Lara has worked in the health industry for the past 15 years and has a passion for health & wellbeing. After spending several years as an Ambulance Paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service, Lara moved into first aid training, promoting and facilitating first aid courses in the corporate sector. In addition to her Paramedic qualifications, Lara holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health). Her keen interest in health promotion and pre-emptive mental health strategies led her to Smiling Mind. Lara is inspired by the science behind the practice of mindfulness and meditation and hopes to help make this accessible to all. As Workplace Program Manager for Smiling Mind, Lara works closely with HR professionals in corporate businesses Australia-wide to help them bring a pre-emptive wellbeing strategy to their organisation.