Kilmore District Health Board Director
What is your greatest achievement/highlight/story, something that you are proud of?
Being a Mum
Watching our 3 children grow up, supporting them in their chosen sports (travelling state-wide and interstate) seeing them achieve their goals in life, growing up into amazing adults
We have 3 grandsons very proud of them all
Watching our eldest son compete in the 2000 Olympics in Judo
I enjoy supporting our daughter with her love of horses, watching her compete in eventing (dressage, show jumping & cross country) proud of her determination
Being part of forming the first wheelchair netball competition in Australia
Victorian Disability Sector Awards, winning the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Have you overcome challenges that you have learnt from?
Living my life with a disability
I have learnt how to empower people with a disability to have a voice
I have spent a great deal of my life educating the community in a way they can relate to in their daily life
I have learnt that we still have a long way to go to have an inclusive society.
Who are the women who have inspired you in your life and/or career, and why?
I don’t have any one specific women that has inspired me. I have met many women throughout my life that are managing a high-profile job whilst raising a family. I draw on strengths I see in every woman to push myself to strive for more.
What advice would you give to future women and girls in your industry?
Have a holistic view about individuals lives.
Encourage people with a disability to have a voice.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet, and why?
My Mum, we lost her suddenly, I would love to have a cup of tea and long chat.
Who is someone you look up to at KDH and why?
I have a lot of admiration for Sue Race, our previous CEO, who worked tirelessly for continuous improvement for KDH.
What is a quote or saying that you live by?
What will be will be
It is what is what it is.