Hepatitis NSW’s Cheryl Burman Award is an annual award, given to a person or group who have done outstanding work in NSW in the fight against viral hepatitis. This could be in the advancement of treatment, support, information provision, prevention or management for people living with viral hepatitis.


How do you nominate someone?


Read the Cheryl Burman Award Process & Guidelines (see button at bottom of page) and complete the Cheryl Burman Award Nomination Form. Open our Word form (button below), complete it and scan-email it back to us.

For further information, please call Joan on 02 8217 7722.

The closing date for nominations for this award is 5pm, Monday 30 September 2019.


When will the award be presented?


This year’s award will be presented at our Audrey Lamb Community Forum, alongside our AGM on Thursday 28 November 2019.


Past winners

The Cheryl Burman Award has been presented since 2013:


  • 2013: Gary Gahan
  • 2014: Vince Fragomeli
  • 2015: Professor Carla Treloar
  • 2016: Janice Pritchard-Jones
  • 2017: Alice Lee
  • 2018: Gail Snelgar


Learn more about our exceptional winners and their work by clicking here.


Who was Cheryl Burman?


Cheryl BurmanThe award pays tribute to Cheryl Burman, a key individual who provided exceptional leadership in the NSW viral hepatitis response.

Cheryl served on the Board of the Hepatitis C Council of NSW from 1993 to 2000, and as our President from 1995 to 1999. Cheryl made significant contributions to the governance and leadership of our organisation for almost seven years, and continued to remain friends with and a supporter of Hepatitis NSW.

Sadly, Cheryl died on 9 August 2011 after her very long struggle with hep C. We are pleased to name this Award in Cheryl’s memory and honour.

This page last updated 4 Sept 2019

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