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In June 2017, Sam O’Meara joined Polio Australia in the new role of Community Engagement and Bequest Officer. She brings a strong set of skills to the role, including ongoing volunteer telephone crisis support work with Lifeline at the Bendigo and Ballarat offices in Victoria. Sam is about to complete a Master of Social Work at Latrobe University in Bendigo, but has also achieved a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, and a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Minor of Philosophy.

Sam’s role includes contacting members of our post-polio community who have had previous involvement in Polio Australia’s activities such as our annual Health and Wellness Retreats, various lobbying campaigns, and Walk With Me events, primarily to have a friendly chat about how you’re travelling, and to provide an update on Polio Australia’s current and upcoming programs and activities.

Sam is also tasked with implementing Polio Australia’s fledgling Bequest program, and assisting supporters interested in including a gift to Polio Australia in their Will.

If you would like to contact Sam, her email is [email protected]