Lorraine was the Koala Care Community representative on the Koala Health Hub Advisory Committee during 2015. She served 15 terms as President of Friends of the Koala in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. She has been a great champion for koalas and Friends of the Koala and is in constant pursuit of ways to position the group to be a fighting force for koalas and their conservation.
Following decades of voluntary work in wildlife rehabilitation while working with cattle sheep and horses, Cheyne moved to full time wildlife work in the 90’s and has been employed by the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital for the last 18 years as the Clinical Director. Over that time Cheyne has provided us vital insights into koala care and rehabilitation, both as a collaborator in koala care projects and, more recently, as a member of our advisory committee.