Karen works with the BECIS team in the role of Service Manager having also been in the role of Project Manager
In 2015, Karen undertook a role with Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW/ACT) (ECIA) as the Inclusion Program Coordinator for 6 months, returning to BECIS March 2016 in a Project Manager role. She is currently working with the BECIS team towards preparing the organisation for the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Bathurst which is scheduled for 1 July 2017.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Education (Special Education), Master of Education (Early Childhood) and a Diploma of Management combined with 20 years experience working in the long day care, university and early childhood intervention sectors.
Karen has been actively involved with ECIA (NSW/ACT) since 2007 serving as a past Board member and as past chair of the Education and Training and Publications sub-committees. Working closely with ECIA (NSW/ACT) enabled Karen to inform the peak body about the unique issues relevant to children and their families living in regional NSW. In 2013-2015, Karen was also part of ECIA's Focus on Early Childhood Inclusion project team which was funded by Department of Family & Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care and aimed to build the capacity of the early childhood intervention sector to further improve the inclusion of children with disability and/or developmental delay within their home, early childhood services and community.
Karen enjoys spending time with her daughter, travelling and her English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Sadie and Leo.
Karen can be contacted on 02 63 384453 or firstname.lastname@example.org