Feb 22, 2023
Tricia Malowney OAM DLI MAICD BA
My Polio Journey

Tricia was diagnosed with Polio at the age of 4 months. However, that has not slowed her down!

She is the Chief Accessibility Advocate to the Department of Transport and is on the NDIS Independent Advisory Council. She also sits on the interview panels for senior roles in the NDIS. She is currently working on the Elimination of Cervical Cancers, sitting on the Eastern Regional Family Violence Partnership Implementation Program, and doing an evaluation of the Orange Door (family violence again).

Tricia is a foundation member of the Disability Leadership Institute where she mentors and coaches others with disabilities. She also supports women with intellectual disabilities who are leaving violence and/or whose children have been removed as a result of family violence

She has just been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel to Canada, USA, France, UK and Ireland to look at end to end train journeys for people with disabilities. These are just some of the many activities that keep her busy.

She was awarded an OAM in 2017 for service to people with a disability through advocacy roles.

She is very aware of Rotary's mission to eradicate Polio and wishes to acknowledge the tremendous work we have done over the past 35 years.