The newest member to the Belonging Matters team commencing in November 2019 as the Community Employment Partnership (CEP) Project Manager. The project’s aim is to adapt and replicate the successful Alberta Rotary partnership and develop a partnership with local Service groups, to create employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
Pat has worked in disability for over 20 years and has a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Disability Studies. Her previous roles have included supporting people to transition out of traditional day supports, to create valued roles in their local communities, through customised employment or volunteering. She has also previously supported school leavers to participate in inclusive post school education, volunteering or work opportunities. In the last couple of years she has supported individuals and their families to navigate the transition to the NDIS.
Pat has volunteered extensively overseas in Nicaragua, Zimbabwe and Thailand, enjoys travelling, and teaching her dog, so far unsuccessfully, to stand up paddleboard.