Joanne Galliher's Writer's Bio is on another website page:  See the menu above. This is her Curriculum Vitae.  Here's Joanne at 21, as a BA Degree graduate.

Joanne Galliher’s Career, Education & Training

I am Registered to Work with Vulnerable People according to Act 2013, as of March 21, 2018.  Application number 058846015, March 21, 2018.

Skills -- A strong and long-standing commitment providing excellent customer service and excellent productivity in any job roles.  A review of my experience will attest that I am genuinely engaging, positive, motivating; articulate and a keen listener. I work effectively/efficiently with a team or solo. I have excellent writing skills; and I am computer savvy.

Job Capacity Assessor – Assessed Disability Support applicants - APM Employment Service, Bundaberg Qld. 2009

Employment Case Manager – Assisted youths and adults (with disabilities) search, secure and maintain very self-satisfying employment - STEPS Employment Solutions, Hervey Bay Qld 2008; and with Leonie Green & Associates, Palm Beach Qld 1995

Community Program Coordinator – Insured that senior clients received excellent in-home care provided by a team of Personal Carers – Community Care/Blue Care, Hervey Bay Qld 2007.  Also, linked disadvantaged families with on-going counselling and other service networking – Fraser Coast Parent Aide Program, Hervey Bay Qld 2006. 

Vocational/Training Support Person – Provided adults (with moderate intellectual disabilities) with hands-on training in timber product manufacturing – Endeavour Foundation Business Services, Southport Qld 1997

Speech Pathologist – Provided infants, children, teens, young adults and seniors (with various disabilities) with communication skills’ assessment and therapy.  Employers included – Montrose Crippled Children’s Society, Gold Coast Qld 1995; Tweed Heads Community Health, Tweed Heads NSW 1990; Queensland Cerebral Palsy League, Brisbane, Qld 1989 and Disability Services, Brisbane Qld 1988.  Prior to that, I worked in various acute care hospitals and schools in the USA.

Special Education Teacher – Primary and secondary schools in USA for 4 years.

Experience specific to community programmes –

Foster Carer Assessor – Assessed foster carer applicants – Churches of Christ Care, serving Wide Bay area Qld 2006

Recruiter/Trainer – Recruited remote rural area residents and assisted them to obtain ‘Retail Certificate’ and ‘Agriculture/Beef Certificate’ in Hughenden Qld 2005

Fitness Instructor – For young adults and seniors in Central Highlands Tasmania area 2012.  Hughenden Qld in 2005 and in Palm Beach Qld. in 2000 – 2005. 


Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Qualifications, USA

BA Speech Pathology, Holy Names University, USA

MA Communicative Disorders, University of the Pacific, USA

Teaching Credential, University of the Pacific, USA

Extra Training -- Throughout my career I completed a number of short courses such as:  qualifying as a foster carer assessor, building a volunteer programme, ‘Train the Trainer,’ and others.


​Education & Other Qualifications:

B.A. Speech Pathology (with a Minor in English) University of Holy Names, Oakland, California USA – 1972

M.A. Communicative Disorders (and completed a Teaching Credential) University of the Pacific, Stockton, California USA – 1974

Certified Fitness Leader, Australian Institute of Fitness, Brisbane, Queensland, Aust. 1989

Certified Rehabilitation Coordinator, Brisbane, Queensland Aust. – 1997

Certified Workplace Trainer, Gold Coast, Queensland Aust. – 1997

Certified Fitness Instructor, Cooper Institute of Fitness, Dallas, Texas USA – 2004

Certified Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute of Fitness, Dallas, Texas USA - 2005

Certified Foster Carer Assessor, Townsville, Queensland Aust. – 2006                      

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Joanne's businesses over the years -

'Communication with Care' - Speech Pathology services provided in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA, 1984 - 1988

'Joey's GYMM - Getting You More Mental' - Academic tutoring provided on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 1993 - 1997

'Joey's Ever Fit' -  Fitness classes provided on the Gold Coast and  West Outback,  Queensland, Australia, 2001 -  2005