Cynthia has strong connections to the Cook electorate having been born on Thursday Island and raised on Yam Island in the Torres Strait. Her grandfather was a community teacher and both he and her father served as Chairperson of Yam Island Community Council. Cynthia grew up valuing the importance of community service and has a real understanding of how unique and diverse our region is.
Cynthia has wide-ranging experience working for more than 12 years in health, child protection and family support services throughout Far North Queensland. She’s currently a Manager of a large team working in a child protection unit of a non-government organisation. Her job takes her throughout the region giving her the local knowledge and experience that’s needed to get things done.
Cynthia knows education is one of the keys to success. As a parent Cynthia knows that a good education changes people’s lives and helps build stronger communities. Cynthia will work tirelessly to improve our local schools and deliver better access to affordable health care. Cynthia’s top priority will be to support more local jobs and help build a stronger region for generations to come.