Sharon is the training officer at AFI. She brings to this position the lived experience of being a health care professional, a carer, and a person with disabilities.
Sharon has worked in the community and health sector for 25 years in various roles covering NSW, VIC, and the ACT.
In her role as training officer at Advocacy for Inclusion Sharon has been instrumental in creating best practice information guides for people with disability that have been recognised nationally. Throughout her career, Sharon has been directly involved in the design and rollout of programs that have been presented at national conferences and later became industry benchmarks within Australia and used overseas
Her passion lies in the belief of community inclusion and participation, and this carries over into her personal life where she volunteers for both local and international organisations.
Sharon considers herself a realist but probably on the optimist side of that scale by always looking for the silver lining - except when it comes to her hair. Sharon is known for a forever changing selection of colourful hair dye that keeps the silver lining on her head hidden.
Carla Millner - Bradley
If you have come into, called up or emailed the Advocacy for Inclusion office, then you have most likely spoken with Carla.
Carla has been working at AFI since 2013 and holds a double degree in Arts and Public Relations from the University of Canberra.
Bonnie worked her way up and into systemic advocacy and policy direction with interest and focus on justice. She has enjoyed policy, program, and research in disability to improve inclusion, human rights, and justice processes for people with disabilities in the ACT. She has a personal interest in politics, current affairs and rural issues facing people with disabilities. At AFI, she is using her experience in human rights to shape strong policies and advocate for positive change.
Bonnie has engaged on platforms both on an international and domestic capacity. She had attended the New York Nations for Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in both 2014 and 2016 as part of her role as previous President of People with Disabilities Australia and Committee Management member of Women with Disabilities Australia respectively.