Chief Executive Officer
Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec is passionate about making positive change in the type 1 community. She 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 twice swum solo across the 20-kilometre Rottnest Channel, 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!
Adult Community Coordinator
Gabby was diagnosed with type 1 in 2011 and coordinates the Family Centre’s exciting new service for adults. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia with majors in marketing and management. With industry experience in business development, marketing, social media and photography, Gabby has devoted considerable time to volunteering in the WA type 1 community. Gabby’s goal is to build an inclusive and informed type 1 community alongside a suite of on-point clinical services designed to support every aspect of adult life with type 1.
Schools Education Coordinator
Lauren is a Registered Nurse and Diabetes Educator. A former School Nurse, Lauren manages the Family Centre’s Schools Education workshops, delivering information to schools tailored to the type 1 child's needs. She was diagnosed with type 1 in 2002, and in 2012 her daughter was also diagnosed with type 1. Lauren is passionate about helping families and schools handle type 1 diabetes with confidence.
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.
Design and Administration Officer
Andrea brings experience in administration, sales, marketing and graphic design to her position at the Family Centre. She is a mum of two young children and is passionate about healthy living. Andi is the Family Centre's graphics and website wizard and is here to help when you call the Family Centre.
Lahra, or Lala, is our events coordinator with a flair for detail. She joins us from her own business Lala Design and brings her passion for the perfect customer experience to the Family Centre. Lala is full of bright, positive energy and empathy which she passes on to our type 1 tribe.