The Associations Forum Hall of Fame inductees are individuals who have made an outstanding high-level contribution and commitment to the association sector over a long period of time. Associations Forum is pleased to announce that Jennifer Ross was inducted into the Associations Hall of Fame at the 2021 Awards Ceremony.
Jenny was nominated by colleagues at the Australian Society of Cytology for her outstanding contribution to the Society for over 3 decades.
Jenny has been a member of the Australian Society of Cytology since the mid 80s and held committee positions in both Qld and NSW including State Secretary and Councillor and committee member.
Jenny has been on the National Executive twice, as National Secretary in Queensland and, more recently, as President of the Society when the Executive moved to NSW in 2017.
Jenny was a member of the Society’s Board of Education for more than 10 years including 4 years as Chair and 5 years as Editor of the Society’s Journal, Cytoletter.
Jenny is also a current member of the Quality and Safety Monitoring Committee which coordinates and monitors quality activities and the transition to the revised National Screening Program.
Jenny has represented the Society and is a founding member of the recently formed Board of the Australian Council for the Certification for the Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce (CMLS) which administers the first ever national professional certification scheme for Australian medical laboratory scientists.
Over my career I have been particularly committed to continuing educational activities and organised, attended and presented at countless local, national and international scientific meetings.
The experiences I remember with the most fondness are those I have spent with the many, many friends I have made with cytology colleagues, both in Australia and all over the world. So I truly believe the benefits I have received due to my involvement in the associations clearly outweighs my small part in them.
I would very much like to thank my colleagues at the ASC for nominating me for this award. I am grateful for their support and friendship over many years. Thank you.
Jenny was honoured at the Associations Awards on 1 December 2021. Presented over 3 days in an online event, the awards showcased outstanding associations in multiple award categories, and inducted elite association individuals, who have served with longevity, into the Associations Hall of Fame.