CEO, Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre
This is my story from my diagnosis with type 1 diabetes to the establishment of the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre – and all the adventures along the way.
Diagnosed with the life-threatening chronic disease type 1 diabetes in 2001, Bec Johnson is the CEO of the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, a non-profit in Stirling that is the first centre of its kind in Australia. Bec’s mission is to fundamentally change diabetes care in Australia for the better. Winner of the 2020 Business News 40 under 40 People’s Choice and HBF Community/Non-Profit/Social Enterprise Awards for her leadership at the Family Centre, Bec holds qualifications in Law and Arts, a Masters in Public Health, and a Diploma of Business (Governance). She is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Services Management, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Community Directors, a Fellow of Leadership WA and the only Australian to have been selected as one of the 100 Fellows of the global Facebook Community Leadership Program. Beyond her professional achievements, Bec has swum solo across the 19.7-kilometre Rottnest Channel four times, sailed across the Atlantic, and become a SCUBA dive guide to show the community at large that a life with type 1 diabetes can be a life without limits.