Dr Bernard Jenner


2007 VIC Local Hero

Throughout his career, Dr Jenner has shown outstanding dedication and leadership in his role as a community paediatrician. His qualifications and experience in family therapy as well as medicine enable him to provide a holistic approach to supporting families with complex needs. Bernie’s community recognises him for his outstanding achievements as the founder and president of two organisations. Gateways Support Services helps families deal with the grief of a family member having a disability. Hope Bereavement Care is a program for those who suffer the unthinkable, the death of a child. He also established a program of home dinners for young Geelong footballers displaced by the draft. Bernie has the knack of creating support networks for people facing all kinds of disadvantage and then backing away from the limelight to let others take the credit.