Bec Johnson, CEO
Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec is passionate about making positive change in the type 1 community. She has undergraduate qualifications in Law and Arts (UWA), a Masters in Public Health (USyd), and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University. Bec has worked in both chronic and communicable disease in Australia and internationally, in a variety of roles including legal advocacy and public health project management for the Cancer Council, Red Cross, and World Health Organisation.
Bec believes that there are no limits on a life with type 1 diabetes, and she has swum solo across the 20-kilometre Rottnest Channel, sailed across the Atlantic, and become a SCUBA dive guide to prove it. She thinks that people with type 1 should be empowered to choose management strategies that work for them, that physical activity is fundamental to positive physical and mental health outcomes, and that peer support plays a vital role in sustainable and holistic diabetes care.
Amy Rush, Family Support Manager (Credentialled Diabetes Educator and Dietitian)
Amy develops and manages the group diabetes education at the Family Centre. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator who developed a special interest in type 1 diabetes when her brother was diagnosed at a young age. Amy is passionate about the role of nutrition in managing type 1 diabetes, as well as helping families stay healthy generally. She is trained to provide nutrition support to children with a variety of health issues, holding a Professional Certificate in Paediatric Dietetics from the Dietitians' Association of Australia.
Amy has also worked as a personal trainer, she is married to a professional athlete, and she encourages people with type 1 to achieve their sporting goals. She believes type 1 should not hold kids back in any way, and supports our kids to dream big!
Andrea Perry, Design and Administration
Andrea brings experience in administration, sales, marketing and graphic design to her position at the Family Centre. She is a Mum of two young children and is very passionate about healthy living. She is learning more and more about type 1 every day from both the team and our families at the Centre and is excited to get to know the type 1 community in Perth.
Rikki-Jane Stocks, Partnerships Coordinator
Rikki-Jane has been a part of the Family Centre community since 2015, when her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, so she knows first-hand what life with a type 1 child is like! She is a member of the Parent's Advisory Group, and with experience in events management and business relationships, she joined the Family Centre staff in 2016 and enjoys contributing to a cause that is so close to her heart.
Bree Zuchetti, Office and Events Coordinator
Bree has been a part of the Family Centre community since her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2015. During this time she has helped out at Family Centre events and is a member of the Parent Advisory Group. Bree brings with her experience in customer relations, office management, sales and event management.
Having lived with type 1 diabetes for over 18 months now, Bree understands the challenges our families face on a daily basis and is passionate about making our kids' lives brighter.