Colleen joined the FAW in 1995, and was admitted as a Writing Fellow in 2000. She has been:
President of the Sutherland Shire FAW,
Treasurer of Macarthur FAW, and
Secretary of the Port Macquarie FAW.
Colleen is currently President of the Port Macquarie FAW.
Concurrently with these roles, Colleen has also (over a 12 year consecutive period) held the following positions on the State Council:
Membership Registrar, and
Colleen writes short stories, essays, articles and is published in journals, newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She became a Publisher, conducts Editing and Publishing workshops and contributed to (and is Editor for) the Writing Resource, Unlock The Writer Within, on behalf of the FAW.