Elizabeth (Aunty Liz) has been involved in the health industry, specialising in Aboriginal community health and development, drug and alcohol and housing for over 40 years. She commenced her career as an enrolled nurse, completing her training at Narrandera District Hospital in 1980. There, she gained experience across maternity, surgical, infection control and the children’s wards. In successive roles, she then expanded her nursing skills and practised inmental health and aged care.
Elizabeth is an original founding committee and Board Director of AWAHS and was instrumental in AWAHS becoming an incorporated organisation. She’s served every year, except one since AWAHS’ inception and has also generously supported other Boards and various community groups and organisations throughout her career.
Elizabeth is a member of the Wiradjuri Elders Group and was an active committee member for the Ngan Girra Festival, having developed and coordinated 12 cultural festivals over the years.
Elizabeth is currently employed as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer for Nolan House at Albury Wodonga Health, a role of influence for local mental health support and Aboriginal community. In this position, Elizabeth’s responsibilities include raising awareness, networking, and advancing communication between local services and government departments, and advocating for programs and funding opportunities with aim to increase participation and wellbeing of community.
Elizabeth believes the local community deserves a quality heath service that is human-centred and is the heart of the community. This is just one of the reasons that she continues to serve on the AWAHS Board, as well that she enjoys the democratic leadership, professionalism and that decisions are always made in the best interest of community.