Pilbara health worker wins mentor award

Alicia PereraPilbara News
WACHS Pilbara health promotion co-ordinator Kianna Barker with her outstanding mentor award.
Camera IconWACHS Pilbara health promotion co-ordinator Kianna Barker with her outstanding mentor award. Credit: WACHS

A Pilbara health professional has received an award for mentoring excellence in her field.

Kianna Barker, a WA Country Health Service health promotion co-ordinator for the Pilbara, took home the outstanding mentor award at the Australian Health Promotion Association (WA branch) awards night last month.

She was one of only three health promotion experts in WA to be awarded.

“I’m very proud to have won the outstanding mentor in health promotion award,” Ms Barker said.

“It’s nice to be recognised but really I can’t speak highly enough of my team — this is a reflection of their work too, along with the supportive mentorship demonstrated by other leaders in my region.”

Ms Barker has lived in the Pilbara for seven years and worked across the region in her current role for more than three.

Her job involves managing a team of 10 people, each of whom are focused on different health promotion subjects.

Judges said Ms Barker had been chosen as the award winner because she was a positive role model who inspired her team members, celebrated their strengths and supported them to overcome challenges.

The annual Australian Health Promotion Association awards are designed to acknowledge excellence and leadership in the field of health promotion across the country.

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