Jodie Simpson

Posted On: June 28, 2024

Jodie Simpson combines her expertise as an Environmental Scientist with a Cert IV in Disability to champion impactful work in East Gippsland. With roles varying from disability support worker to grant writer and project manager, Jodie leverages her lived experience as a carer and her passion for environmental and community well-being to drive positive change. Committed to fostering choice, control, and person-centered decision-making, she works tirelessly to build a fair and equitable community, celebrating East Gippsland’s spirit and advocating for its continued growth and development.

Jodie’s professional services span grant management, stakeholder engagement, project reporting, and workshop facilitation, all designed to create actionable solutions. A strategic thinker and empathetic leader, she navigates complex scenarios to secure desired outcomes for individuals, families, and organisations. Jodie enhances the lives of those with disabilities, offering NDIS support, coaching, and online resources, informed by her personal experience as a parent of children with additional needs.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Jodie is deeply involved in a passion project that holds a special place in her heart. She is the founder and director of Eli’s Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that supports Melon’s Cottage. This initiative was established to provide respite accommodation for children and families affected by cancer, leukaemia, or bereavement. Born from personal tragedy, it has since supported over 150+ families, exemplifying the supportive spirit of the East Gippsland community.

Jodie resides in East Gippsland with her family, rehomed greyhound Bella and two rescued cats, Maple and Maisie