Karlyn is currently employed as the Mental Health and Specialist Services Executive Director at the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.
She is a registered psychiatric nurse with qualifications in advanced clinical mental health nursing.
Karlyn has gained extensive experience as a result of her direct care and management roles across a wide range of settings, including inpatient services, community mental health and rural psychiatry.
Her professional affiliations include membership with the Royal College of Nursing, and the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
Karlyn has contributed to a number of state and federal committees, most recently as member of the Clinical Reform Initiative Steering Committee, and Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee working group, and as a member of the South Queensland Mental Health Clinical Collaborative and the South Queensland Mental Health Clinical Cluster.