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 Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University, 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 three 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!
Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager
Meg believes in creating real change by empowering people with the tools and knowledge they need to make a difference. As a skilled relationship and fundraising manager with experience in the private and corporate sectors, she is committed to building powerful and impactful partnerships that create stronger business and personal connections.
By listening to people and organisations and understanding their deepest values, Meg is passionate about helping them find where their values align with the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre. She is a mum of three boys and is passionate about healthy living, understanding firsthand, the impact that it can have on auto-immune diseases.
A driven relationship builder she thrives on providing rich and fulfilling experiences for supporters. Meg looks forward to bringing her fundraising and relationship management experience and energy together to help the Family Centre grow and thrive into the future.
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.
Clinic and Community Coordinator
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2016, the Family Centre's new Clinic and Community Co-ordinator Carly Green is committed to helping people with type 1 feel confident and empowered.
With a diverse background both as a clinic and treatment coordinator and in events, followed by many years as a health and fitness coach, Carly loves working with people and helping them achieve their goals. She's also a closet eighties music fan, and on Team Crunchy rather than Team Smooth when it comes to peanut butter (phew!).
Carly will be the friendly face you see when you walk into the Family Centre for your dietetic, diabetes education or psychology appointments, and the person who picks up the phone when you call us to book in. She's busy developing a wealth of knowledge about all the ways in which the Family Centre supports people to add to her own lived experience with type 1, and is here to help you navigate daily diabetes dilemmas.
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.