Our Champions

Introducing CPActive champions

CPActive Champions are trailblazers who break down barriers for others living with disability, whether through their own extraordinary achievements or their work on behalf of others.

Our champions are the voices of lived experience who prove that when we’re empowered to participate, disability doesn’t hold us back.

Do you want to become a champion or nominate someone else? Email us at info@cpactive.org.au and tell us more!

  • Sophie Geeves

    Sophie is 25 and works with Fighting Chance, which helps to break down barriers to create social and economic inclusion for people with disability. She is also studying inclusive education. Independence has […] Read more
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  • Daniel Clarke

    Daniel is 25 and is passionate about saving the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra. He and his brother William have raised $965,000 for their cause, co-authored two books and raise awareness of […] Read more
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  • Nicholas Lapsley

    Nicholas is 21 and aspires to be a business entrepreneur, helping to find employment for people with disability as well as innovate the sector. His studies are helping him to narrow down […] Read more
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  • Meret Hassanen

    Meret is 24 and enjoys the fast-paced nature of film and TV production. Her determination to get into the industry was cemented by asking for plenty of feedback on her independent work, […] Read more
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  • Declan Lee

    Declan is 28 and studying his second degree, a Juris Doctor in law, which he can use in his advocacy for people with disability by better effecting change through knowledge. His friends […] Read more
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  • Lia Sintras

    Lia Sintras is 23 and a passionate advocate for people living with disability. She currently works at disability support organisation Hireup, where she helps manage compliance for their support workers on the platform. Lia believes in the power of educating people about disability, breaking stereotypes and proving that just because you have a disability it doesn’t mean you can’t do everything everyone else can do – you’ll just have a different journey to reach your goals. Read more
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  • Jo Garvin

    Jo Garvin

    Johanna Garvin is a filmmaker, storyteller, and sits on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance board. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Metro Screen, Johanna’s work is deeply rooted in social justice. In 2017 she won funding from the Information and Cultural Exchange, Accessible Arts, and Screen NSW to produce her short film ‘The Milky Pop Kid’. The mockumentary premiered at the Sydney Film Festival where it was highly commended, and was later selected for the ReelAbilities program in New York and the Other Film Festival in Melbourne. Read more
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  • Jerusha Mather

    Jerusha Mather

    Jerusha Mather is an activist, writer, poet, and PhD candidate in biomedical science. Growing up living with cerebral palsy, Jerusha developed a passion for inclusion at a young age, writing to major companies from food manufacturers to fashion houses asking them to make their products accessible. Read more
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  • Hannah Diviney smiling

    Hannah Diviney

    Hannah is the co-Founder of Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Krazy Kosci Klimb, a challenge empowering young people living with cerebral palsy or other disability to walk the summit track from Charlotte Pass to the top of Mount Kosciuszko. Read more
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