Hannah Gentile – MHumNutr 2010
Deakin Young Alumni of the Year Award for outstanding service to the community
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to community health programs particularly in Australian indigenous communities
Hannah Gentile works as an Early Childcare and Development Facilitator (Nutrition) with World Vision Australia undertaking challenging yet vital humanitarian work with isolated aboriginal communities in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, specialising in early childhood development and paediatric nutrition.
Working in the communities of Newman, Jigalong and Parnngurr (Jigalong and Parnngurr are both indigenous closed communities), Ms Gentile along with her four other inspirational team members, facilitate for childhood and parental development, skills development, governance and other capacity building programs based around the health and wellbeing of aboriginal children and their parents.
Originally from New Zealand, Ms Gentile worked for several years in the New Zealand public health system on various health intervention programs before graduating from Deakin with her Masters in 2010.