Awabakal employees from all the regions got together on 25th November for a night of celebration. It was our second annual awards evening and was a great opportunity for us to celebrate our successes and reflect on what big year 2022 was for the organisation.
The Initiative Award – For a person who shows great leadership and courage in their role.
- Hamilton - Una Taufaao
- Cardiff - Joyce Hyde
- Maitland - Chernai Smith
- Raymond Terrace - Stephen McBride
The Strong Leader Award – For a leader who values education and mentoring young people within the organisation.
- Hamilton - Jim Stephen
- Cardiff - Jess Hartwig
- Maitland - Leimika Bevan
- Raymond Terrace - Ashley Cornwell
The Spotlight Award - Someone who adapts well to change and new ways of doing things.
- Hamilton - Paula Lawrence
- Cardiff - Jordyn Baker
- Maitland - Rochelle Toomey
- Raymond Terrace - Amani Langdon
The Courage Award – Someone who is courageous in embracing new ideas and uses these to create opportunities for our people.
- Hamilton - Gaylene Lawrence
- Cardiff - Pete Saunders
- Maitland - Debbie Massie
- Raymond Terrace - Teelah Cooper
Team Player Award – Someone who is proud and passionate about what we do and always cares about their team and their people.
- Hamilton - Darlene Reis
- Cardiff - Jydon Nilsson
- Maitland - Gabrielle Penna
- Raymond Terrace - Nigel Beetson
The Welcome to Awabakal Award – Recognition of a new staff member (12 months or less) who embodies the vision and passion of Awabakal.
- Hamilton - Gigi Lake
- Cardiff - Jonathon Tighe
- Maitland - Chloe Hayward
- Raymond Terrace - Imani Welsh
- Wickham - Jannali McGrady
Community Vote Award – Chosen by the public, the person who demonstrates commitment to supporting and improving the Awabakal community.
- Dr Sarah Perkes
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Debbie Massie
The Above and Beyond Award - Celebrating a team who has seen great success within their area based on their objectives
- AHPs Newcastle
- Shared Services
The Stronger Together Award - Celebrating the team who has shown outstanding output and developed strength and unity within their team and therefore their purpose.
- Lake Macquarie Admin
The Making a Difference Award - Celebrating a team where every member live and breathe the culture and are the most passionate.
- Early Learning Team