Melissa Thompson joined JPC in August 2016 as the Community Worker – Signee Tots Coordinator.
She is hearing and can sign, having started her language studies 10 years ago as an elective in a nursing degree.
After the birth of her son, Melissa started attending Signee Tots playgroup and enjoyed developing her connection to the Deaf and JPC community.
Melissa is passionate about community involvement, particularly for parents and children.
She is continuing her language studies and enjoys translating and creating materials in Auslan for young children. She has been involved with JPC as a community member, volunteer, and more recently a staff member, for over 8 years.