Meet our new Regional Manager, South West, Kerry Shaw. Kerry has come to us from the City of Bunbury where she held a number of roles, most recently Team Leader – Strategy. Kerry has worked in Community and Stakeholder Engagement and also managed the People and Place department for the City.
“Working with people in developing community partnerships, but also working to get grass roots projects off the ground to reach positive outcomes is what makes my heart sing”, says Kerry. There is a lot of scope for that with GP down south and Kerry has hit the ground running, immersing herself in the programs and services we offer throughout the South West.
What we didn’t know about Kerry is that she is a qualified Drumbeat facilitator and instead of learning the fine art of sourdough during lockdown, became a certified yoga teacher!
She is married, with four kids, who bravely took on a lap of the country in a Nissan Patrol and camper trailer for 12-months when the kids were 12 and under. Lifetime memories were forged in that experience, but Kerry says that the South West corner of Western Australia is home and she is excited to be working with GP down south on projects like the Bunbury Health Hub.
Kerry had previously worked in mental health, with headspace and is looking forward to returning to the health and wellbeing sector.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.