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OUR FOUNDER

Vivianne Dawalibi is the founder of 

Cooroy Family Practice since 2010

Born in North of Sudan from Syrian parents, Vivianne served humanity for two decades assisting the Office of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) in providing solutions to the vast refugees’ related integration issues during emergency operations.

Vivianne started her career with UNHCR as a bookkeeper, then promoted to be a finance officer, administrative officer and then as an emergency operation manager in various countries. I served in my home country Sudan, then Kenya, Somalia, Armenia, Belarus, Bangladesh and finally in Bosnia Herzegovina during the Kosovo conflict.

 

Due to her dedication, hard work, loyalty, and the solutions she provided, Vivianne was awarded with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Certificate (1981 in Sudan). Further, due to a country program that she initiated and managed in relation to orphan children Vivianne was awarded with the prestigious UNESCO Peace Prize Certificate (1995 in Armenia).

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Vivianne role was to support the Office of UNHCR in assessing and identifying refugee needs, allocating implementing partners to address the identified needs, and managing various humanitarian projects in different sectors.

 

Successfully she managed to gain the trust of various international government offices and added value to our UNHCR operations by having various Joint Venture projects with capital raised from USAID, Norway and Finland Home Affairs.

In 1994, together with her family, they became refugees and resettled in Sydney, Australia, but her service with UNHCR continued until they settled finally in 1999. Vivianne resigned from her role as an operation manager with UNHCR in December 1999 for family reasons.

 

In Sydney, Vivianne worked as a Community Worker at the Melkite Catholic Eparchy Church in Greenacre, NSW. Then, she established a charity organisation called the “Melkite Welfare Association” and developed various community development projects, and received funds from Federal, State and Local Governments.

 

 

In 2001, she developed a non-accredited training course on ‘Certificate IV in Small Business Management’. She taught non-English speaking community members how to transform a hobby into a small business and how to successfully manage their businesses and become a valid member of the society. The program aimed to empower those people to create a career for themselves instead of being reliant on the Australian social welfare system.

 

 

After Vivianne lost her husband, Nubar Bozadjian in November 2002, she moved to QLD. In July 2004, she invested her money and purchased her first medical centre on the Sunshine Coast “Caloundra Health Hub” (formerly known as Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery), with a mission to provide easy access, affordable high-quality healthcare to the community on 100% bulk billing basis.

In 2010, Vivianne purchased her second medical practice “Cooroy Family Practice” with the same purpose and mission providing high-quality healthcare to the community on 100% bulk billing basis.

 

 

Vivianne continued to build these two practices with a focus on empowering people to be self-reliant and look after their health and providing them easy access to affordable, high quality healthcare services.

 

 

Due to Medicare freezing the rebate (bulk billing rate) for many years, and the continuous annual increase of the operational costs related to the management of her practices, as well as the negative impact of COVID-19 Vivianne had to find a solution to sustain the service to the community.

 

 

After thorough thoughts, discussions with experts in the field, and in consultation with the doctors we had to switch to a Mixed Billing Service to sustain the provision of healthcare to the community. On 31 August 2021, the decision of Mixed Billing was implemented.

Bulk billing is offered based on the practice policy.

Vivianne Dawalibi

(Founder, Owner, Managing Director, Practice Manager)

Vivianne was awarded with ‘NOBEL PEACE PRIZE Certificate’ while serving at UNHCR operation in SUDAN (1981):

Vivianne, due to her dedication in providing solutions to the vast needs of refugees had been awarded with the prestigious ‘Nobel Peace Prize Certificate’ while serving UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency in Sudan in 1981.


Vivianne due to her great achievements had been awarded with the prestigious ‘UNESCO Peace Prize Certificate’ while serving UNHCR Armenia in 1995.

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