What attracted you to the Karralika Board?
Rebecca comes from Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country (Bendigo) where she studied nursing prior to moving to Ngunnawal Country (Canberra). She had worked across the hospital system both as a nurse and midwife in Canberra prior to commencing work in community sector, where much of her carer has either been directly working with people seeking support for their drug and alcohol use or where problematic drug and alcohol use has been a part of the lives of the people Rebecca works with.
She has a strong belief in the Therapeutic Community ethos as a method of treatment and has seen it work for so many people over the years that she wanted to continue to contribute where she could to allow people to have access to this valuable form of treatment.
When you’re not at board meetings what do you do professionally?
Rebecca is the CEO of Arthritis, Pain Support and ME/CFS ACT where she helps people deal with chronic pain conditions without the use of medication.
How does your experience support Karralika Programs in providing a strong service to the wider community?
Rebecca has a passion for working with people and supporting systems that support people seeking change and support in their lives and has a firm belief in the strength particularly of Therapeutic Communities to support people seeking change in their lives.