Associate Professor Peter Gonski
Associate Professor Peter Gonski joined the organisation as an Ambassador in December 2019.
Associate Professor Gonski’s acceptance of the Ambassador role underpins his belief that affordable community transport plays a crucial role in supporting positive health and ageing outcomes by ensuring people are able to attend medical appointments, social outings and community activities.
As Director of Southcare at Sutherland Hospital and Community Services, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, and Clinical Stream Director for Aged Care and Rehabilitation, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Associate Professor Gonski is a strong advocate for improved community integrated care.
His appointment as Activus Ambassador also follows the launch of the Rapid Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention Unit Sutherland (RADIUS) at Sutherland Hospital..
We believe that our work with Professor Gonski will be an important step in helping people navigate and get the best out of the current aged care system and improve the wellbeing of the local community.
Longtime Sutherland Shire resident, author and carers advocate Cheryl Koenig OAM joined the organisation as an Ambassador in March 2020.
She will work with us to improve outcomes for our community across the aged care and disability sector and to raise awareness of the role of carers in our community and the benefits of community transport in supporting individuals, families and their carers to attend medical and other appointments, as well as social outings.
Cheryl has received many awards and accolades including the 2008 Sassy Literary Award, 2009 NSW Woman of the Year and 2014 Medal of the Order of Australia. She is an Ambassador for Sutherland Shire Carer Support Service, a carer representative for Carers NSW and has worked with disability support groups. Her career has been shaped by her role as a carer and advocate for her son, who was severely injured in a vehicle accident.
We believe Cheryl’s insight and experience will help Activus develop positive solutions that support our customers and the wider community.