Tell us about your experience in the sector?

I have served on the boards of neighbourhood houses in both Victoria and Queensland for over 30 years.  I have worked at Banksia Gardens Community Services, managed Manor Lakes Community Centre and Tarneit Community Learning Centre, and for the last three years, have been the current manager of Wyndham Park Community Centre. I am also the ACFE Regional Chairperson for North West Melbourne. I am proud of the fact that I have visited over 50 houses across the state and have built amazing partnerships with some of our rural/regional houses.

What makes being part of the neighbourhood house sector so special?

The collaboration that occurs across our sector and how we have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What do you hope to achieve in your time on the NHVic Board?

To continue to represent all houses across the state and foster greater partnerships between metro and rural/regional houses.

What passions or interests take up your spare time?

I love my beautiful dogs and the love they give unconditionally. I love eating out and enjoy traveling when we get the chance.

Tell us a quote that inspires the work you do?

"Inclusivity has to be seen as a benefit to the community. The lack of diversity has to be seen as a detriment to that community."