Tender Funerals Perth Working Party
The working group members have a range of management and leadership skills along with significant experience in funeral celebrancy and community activation. We are about to launch our intentions to the broader community and we will be seeking funding and donations needed to set up the business.
Carol is a Funeral Celebrant of 25 years and the founder of AfterWords Bespoke Funerals. She has a BA in Politics & International Relations along with a Bachelor of Communications, Graduate Diploma in Civil Ceremonies & Graduate Diploma of Education. Carol has co-facilitated a series of Death Literacy community events and she is currently involved in developing a Coffin Club and in establishing the first Women’s Shed in Western Australia.
Jane currently works in the Arts sector and has expertise in governance and administration for not-for-profits. Jane holds a BA in Languages, a Diploma in Writing and Editing, and is a qualified English language teacher. Jane has also worked as a celebrant with experience of conducting funeral and wedding services.
Alison has worked in management and leadership roles across Not-For-Profit, State and Commonwealth government sectors. She brings skills and experience in Strategic Planning, Public Relations, Media and Communications, Project and Contract Management, Change Management, Organisational Learning and Workforce Development. Alison is known for her creative strategic thinking skills and for her innovative, collaborative approach to designing and implementing projects, both in the workplace and in her local community.
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Dr Bernadette Wright
Dr Bernadette Wright is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in transcultural mental health. She worked for over 20 years with the WA Transcultural Mental Health Service in WA, and now works in both private practice and the not-for-profit sector as well as holding an adjunct academic position at Curtin University. Her work focuses on understanding the inter-relationship of resettlement, mental health and ethnocultural issues for migrants and refugees and the barriers to successful acculturation and engagement.
Bernadette is on the Boards and Committees of government and key non-government agencies. Her career encompasses work with individuals and families from ethnoculturally and linguistically diverse (ELD) backgrounds and advice to government and community groups. Bernadette has developed and delivered numerous culturally responsive training seminars and workshops that underscore the interface between ethnicity, culture and mental health.
Bernadette’s work has been recognised by awards from the State Department of Health, Office of Multicultural Interests, and the Health Consumers’ Council.
Kedy has worked in the field of domestic violence since1983 with 24 years as the Chief Executive Officer at the Patricia Giles Centre (1992- 2016). Currently she is the Executive Officer for GLBTI Rights in Ageing, (2021) a not-for-profit community-based organisation, working to ensure that older GLBTI people are safe and respected. Her services have been publicly recognised as the 2006 WA Citizen of the Year (community services), the 2007 Western Australian 100 Local Champions award and in 2011 she was elected to the International Women’s Day Hall of Fame. Kedy became a Justice of the Peace in 1999 and her voluntary work includes: independent prison visitor (2008) to Boronia Pre-release Centre, a Court Welfare worker (2017) and Standing Shoulder to Shoulder, (2017) a charity that assists people who have experienced Domestic and Family violence.
Kedy is Deputy Chair of the Women’s Hall of Fame board (2019), the
Chair of Standing Shoulder to Shoulder Inc (2017), a member of the SHQ GLBTIQ advisory group (2017) and a member of City of Perth LGBTIQA+ Advisory group (2021).