Vicki Tooditj Wade
Vicki Wade is a Noongar woman from the Goreng, Minang, Bibelmen and Wadjari tribes in the south west of Western Australia.
Vicki has worked for over 40 years in health and during that time has held many senior positions at state and national levels. Vicki has spent many of these years working in improving the heart health of her people. Vicki sits on the Close the Gap steering committee as well as a number of research and health committees across Australia. For her efforts Vicki has received two prestigious awards the CSANZ achievement award for working with First Nations people in heart health. Second the Sidney Sax medal for her outstanding contribution to the health system in Australia.
Vicki is the Director for RHDAustralia and hopes one day her long -time efforts will have contributed to closing the gap for her grandchildren and their children.