Meet our team: Cassandra French
CheckUP’s Regional Coordinator for Central and Central West Queensland Cassandra French's passion for rural and remote health comes from her childhood, growing up in the Northern Territory.
“Health has always been an area of interest of mine, stemming from my nutrition subjects back in school, which led me into the preventative health and early intervention space,” she said.
“I started my career living and working in rural and remote Queensland as a health promotion officer, and then moved back to Brisbane for family reasons where I worked for a PHN in the child and youth mental health space.”
Cassie has been an integral part of the CheckUP team for the past 18 months. She loves being involved in work that helps increase access to health services and creates sustainable outcomes for all.
Learn more about Cassie and the work she engages in at CheckUP by reading the below Q&A. Want to get in touch with our Outreach team? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does a typical day look like for you?
The days vary – which I enjoy in this role. There are changes in Outreach all the time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our travel has been limited, but I’m looking forward to getting back out and about to chat with people face-to-face as that is the best way to understand what is happening on the ground.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
The ability to make a difference to communities on the ground, as a network. I really enjoy engaging with community, service providers and other stakeholders to problem solve and design sustainable solutions. I love working and learning from others who are passionate about rural and remote health too – and getting out to experience these areas firsthand.
What are three words you would use to describe CheckUP?
Collaborative. Adaptable. Welcoming.
What activities do you enjoy when you’re not working?
I am loving getting into yoga, walking our two (energetic) dogs and doing all things to do with building our new house! I can’t wait to get our veggie garden started.
I love listening to a good podcast on the topics of health, wellness, or personal development.