Brenda O’Leary presented with the Annette Walker Award in Darwin

In February we announced Brenda O’Leary as the winner of the inaugural Annette Walker Award. Last weekend we held an event at the Darwin Sailing Club to present the award to Brenda.

Through RAHC, Brenda has worked as a Dental Assistant with the Northern Territory Department of Health (NT DoH) Oral Health NT Program for over four years, going above and beyond to help improve oral health outcomes in remote Indigenous communities.

On learning of Brenda’s award, Nikki Dargan, Program Director of  NT DoH Oral Health NT Program congratulated Brenda and wrote ‘…we are proud to say she has grown to be an exemplary worker and an excellent Ambassador for RAHC.’

‘We sincerely believe that Brenda deserves the Annette Walker Award for performing her job beyond expectations.’

On behalf of RAHC, we’d like to thank all those that took the time to nominate RAHC Health Professionals for this award and all those who are committed to being part of the effort to improve Indigenous health outcomes in the Northern Territory.


The Annette Walker Award was created in memory of one of our most valued team members and friend, RAHC Placement Manager, Annette Walker who passed away on 30th December 2012.
Annette always believed that work was made ‘all that much better’ if one is passionate, committed to excellence and always prepared with a ‘can-do’ attitude. Brenda displays all of these values plus many more which makes her a well-deserving recipient of this award.

To read about the original announcement of Brenda winning the inaugural Annette Walker award, please read the article.

To read more about the experiences RAHC Health Professionals while working remote please visit the ‘RAHC stories’ section of the website.

Thursday, 3 April 2014