Teresa has worked for over three decades in the community services sector (health, community development, adult community education and advocacy) in a range of roles as facilitator, project management or senior executive. During this period Teresa has either worked or volunteered alongside older people.
Volunteer roles have included 10 years on the Board as Director of a large aged care facility (independent, low and high care) and as a volunteer walk leader for an over 50’s walking group – the group has been humming along now for 18 years. Teresa initiated and chaired an older persons advocacy group for 10 years which included a high representation of local Camden NSW residents – at the heart of Teresa’s approach in every discipline is being person centred with an emphasis on self-determination.
Teresa has lived and worked in a range of environments including an isolated desert community, a rural town, the inner city, highly disadvantaged communities in South West Sydney and an urban/country community.
Teresa is nationally accredited as a mediator and member of the Resolution Institute, and works as a sole mediation practitioner.
Professional Qualifications in the following:
Mediation – College of Law NSW
Advanced Community Sector Management – Mental Health Coordinating Council
Graduate Diploma Adult Education- University of South Australia
Licentiate Diploma Speech and Drama – Australian Music Examinations Board
Graduate Diploma Visual Art- Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University