Dr Trudy Lin

Young South Australian of the Year 2022

Dr Trudy Lin, awarded Young Australian of the Year for South Australia in 2022, and one of ten everyday Australians selected to represent Australia at Queen Eliabeth the II’s funeral, is one of only 3 specialists in Special Needs Dentistry in South Australia, one of only 26 in Australia, providing care to people with disability, complex medical conditions (such as cancer) and with complex psychosocial circumstances (e.g. domestic violence victims).

She delivers oral health care at a clinic in Mile End and provides mobile dentistry in people’s homes and residential care facilities. Outside of her clinical work, Trudy is a leadership coach and a workshop facilitator for the SA Health Leading Clinicians program, with her first involvement in 2017, and involved in various national and international advocacy roles, including the Australasian representative for the International Advisory Committee for the International Association for Disability and Oral Health (IADH).

Meet our Ambassadors

Dr Felicity-ann Lewis

Community Leader & 2014 SA Australian of the Year

A dedicated, dynamic leader, Dr Felicity-ann Lewis is passionate about creating a better, healthier, more inclusive Australia

Chris Schacht

Former Senator & President of Volleyball Australia

Chris is a former President of the Australian Volleyball Federation and an elected representative to the Legal Commission of the “Federation Internationale de Volleyball”. He is also a board member of numerous worthwhile organisations.
Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor - Business, Law and Environment

Professor Jennifer McKay AM is an academic lawyer with a passion for research to celebrate some but reform other laws to achieve a sound and clean environment for future generations.
Professor Rob Morrison OAM

Professor Rob Morrison OAM

Scientist, former host of The Curiosity Show, SA State Recipient Senior Australia of the Year 2008

Rob has had a dual career as academic and science broadcaster and writer. He is currently a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University. He has written more 40 books and co-written 13 more on science and natural history.
Anthony Hart

Anthony Hart

Mental Health Advocate & Nominee South Australian Local Hero 2022

In November 2003, Anthony Hart made a significant attempt on his life. Through a remarkable stroke of luck, he clung onto life and survived. Since then, Anthony has been on a mission to empower men to identify and address challenges before they escalate into serious mental health issues.

Ingrid Kennerley

Mental Health Advocate & 2019 South Australia Citizen of the Year

After her husband’s suicide, Ingrid displayed incredible strength and resilience, guiding her children through the tragedy, and maintaining her volunteering and support roles that are so vital to small communities.