South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Lola Ryan, I am a Dharawal woman from the La Perouse Aboriginal community on the shores of Botany Bay. I am the 9th child of 10 children and was born on an Aboriginal mission/reserve I am a mother of 3 children and have 2 granddaughters.
I worked in various jobs from 14 years of age and now work as an Aboriginal Health Worker for the Child & Family Health Team, Community & Population Health of South East Sydney Local Health District. A position I have held for 18 years.
The Child & Family Health nurse Amy McKenzie and I care for families with Aboriginal children 0-5 years, this includes Out of Home children with carers as well. Caring for the health & wellbeing of our children is a great passion of mine as I became a single parent when my children were very young and believe we can make a difference in their lives.