I have a professional background in social work and communications, working for 12 years at the NSW Ombudsman and Public Guardian. I taught disability studies at Western Sydney University and TAFE, and was a research associate on the first evaluation of individualised funding in NSW in 2008.
Since leaving the public service in 2013 I have worked in the community sector, whilst building my own consultancy focused on supporting people with disability and the sector to transition to the new disability support system. I have held roles such as:
- Living Life My Way Champion for Ageing, Disability and Home Care
- Senior Facilitator at My Choice Matters’ leadership program
- Client Services Coordinator at Muscular Dystrophy NSW, and
- Training Facilitator with the Physical Disability Council NSW.
Currently working on a variety of projects in the peer support and training space, I love to network and engage with a variety of audiences.
I have successfully recruited my own team of supports to live independently for the past 20 years, and now self-manage my NDIS package. My passion is to support others to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of their lives.
Outside work time I am a proud Aunty and papercrafts enthusiast, and have recently returned from my first overseas adventure – a 5 week trip across the USA!