Professional Achievements

Awards

  • Order of Australia OAM - Australia Day 2011
  • Australian Human Rights 2011 Community Finalist
  • Top Gong Winner – Women Making a Difference 2009
  • Illawarra Mercury People's Choice Award Winner 2009
  • I98 Local Hero – Runner up 2009
  • SASSY Award Winner – Strength of Courage 2008
  • Lady Cutler Carer of the Year Winner 2007
  • Continence Carer of the Year – Runner Up 2007

Appointments

  • National Ambassador Carers Australia 2006 - 2012
  • Carer Representative Carers NSW 2006 - 2011
  • Board Member/Carer Ambassador - Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation 2007 - 2011
  • Consumer Advisory Committee CFA 2008 - 2011
  • Women’s Day Carer of the Year Judge 2008
  • 20/20 Ideas Summit Speaker – Illawarra Region

Publications

  • Author of Love Has No Limits published by Harlequin Enterprises Pty Ltd 2008
  • 2nd Edition of Love Has No Limits published by Harlequin Enterprises in 2009
  • Women’s Words of Wisdom Power & Passion – 4 page feature
  • Who’s Who of Australian Women 2012 feature
  • Australian Woman’s Weekly Article feature dated May 2008
  • New Idea Article feature dated October 2006
  • Woman’s Day Article feature dated October 2007 & June 2008
  • NSW Writer’s Centre Magazine Article Feature December 2007
  • Gold Coast Bulletin Magazine Article feature April 2008
  • Illawarra Mercury Weekender Magazine Article feature October 2006
  • Family Care New Zealand Magazine Article feature Autumn 2008
  • Medical Journal of Australia GP Magazine June 2008

Television Appearances

  • TV Appearance on Random Acts of Kindness - July 2009
  • TV Appearance on A Current Affair – May 2008
  • TV Appearance on Mornings with Kerri Anne – October 2006
  • TV Appearance on Susie – March 2008
  • TV Appearance on Win News – March 2008, July 2009 and Nov 2009
  • TV Appearance on Today Tonight – October 2006
  • TV Appearance on State Focus May, 2008
  • TV Appearance on Sky News June 2008
  • TV Appearance on Sky News Book Report June 2008
  • TV Appearances on News Editions Win, 9, 10, 7, ABC, Sky News Oct 2008
  • Federal Election Campaign DVD – If you don’t care, why should we
  • Carers Australia DVD – Carers Week Launch October 2007
  • Carers Australia TV Commercial Carers Week October 2008

Radio Appearances

  • 2GB Alan Jones
  • ABC The Conversation Hour – Richard Fidler
  • ABC National - Life Matters – Richard Adey
  • ABC Regional Radio – Paul Turton
  • ABC National – Perspective
  • ABC Regional Radio Alice Springs – Barry Nichols
  • ABC Regional Radio 774 Melbourne – Richard Stubbs
  • Carers World Radio United Kingdom
  • 2UE, 4UE, 2CC, I98, 96.5, 4RFM, 106.9, 103.2 & many more!

Newspapers

  • Illawarra Mercury
  • Strathfield Scene
  • Burwood Scene
  • The Advertiser
  • The Australian
  • The Courier Mail
  • The Gold Coast Bulletin
  • The Sun-Herald
  • The Sunday Telegraph
  • Daily Telegraph
  • The Canberra Times

Formal Qualifications and Professional Experience

Graduate of the National Speakers Association of Australia Professional Speaking Academy

Guest Speaker at prestigious venues such as:-

  • Parliament House in Canberra, Queensland, Adelaide, Tasmania
  • ACT Leglistive Assembly
  • Old Parliament House Canberra
  • Sydney Convention Centre
  • Versace Hotel Gold Coast
  • Cockle Bay Convention Centre
  • Marriott Resort Surfers Paradise
  • Novotel Brighton Le Sands
  • Crown Casino Melbourne
  • Sheraton Sydney
  • Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Shoalhaven Convention Centre
  • University of Wollongong
  • Department of Tafe
    and hundreds more smaller venues across Australia.

 

Top Gong Award Winner 2009 – Women making a difference

Story board – Top Gong Award

SASSY Award

 
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