymead since 2015 and was previously in leadership roles in local, interstate and national organisations in health and community services industries. I hold qualifications related to human resource management, social work, adult education, governance and management and currently studying my Executive MBA.
I am passionate about a community development approach which aims to develop collaboration across health, community services, education and justice, and with commercial sectors. I am also interested in addressing cross border and cross jurisdictional challenges as part of a broader experience in state/territory and national movements to build community capacity, and have been fortunate to sit on peak body and service provider Boards. I currently hold positions on the Playgroup Australia Board, and the ACT Council of Social Services Board (President), and over the years have been involved in representation at local, state, and national levels.