I started my career working on multi-billion dollar projects in the commercial sector before redirecting my energy to community organisations. I previously played a pivotal role in introducing life-changing telecommunication services for deaf and hard of hearing Australians. Today, I use my diverse experience in strategic planning, operations management and community engagement to oversee Happy Paws Happy Hearts and business partnerships for RSPCA Queensland. When I started Happy Paws Happy Hearts, I started witnessing two issues in need of a creative solution. Issue 1 - Hearts in Need: There are growing numbers of people disconnecting from society. For many, social interactions can become few and far between and getting out of a home, facility or hostel can be daunting. It is also difficult to find meaningful social experiences which restore self-confidence. Issue 2 - Paws in Need: There is increased demand on animal welfare shelters. The RSPCA need regular volunteers, particularly during work-hours. The more animal handling time rescue animals receive the better their behaviour and adoption prospects. Happy Paws Happy Hearts alleviates both issues by connecting the two groups together!
Skills & Expertise
- Stakeholder engagement
- Strategic planning
- Effective program management
- Negotiations with corporate, government and community partners
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