Anne Fogarty AM Executive Chairperson Fogarty Foundation
Annie, with her husband Brett, established The Fogarty Foundation in 2000 and has been the Executive Chairperson since inception. Having graduated with an Arts degree from UWA, Annie previously worked in marketing and public relations in the tourism and arts sectors. Annie has experience in public and private stakeholder engagement and liaison, project management and development of effective partnership relationships. In 2008, Annie and Brett were awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Letters from UWA. In 2013, Annie was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to equity, access and advancement of education in Western Australia’. In 2014, Annie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education by ECU. Annie is an Ambassador for Children and Young People in WA. In 2015 Annie was acknowledged by ACEL (WA) as Pre-Eminent Educator.
Caitlyn Fogarty Executive Officer Fogarty Foundation
Caitlyn has a Bachelor of Primary Education and has worked as an early childhood teacher. She then completed a Masters of Commerce at UWA to work in the finance sector. Caitlyn worked closely with the Fogarty EDvance Program until taking on the role as Executive Officer in 2018. As Executive Officer she will continue to support the deep impact the Foundation has had in the WA community over the last 18 years and develop relationships with stakeholders across sectors in WA, Australia and globally, She is excited to identify new opportunities for the Foundation to have an impact now and for the future.
Rebecca began her career as a scientist, later switching to science education; receiving a PGDipEd from the National University of Ireland, Galway and an M.Ed. from Curtin University. She became interested in interdisciplinary curriculum in her role as Head of Science at a regional WA high school and has presented at national and international conferences on her work in STEAM education. This led her to a PhD at Murdoch University focusing on teacher agency and systems change in education. She is a Student Fellow of Murdoch University’s Learning Excellence Academy (LEAD). Rebecca joined the Fogarty Foundation in 2016 and began developing the EDfutures initiative in 2017.
Jess has an extensive background in science communication and STEM education with a passion for all things technology. She joined the Foundation team in 2019, from Scitech where she was developing and delivering STEM programs all over Western Australia for 8 years. Jess is passionate about everybody learning important life skills like problem solving and critical thinking through engaging with STEM.
Karen is a social innovator and systems change catalyst. After joining the Fogarty Foundation in 2014, Karen led the growth of the CoderDojo WA network from 2 to over 130 computer programming clubs statewide. In 2015 Karen completed the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact at UWA under scholarship from the Australian Centre for Social Impact. She is currently completing a Masters in (Sustainable) Community Development and has been recognised as a Student Fellow of Murdoch University’s Learning Excellence Academy (LEAD). In 2017 Karen travelled internationally on a Westpac Social Change fellowship, investigating the question of “how could we collectively build a learning society that benefits all?”
Meghan Levett Communications Manager Fogarty Foundation
Meghan Levett is an experienced communicator and designer. Prior to joining the team in 2018 as the EDfutures Communications Officer, Meghan worked in a number of marketing roles in Australia and overseas. She also has extensive experience working in quality assurance and project coordination roles, is a qualified auditor and tender coordinator. Most recently she was working as a freelance graphic designer.
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