Andy is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner and works in General Practice and a variety of aged care facilities. Her passion for disadvantaged and vulnerable population groups has been instrumental in her working across multiple health care settings in Australia, including emergency and critical care, forensics, and rural and remote work amongst the Aboriginal population. Andy is passionate about community transformation and bridging the gap between excess and poverty. She has a heart for the homeless and disadvantaged and is actively involved in outreach programs that assist the homeless population. Andy believes that it is crucial to equip and sow into the lives of the next generation of nurses and nurse practitioners and is involved in personal mentoring programs, professional development and training nurses on various levels of their career progression.
Andy started a career in nursing in 1983 in South Africa. She worked across many fields, specialising in critical care, emergency, and trauma ICU, before immigrating to Australia in 2002. She has two married children who are passionately involved in the healthcare industry.