Labor party has appointed 26 year old Charishma Kaliyanda to fight for the seat of Holsworthy in 2015. Ms Kaliyanda was pre-selected unopposed, to wrest the seat from Liberal MP for Menai Melanie Gibbons. The seat of Menai will be abolished and Holsworthy introduced from the next state election on March 28 , following boundary redistribution in 2013.
Charishma is originally from south India. She attended Marsden Road and Newbridge Heights Public Schools and Macquarie Fields High School. Ms Kaliyanda joined the Labor Party in 2007.
As an occupational therapist, I am passionate about working with individuals and communities to engage in the activities they want to, to the best of their ability.
I have worked with a broad range of people and communities to reach their potential. In my current role, I work with students and young technical professionals to provide advice and strategies to successfully manage the transition into the workforce. I have previously worked in mental health, pediatrics, disability services and OHS.
I love making new professional acquaintances. Reach out if you enjoy talking healthcare, community building or policy!
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