Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability - Independent adviser to the WA Minister for Disability Services - Keeping government informed

Juanita (Nita) SPEDDING

Miss Juanita (Nita) SPEDDING

1st Term: 01/07/2017 – 30/06/2019

Nita forged her career in disability and health sector supporting clients that utilised Federal Goverment agency services, nursing and as a service provider that provided personal care of clients with spinal cord injuries.

Her return to the workforce following her own life - changing occurrence that left her with a permanent disability, was to a Federal Goverment agency. From there she was seconded as the first Indigenous employee to the NDIA Perth Hills Trail Site Office.

Nita has grown to have extensive experience in navigating through both NDIS schemes that have operated in WA, with focus towards supporting individuals with complex care needs who may reside in psychiatric hostels or similar supported accommodation arrangements.

Her diverse experience and knowledge gives her a unique perspective and insights that will be invaluable to the work of the Council.