Originally from Moree, Dianne has been living and working in the Northern Rivers region for over twenty years, acting through a number of organisations and roles to improve outcomes for disadvantaged people in our communities.
Dianne is motivated by empathy and compassion, providing humanitarian support to people of every ethnicity at work and at home. She loves her family very much and enjoys connecting with nature in the garden and out walking.
Identifying as an Aboriginal Australian, Dianne has been dedicated to improving outcomes for people with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage for much of her life. She’s particularly passionate about supporting older Aboriginal women in our communities.
In the Northern Rivers region, Dianne has been involved in developing the Regional Aboriginal Transport Project and created the first Aboriginal-specific Meals on Wheels service.
Dianne has been with Northern Rivers Community Gateway for two years, was previously working in our Aboriginal homelessness service Helping Hands, and is currently employed as our Community Visitors Scheme Project Officer. In this role, Dianne finds volunteers in our community who can provide regular companionship to elderly people at risk of social isolation.
We admire and celebrate Dianne for all the energy she has invested in our communities, and for all the people she has supported in her work and on her life’s journey.