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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Vanessa Anderson - Consumer Partner

Vanessa Anderson has been in the Community Sector for 14 years and completed studies in Community Management and Community Services.  Vanessa splits her professional time between two organisations as she heads the Australian Chapter of the Batten Disease Support and Research Association and is employed by the Central Coast Disability office of Life Without Barriers. 

Her passion in this sector was inspired by her son’s journey with Batten Disease and the need for research into this non-curable rare disease.  The loss of her son 11 years ago has fuelled her interest in assisting ongoing research support in this area. Learn more about Batten disease at the Batten Disease website.