Sonia is passionate about working with individuals and communities to build empowered partnerships with families, children and young people. Through her personal experiences of challenge, adversity and personal growth, Sonia has developed a strong sense of social justice and community inclusion. She believes that effective engagement is more than a “tick box exercise”.

Sonia is married and has two adult children. Her youngest son lives with a disability, providing Sonia with a unique insight into the challenges and experiences faced by many families. She combines her passion for youth empowerment and her personal experiences, to educate and support those seeking to provide the best possible outcomes for the families and communities they work with.

Sonia holds degrees in Sociology and Disability Studies from Flinders University (South Australia).