Michelle Sharkey O.A.M- Chief Executive Officer
Michelle has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Stroke Recovery Association since 1997. She has over 30 years’ experience as a Social Worker in NSW. Her main area of experience is in the area of Community Development and Health. Michelle has worked in Commonwealth, State and Local government agencies as well as the Non-Government sector.
In 2011, Michelle was honoured for her work in Stroke with the Order of Australia Medal. Michelle is very passionate about people’s ability to recover and live a good quality of life after Stroke. She is a strong advocate for people’s ability to live in the community and their own home for as long as possible and she has an extensive knowledge of the services available to assist the individual and their families to achieve this.
Julie Hill– Stroke Clubs Coordinator
Julie joined the Stroke Recovery Association in 2018 as the Southern NSW Clubs Coordinator. She has worked as a Recreational Therapist for over 20 years at 3 hospitals in Sydney. Prior to joining our team she worked at Royal Rehab, where she was the Community Recreational Therapist working with some of our present Stroke members.
Jon Blackwell- Stroke Clubs Coordinator
Jon joined the Stroke Recovery Association in 2018 as the Northern NSW Clubs Coordinator. He has a background in hospital and health services management in WA, South Australia and New South Wales. In the last few years his brother and a friend both had Strokes which led him to have an interest in Stroke and Stroke recovery.
Cheryl Smith – Financial Manager
Rachel Field- Office and Communications Manager
Rachel began working at the Stroke Recovery Association in early 2018, taking on the role of Office and Communications Manager. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology and one day hopes to be able to work with people who have experienced Stroke and assist in their recovery.