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!

  • 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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