Welcome to PWDA, Deputy CEO Carolyn Hodge

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We’re pleased to announce that Carolyn Hodge has been appointed by our Board as PWDA’s new Deputy CEO and will commence in the role on 4 July 2022.

We look forward to welcoming Carolyn to our team to help us advance and protect the rights, health, safety and wellbeing of all people with disability.

About Carolyn Hodge

Carolyn has over 12 years of policy and advocacy experience in the community sector across disability, housing, older people, mental health, domestic and family violence, and women.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Social Science with a Sociology major and Social Policy sub-major, and has worked in policy development with a focus on producing better outcomes for people with disability.

Carolyn also has a strong background in dealing with media across print, radio and television.

In previous roles, Carolyn has also worked within, and managed a National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) funded service and has supported CEOs with business development, strategic planning, governance policies, evaluation frameworks and the development of successful grant applications.

In addition, Carolyn has been a member of the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) Board for four years.

Carolyn also as a high level of knowledge of human rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD). While at NCOSS Carolyn was Chair of the Disability Network Forum.