Shannon Drake announced as semi-finalist in 2020 Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards


IEH would like to congratulate our Advisory Board member, Shannon Drake, for being announced as a semi-finalist in the 2020 Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards in the Leadership and Innovation category. Shannon was nominated for her leadership in advancing Indigenous eye health programs and outcomes in the Lower Hume region of Victoria.

Shannon is a proud Wamba Wamba/Jaara woman who has worked at Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative since February 2001. Shannon is also committed to education guest lectures at a number of universities. Shannon is fully aware of the trauma, oppression and disparity faced by Aboriginal people. She has a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma in Business and Community Management, and Masters in Public Health and she believes it’s imperative to instil values of an equalitarian health paradigm to create self-determination and empowerment. Shannon joined the IEH Advisory Board in 2019.

Judging takes place Wednesday 7 October. We wish Shannon the best of luck.

Read more about the awards here