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Pukulpa (Happiness): The Purple House Story & the Power of Hope - Sarah Brown
Some beautiful paintings, determined families and a daggy remote nurse combine to do the seemingly impossible- sustainable, culturally based dialysis in the remotest part of Australia.
Sixteen years in, Sarah shares the Purple House’s story with it’s triumphs, heart aches and hope for the future.
Sarah Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of Purple House and has been helping the Indigenous Directors to run the organisation since its inception more than sixteen years ago.
In 2017 she was Hesta’s Australia’s Nurse of the Year. In 2018 she made it to the BOSS magazine’s ‘True Leaders’ list.
Sarah holds a Master of Nursing , a Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Education and a Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management. Prior to joining Purple House, she was as a remote area nurse and university lecturer.
She paints, has exhibitions across Australia and overseas, has 3 kids and drives a 1959 Morris Minor.
She thinks ‘Work/Life balance’ is irrelevant if you love what you do!