Dr Lisa Fahey OAM from Sackville North has been recognised for service to medicine as a psychologist.
She and her husband Brendan founded Quovus Pty Ltd, and Quovus Technologies Pty Ltd, in 2006 to to ensure that people and providers across communities could access meaningful advice, training, guidance, and support in a way that emphasised safety, wellbeing, and positive outcomes. She has been Clinical Director, Sherwood House, NSW Department of Communities and Justice, since 2009 and Clinical Director of Obviate, since 2019.
Her numerous professional roles include Director, CTARS – Software, Data and Document Management, since 2011, Director, Equalis, (2000-2006). Senior Practitioner, Department of Aging Disability and Home Care (1997-2000).
FAGAN PARK HERO
Allan Foy has received an OAM for his volunteering work in the heritage field.
The 93-year-old is a volunteer with the Friends of Fagan Park at Galston. He is the group’s longest serving volunteer, joining the Friends of Fagan Park in 1995 after he retired.
He is considered the ‘guru’ for all things mechanical and technical.
Allan drives his 1960 prototype Austin Freeway to Fagan Park every Tuesday from his home at South Turramurra. He is a life member of the Veteran Car Club, and was President in 1974 and 1975 of the forerunners to the Council of Motor Clubs (CMC).
Through these bodies he helped establish the Club Plate scheme for Historic vehicles which allowed their movement to events, which later became the present-day Historic Vehicle Scheme with much greater flexibility of use of vehicles over 30 years old.
Mark Harris PSM from Baulkham Hills has been awarded the prestigious Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in education, in particular for driving outcomes at Auburn North Public School. He has been Principal of Auburn North Public School for over 20 years leading a team of 60 staff and 650 students. He focuses on a whole-school approach to literacy and numeracy, deepening teachers’ curriculum and assessment knowledge, enhancing evidence-based practices and maximising parent involvement and engagement in students’ learning.
As Principal, he supports and leads some of the State’s most disadvantaged students, including from low socio-economic, non-English-speaking and refugee backgrounds.
He has developed award winning programs such as Harmony House, homework clubs for parents and various community link services to encourage authentic connection between school and home.