Jo Haylen, Local Member for Summer Hill, proudly announced on International Women’s Day that Dr Marianne Jauncey is Summer Hill’s Woman of the Year.
Dr Jauncey, a Summer Hill local, has led the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre for almost a decade and has secured the centre as a life-saving resource for people affected by drug addiction. Dr Jauncey is also a key researcher and educator who has broadened public understanding of injecting drug users.
Dr Jauncey is a crucial voice in the harm minimisation debate and was a key speaker at the NSW Parliament Harm Minimisation Summit in 2016.
Quotes attributable to Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen MP
“Dr Jauncey works everyday with compassion and without judgement.
“The strides New South Wales has taken in understanding the experience of injecting drug users can be attributed in no small part to the work of Dr Jauncey.
“It couldn’t be simpler. Dr Jauncey’s work, advocacy and empathy has saved lives.
“International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate women making a difference in our community and Dr Jauncey is doing just that.