Kelleigh Ryan -Bio coming soon.
Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health
Marayah Taylor -Bio coming soon.
Indigenous Allied Health Student Academic Achievement Award
Chloe is in her final year of Physiotherapy. She has consistently demonstrated high academic progress (GPA 6.16) throughout her course and has contributed to university life by being a Yunggorendi Tutorial Program (YTP) Tutor. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Resthaven Indigenous Scholarship.
Indigenous Allied Health Inspiration Award
Nicola is a strong and proud Ngemba Murriwarri woman who has endured a significant number of challenges and contributed immensely to both the local Canberra community, her university, her mob at home and nationally through her active participation in IAHA and other organisations. Over the course of studying and earning her degree in social work, Nicola remained a reliable and valuable contributor to a number of organisations and programs whose work is Indigenous led and is for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Commitment to Indigenous Health Award
Maddie has lived in Katherine all of her life, with family extensions out to Borroloola, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Elliot peoples. She is currently working with Flinders University, Katherine campus as ‘Lecturer in Indigenous Health’ and is very passionate about Aboriginal health and culture. Maddie has volunteered with the Katherine NAIDOC for 10 years and also worked with the Katherine Stolen Generation group and Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun’s Grup supporting and mentoring.
Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year Award
Clinton Schultz is a Gamilaraay man and registered psychologist with a keen interest in holistic wellness, particularly the wellness of workers in health and community services. Clinton is in the process of submitting his PhD titled: Winanga-li-gu (Higher order listening), Guwaa-li-gu (higher order speaking), Maruma-li-gu (higher order healing) Factors of holistic wellbeing for members of the Aboriginal health and community workforce.
He is an Assistant Professor with Bond University Medical School, Director of Marumali Consultations and Owner of Sobah beverages.
Local Allied Health Champion
Debra is a Nyikina woman from the West Kimberley region and takes great pride in her role as a First Nations woman of this country. For the last 14 Years Debra has worked tirelessly in her various roles as a social worker. Debra has worked as a caseworker at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville; a Mental Health and Drug Service State-wide Specialist, Aboriginal Mental Health Coordinator, for the Kimberley region; and has held multiple roles within the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, her current role being the Senior Child Protection Officer for the West Kimberley Region.
Contribution to Indigenous Health Research
Dr Ray Lovett
Raymond Lovett is a Ngiyampaa/Wongaibon epidemiologist whose research opportunities have been focused on integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural, social and epidemiologic methods to examine and address inequalities Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. He is nationally and internationally recognised for work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and health, tobacco control, Indigenous data sovereignty, cardiovascular health, family and community safety, health services research and research ethics. Ray’s energy has been primarily focussed on ‘Mayi Kuwayu: The national Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing’ (MK Study) developmental processes.
Allied Health Workforce Leadership
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress)
For over 40 years, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has provided support and advocacy for Aboriginal people in the struggle for justice and equity. Since that time, Congress has expanded to become the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in the Northern Territory, providing a comprehensive, holistic and culturally-appropriate primary health care service to Aboriginal people living in and nearby Alice Springs, including five remote communities. Learn more: visit their website HERE
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) leads the planning, development and delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the Indigenous population of South East Queensland (SEQ). The Institute was established in 2009 by the four Community Controlled Health Services in SEQ to provide for the needs of Australia’s second largest Indigenous population.
Their regional network has since expanded to 20 multidisciplinary primary health clinics, with more clinics planned. learn more: visit their website HERE.