Carleeta is a self-advocate and braille teacher and lives with deafblindness. As a deaf adult, she worked in many roles until forced into retirement because of vision loss. She volunteered in the community, enjoyed sport and travel.
Carleeta established the NSW Ushers group in 1995 and has been a Board member of the Australia Deafblind Council on three occasions.
She currently represents the deafblind community in the roll out of the National Disability Insurance and is recognised as a "Top Champion" for the "Every Australian Counts" campaign.
In 2018, Carleeta presented at the Helen Keller World Conference in Spain.