Ballarat Community Health congratulates Suzanne Powell, member of the BCH Alcohol and Other Drug Team, for the recognition of her work as an individual finalist in the Leadership and Innovation Award category of the Regional and Community Achievement Awards.
In collaboration with her colleagues, Suzanne conducted a feasibility study in 2013 into delivering a community rehabilitation program. Her leadership skills and passion for the project inspired professionals to partner and collaborate with her. Her work led to the development and implementation of the "Making a Change" (MAC) Program, which has recently been awarded funding under the state governments ICE Action Plan. The MAC program will deliver a long awaited rehabilitation program in local communities in the Grampians region bringing hope and opportunities for vulnerable, disengaged people and those affected by drugs and alcohol.