Margie Crowley, Bev Tyson, Kerry Walker

Bev Tyson (middle) with Margie Crowley (left) and HNSW Project Officer Kerry Walker (right)

Hepatitis NSW is delighted to announce that Ms Bev Tyson is the 2019 winner of our Annual Cheryl Burman Award, which acknowledges outstanding work or achievements by an individual or team in NSW within the viral hepatitis sector.

Bev is a committed, highly respected advocate, community leader and clinician. Bev (pictured right (with Margie Crowley, left)) has led and developed the Dubbo Sexual Health Service into a high performing team, delivering outcomes through clinical excellence and innovative services to at-risk communities across a large catchment area. She has attained specialist competencies and used these to pursue extensive and wide-ranging partnerships in health promotion and clinical services that extend the role and reach of her work.

Highly respected by Aboriginal and non-Indigenous clients, staff and services, Bev provides an important link to Aboriginal people for services that are traditionally difficult to access due to shame, stigma, and discrimination. She challenges the status-quo of service delivery models to challenge problems, particularly where it relates to remote areas. Bev achieves her goals by harnessing her personal commitment, values, and respect for the community, as well as her quiet determination, energy and initiative.

Hepatitis NSW congratulates Bev, and thanks all nominees for this year’s award. Once again, the applications we received demonstrated strong leadership and initiative in the sector.