Working on Kaurna Land
From within a 14 year career in education, Barbara sought to understand and challenge the complexities of the education system. Now, as our Senior Social Innovator and Implementation Lead, she supports other organisations to implement peer-to-peer solutions designed and trialled by TACSI. Barbara believes that building communities where mutual support comes from shared experience is critical for families and individuals to thrive.
Quietly persistent with an empathetic approach, Barbara strives to see the world through other people’s eyes. Her glass is always half full, and she loves appreciating the greatness of people.
For the last four years, her focus has been supporting the spread and implementation of ‘Weavers’, a peer-to-peer support model that helps carers manage the ongoing challenges of caring, reducing the stress of caring and increasing wellbeing.
When she’s not at work, you’ll find Barbara spending as much time as possible with her family and friends. She also supports others as an end of life doula.
Bachelor of Education
Certificates in Narrative and Art Therapy
* A message stick is a public form of graphic communication devised by Aboriginal Australians. The objects were carried by messengers over long distances and were used for reinforcing a verbal message.