Joansy Pegrum

A loving mother who is enthusiastic about family and community.  Born in Rangoon, Burma to an Anglo Karen Christian family.  Attended secondary education in Washington DC, while father was a diplomat. 

  • Position:
    Vice President

A loving mother who is enthusiastic about family and community.  Born in Rangoon, Burma to an Anglo Karen Christian family.  Attended secondary education in Washington DC, while father was a diplomat.  Grandfather was a British Police Superintendent. Grandmother’s father was a Jewish medical physician.  Mother’s father was headmaster of the American Baptist Highschool.  Both grandmothers raised a family of highly educated children.  Both grandparents were land lords with Karen ancestry.

Educated as an accountant and moved into a long-term commitment of voluntary work in the social services sector.  Now performs duties at a senior level, while representing the community.

Goal is to articulate a vision with like-minded individuals.  Vision is to see people integrate successfully and contribute to the economic wellbeing of our beloved society.

Community Representative

  • Karen Welfare Association WA Inc
  • Australia Karen Social Service Network
  • WA Police Multicultural Women Advisory
  • Advocate, White Ribbon Australia
  • Multicultural Advisory Group (MAG)