Renée Symonds

Renée is a clinical psychologist and holds a degree in education. Renée was elected to the Board in 2001, having already been an active member of the Operations Committee.

In her years as a Board member, she has written papers, presented at conferences on aspects of ageing, dementia, placing one’s relative in Montefiore and life within Montefiore.

Renée is passionate about contributing to the education of staff. She authored and was instrumental in setting up the Montefiore Staff Holocaust Awareness program which is conducted monthly at the Sydney Jewish Museum. This program, which trains Montefiore staff to deal with the special requirements of our survivors, has won two prestigious awards for Montefiore. As a child of Holocaust survivors, this is very close to her heart.