Steph’s journey with Wellbeing and Support at St John WA began in 2022 following other roles including community services and disability. She has a passion for helping people and encouraging good mental health while continuing to study and increase her knowledge and skills. One of her proudest moments was completing her psychology degree at the age of 51, as one is never too old to try something new.
Having lived in the Pilbara and Midwest for 20 years with a husband who volunteered for St John, she understands the commitment and nuances involved including what it’s like to have dinners interrupted and outings cancelled by the sound of the ambulance phone ringing. She admires and respects the people working for St John WA and the efforts and passions they bring to all they do. She finds it both ironic and humbling to be back in the St John WA fold.
Steph is heavily involved in the implementation and ongoing progress of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and is excited about the direction of inclusivity St John WA is taking. She enjoys working in this space and welcomes any well-being enquiries about diversity and inclusion.
As a mum of four grown children, Steph has plenty of experience in the trials and tribulations of parenting. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family and getting out into nature, either kayaking or picnicking. Steph and her partner love to go dancing and have a weekend home just out of York where they escape the city and pretend to be farmers.