Stephanie works as the Chief Executive Officer of the national representative persons organisation for children and young people with disability aged 0 to 25 years, Children and Young People with Disability Australia. Stephanie also has personal experience of disability as a parent and a sibling.
Stephanie has a social work background and has worked in the area of disability for 20 years. She worked extensively with people with alcohol and substance related brain injury. She has considerable experience in advocacy, public policy and working with children with disability. Stephanie has also been a member and Chairperson of a Board of Governance.
Stephanie’s experience has enabled her to confront issues regarding fairness, equal opportunity, participation in the community, acceptance of differences and “best practice” in service delivery. Stephanie has frequently challenged the system to make improvements for children and young people with disability.