Maryanne moved from Canada to Western Australia in 2017 and began working in disability services and child care. Maryanne has worked and lived in rural areas such as Esperance and Kununurra. During this time, Maryanne gained experience working cross culturally with CaLD and Aboriginal families. Upon returning to Perth, Maryanne began working with children in out-of-home care first as a Primary Carer,
then as a Senior Case Worker. Additionally, Maryanne has volunteered at a women’s transitional accommodation, supporting Aboriginal women in their journey to finding
Maryanne completed her BA Honours in Sociology and Political Science with distinction in 2015. Maryanne practices using a trauma-informed lens and a strengths-based approach in her current role as Senior Case Worker.