Chairperson, PR Officer & Program Developer
Partner in grain and livestock, family farming enterprise
Community Based Liaison Officer Bruce Rock DHS
Wheatbelt Youth Council Committee member
Past member – Women’s Advisory Council for the Minister for Women’s Business
Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt Deputy Chairperson
Treasurer, Program Developer & Bruce Rock School Based Coordinator
Deputy Principal Bruce Rock DHS
Secondary teacher at Bruce Rock DHS for 20 years. Administrator since 2008. School-based coordinator of a mentoring program for our students since 2011.
Wheatbelt Youth Council Committee member
Bruce Rock CRC committee member
This is the third year Sarah has been a Bruce Rock mentor.
Sarah grew up in Calingiri and completed secondary education in the Wheatbelt, so has experienced first-hand the challenges of rural youth (as well as the many advantages!).
Sarah has worked in the agricultural sector for 15 years. Her current role involves frequent travel across the Wheatbelt, which helps maintain her connection to rural communities.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys hiking and exploring heritage sites and loves going to any sorts of arts performance or event. She also volunteers for a local historical society.
Program Coordinator, Support & Carnamah School Based Coordinator
Deputy Principal, Carnamah DHS
Secretary, Carnamah DHS School Board
Vice Chair, Coorow CRC
Vice President, Coorow/Latham Netball Club
Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education, Murdoch University, 1991
Grew up in Mundaring, moved to Merredin for my first teaching post at Merredin SHS and have lived and taught in the country ever since.
Mother of 3 boys (currently 21, 20 and 18)
Mentor Group Coordinator & Trainer
A founding mentor at Bruce Rock DHS, mentor since 2013
Medical Registrar at Midland St John of God Hospital
Basic Physician Trainee with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Clinical Lecturer at Curtin University
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
Currently completing Masters in Medicine
Mentor Group Coordinator, Trainer & Mentor
Qualified medical practitioner BSc, MBBS
Trainee Psychiatry Registrar
Passionate about youth mental health
Born in Esperance and mentor at Bruce Rock for over 6 years
Interests include cycling, football and travel
Youth Worker for Avon Community Services
Provided School Team Building activities for BRDHS
Previously the Events & Youth Coordinator at the Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre
Volunteered and worked at Camp Kulin 2013 – 2020
Developed and ran a musical theatre class for youth in 2018
Volunteer with Relay for Life Peel/Mandurah 2011-Present
Applecross Rotary & Rotary Liaison Officer
Engineer (now retired) with tertiary degrees in engineering and business management.
Experience as a senior manager in construction, project management and operations in the electricity industry.
Past chairman of the organisation responsible for the operation of the wholesale electricity market in WA.
Member, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow of Applecross Rotary Club. The Club is a sponsor and strong supporter of the WBYM mentoring program at Bruce Rock.
Mental Health Advocate & Program Developer
Has worked in primary mental health and suicide prevention for two decades
Is currently the Wheatbelt Suicide Prevention Coordinator auspiced with Holyoake
Facilitator of Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention, Rural Minds and safeTALK (Living Works)
Assists communities develop Community Wellbeing Plans and Suicide Prevention Community Action Plans
Presented at National and International Conferences about her work in this sector.
Invited by the Minister of Mental Health and the Mental Health Commissioner to join a steering committee to develop the next WA Suicide Prevention Framework 2021 to 2025 and has been appointed as one of the WA Representatives on Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) State Committees.
Involved in Postvention responses that provide support to families, workplaces, sporting clubs and communities bereaved by suicide.
Co-developer of Wheatbelt Professionals Wellbeing Portal