Aged care leaders and volunteers receive highest honours

Australians who have contributed significantly to aged care have been recognised in the Australia Day Honours list.

Three people were made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia:

Dr Graeme Blackman AO for distinguished service to the pharmaceutical industry, to scientific research and policy development, to theological education and the Anglican Church of Australia, and to aged care.


Reverend Alistair Macrae AO, a former director of Mission for Uniting Aged Care, for distinguished service to the Uniting Church in Australia through executive and ministerial roles at state and national levels, and to the promotion of ecumenism, interfaith dialogue and reconciliation.

Mr Khalil Shahin AO, who launched the Islamic Age Care Initiative, for distinguished service to business and commerce, to philanthropy as an advocate for corporate social responsibility, and to the multicultural community.

 

The following people were named as Members in the General Division of the Order of Australia:

Mr John Michael McInerney AM, former Board Member of Darling House Aged Care Association Inc, for significant service to town planning, and to architecture, to professional organisations, to local government, and to the community.

Mrs Patricia Celestine Lees AM, for significant service to the Indigenous community of Mount Isa, and to youth, aged care, legal and health organisations including as Chief Executive Officer, Injilinji Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Children and Youth Services, and Aged Care, since 2012 and Board Member, since 1984.

Mrs Cynthia McMorran AM, Member of the Moora Aged Care Steering Committee and a Member of the local health advisory group, for significant service to the community of Western Australia, to regional development and natural resource management, and to aged care.

 

The following people received Medals of the Order of Australia for their services the community including in aged care:

Mr Bruce McIntyre Adams OAM, for service to the community of Manildra, including as Chair and Administrator of Manildra Lions Aged Care Units from 1981 to 2013.

Mrs Gloria June Adams OAM, for service to the community of Manildra including establishing and fundraising for the Lions Aged Care Units.

Major Keith Andrew Anderson OAM (Retd) for service to veterans and their families including 10 years as the Queensland representative for Legacy Aged Care.

Mr Graeme Alexander Andrews OAM for service to the community of Armidale including as Vice Chairman of Autumn Lodge Aged Care and Head of the Finance and Risk Committee.

Mr Norman Patrick Banner OAM for service to aged care including as Chairman of Southern Cross Care (Victoria) from 1998 to 2010.

Mr Richard John Bartholomaeus OAM for service to the Lutheran Church of Australia and to aged care, including Chair and Board member roles at Lutheran Homes Incorporated and as a member of NACA.

Mrs Elisabeth Gay Bennett OAM for service to the community of Spring Bay, including a member of the Positive Ageing Consultative Committee and Health Advisory Committee.

Mr Stewart Trevor Coutts OAM for service to the community of Benalla including as a volunteer at Cooinda Aged Care and Retirement Village.

Professor Hugh Grant Dickson OAM for service to aged care and rehabilitation, and to medical education and administration.

Ms Marilyn Louise Dixon OAM for service to local government and to the community of Bingara, including as a supervisor or Touriandi Aged Care Hostel.

Mr Athol David Graham OAM for service to the community of Benalla including as a board member of Cooinda Village.

Mr Vaughan Mark Harding OAM for service to aged care organisations including as Chairman of ACSA from 2012-2015 and CEO of Uniting Church Homes since 1992.

Mr Kevin Herbert Hill OAM for service to local government and to the community of Bankstown including as Chairman of Bankstown City Aged Care since 1990.

Mr Alan Winley Hoskins OAM for service to the Uniting Church in Australia and the community including as Chair of the north coast regional aged care board since 2008.

Ms Sandra Ann Kelly OAM known as ‘ The Outback Angel’, for service to the indigenous community of North Queensland, including home and community care.

Mr John Warner Knowles OAM for service to aged care delivery in Victoria, as managing director of Arcare Aged Care since 1969.

Mr Peter Mackinnon OAM for service to aged care in New South Wales, including as a member of various ACSA committees, Board member of Marian Nursing Home and aged care consultant Nazareth House.

Mrs Jeanette Alice Morris OAM for service to aged persons in the ACT, including as a volunteer at Villagio Sant Antonio Aged Care Facility for over 25 years.

Mrs Noeline Margaret Munro OAM for service to the community in the Southern Highlands including as a volunteer at the Presbyterian Aged Care.

Mr William Elwin O’Brien OAM for service to the indigenous community of northern New South Wales including advocating for the establishment of aged care services for the Hastings Aboriginal Community.

Mr Alan Synman OAM for service to the community and to architecture, including as a board member of Emmy Monash Aged Care Home since 2012.

Mrs Joyce Valerie Watt OAM for service to aged care and to the community, including her contribution to the Hawkins Masonic Village in many different roles.

Inside Ageing congratulates every one who was recognised for their service and contribution to the industry.

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