Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre Visionaries
At the Family Centre, we are fortunate to be supported by individuals with wisdom, experience, and dedication. Some of these people have an extraordinary ability to drive progress and change. Their view of a better future is combined with a practical sense of how it can be achieved, and they have the persistence to make it happen. They are our Family Centre Visionaries, a title that we award to acknowledge their remarkable contribution and impact. It is our highest level of recognition.
Mr Rick Malone
Rick’s impact on the Family Centre has been profound. Involved from the outset, Rick was compelled to ensure that the Family Centre felt less like a clinic, and more like home. His conviction that people enduring challenging medical conditions need care and support is embodied in the design of the building. This vision was instrumental in creating the warm, welcoming Family Centre that we see today.
Rick’s influence didn’t stop there. Over the last decade, the Family Centre has benefitted from his leadership, expertise, generosity, and wisdom. An accomplished lawyer, Rick’s advocacy work achieved significant systemic changes for the type 1 community, including providing students with type 1 diabetes with extra time during ATAR exams with which to manage their condition.
Jeff Newman OAM , Founding Chair
Jeff’s leadership, dedication and generosity have enabled the Family Centre to establish its unique and effective model of diabetes care – the first service of its kind in Australia.
During his time as our Chair, Jeff made a profound impact.
He leaves a lasting legacy: a thriving community of hundreds of families who are connected, supported and inspired by the Family Centre.
Bec Johnson, Founding CEO
Bec believes that there are no limits on life with type 1 diabetes. She has swum solo across the 19.7 kilometre Rottnest Channel four times, sailed across the Atlantic, and become a SCUBA dive guide to prove people with type 1 can life without limits!
Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec is passionate about helping people with diabetes. She was the winner of the 2020 Business News 40 under 40 People's Choice and HBF Community/Non-Profit/Social Enterprise Awards. Bec holds qualifications in Law and Arts (UWA), a Masters in Public Health (USyd), and a Diploma of Business (Governance).
Bec was the Family Centre's founding CEO. Her commitment and dedication to the Family Centre has helped make it what it is today.
The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre is grateful to have received generous financial support from the following individuals and organisations, who have made cumulative gifts of $10,000 and above over the last two financial years.
Family Centre Heroes
Family Centre Innovators
The Horgan Family and Leeuwin Estate
$100,000 - $149,999
Bendat Family Foundation
Rick and Victoria Malone
The Towner Family and Flametree Wines
Family Centre Legends
Family Centre Builders
$50,000 - $99,999
North Perth Community Bank
Primewest Centrepoint Shopping Centre
St. George Foundation
$10,000 - $49,999
Bob Bollen and Benz Industries Pty Ltd
Bunnings Group Limited
Leeuwin Estate Charitable Foundation Trust
Regent Motor Group
RockaDex Diabetes Supplies
Telethon Community Cinemas
Family Centre Community Fundraisers
We would like to sincerely acknowledge and thank every company, family and individual that has supported the Family Centre through donations, financial and in-kind, and community fundraising events. Your support has made a significant impact upon the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
Family Centre Community Fundraiser Spotlight
We would like to express special thanks to the following community fundraisers for supporting the Family Centre over multiple years.
Paua Rose Netball Club Charity Cup proudly supported by Swick Mining Services
For your support of the Family Centre over consecutive years at your annual charity netball cup, raising over $36,000.
Automotive Holdings Group and Staff
For your support of the Family Centre over the past two years at your community fundraising events, the AHG Track Trek and the AHG Charity Walk, which raised over
Bec, the Family Centre’s founding CEO, has continued in her mission to prove that a life with type 1 is a ‘Life Without Limits,’ raising more than $130,000 through her three solo swims to Rottnest Island.