Board of Trustees
I have had over forty years working, in varying capacities, in the provision of welfare services to children and their families, particularly in statutory child protection and for people with disabilities. Whilst trained as a Psychologist, I have managed a large district for the Department of Community Services (DoCS) at Liverpool. I subsequently became the state of NSW’s Director for Adoption and Permanent Care.
I was the CEO of Interaction for over 15 years. Interaction provides services to people with an intellectual disability. It also has a specialty for providing services for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). It established the first specific accommodation program for people with PWS in 1995.
In 1997 I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research innovative practices in Child Welfare in Europe and North America. I have commenced a PhD in Child Welfare and I sit on Boards of three Not For Profit organisations and two School Councils in Australia.