Commitment to equity and fairness, as well as years of hard work has seen Louisa Di Pietro from the Genetic Support Network Victoria (GSNV) inducted in the Lifetime achievement honour roll at the 2017 Victorian Disability Awards!

Former  Group Leader of the GSNV (2009 â€“ 2016) and current team member, Louisa has worked as an active peer support worker, advocate and researcher to support individuals made less able by their genetics.

This includes her involvement in the establishment and facilitation of over 20 support groups in Victoria for people living with disabilities.

The GSNV is co-located at MCRI and works in cooperation with MCRI and Victorian Clinical Genetics Services to better support Victorians impacted by a genetic condition and their experience with genetic health.

The GSNV acts a conduit between the community and genetic health services and provides education, support and advocacy in order that a  continuum of care is upheld across the genetic health experience. 

Wishing a big congratulations to Louisa on this incredible achievement!