Founding Member & Director
General Nursing Certificate – Nursing Education Centre (1973).
Midwifery Nursing Certificate – Fairfield Hospital (1980).
Diploma Nursing Education – Cumberland College (1978).
Diploma Administration (Nursing) – Armidale Cae(1986).
Bachelor Of Business – Charles Stuart University(1992).
Graduate Certificate Of Management – Monash Mt Elisa(1996).
Marie worked clinically in medicine, oncology and midwifery, before working in nursing education and then spending 25 years working in the administration of public hospitals as a Director of Nursing and Midwifery – firstly at Ryde Hospital, then Bankstown Hospital, followed by Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital and lastly at Nepean Hospital. Marie retired from full time work in 2013 after a 43 year career in the nursing profession.
During her time in leadership roles Marie’s interests were in service improvement, patient engagement and staff growth through facilitating the development of individuals to achieve their full potential. Marie believed in actively engaged staff in improving their workplace and ensured staff were involved in planning their work environments when the redevelopment of both Bankstown and Nepean Hospital occured when she was the Director of Nursing and Midwifery.
Marie volunteered as a surveyor with the Australian Council Health Standards for 21 years from 1992 to 2013.
Marie has served on a broad range of boards ranging from the Tourism & Heritage Board of Parramatta City Council (1991-1995) to the Southern Sydney Institute of TAFE (1996-1998) the Australian College of Nursing (2008-2014) the Nurses and Midwifery Registration Board NSW (2008-2010) the Nursing & Midwifery Council NSW (2010-2015) and the Physiotherapy Council NSW (2016 – current).
Marie remains actively involved in her community through volunteer work with Easy Care Gardening, casual work undertaking professional interviews for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and as a community member on the Physiotherapy Council NSW, as well as an active participant in aqua-aerobics.