Joy has lifelong experience with the Department of Defence, as both the daughter of a Vietnam veteran and wife to a serving Defence member, who is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. This experience gives Joy insight into the unique aspects of service life for partners and their families. She has personal experience in supporting veterans with PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, depression and anxiety, as well as the range of issues that arise when supporting four children through the turbulence of nine relocations overseas and throughout Australia.
Joy has qualifications in Business Management and Life Coaching. She is passionate about issues related to PTSD-afflicted serving and separated service members and a strong advocate of the value of local small-group associations to support their families.