David Veness, long-time participant of the Bathurst Parkinson’s Support Group and former Board Member, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to people living with Parkinson’s disease.
The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means by which Australia recognises the outstanding and meritorious service of its citizens.
He has been a Member, Vice Chair and Chair of our Board of Directors, and also concurrently served as a Board Member of the Parkinson’s NSW Trust. Upon retiring from his Board positions, David became Parkinson’s NSW Community Ambassador.
David is also well regarded for his advocacy on behalf of people living with Parkinson’s in rural and remote areas – and in particular the need for Parkinson’s Specialist Nurses to support these communities.