Sophie is the Chief Operating Officer of NOFASD Australia. Sophie has held many roles in the community development sector managing regional and national teams. Her broad social sector experience includes senior leadership and management of programs which reduce substance misuse, addictions and homelessness. She has also designed and implemented programs and services to enhance health literacy, life-skills and transitions from detention centres and prisons. Her early career work centred on early learning, at-risk youth and career development services.
Sophie has come into contact with children, young people and families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) throughout her career but it wasn’t until she joined NOFASD Australia that she learnt for the first time that even low levels of alcohol consumption can have a lifelong impact on a developing fetus. Sophie has lived experience of FASD.