Chair and Founding Member
Vice Chair, Treasurer, Membership and Founding Member
Secretary, Public Officer, Conference Chair
Support Group Chair
My background started with me working as an Exercise Physiologist between the corporate city world and red dirt in Corporate Health across Western Australia, Northern Territory, in all industries, mining, construction, transport, administration and health. I moved into the Australian Government as an Exercise Physiologist and Occupational Therapist, providing physical rehabilitation services to people on income support with disabilities, for 9 years I was located between Perth, Sydney and Canberra. I moved into a special team setting the physical rehabilitation guidelines for Allied Health Practitioners in the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service. I have been the Operations Manager of an occupational rehabilitation business providing novel application of functional assessment tools within the oil and gas industry and others. While for the past 10 years I manage the Workplace Health and Safety for state government departments, with my current location at the state pathology laboratories in Western Australia. Amongst this I have published chapters for allied health professions in fitness and physical rehabilitation of people with disabilities. I also have a personal connection with Mastocytosis.
I was diagnosed with Systemic Mastocytosis (SM) in 2018. Due to comorbidities complicating things, management of my SM is still a work in progress. My journey to diagnosis has highlighted how limited the understanding of Mastocytosis and other Mast Cell diseases is in the broader Australian community. This year I proudly joined the TAMS Committee. I am excited to work on fundraising activities, increasing the understanding of the impacts of all Mast Cell diseases, and what TAMS can do to help those affected through greater community awareness and support.