Tara grew up in the Riverland and moved to Adelaide for study. She’s since completed two degrees through the University of Adelaide – a Bachelor of Criminology and a Bachelor of Psychological Science.
She joins the Enhanced Lifestyles team with extensive experience as a Support Coordinator and later a Specialist Support Coordinator. She enjoys working with NDIS participants to achieve their goals, maximise their funding, and access supports that they may not have known about otherwise.
Before becoming a Specialist Support Coordinator, Tara worked in mental health. After filling a Policy Officer position with the SA Mental Health Commission, she moved to Adelaide PHN’s Central Referral Unit. She’s interested in mental health research, having worked on projects exploring suicide prevention. Additionally, while completing an internship with Catherine House, she conducted a mini-research report on the impacts of the NDIS’s inclusion of psychosocial disabilities.
Tara has also previously volunteered with Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services’ Community Transitions program, where she supported offenders to re-enter the community and achieve their goals.
Tara describes herself as an active and energetic person, always engaging in some kind of physical activity. She also loves reading, playing cards or boardgames, and hanging out at the beach.