Founder and CEO
There’s something about Mary
Mary has contributed to Australia’s healthcare system reform in a variety of executive and leadership roles over the last 25 years. She has worked closely with health improvement leaders in many countries across the world to bring about global improvements to our health and social care systems.
Mary has held positions with national government and NFP health care and social welfare services, including women’s and community health services, healthdirect Australia, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in South Australia, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation and Health Workforce Australia.
In 2016 Mary was awarded a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Social Change Fellowship. This enabled Mary to travel throughout Europe and the US meeting with leaders who are committed to creating a more compassionate healthcare system. From this Compassion Revolution was born.
Mary has been the Executive Producer of five international Compassion Revolution Conferences and has built deep connections with compassion practitioners all over the world.
In 2021 Mary published her book Compassion Revolution: *Start Now; *Use What You Have *Keep Going.
We urgently need to build a world where we are supported and encouraged to notice the distress in ourselves and others and act to alleviate that distress with the support from those around us.
Director of Design for Social Change
Here’s something about Amy
Amy is a creative brain, with decades of brand, design and communication experience. Her offering at Compassion Revolution is in finding extraordinary ways to embed compassion with design for the workplace including artefacts, processes and interventions, and helping to articulate organisational values and then bring them to life. Her creative approaches are in merit of supporting behaviour change, new habits and ritual.
Her creative practice meaningfully connects high level creative thinking with visual communication. A very human human, Amy brings great understanding of Storytelling for Impact, Gamification, Graphic Scribing, Co-design Practice and Design Thinking.
In 2017, Amy completed a fellowship in Mumbai, with Unschool of Disruptive Design with Leyla Acaroglu; an intensive in Design Thinking and Systems Thinking.
Previously, Amy worked in a design agency, accredited as a BCorp, and whose client base included NFPs, Foundations and Social Enterprises, which gave her a refined understanding of organisations working with a social agenda.
Beauty is a call for attention, and when that attention is gained, beauty then becomes a gateway to love.
Director of Activation and Learning for Social Change
And then there were three
You’ll see Lou at the front of the room at Compassion Labs and Collaboratives as she is a dynamic and compelling facilitator. Before joining the revolution, Lou delivered wellbeing training programs with Be Well Co—an initiative embedded in the heart of SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute).
When working with people, Lou holds learning spaces that are safe, calm and dynamic. She responds to people with love and curiosity. She knows that great learning spaces need to be safe for vulnerability to exist, and vulnerability is a gateway to human connection. When you meet Lou, you’ll very quickly pick up that she heroes beauty and excellence.
Running Labs and workshops is her public face of Compassion Revolution, but behind the scenes she wears a planning hat, responsible for the delivery of Salons, Retreats and seeking collaboration and partnership opportunities for us.
Her experience is deeply human, having taught on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, embedded person-centred approaches to support the psychological and physical safety of the clients with disabilities at Bedford Group, and empowered pre-service teachers to explore unconscious bias and whiteness at Flinders University.