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Cynthia Fitzpatrick

Cynthia Fitzpatrick
National Disability Coordination Officer
North Coast NSW
University of Newcastle
Port Macquarie Campus
Phone: 0428 394 125
Cynthia.fitzpatrick@newcastle.edu.au

Cynthia Fitzpatrick lives on the Mid North Coast, NSW and for the past 11 years has worked as a National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) to support the participation of people with disability in tertiary education and the move to meaningful employment. Cynthia believes it is important for people with disability to have the same educational and employment opportunities as others and coming from a business background, understands that although people with disability bring a range of skills and new perspectives to the workplace, they are significantly under-represented in the Australian workforce. Cynthia is committed to supporting people with disability to access higher education and overcome barriers to employment so they play a more significant part in their communities through working.