Deborah Shepherd CEO, Cancer Wellness Support, which provides affordable and accessible complementary care for individuals and their families living with cancer. Being a community-led, purpose driven not for profit organisation, it is self-funded and covers the Blue Mountains, Nepean and Hawkesbury area.
Prior to this appointment, she held global executive leadership roles, built organisations within the wealth management industry, and headed up businesses focussed on access, education and the advancement of the wellness industry.
As a qualified wellness practitioner, she has personally supported many people through her services of energy healing, Reiki and aromatherapy. While also creating a purpose-driven community, who educated the general public on the benefits of complementary health through their experiential and innovative events.
She is widely known across the industry and broader community for her commitment to developing the professionalism and accessibility of the wellness sector.
Having spent her first years of married life in the Hawkesbury, there is a sense of nostalgia reconnecting via the Chamber and looks forward to contributing and being part of the community.
When not working and driving, spends time with her husband. Be it working in the garden, grabbing a bite to eat at a beach café or spending a lazy afternoon with a glass of bubbles in front of a fire.