The Alkira Awards were presented at our 67th Annual General Meeting on the 27th October 2021. We are delighted to have many award winners this year for all the outstanding work at Alkira.
Tayla Box for her Participant Personal Achievement Award
Tayla is a student in our Momentum program. We congratulate Tayla on her personal achievements to do with basketball – her work ethic, enthusiasm and resilience are inspirational to all.
Chloe Manousakis for her Participant Community Contribution Award
Chloe is a student in our Momentum program. Chloe’s push for sustainable living inspires those around her. We are proud of her efforts to decrease waste and promote renewable options.
Pam Jacobs for her 50 Years of Service
Pam started at Alkira Day Program in 1971 and then moved into Perkins House in 1989. During her time with Alkira she has done an amazing job at speaking up for not just her needs, but others as well. We thank her for her 50 years of service.
Will Hamann for his Outstanding Contribution
Will has worked as both a 1:1 support worker as well as a Program and Support Instructor. In the 6+ years Will has worked at Alkira, no matter if he is working out in the community, on site or from his home, he has delivered exceptional support.
Karen Osborne for her Outstanding Contribution
Karen has been working at Alkira since 2009. She provides one to one support to participants, usually out in the community. Karen is a role model for her colleagues as she is someone who works diligently and always puts participants wants and needs first.
Elizabeth Curran for her Outstanding Contribution
Elizabeth is a mother of two Alkira participants and an Alkira volunteer, who has contributed over many years to Alkira and the wider disability community. At times this contribution has been public and at other times her contribution has been in the form of providing support or information individually to another family. She has reduced the stress and anxiety of many parents by empowering them with information, and for that we thank her.
Louise Hu for her Bright Star Board Award
Louise started working at Alkira in our finance team in April 2020, right at the start of the pandemic in Victoria. Her optimistic outlook and can-do attitude are catching, her spirit inspires and motivates her team mates. Louise has fit in very well at Alkira and we are so lucky to have her.
Melissa Poon for her Bright Star Board Award
Melissa started at Alkira in 2019 and is a Program and Support Instructor. She is extremely organised and thoroughly plans her support according to the needs and abilities of all participants involved. Her positive energy and willingness to help out during these challenging times has been an inspiration.
Paul Mullan for his Board Award
Paul is a one to one support worker who has great enthusiasm for his work – he is always asking for advice and researching ways he can do better to support individuals. With this Board Award we encourage Paul to keep doing his best, his attitude and seriousness towards giving the best support is commendable.
Warrick Mitchell for his Life Governorship
Warrick has been a member of the Alkira Board since the beginning of 2012. Since then he has made a remarkable contribution to Alkira as a member of the Board and the Board Finance, Investment, Risk and Property Committee. We are grateful to Warrick for ensuring we have the very best facilities and that the Springfield project was a success.