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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

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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

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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. 

Founding Sponsors

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

$150,000 + 

AHG Automotive 

Arc Infrastructure 

The Horgan Family and Leeuwin Estate 

$100,000 - $149,999 

Bendat Family Foundation 

Bowen Foundation 

Mineral Resources 

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 

Cannings Purple 

Leeuwin Estate Charitable Foundation Trust 

Optimal Pharmacy 

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 Johnson

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. 

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