I started working at P2P in February 2000 as admin assistant, and became CEO in 2010. I’m married with 2 adult daughters.
I have been strongly and positively influenced by some of the training I have been
privileged to attend and the people I have met in my 19 years.
○ Person Centred Thinking training / PATH Training
○ John O’Brien, Connie Lyle O’Brien, Jack Pearpoint, Lynda Kahn being the four
My Super Powers
Liking of taking a problem and looking for ways to solve them
● Tenacity and determination
● Empathy to others
● Ability to maintain a calm and positive demeanour when things are being difficult, even if I
need to walk away for a while to top up that calmness!
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt
Top 3 favourite podcasts/books
Never say Die by Chris O’Brien
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Murder mystery books (Nancy Drew when I was a teenager)
What I do at P2P
Raise awareness in the community about P2P and the work that it does. Actively seek opportunities to advance P2P so that people with a disability can benefit. Provide guidance to staff about the direction set by the Board of Management. Represent P2P on advisory councils and groups, e.g NDIS Qld Transition Advisory Group
Something I’d like to change about the NDIS/Disability Industry/Community
The continued ‘lucky dip’ of funding that the NDIS should have addressed but doesn’t
appear to have. The need for rules and regulations to take second place to the needs of the person with a disability and their family. The uncertainty that persists and makes it extremely difficult for organisations to have certainty about their future and their ability to make a difference.
I love working at P2P because…
I have the opportunity to influence the sector and the way the community values people with a
When I’m not at work I love…
Something on my bucket list
Attend a Bruce Springsteen concert in America