Rewarding Staff Excellence – St Jude’s Awards Night 2023

On December 8th we recognised our outstanding staff at our 2023 Awards Night. Held at Optus Stadium with a Great Gatsby theme, team members from across our organisation came together for a night of special celebrations.

Our Awards Night stands as a testament to the exceptional efforts of our staff, where we honor those who have gone above and beyond in their roles, embodied the values of St Jude’s, and left an indelible positive impact on the lives of our clients.

In 2023, we received over 500 nominations from our staff across the organization, each an acknowledgment of the tireless dedication exhibited by our team members. From this extensive list, a group of 12 exceptional performers were selected for awards in each category.

For the award winners, it was an opportunity to be recognised in front of their colleagues on stage at Optus Stadium. The awards were proudly presented by our Managing Director Binu Joseph, Operations Manager – Disability Accommodation & Community Services Amelia Hazelwood, and Aged Care Facility Manager Antonio Vento.

It was a wonderful night spent amongst colleagues, see our awards winners for each category below!

Aged Care Awards

Special Recognition Award –

St Jude’s Home Care

Saumya Karthikeyan

Home Care Support Worker

Special Recognition Award –

St Jude’s Hostel

Robert Gannon


Special Recognition Award –

Guildford Village

Zaifian Lobb

Aged Care Support Worker

Employee of the Year –

Guildford Village

Parminder Kaur

Aged Care Support Worker

Disability Services Awards

Special Recognition Award –

Support Coordination & Recovery Coaching

Sarah Tagliaferri

Manager – Support Coordination

Special Recognition Award –

Allied Health & Mainstream Capacity Building

Amy Bennett

Manager – Allied Health

Special Recognition Award –

Home & Community

Payton Wilkins

Coordinator – Home & Community

Special Recognition Award –

Housing & Accommodation

Nathan Parsons

National Business Development Manager

Employee of the Year –

Disability Services

Isaac Mensah

Disability Support Worker

Corporate Awards

Special Recognition Award –


Cortney Lamb


Employee of the Year –


Rosanna Baggetta

Client Intake Officer

Directors Award

Emily Beeson

Marketing Specialist

Congratulations to all staff who were nominated for an award this year. We are immensely proud of the dedication and outstanding achievements of our exceptional team members, who consistently exceed expectations in supporting their teams and clients.

2023 has been filled with growth and achievements for our organisation, and none of this would be possible without the extraordinary efforts invested daily by our teams. Their tireless commitment is the driving force behind the milestones we’ve reached and the positive impact we’ve made in the lives of our clients.