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RNH applauds Hewitt’s services

Glenda Hewitt has stepped down from the board of directors at Rural Northwest Health after completing her decade of tenure.

Mrs Hewitt joined the board as a Warracknabeal kindergarten teacher and farmer with aspirations of bringing the voice of young people and parents for better inclusion in RNH’s values.

She worked diligently on various subcommittees during her tenure but she was particularly passionate about the health and wellbeing portfolio. She chaired that subcommittee for the majority of her time on the board.

RNH board chair Julia Hausler said Mrs Hewitt was a very considered board director.

“Glenda was always well prepared and well read prior to our meetings,” Ms Hausler said.

“When she spoke there was always a lot of thought and research behind her comments,” she said.

“Glenda had a noble ability for always considering people in front of business or operational matters.”

Fellow board director Dr John Aitken said Glenda had been a great contributor to the community with her years of service to early childhood education and development.

“Glenda and Carolyn Morcom were the two board members who supported me most through my PhD project based on unearthing the health needs of our community,” Dr Aitken said.

“They attended almost all the Community Action Research Group meetings during those couple of years,” he said.

“Glenda’s experience working with young people and young families was invaluable in helping to develop strategies for addressing the health issues affecting the community.”

During her time on the board, Mrs Hewitt was awarded Victorian Kindergarten Teacher of the Year.

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