Kara Dario Thornhill
Kara has worked in Community Services and Not For Profits since 2006. She brings over fifteen years of extensive lived and industry experience in Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care. Kara also has a comprehensive background in policy development, and auditing and operations. She possesses a wealth of knowledge in risk management and business continuity. Committed to influencing change, Kara is driven to design and deliver quality services for vulnerable people. Her passion for continuous improvement and innovation instils confidence and supports others to deliver best practice service.
Kara has qualifications in Business Administration, Human Relations, Auditing, Community Sector Management, and a Postgraduate Degree in Management (Professional Practice). Kara is a member of Quality Managers Network Australasia and a non-executive Board Member for Humanity Matters Ltd. She has held this role since 2018, advocating for vulnerable young people and supporting them through street work and food services.
Further to this, Kara has been involved in the development of the Local Area Coordination Program as part of the NDIS rollout in Sydney, South West and South East Sydney, including the development and implementation of CALD strategies specific to South West Sydney communities and the Indigenous community.
Never one to rest, Kara has shared her own mental health journey, including her recovery, as a guest speaker on the mental health awareness podcast, “How You Going Mate,” and was a panellist on Creative Conversations, “How can the Arts foster social interaction and a sense of social inclusion?”