Queen's Birthday Honours 2022
District recognises recipients of Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours.
Members of Sydney Local Health District, and the wider NSW Health family, have been named in the Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List in recognition of their outstanding service or exceptional achievement.
Elizabeth Koff who was the NSW Health Secretary from 2016 to 2022 has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to public health administration and governance, and to professional organisations.
NSW Health Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant PSM, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to the people of New South Wales through public health administration and governance, and to medicine.
Both Ms Koff and Dr Chant have worked to steer the state's on-going response to the pandemic.
Professor Guy Marks has also been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to respiratory medicine and research, and to tertiary education.
Professor Marks is the Head of Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research - one of the District's research partners.
The District would also like to acknowledge Clinical Professor Sameer Bhole, Christina Efthymiades and David Kenyon who have each been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Clinical Professor Bhole has been the Clinical Director of Oral Health at Sydney Dental Hospital since 2005 and has been recognised for his significant service to dentistry, to education and research, and to professional associations.
Ms Efthymiades has been involved in The Bloody Great Committee which raises funds for the Haematology Clinical Research Unit at Concord Hospital and has been recognised for her significant service to charitable organisations, and to the public relations industry.
Mr Kenyon is a supporter of medical research projects through the Centenary Institute, based at RPA, and the Chris O'Brien Life House Foundation and has been recognised for his significant service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory region.
And the District would also like to acknowledge John Gatfield, Jack Hawkins, Jennifer Jones, Dr Sarah Maguire and Brian Myerson who have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
Mr Gatfield is a founding member of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, adjacent to Concord Hospital, volunteers at hospital events and edits an ANZAC Research Institute newsletter. He has been recognised for his service to veterans, and to broadcast media.
Mr Hawkins, a former NSW Ambulance Chief Superintendent, began his early career as a surgical nurse at Concord Hospital during 1953-1955 and has been recognised for his service to the community through a range of roles.
Ms Jones is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with the District's Child and Family Health Nursing Service and is also the Family Partnership Coordinator. She first joined the Community Health team in 1990 and has been recognised for her service to family and child health nursing.
Dr Maguire is the Director of the InsideOut Institute which is the first Australian research and clinical excellence institute for eating disorders — a collaboration between the District and the University of Sydney. She has been recognised for her services to clinical psychology and community health.
Mr Myerson is a member of the District's Organ Donation for Transplantation Steering Committee. He has been recognised for his service to community health, particularly organ donation.
They are among close to 1000 Australian's recognised on the Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List.