Cecilia Donovan

Cecilia has been involved with HeartKids in various roles since 1996.

During her 21 years at the organisation, Cecilia has developed and implemented many services and programs for HeartKids in WA, including the in-hospital program and regional outreach program.

For much of her time at HeartKids, Cecilia’s main role was in family support. Cecilia is a bereaved parent, and has a young adult heart kid. Due to her lived experience she understands the challenges and triumphs many families encounter when living with a person with congenital heart disease.

In 2004 Cecilia was nominated for the Lotterywest Community and Services Industry awards, and nominated in 2010 for an Australian of the Year award.

Her passion and advocacy for HeartKids also saw her as a finalist in the 2011, Pride of Australia awards. For her long-term commitment to HeartKids Cecilia was made an honorary life member of HeartKids in 2011.

Cecilia’s life, like many others in this fast-paced world, is full of fun and challenges. In her down-time she loves watching movies, meditating and being with friends and family.