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Lots to celebrate for the Identitywa Community

  • Posted on 26 October 2021
There were great celebrations and lots to be thankful for at Identitywa’s 2021 Annual Review Night. Our community gathered to hear the Board Chair Graeme Mander, Treasurer Linda Walsh and CEO Marina Re, report on the past year.
Presentations were made to workers who had been nominated by families and colleagues for their outstanding commitment to the people we support, and the Years of Service awards were also presented to those workers who have been with Identitywa for over 10 and 20 years.
Board Chair Graeme Mander addressed the gathering:
 “On behalf of the Board and Executive Management, we extend our sincere thanks for the commitment and dedication of each of these people who have been nominated by one of our families or their co-workers for making significant contributions to the lives of the people we support.

“At the forefront of the organisation, they truly live the Vision, Mission, and Values in their work. Before I announce the winners, I would also like to thank our judges, parents, Joan Martin and Di Rook,  for their time to ensure the most outstanding people working in our special organisation have been recognised.”


Employee Recognition Award Recipients

QUIET ACHIEVER Award: Disability Support Workers Shihab Ally and Arare Negassak.

ABOVE and BEYOND Award: Clinical Nurse Kerry Deakin and Support Coordinator, Alysha Azman.

ASPIRING LEADER Award: Disability Support Workers, Holly Turner and Riley Riordan.


There was also a special acknowledgment of a team of people who collaborated to support an individual.  Team leader, Belinda Ross nominated the group.  In her nomination she wrote:

“Support workers Steven, Fiona, and Chris, the Allied health team, Kris, Jake and Anna, and acting Team Leader Sagar have been providing support for this participant during a particularly difficult time of her life.  They have ensured consistent support for her, making sure that she felt safe and supported. They were flexible in both their approach and time by putting up their hands to help out whenever required to help her.

“They all have a person-centred focus and worked collaboratively together to have the best possible outcomes for her. They have all embodied what our values as an organisation stand for, and that is the commitment to act!”

Years of Service Recipients
10 years of continuous service: Richard Barney, Kathleen Borwick, Viola Ezikel, Patresia Francis, Eva Haynes, Cathy Hewick, Carmilita Johnson, Parkash Kuar, Dorothy Lonergan, Audrey Mwanza, Rachel Oakes, Marina Re, Marjorie Tairua, Dante Torres, Susanne Townsend.

20 years of continuous service: Emma Ferguson, Kathy Naughton, Gregory Smith

It truly was night to be grateful for all that Identitywa has achieved!

Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose.  With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with participants to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.  For information about our services go to or call 9474 3303.

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