August 14, 2018

Karen Bryant: Local Hero

Congratulations to Karen Bryant, our Senior Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer for winning the Westfield Plenty Valley Local Heroes award.

The Local Heroes programme celebrates individuals who promote social wellbeing and harmony in the community.

Karen, who’s been nominated by Blair Colwell, Co-Ordinator of Edge Youth services at the City of Whittlesea, is deeply humbled by this award.

“I am thrilled to win this award, to be nominated and acknowledged by my peers, and then to have community members, peers and work colleagues vote for me is very humbling and rewarding,” she said.

This programme includes a $10,000 grant, awarded to the affiliated organisation of each of the three Westfield Local Heroes nominated and voted for by the Plenty Valley community.

“We are very proud that Karen has received the Westfield Local Heroes award,” said Siva Sivarajah Chief Executive Northern Health.

“Karen is a tireless advocate for improving access to services for our Aboriginal community and a major driving force in the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan.”