Marie-Louise Corkhill

2017 - ACT Woman of the Year

Marie-Louise Corkhill is the Executive Director of Karinya House, Home for Mothers and Babies Inc. Marie-Louise was the first staff member appointed to Karinya House in 1997 and is in her 20th year of managing the service.

She has been instrumental in developing the organisation from a three bedroom house to a custom designed, purpose built residential complex.

She has been nominated by the Karinya House Management Committee for her extraordinary contribution to Canberra women and their families over 20 years. More specifically under her leadership, she has doubled the service provision which includes a special Mother and Baby Unit as part of the ACT Government’s ‘Strengthening High Risk Families’ Program.