Meet our team
Chief Executive Officer
Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001 as a young adult, 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 Master 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 selected as one of the 100 Fellows of the global Facebook Community Leadership Program.
Bec believes that there are no limits to life with type 1 diabetes. She continually proves this with her own personal feats, including swimming solo across the 19.7-kilometre Rottnest Channel five times, sailing across the Atlantic and becoming a scuba dive guide.
Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Dietitian
Winner of the esteemed 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 her 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 centre's diabetes education programs. She believes type 1 diabetes 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. Meg is a mum of three boys, including one recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and is passionate about understanding the impact of auto-immune diseases of a person's health and wellbeing.
Meg is driven to help the Family Centre grow and thrive into the future through providing rich and fulfilling experiences for supporters through her fundraising and relationship management experience.
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 through our events, services and programs.
Clinic and Community Coordinator
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2016, the Family Centre's Clinic and Community Co-ordinator is committed to helping people with type 1 feel confident and empowered.
With a diverse background as a clinic and treatment coordinator as well as experience in events, Carly has also dedicated many years as a health and fitness coach. Carly loves working with people to help them achieve their goals. She's also a closet 80s music fan, and on Team Crunchy rather than Team Smooth when it comes to peanut butter!
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 to our programs and services. 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. Everything from diabetes technology to managing type 1 diabetes in the school setting, Alia knows it inside out. Alia holds a Master 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.