Bel Little received the Deadly Award for Leadership Excellence
Lives Lived Well is proud to share the recipients of our 2023 Deadly Awards. In their second year, these awards showcased the outstanding work being done across our organisation and in communities in support of reconciliation and Closing the Gap.
A panel composed of members from our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Group, along with the expertise of Eddie Fewings, Engagement and Sector Development Lead from QNADA, recently convened to review nominations and make their recommendations. The panel were impressed with the depth and diversity of the nominations across four categories.
Among the standout nominees is Aunty Roslyn Doyle, who has been deservedly recognised with the 2023 Deadly Award for Clinical Delivery. Her unwavering commitment shines through the nominations, and one heartfelt endorsement encapsulates her impact:
“A true teacher and humble human, Aunty Ros’ contribution to our team’s continued growth can’t be understated. The road hasn’t been without challenges, and she rises to meet each of them with honesty and integrity.”
Another exceptional story unfolded before our eyes through the nominations received —the story of The Strong Community Program Team. Their exceptional achievements in a short span have served as an inspiration. Recognised with the Deadly Award for Community Engagement, the team’s contributions extend beyond our organisation, as a nomination comment highlights:
“Staff have forged strong relationships with other Aboriginal Medical Services and NGOs, Government Arms and is now core members on several interagency/network groups…The Strong Community staff are renowned in the Northern Rivers community for “doing what we say we’re going to do”.
Our heartfelt congratulations also extend to Kim Farrell, the recipient of the Deadly Award for Connection to Country. Her passion for sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture resonates in her interactions with clients and colleagues. She consistently seeks opportunities to commemorate events like NAIDOC Week and community gatherings.
Bel Little is lauded for her outstanding Leadership Excellence, securing her well-deserved Deadly Award. She has consistently showcased exceptional leadership, with a nominator sharing she, “works above and beyond for her community”.
The Lives Lived Well Deadly Awards are an initiative of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2023-2025, which was recently endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
The 2023 Lives Lived Well Deadly Awards Winners
Deadly Award for Community Engagement
Winner: The Strong Community Program Team
Special mention to: Aunty Roslyn Doyle, Team Nana Muru and Karla Priestly
Deadly Award for Clinical Delivery
Winner: Aunty Roslyn Doyle
Special mention to: The Strong Community Program Team and Tiff Blake
Deadly Award for Connection to Country
Winner: Kim Farrell
Deadly Award for Leadership Excellence
Winner: Bel Little
Special mention to: Hope Lewis, Canditta Wilson and Jody Wilcox
|Aunty Roslyn Doyle received the Deadly Award for Clinical Delivery
|Deadly Award for Connection to Country
|Kim Farrell received the Deadly Award for Connection to Country