Member for Coogee, Bruce Notley-Smith MP and Minister for Women, Pru Goward today announced Associate Professor Leanne Zalapa as the 2017 Coogee Local Woman of the Year.

Mr Notley-Smith said he was proud to select Leanne as the 2017 Coogee Local Woman of the Year.

"Leanne is an outstanding local woman who is a passionate advocate and lobbyist for health, philanthropy and fundraising in our community and across the state."

"As the founding CEO of Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation she has worked tirelessly for the foundation which has delivered over $30 million dollars in support to Prince of Wales Hospital, its staff and patients".

Ms Goward said the Local Woman of the Year awards showcase inspiring women in their local community.

"Every year I meet phenomenal women who do great work in their local communities," Ms Goward said.

"I congratulate Associate Professor Zalapa on her award and thank her for her wonderful service to the community in Coogee."

Local award winners will be invited to join their Member of Parliament at the 2017 Women of the Year Awards breakfast hosted by the Hon Mike Baird, Premier of NSW on Wednesday 8 March 2017, where the state-wide winners


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