Our Team

 
Deb Pattrick

Deb Pattrick

YFER Director, COL National Manager

Registered Midwife, lactation consultant (IBCLC) – lives on the Central Coast of NSW and has a history of working with families within acute and community settings. Deb was a homebirth midwife for many years in NSW and Victoria, coordinated childbirth education classes, set up and coordinated outpatient lactation support services. Deb was one of the co-creators of the Core of Life program.

Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

YFER Director, COL National Manager

Registered Midwife, Mothercraft nurse – lives on the Mornington Peninsula Victoria. Tracy has also worked in both acute and community maternity settings and supported women birthing at home. She set up and coordinated a young women's clinic and designed and facilitated community education projects. Tracy was the other co-creator of the Core of Life program.

Courtney Magee

Courtney Magee

Administration

Courtney is our friendly and organised administration officer located at our head office in NSW. Courtney is available from Tuesday to Friday for all your YFER and Core of Life needs.

Katrina Leontini

Katrina Leontini

Bookkeeper

Katrina is an integral part of the COL team and ensures all our books balance.

COL ACCREDITED INSTRUCTORS

  • Annette Loadsman (2009)
  • Gayle Rusher (2009)
  • Peter Gazey (2009)
  • Liz Ruutz (2009)
  • Monika Zdyb (2010)
  • Kima O'Donnell (2010)
  • Karen Coyle (2010)
  • Julia Hugo (2011)
  • Rosemary Bunge (2010)
  • Leanne James (2010)
  • Karen Rauert (2010)
  • Melissa Hoye (2011)
  • Janet Blair (2010)
  • Helen Priest (2011)
  • Lorraine Campbell (2011)
  • Louise Holland (2011)
  • Sara Potter (2012)
  • Lynda Steele (2012)
  • Anne Sweeney (2012)
  • Kelly Stacey (2012)
  • Sally Hutchinson (2012)
  • Helen Perry (2012)

INSTRUCTORS PENDING ACCREDITATION

(pending practical component)

  • Marlene Liddle (2010)
  • Raelene Wing (2010)
  • Kate Keogh
  • Linda Bowman