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2016 WA Social Worker of the Year Winners Announced

2016 WA Social Worker of the Year Winners Announced

2016 WA Social Worker of the Year Winners Announced

Five outstanding individuals were recognised tonight for their contribution to the professional of social work at the 2016 WA Social Worker of the Year Awards. Fifteen finalists across five categories were honoured in their respective fields, with Stephan Lund of Wanslea Family Services announced as the overall winner at Monday’s ceremony.  

Leading the Way Award

Sponsor: Richmond Wellbeing Finalists: Melissa Edwards, Stephan Lund, Wendy Butler WINNER – Stephan Lund, Wanslea  

Agent of Change Award

Sponsor: Wanslea Finalists: Emma Weaver, Gail Green, Dr. Michael Wright WINNER – Emma Weaver, Department for Child Protection and Family Support  

Head, Heart & Hands Award

Sponsor: Department for Child Protection and Family Support Finalists: Lisa Wittwer, Shirley Witko, Sue Galbraith WINNER – Sue Galbraith, Department for Child Protection and Family Support  

Rising Star Award

Sponsor: Communicare Finalists: Julie Verley, Kate Hannagan, Stan Chirenda WINNER – Julie Verley, Angelhands  

Rural & Remote Practitioner Award

Sponsor: Edith Cowan University Finalists: Natasha Bargeus, Marina Andrade, Quentin Richards WINNER – Marina Andrade, Kalgoorlie Hospital