Frank Wanganeen

Kaurna Elder

Professor Brenda Wilson AM

Lieutenant Governor of South Australia

Frank Wangutya Wanganeen is a Kaurna / Nurungga Man raised on Point Pearce Mission on the Yorke Peninsular of South Australia. He is passionate about Reconciliation and has been on involved in various committees that deal with Reconciliation, including the Adelaide City Council Reconciliation Committee, Campbelltown Reconciliation Committee, and Salisbury RAP Committee Aboriginal Heritage, Native Title, Social Justice and the Revival of the Kaurna Language.  Frank also conducts Kaurna Cultural Tours in the Adelaide CBD and surrounding areas where he creates awareness regarding Kaurna Cultural Heritage and raises the awareness about Aboriginal issues.  Frank is the 2017 recipient of the Premier’s NAIDOC Award which he received for his contribution and ongoing work in the area of the revival of the Kaurna Languge, Aboriginal Heritage, Native Title, and community engagement.

Professor Brenda Wilson has worked in the health industry and aged care sector, across both public and private sectors for more than 40 years.

She graduated as a general nurse from Royal Adelaide Hospital (1976) and subsequently trained as an intensive and coronary care nurse (1978). She completed a Diploma of Applied Science at the South Australia College of Advanced Education (1982) and was awarded professorial status in the departments of nursing at Flinders University in 2000 and University of South Australia in 2015.

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Dr Tim Duncan

Aeromedical Retrieval Specialist, RFDS Queensland

Dr Karen Hammad (FCENA)

Consultant, World Health Organisation, Geneva

Tim is an aeromedical retrieval specialist who has worked as a doctor with the RFDS Queensland Section for over 3 years. He is also a generalist anaesthetist and film maker.  He lives in Melbourne, Mt Isa and he gets to the remote parts of the Northern Territory when he can, for that is where his own life was saved and changed.

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In 2001 while watching scenes from the World Trade Center attack unfold on television Karen was prompted to reflect on the readiness of the emergency department she was working in at the time as well as her own personal preparedness for something similar occurring in her own city. Karen recognised gaps in her own disaster preparedness and through discussions with colleagues became aware that others felt as unprepared as she did. This stirred a passion in Karen which determined the rest of her career focussing on building resilience and preparedness in front line health professionals.

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