Jane has spent much of her life living and working in rural and remote Queensland.
A registered nurse with 25 years working in rural and remote Western Queensland, Jane holds qualifications in rural and remote health, community services coordination, management, nursing and midwifery, and rural isolated practice.
Jane wears many hats. In addition to her role as Chair of the Central West Hospital and Health Board, and Chair of the Central West Rural Wellness Network, she also provides care to people with a chronic disease as a Wellness nurse in Barcaldine. Jane has a long history of similar roles related to Telehealth, rural family support, nursing and midwifery; all based in rural and remote areas of Central Western Queensland and the Indigenous communities of Woorabinda and Boulia.
Through her experience, Jane brings to the Council a thorough understanding of the needs and challenges faced by people living in rural and remote Queensland, as well as for other groups including people with mental health issues and problems with substance use, their families, careers and support persons; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; culturally and linguistically diverse people and service providers.