Kate recently joined the Everyday Independence team to support our teams in Bendigo, Barwon, Ballarat and Albury to deliver great therapy services in their local communities.
Kate has worked across the hospital and health care industries in metropolitan, regional, and rural settings across Australia in senior director positions. She is a registered nurse with post graduate qualifications in business management, public health and health informatics.
We asked Kate what she believes good service looks like, her areas of focus for the coming year, and what she enjoys doing in her spare time.
What do you think good service looks like?
I think good service in the disability sector empowers people to achieve their dreams and goals.
To support someone to live their best life, a therapist needs more than just great clinical skills. They need to really listen to what is important to the person they are supporting, be compassionate, and be an agent of change.
I’ve met with each of the teams in my region and love that the therapists have these qualities.
What is your role as Regional Lead?
As Regional Lead, I will support the regional based teams in Victoria to deliver high quality services to people with disabilities and to support coordinators and other referring organisations we work closely with.
We really want to provide great service to the people we are currently supporting and those families who are looking for therapy support.
Recruiting more therapists will continue to be a big focus so that we can support the growing number of families in these areas who are wanting therapy from Everyday Independence.
What do you do to unwind?
I love spending time with my family, catching up with friends and travelling. Although I’ve been living in Bendigo for many years, I still enjoy getting out for walks and exploring the beautiful spaces the Bendigo region has to offer.