Biography

  • Cathy Trembath worked as a social worker in the non-profit sector in the U.S. for over 25 years, in a variety of community settings.  Her work there included development of community programs for public housing residents, for Alzheimer sufferers and their families, volunteer projects to create community group linkages and refugee settlement programs.

    Just prior to leaving the U.S., her work focused on connecting community members to government leaders in order to effect change in programs, as well as a major focus on diversity programs creating bonds between the diverse ethnic, religious and racial groups in the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona.  
     
    Since moving to Australia in 2004, she has shifted her attentions from social justice to environmental concerns, volunteering in a number of environmental organisations as well as education. 

    Cathy began tutoring  in several  Community Welfare and Counselling units on the Gippsland Campus in 2005 and has twice been awarded the Dean’s Sessional Teaching Award.  Her focus is student education and is most interested in using developing technologies to enhance the educational experiences of all students. 

    She lives in the Strzelecki Ranges with her husband on 35 hectares of regenerating rainforest, using only alternative energy and renewal resources.