Jan travelled in Africa as a young woman, before returning to train as a physiotherapist in Adelaide. Since graduating she has run a small private physiotherapy practice and more recently graduated as Feldenkrais Practitioner. In 2009 she worked as a volunteer in Moshi, Tanzania, where she saw at first hand the challenges facing people with disabilities in Africa. Since founding CAPDA she has returned regularly to Tanzania to establish partnerships with local community-based organisations. As Director, she is now committed full time to planning and implementing CAPDA’s projects.