NSW Branch Manager – Carlo
Carlo joined the AAAF as a committee member in June 2017. Carlo is originally from Salford, UK and has been living in Australia since 2004. Carlo has had Alopecia Universalis since the age of 5. This has not stopped him in anyway, being a professional rugby league player in the UK Super League and coaching the Italian Rugby League in the World Cup in 2013. Following on from his high performance life as a player and a coach Carlo has been employed in numerous executive positions using his expertise in high performance to assist with the growth of business’s in different sectors. Carlo has also been an ambassador for children’s charities and was a trustee of Alopecia UK when he undertook a year contract helping a family business in the UK. Carlo is focused on the awareness of alopecia in the general public and providing support to the alopecia community especially children.
Carlo can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW Events Manager- Michelle
Michelle developed her first small patch of alopecia areata at age 15, in 1992. It stayed quite small for about 3 years when Michelle rapidly started losing many patches of hair from her scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes, which still constantly regrow and fall out. Michelle understands the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with alopecia, but she also knows that with some support you can live a happy and fulfilling life.
Michelle is married and a busy Mum of 5 girls! She has worked in Children’s Services for over 20 years and decided in 2021 to pursue a change of direction, and is now studying towards a Diploma of Counseling.. She has been organising events for the AAAF community in an unofficial capacity for several years, and now that it’s official we are excited to see more of her at our upcoming events.
NSW Online Support Group
Support groups are a fantastic way to get in touch with other people who are living with Alopecia Areata, to ask questions and find new friends. Our Facebook groups are closed groups and you will be contacted by an administrator to ensure you are joining the correct state group and are part of the alopecia community.
All the current events are listed in our Facebook group. Join here.
AAAF runs a wide range of events, from Open Days and Trivia Nights, to pizza dinners and casual catch ups over coffee. These events all aim to provide a supportive atmosphere and chance to socialise with other people who have Alopecia Areata and their families. .
How to find a dermatologist near you:
Visit the Australasian College of Dermatologists website to use their search tool to find a specialist near you.
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