A Human Resources Professional with extensive experience in Human Resources, Line, Operations & Sales Management with a can-do attitude. Brian possesses strong interpersonal relationship skills, developed negotiation & persuasive skills.
He has assisted many small to large sized companies and corporate clients, supplying a full range of Human Resources functions, from Strategic HR to HR set up roles to specialised IR / ER assistance across a range of industries such as Construction, Rail, FMCG, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Banking, Airline, Insurance, IT & Not for Profit Sectors.
Cathie Sherrington is the mother of Tamsin Colley who represented Australia for athletics at the Rio Paralympics.
Cathie has a background as a physiotherapist in aged care and rehabilitation settings. She now works as a research professor at the University of Sydney's School of Public health where she leads studies investigating the benefits of exercise for older people and people with disabilities.
She joined the CPSARA executive as she would like to help make it easier for people with physical disabilities and their families to find and participate in sporting opportunities. She would like more people to experience the enormous benefits Tamsin and others have obtained through sport participation. She also hopes to use her research expertise to undertake projects that design and evaluate strategies to encourage greater participation in sport for people with physical disabilities.
Kim is the mother of Christian Georgallis who has ataxic cerebral palsy.
Christian started his Athletics journey in 2015 when his Head of PDHPE at Thomas Hassall Anglican College encouraged him to participate in the Para-athletics category at their NASSA Zone carnival. Christian immediately loved the sport and has gone on to represent his school at the All Schools Nationals and qualify to compete at State and National competitions.
Kim is marketing and business management professional with a career spanning over 20 years in Loyalty, CRM, Partnerships, Digital and Performance Marketing.
Kim joined the CPSARA committee as she would like to utilise her marketing experience to raise awareness of the sporting and recreational options for adults and children with cerebral palsy. She would love more people to realise the health and social benefits that Chrisitan has from participating in sporting activities such as Athletics.
Brett is a 35 years old born with right side cerebral palsy. His parents have always had him playing some kind of sport from athletics and swimming to local club football when he was growing up.
Brett got involved with the Australian Paralympic Football at the end of 2001 and was a part of the programme for 13 years playing 63 times for his country. He currently plays local club football with friends and is also the Team Manager for the NSW CP Football team.
Brett is a passionate supporter of CPSARA as has witnessed first hand support they provided through his football career. He has been on the committee now for 2 years as would like to give back and have a voice with is ongoing evolution.
My name is Kerry West and I am a physiotherapist and have worked with children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities for over 20 years. Having been very involved in sport as a young person myself I have always been passionate about helping the children I see through my work become involved in sport and have often struggled to find suitable opportunities and to know what sports are available. Over the last 8 years I have been more personally involved in disability sport as my 16 year old daughter has CP and competes in athletics in the throwing events. I am also involved in swimming as a medical classifier. It is great to see many young children with CP come through the classification process and participate in swimming through school and other pathways. I joined the CPSARA committee this year so that I can contribute to sharing information about sporting opportunities with more children and families, as well as increase awareness amongst health professionals especially physios.
The Allan Family have been involved with CPSARA since 2004. During this time CPSARA have given us help and support in many areas, from sporting opportunities (come and try days), funding the CP Football program and presentation nights for NDIS etc. CPSARA is a group of parents and CP athletes who can give similar families encouragement and information. This can begin with basic sporting contacts and mentoring programs from CP athletes. From here the young athlete can see a pathway to achieve possible international representation in a number of sports. The people of CPSARA are passionate because we all want our kids to have as many opportunities as possible and CPSARA provides that help.
Rae has been involved with CPSARA as an athlete since beginning athletics in 2010. Since then, Rae has competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2015 Doha IPC World Championships while doing her HSC on the same day as her javelin competition, 2016 Rio Paralympics and 2017 London IPC World Championships.
Currently, Rae is in her 3rd year of study at the University of Sydney, majoring in Indonesian Studies and South East Asian Cultural Studies.
Rae is currently working with and promoting the CPSARA athlete mentor program and parent mentor program. Rae hopes this program will help to support the para sport community as she is aware of the impact a mentor who has experienced it all before can have on new athletes and their families on the new and unfamiliar para sport journey.