Chief Executive Officer
Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec is passionate about helping people with diabetes. 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 is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Services Management, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Community Directors and a Fellow of Leadership WA. She is the only Australian to have been selected as one of the 100 Fellows of the global Facebook Community Leadership Program.
Bec believes that there are no limits on life with type 1 diabetes, and 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 it.
Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Dietitian
Winner of the national Credentialled Diabetes Educator of the Year Award 2018, Amy Rush is both a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Amy’s interest in diabetes and drive to improve the lives of people with type 1 was inspired by her brother, who was diagnosed at a young age. Amy practices privately as a clinician at the Family Centre, where she also develops and manages the group diabetes education programs. She believes type 1 should never hold anyone back, and supports her patients to dream big!
Operations and Family Events Coordinator
Bree's daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2015, and she immediately got involved as a volunteer at the Family Centre. Bree's experience in customer relations, office management, sales and event management mean she's an operations whiz and the creator of sensational community events.
Bree deeply understands the challenges our families face on a daily basis and is passionate about making kids' lives brighter.
Health Program Coordinator
With two school-aged children with type 1 diabetes and over 20 years’ experience in the education and childcare sectors, Alia Parker knows type 1, diabetes technology, and managing diabetes in the school setting inside out. Alia holds a Masters degree in Education and a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment and is a skilled and effective communicator. She’s your go-to person for the Family Centre’s Babysitters’ Training and Schools Education Programs, which were developed by the diabetes education, dietetics, and health promotion team at the Family Centre.
The Family Centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live.
We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who work and live on this land.