Founder and Executive Director, The Pyjama Foundation
2009 Queensland Australian of the Year
Bronwyn Sheehan founded The Pyjama Foundation in 2004 to make positive impact on the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. In less than five years, The Pyjama Foundation has won a number of awards, garnered corporate and government support, and inspired a large team of community volunteers.
A nurse and midwife and business owner, Bronwyn herself was inspired by the work of foster carers. Bronwyn was alarmed at statistics highlighting the poor literacy levels of children in care, and determined to find a way to address this issue. This was the beginning of The Pyjama Foundation Love of Learning Program. Bronwyn Sheehan is the 2009 Queensland Australian of the Year and 2008 National Finalist of the IBM Community and Government category of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Appointed 30 September 2004