Greetings from the Coordinator of Thalassaemia Society of NSW
May 15, 2017
Dia Dhuit is Gaelic for “hello”. Gaelic is one of the national languages of Ireland, and is my place of origin, but for the last 8 years I have been living in Australia and calling it home. As for my background, I was originally in the corporate sector as a Human Resources manager. However, for the past 11 years, I have been working in Community sector roles, initially within the housing and homeless sector, and later moving onto supporting migrant and refugee families. I have managed refugee support centres in Sydney and a Volunteer centre in Ireland.
Currently, I have assumed responsibility as coordinator at the Thalassaemia Society of NSW, which does much positive community and support work. And as one who has a mild but on-going health condition myself, I appreciate the Society’s work, and I see my current role as a great opportunity to learn about Thalassaemia, to understand how it impacts on people’s lives, and to shine a light on stories of resilience and success.
In my spare time I like to read, go to the cinema and being Irish, I love the Irish sport of Hurling. Hurling is one of the oldest and fastest field games in the world. I encourage you to check it out on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoQMl5kr17E
Many thanks to all, and I look forward to communicating with you in future.
Thalassaemia Society of NSW