Meet The Founder and CEO

Vision with action can change the World!

Where it all began...


Leanne Walsh - Founder/CEO

Leanne’s passion and dedication towards disability education, awareness and inclusion began together with her husband Damien and their son Curtis who was born 13 weeks premature with Cerebral Palsy.

Leanne’s desire to make her community an inclusive and accepting place has earned her numerous awards that include; a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, QLD Disability Action Week Awards and Australia Day Local Legends Award.

It is because of her commitment and contribution that Leanne has made big changes in the lives of people with disability and their families.

“Having a child with disability is a lifelong thing. It doesn’t go away when they turn a certain age or leave school. Support needs to be effective and ongoing, catering for individual circumstances”

Leanne has created a successful concept through Sunshine Butterflies that has received ministerial recognition and it is because of Leanne’s enthusiasm, love and devotion towards her son Curtis that Sunshine Butterflies continues to flourish, thrive, prosper and grow to promote and support others in their mission for acceptance within an inclusive and supportive community.