Vocational Excellence – Martha Jabour and Dr Munjed Al Muderis
On July 7, two new members were inducted to Rotary Club of Carlingford:
Martha Jabour and Dr Munjed Al-Mudheris
Martha and Dr Al-Mudheris both make huge contributions to the community with their vocational work.
Martha Jabour, OAM
Martha Jabour has been the Executive Director of the Homicide Victims’ Support Group (Aust) Inc. since 1993. She was employed by the Institute of Forensic Medicine in 1993 to co-ordinate and to set up the support group, providing counselling, support and referrals for the family members of homicide within the counselling section.
Martha trained as a grief and trauma counsellor after the death of her second son Michael to cot death at the Bereavement Care Centre and the National Centre for Childhood Grief. She acquired experience within the areas of Grief, Trauma, Policy Development, Strategic Planning and responding to crisis management whilst working both in a voluntary and paid position with the Sudden Infant Death Association of NSW. Her interests are to further promote victims’ rights and needs, with a special focus on crime prevention, particularly in the areas of domestic violence, mental health and juvenile justice.
Dr Munjed Al Muderis
Dr Munjed Al Muderis is an orthopaedic surgeon and clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and The Australian School of Advanced Medicine.
Dr Al Muderis studied medicine at Baghdad University and as a first year resident, fled Iraq as he refused Saddam’s regime brutal orders to surgically remove the ears of soldiers who had escaped from the army. After getting on a fishing boat, Dr Al Muderis ended up at Christmas Island and then transferred to Curtin Detention Centre. From his release, he travelled across Australia doing various work until he got his first job as a Doctor in Mildura, Victoria.
Now, Dr Al Muderis is a world leading surgeon in the field of osseointegration surgery and also a pioneer in helping people who have lost their legs to walk again.